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AMD Ryzen 7 4980U vs AMD Ryzen 9 4900H

AMD Ryzen 7 4980U

► remove from comparison AMD R7 4980U

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 9 4900H

► remove from comparison AMD R9 4900H

The AMD Ryzen 9 4900H is a mobile SoC for big laptops based on the Renoir architecture. At the time of announcement in March 2020 it is the fastest model of the 4000H series. The R9 4900H integrates all eight cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture. They are clocked at 3.3 (guaranteed base clock) to  4.4 GHz (Turbo) and support SMT / Hyperthreading (16 threads). The chip is manufactured in the modern 7 nm process at TSMC and partly thanks to it AMD advertises a 2x improved performance per Watt for the Renoir chips

According to our information, the Ryzen 9 4900H is only slightly faster than the Ryzen 7 4800H. The CPU is clocked 400 MHz (base +14%) to 200 MHz (boost +5%) higher, but the gains greatly depend on the cooling and TDP settings. Compared to Intel chips, the i9-9980HK top model should be comparable. That means the Ryzen 9 4900H should be able to handle all demanding tasks and gaming.

In addition to the eight CPU cores, the APU also integrates a Radeon RX Vega 8 integrated graphics card with 8 CUs. The dual channel memory controller supports DDR4-3200 and energy efficient LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Furthermore, 12 MB level 3 cache can be found on the chip. See our hub page on the Renoir Processors for more information.

The TDP of the APU is specified at 45 Watt (default). That means the chip is intended for big and relatively heavy laptops.

ModelAMD Ryzen 7 4980UAMD Ryzen 9 4900H
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 4900H3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS compare3 - 4.3 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H compare2.9 - 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 4900H3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS compare3 - 4.3 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H compare2.9 - 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 MHz3300 - 4400 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 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1750 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4980U

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 - R9 4900H
49.2 pt (58%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
9164 Points (15%)
min: 11416     avg: 11604     median: 11604 (19%)     max: 11792 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1260 Points (63%)
min: 1290     avg: 1294     median: 1294 (64%)     max: 1298 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
492 Points (63%)
min: 482     avg: 493.5     median: 493.5 (64%)     max: 505 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
3453 Points (15%)
min: 4233     avg: 4409     median: 4409 (19%)     max: 4585 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1658 Points (17%)
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min: 1886     avg: 1927     median: 1926.5 (20%)     max: 1967 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
182 Points (62%)
min: 192     avg: 193     median: 193 (66%)     max: 194 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
18.9 Points (35%)
23 Points (42%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.2 Points (7%)
2.2 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5715 Points (51%)
5946 Points (53%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
35106 Points (48%)
40253 Points (55%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
65380 Points (58%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
10173 Points (62%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
82.9 s (1%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.2 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
4297 Points (25%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
42368 MIPS (30%)
48976 MIPS (35%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4320 MIPS (62%)
4727 MIPS (68%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
111 fps (50%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
215 fps (58%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
9.8 fps (21%)
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12.9 fps (28%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
7.4 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
342 Seconds (2%)
247.3 Seconds (2%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (14%)
0.6 sec (12%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.6 s (2%)
9.5 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
24.8 s (1%)
24.1 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
758 s (3%)
729 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
64532 Points (66%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
11759 Points (41%)
12199 Points (42%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
63266 Points (41%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
63416 Points (52%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
69343 Points (58%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
10152 Points (26%)
15719 Points (40%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
18654 Points (46%)
20613 Points (51%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
5917 Points (32%)
6523 Points (35%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1133 Points (55%)
min: 1230     avg: 1232     median: 1231.5 (60%)     max: 1233 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
7156 Points (25%)
min: 7224     avg: 8012     median: 8012 (28%)     max: 8800 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1237 Points (63%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
7624 Points (24%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
5287 Points (61%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
28402 Points (35%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
811 ms (1%)
767 ms (1%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
210 Points (55%)
227 Points (60%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
73.2 Watt (13%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
105.3 Watt (28%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
18.7 Points per Watt (22%)

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

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 9 4900H → 111% n=26

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