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AMD Ryzen 7 5700U vs AMD Ryzen 7 4980U vs AMD Ryzen 9 4900H

AMD Ryzen 7 5700U

► remove from comparison AMD R7 5700U

The AMD Ryzen 7 5700U is an APU of the Lucienne product family designed for leaner laptops. The Ryzen features eight Zen 2 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz (base clock speed) to 4.3 GHz (Boost) as well as a Vega 8 iGPU. Thread-doubling SMT tech is enabled in this CPU for up to 16 concurrent processing threads.

Architecture

In spite of what its name may suggest, Ryzen 7 5700U is not a Zen 3 part, meaning this is a Ryzen 4000 series mobile processor in disguise. Nevertheless, the CPU is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process and its performance as well as energy efficiency figures are very strong compared to what Intel currently has to offer in this segment.

The Ryzen 7 features 8 MB of Level 3 cache. Its built-in memory controller is designed to work with dual-channel DDR4-3200 or quad-channel LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Unlike the desktop Ryzen 5000 processors, Ryzen 7 5700U does not support PCI-Express 4.0, meaning those speedy NVMe SSDs will be limited to read/write rates of 3.9 GB/s.

The Ryzen gets soldered directly to the motherboard (FP6 socket) and is thus not user-replaceable.

Performance

Long-term performance sustainability of a mobile CPU tends to depend heavily on cooling system performance as well as TDP settings of a laptop. That said, Ryzen 7 5700U is one of the fastest U-class CPUs of 2021. As such, a 5700U will outshine any U-class Intel CPU, beating certain H-class Intel processors such as the Intel Core i5-11400H in the process. AMD Zen 2 is a fairly mature architecture, and eight Zen 2 cores are a force to be reckoned with, even at a 15 W TDP.

Graphics

In addition to its eight CPU cores, Ryzen 7 5700U features the Radeon RX Vega series graphics adapter with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) running at up to 1,900 MHz. This iGPU trails behind the 96 EU Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 in synthetic benchmarks, yet its real-world performance is good enough for many games released in 2020 and 2021 at reasonable resolutions (up to Full HD 1080p) and low to medium quality. As the Vega has no VRAM of its own, it is paramount that fast system RAM is used.

The graphics adapter definitely supports UHD 2160p monitors at 60 Hz, and will gladly HW-decode AVC, HEVC and VP9-encoded videos. There is no AV1 support here though.

Power Consumption

This Ryzen is manufactured on the 7 nm TSMC process for a very decent energy efficiency. Ryzen 7 5700U has a default TDP of 15 W that can be changed to anywhere between 10 W and 25 W by and OEM. The chip won't look out of place in super-slim laptops of all sizes (with an active cooling solution, if possible) as well as mini-PCs and portable gaming consoles and other fancy things.

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 5700UAMD Ryzen 7 4980UAMD Ryzen 9 4900H
SeriesAMD Lucienne (Zen 2, Ryzen 5000)AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)
CodenameLucienne U (Zen 2)Renoir (Zen 2)Renoir (Zen 2)
Series: Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) Renoir (Zen 2)
» AMD Ryzen 7 5700U1.8 - 4.3 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS3 - 4.3 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
» AMD Ryzen 7 4980U2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H3 - 4 GHz6 / 1211 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS3 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 88 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U2.2 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 68 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 46 MB
» AMD Ryzen 9 4900H3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS3 - 4.3 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H3 - 4 GHz6 / 1211 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS3 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 88 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U2.2 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 68 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 46 MB
Clock1800 - 4300 MHz2000 - 4400 MHz3300 - 4400 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L2 Cache4 MB4 MB4 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 168 / 168 / 16
TDP25 Watt15 Watt45 Watt
Technology7 nm7 nm7 nm
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C105 °C
SocketFP6FP6FP6
FeaturesXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1900 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1950 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1750 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Lucienne (Zen 2, Ryzen 5000) R7 5700UAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4980U

