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AMD Ryzen 7 4980U vs AMD Ryzen 7 4800H

AMD Ryzen 7 4980U

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The AMD Ryzen 7 4980U is a Renoir family processor designed for certain Microsoft Surface systems. 4980U has eight Zen 2 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz (base clock speed) to 4.4 GHz (Boost) with thread-doubling SMT tech enabled for a total of 16 threads. The chip is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process and partly thanks to that AMD promises a 2x improvement in performance-per-Watt over Ryzen 3000 series mobile CPUs.

Architecture

The Zen 2 microarchitecture has brought a sizeable per-thread performance boost compared to the outgoing Zen+ parts. Renoir product family is also the first to introduce 8-core ULV processors to laptop market, keeping power consumption within reasonable limits. This AMD processor family is very impressive from most perspectives. One of the disatvantages to keep in mind is the lack of PCI-Express 4 support, meaning these blazing-fast NVMe SSDs will be limited to 3.9 GB/s tops.

Ryzen 7 4980U is designed to work with quad-channel LPDDR4 memory at up to 4,267 MHz. 8 MB of Level 3 are present in this chip. The Ryzen 7 gets soldered straight to the motherboard (FP6 socket) and is thus not user-replaceable. Please go to our Renoir hub page for more information on the product family.

Performance

4980U is the fastest ULV Ryzen 4000 series model. As such, its clock speeds are 200 MHz higher (both the base and Boost) compared to the older Ryzen 7 4800U. We fully expect the new Zen 3 based Ryzen 7 5800U to be even faster thanks to the new architecture. In the meantime, 4980U proves to be nearly as fast as an i7-10870H in multi-core benchmarks while bending the knee to older Intel CPUs, such as the i5-8300H, when under single-thread load.

Graphics

In addition to its eight CPU cores, the Ryzen 7 also features the Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics adapter with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) at up to 1,950 MHz. This iGPU is compatible with FreeSync and DirectX 12 and is able to HW-decode AVC, HEVC, VP9-encoded videos (no AV1 support here). Vega 8 is capable of outputting UHD 2160p60 video signal to several monitors and, similar to Intel's Iris Xe (80 EUs), is good enough for a bit of light gaming on the go, provided one is content with sub-1080p resolutions and low/medium quailty presets.

Power Consumption

The APU has a 15 W TDP that OEMs are free to change to anywhere between 10 W to 25 W. 4980U is a good fit for ultraportable laptops but is unlikely to play well with passive cooling solutions.

AMD Ryzen 7 4800H

► remove from comparison AMD R7 4800H

The AMD Ryzen 7 4800H is a Renoir APU designed for larger, more powerful laptops with room for better termals. The Ryzen features eight Zen 2 cores running at 2.9 GHz (base clock speed) to 4.2 GHz (Boost). The CPU also has 8 MB of L3 cache and a Vega series integrated GPU. Thread-doubling SMT tech is enabled in this processor, allowing for up to 16 concurrent processing threads.

Architecture

Ryzen 7 4800H is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process and in part thanks to this fact AMD promises an up to 2x higher performance-per-watt figure compared to Ryzen 3000 series mobile APUs. This isn't the only noteworthy change however as Zen 2 architecture is leagues ahead of the outgoing Zen+ when it comes to single-core performance. Renoir family processors feature up to 8 CPU cores compared to 4 cores of the previous generation mobile AMD CPUs.

A 4800H will work with dual-channel DDR4-3200 or quad-channel LPDDR4-4266 RAM. The important difference between desktop Ryzen 4000 and mobile Ryzen 4000 processors is that the latter do not have PCI-Express 4.0 support, meaning those blazing-fast NVMe SSDs will be limited to a throughput of 3.9 GB/s.

The Ryzen 7 gets soldered straight to the motherboard (FP6 socket) and is thus not user-replaceable. Please go to our Renoir processor family hub for more information on these CPUs.

Performance

The average 4800H in our database trades blows with Intel Core i7-11850H and Core i7-11800H, rendering the Ryzen a great option for quality gaming laptops as well as high-performance mini-PCs.

Graphics

Ryzen 7 4800H features the Radeon RX Vega 7, a 7 CU integrated graphics adapter running at up to 1,600 MHz. The iGPU's underlying architecture is fairly old as of 2021, yet its 448 shaders will let you play many games of 2020 and 2021 as long as you stick to reasonable resolutions and presets. F1 2021 runs well at medium quality, 1080p resolution, to give you an example. A Vega 7 can be as fast as a GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, or as slow as an 80 EU Iris Xe; this depends on the benchmark as well as on cooling system performance and TDP settings of a laptop as mentioned above. As the iGPU has no VRAM of its own, it is paramount that fast system RAM is used.

The Vega definitely supports UHD 2160p monitors at 60 Hz. This iGPU is capable of hardware decoding AVC, HEVC and VP9-encoded videos. There is no AV1 support here.

Power Consumption

Ryzen 7 4800H has a default TDP of 45 W which can be changed to anywhere between 35 W and 54 W by an OEM. The chip is a good fit for gaming laptops as well as portable workstations, with high-performance cooling solution being pretty much a necessity. AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS is a 35 W edition of Ryzen 7 4800H designed for leaner, less power-hungry systems.