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 5700U
45.9 pt (54%)
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
min: 7438     avg: 8695     median: 8722 (14%)     max: 10139 Points
9164 Points (15%)
min: 11416     avg: 11604     median: 11604 (19%)     max: 11792 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1177     avg: 1250     median: 1256 (62%)     max: 1267 Points
1260 Points (63%)
min: 1290     avg: 1294     median: 1294 (64%)     max: 1298 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 478     avg: 488.6     median: 490 (63%)     max: 494 Points
492 Points (63%)
min: 482     avg: 493.5     median: 493.5 (64%)     max: 505 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2309     avg: 3275     median: 3367 (14%)     max: 3877 Points
3453 Points (15%)
min: 4233     avg: 4409     median: 4409 (19%)     max: 4585 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1196     avg: 1457     median: 1482 (15%)     max: 1614 Points
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1658 Points (17%)
08517025534042551059568076585093510201105119012751360144515301615Tooltip
min: 1886     avg: 1927     median: 1926.5 (20%)     max: 1967 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 184     avg: 187.3     median: 188 (64%)     max: 190 Points
182 Points (62%)
min: 192     avg: 193     median: 193 (66%)     max: 194 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
16.8 Points (31%)
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%)
2.2 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5780 Points (52%)
5715 Points (51%)
5946 Points (53%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
31131 Points (43%)
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 *
110.9 s (1%)
82.9 s (1%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.5 s (1%)
3.2 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
100.1 s (0%)
236.1 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
3.5 s (2%)
7.4 s (4%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
3763 Points (22%)
4297 Points (25%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 32529     avg: 40227     median: 41347 (29%)     max: 46127 MIPS
42368 MIPS (30%)
48976 MIPS (35%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4476     avg: 4566     median: 4587 (66%)     max: 4620 MIPS
4320 MIPS (62%)
4727 MIPS (68%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
72.4 fps (33%)
111 fps (50%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
191.5 fps (52%)
215 fps (58%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 6.97     avg: 9.7     median: 10.1 (22%)     max: 11.6 fps
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9.8 fps (21%)
0123456789101112131415Tooltip
12.9 fps (28%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1 GB/s (34%)
1.2 GB/s (41%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.6 GB/s (33%)
2 GB/s (42%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
9.2 GB/s (34%)
7.4 GB/s (27%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 302     avg: 344.4     median: 338 (2%)     max: 402 Seconds
342 Seconds (2%)
247.3 Seconds (2%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.567     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (13%)     max: 0.641 sec
0.6 sec (14%)
0.6 sec (12%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
11662 Points (25%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
24.6 s (5%)
9.6 s (2%)
9.5 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
48.8 s (2%)
24.8 s (1%)
24.1 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1081 s (5%)
758 s (3%)
729 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
64532 Points (66%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 6572     avg: 10530     median: 10942 (38%)     max: 12964 Points
11759 Points (41%)
12199 Points (42%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 58312     avg: 60109     median: 60195 (39%)     max: 61757 Points
63266 Points (41%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 58648     avg: 59546     median: 59705 (49%)     max: 60286 Points
63416 Points (52%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 67100     avg: 67864     median: 67233 (57%)     max: 69258 Points
69343 Points (58%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 8752     avg: 12264     median: 12816 (32%)     max: 14474 Points
10152 Points (26%)
15719 Points (40%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 10677     avg: 17515     median: 18477.5 (45%)     max: 20721 Points
18654 Points (46%)
20613 Points (51%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 3985     avg: 5472     median: 5663 (30%)     max: 6896 Points
5917 Points (32%)
6523 Points (35%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1105     avg: 1182     median: 1188 (58%)     max: 1204 Points
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
min: 4254     avg: 6102     median: 6273 (22%)     max: 7326 Points
7156 Points (25%)
min: 7224     avg: 8012     median: 8012 (28%)     max: 8800 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1199     avg: 1206     median: 1206 (61%)     max: 1213 Points
1237 Points (63%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6904     avg: 7225     median: 7225 (23%)     max: 7546 Points
7624 Points (24%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 5069     avg: 5139     median: 5085 (59%)     max: 5264 Points
5287 Points (61%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 25986     avg: 26871     median: 26487 (33%)     max: 28141 Points
28402 Points (35%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 791     avg: 800     median: 796.5 (1%)     max: 818 ms
811 ms (1%)
767 ms (1%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
158.1 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
54912 Points (57%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 202     avg: 215.6     median: 216 (57%)     max: 222 Points
210 Points (55%)
227 Points (60%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
min: 976     avg: 1044     median: 1027 (44%)     max: 1129 Points