ModelAMD Ryzen 7 4980UAMD Ryzen 7 4800H
SeriesAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)
CodenameRenoir (Zen 2)Renoir (Zen 2)
Series: Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) Renoir (Zen 2)
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H compare3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS compare3 - 4.3 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS compare2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
» AMD Ryzen 7 4980U2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U compare1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H compare3 - 4 GHz6 / 1211 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS compare3 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U compare2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 88 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U compare2.2 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U compare2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U compare2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 68 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 46 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H compare3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS compare3 - 4.3 GHz8 / 168 MB
» AMD Ryzen 7 4800H2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS compare2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U compare1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H compare3 - 4 GHz6 / 1211 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS compare3 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U compare2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 88 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U compare2.2 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U compare2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U compare2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 68 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 46 MB
Clock2000 - 4400 MHz2900 - 4200 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB512 KB
L2 Cache4 MB4 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 168 / 16
TDP15 Watt45 Watt
Technology7 nm7 nm
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C
SocketFP6FP6
FeaturesXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1950 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 ( - 1600 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4980UAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4800H

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 4980U
45.9 pt (54%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 4800H
50 pt (59%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
9164 Points (15%)
min: 9644     avg: 10889     median: 11135.5 (18%)     max: 11642 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1260 Points (63%)
min: 1248     avg: 1254     median: 1253.5 (62%)     max: 1259 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
492 Points (63%)
min: 462     avg: 482.1     median: 485 (62%)     max: 491 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
3453 Points (15%)
min: 3692     avg: 4275     median: 4339.5 (18%)     max: 4663 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1658 Points (17%)
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min: 1652     avg: 1859     median: 1854 (19%)     max: 1995 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
182 Points (62%)
min: 186     avg: 188     median: 188 (64%)     max: 191 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
18.9 Points (35%)
min: 19.95     avg: 21     median: 21.1 (39%)     max: 21.92 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.2 Points (7%)
min: 2.16     avg: 2.2     median: 2.2 (7%)     max: 2.19 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5715 Points (51%)
min: 5643     avg: 5684     median: 5684 (51%)     max: 5725 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
35106 Points (48%)
min: 37236     avg: 37276     median: 37276 (51%)     max: 37316 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 61208     avg: 62934     median: 62933.5 (56%)     max: 64659 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 9712     avg: 9782     median: 9781.5 (60%)     max: 9851 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
90.9 s (1%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.4 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
236.1 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
7.4 s (4%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4601 Points (27%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
42368 MIPS (30%)
min: 44827     avg: 49860     median: 50075 (35%)     max: 53883 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4320 MIPS (62%)
min: 4575     avg: 4678     median: 4686 (67%)     max: 4743 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 101.5     avg: 102.7     median: 102.7 (46%)     max: 103.9 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 209     avg: 215.6     median: 215.6 (59%)     max: 222.2 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
9.8 fps (21%)
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min: 10.8     avg: 12.6     median: 12.8 (27%)     max: 14.1 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.9 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
10.3 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
342 Seconds (2%)
min: 248     avg: 266     median: 262 (2%)     max: 299 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (14%)
min: 0.562     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (12%)     max: 0.603 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 12018     avg: 12683     median: 12683 (27%)     max: 13348 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.6 s (2%)
9.8 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
24.8 s (1%)
22.6 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
758 s (3%)
564 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 51446     avg: 57673     median: 57672.5 (59%)     max: 63899 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
11759 Points (41%)
min: 11401     avg: 14657     median: 15160 (53%)     max: 15838 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 60191     avg: 61331     median: 61331 (39%)     max: 62471 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 59769     avg: 62130     median: 62130 (51%)     max: 64491 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 65802     avg: 66827     median: 67127 (57%)     max: 67553 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
10152 Points (26%)
min: 13135     avg: 15479     median: 15669 (40%)     max: 16818 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
18654 Points (46%)
min: 19980     avg: 21647     median: 21847 (54%)     max: 22687 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
5917 Points (32%)
min: 6255     avg: 8706     median: 8925 (48%)     max: 9631 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1133 Points (55%)
min: 1154     avg: 1188     median: 1191 (58%)     max: 1207 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
7156 Points (25%)
min: 5920     avg: 7725     median: 7955 (28%)     max: 8672 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1177     avg: 1184     median: 1184 (60%)     max: 1191 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6027     avg: 7108     median: 7108 (22%)     max: 8189 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4808     avg: 4950     median: 4949.5 (57%)     max: 5091 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 23108     avg: 26453     median: 26453 (33%)     max: 29798 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
811 ms (1%)
min: 783     avg: 826     median: 791 (1%)     max: 1220 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 37080     avg: 43309     median: 43309 (45%)     max: 49538 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
210 Points (55%)
min: 204     avg: 217.7     median: 218.5 (58%)     max: 229 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 62     avg: 76.6     median: 83 (14%)     max: 84.9 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 81     avg: 84     median: 84 (22%)     max: 86.9 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 20.9     avg: 22.1     median: 22.1 (25%)     max: 23.3 Points per Watt

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 7 4980U → 100% n=26

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 7 4800H → 112% n=26

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