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AMD Ryzen 7 5800H vs AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX vs AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX

AMD Ryzen 7 5800H

► remove from comparison AMD R7 5800H

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800H is a high-performance octa-core processor of the Cezanne product family. It was released in Q1 2021; it is designed for use in larger laptops, primarily gaming laptops and DTRs. The Ryzen features eight SMT-enabled Zen 3 cores running at 3.2 GHz (base clock speed) to 4.4 GHz (highest Boost frequency possible) along with the Vega 8 iGPU. The chip has 16 MB of L3 cache.

Architecture

The Ryzen 7 5800H is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process, just like the outgoing Ryzen 7 4800H was; both CPUs have 8 cores and 16 threads, too. The underlying microarchitecture is what makes the two vastly different as the newer Zen 3 microarchitecture brings a massive IPC improvement over Zen 2. To be specific, AMD promises an increase of up to 19%, with independent reviews pointing to a lower (but sizeable nonetheless) 12% increase.

Ryzen 5 5800H supports dual-channel DDR4-3200 and quad-channel LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Unlike the desktop-grade Ryzen 5000-series processors, Ryzen 5 5800H does not support PCI-Express 4.0, meaning NVMe SSDs will be limited to read/write rates of 3.9 GB/s.

The CPU gets soldered straight on to the motherboard (FP6 socket interface) and is thus not user-replaceable.

Performance

The Ryzen is a marvel of a processor. As far as multi-thread benchmark scores are concerned, the average 5800H in our database trades blows with the Intel Core i5-12500H, Core i7-11800H, Core i7-12650H, Core i9-11950H and also the AMD Ryzen 9 4900H. Needless to say, a system built around this CPU will have little difficulty chewing through pretty much any workload imaginable for years to come.

With the long-term CPU power limit of 75 W, the Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH is among the fastest 5800H-toting laptops that we have tested; it can be at least 20% faster in CPU-bound workloads than the slowest laptops built around the 5800H in our database such as the HP Victus 16 or the Asus ZenBook 14X OLED.

Graphics

In addition to its eight CPU cores, the APU has the Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics adapter. Just like the name suggests, Vega 8 features 8 Compute Units (8 x 64 = 512 unified shaders); in the case of Ryzen 7 5800H, the Vega runs at up to 2,000 MHz.

On paper, this iGPU is inferior to the 96 EU Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7. However, as is usually the case, synthetic benchmarks do not tell the entire story, as AMD's drivers are superior to those of Intel. As a result, the Vega will let you play a lot of games released in 2020 and 2021 at reasonable resolutions (up to Full HD 1080p) and Low to Medium presets. Mass Effect Legendary Edition is playable at 1080p (High), to give you an example. As the iGPU has no VRAM of its own, it is paramount that fast system RAM is used.

The graphics adapter definitely supports 2160p UHD monitors at 60 Hz. AVC, HEVC, MPEG-2, VP9-encoded videos can be hardware-decoded with the Vega but there is no AV1 support here; such a video will be software-decoded for much lower energy efficiency.

Power consumption

This AMD APU has a default TDP (also known as the long-term Power Limit) of 45 W that can be changed to anything between 35 W and 54 W by laptop makers, with clock speeds and performance changing accordingly as a result. No matter the exact value, an active cooling solution is a must.

The Ryzen 7 5800H is built with TSMC's 7 nm process for very decent, as of early 2022, energy efficiency.

AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX

► remove from comparison AMD R9 5980HX

The AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX (in leaks also known as R9 5980H is a processor for big (gaming) laptops based on the Cezanne generation. The R9 5980HX integrates all eight cores based on the Zen 3 microarchitecture. They are clocked at 3.3 (guaranteed base clock) to 4.8 GHz (Turbo) and support SMT / Hyperthreading (16 threads). The chip is manufactured in the modern 7 nm process at TSMC. The "X" in the name indicates the overclocking capabilities of the CPU.

The new Zen 3 microarchitecture offers a significantly higher IPC (instructions per clock) compared to Zen 2. For desktop processors AMD claims 19 percent on average and in applications reviews showed around 12% gains at the same clock speed.

With the increased clock speed and IPC improvements thanks to Zen 3, the Ryzen 9 5980HX should be clearly faster than the lower clocked Ryzen 9 4900H.

In addition to the eight CPU cores, the APU also integrates a Radeon RX Vega 8 integrated graphics card with 8 CUs and up to 2100 MHz. The dual channel memory controller supports DDR4-3200 and energy efficient LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Furthermore, 16 MB level 3 cache can be found on the chip.

Power consumption

This Ryzen 9 series chip has a default TDP, also known as the long-term power limit, of 45 W. Laptop makers are free to change that value to anything between 35 W and 54 W, with clock speeds and performance changing accordingly as a result. Either way, a powerful cooling solution is a must for a CPU like this.

The R9 5980HX is built with TSMC's 7 nm process for higher than average, as of late 2022, energy efficiency.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX

► remove from comparison AMD R9 5900HX

The AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX is a processor for big (gaming) laptops based on the Cezanne generation. The R9 5900H integrates all eight cores based on the Zen 3 microarchitecture. They are clocked at 3.3 (guaranteed base clock) to 4.6 GHz (Turbo) and support SMT for a total of 16 threads. The chip is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process. The "X" in the name indicates the overclocking capabilities of the CPU.

The new Zen 3 microarchitecture offers a significantly higher IPC (instructions per clock) compared to Zen 2. For desktop processors AMD claims 19 percent on average and in applications reviews showed around 12% gains at the same clock speed.

In addition to the eight CPU cores, the APU also integrates a Radeon RX Vega 8 integrated graphics adapter with 8 CUs and up to 2100 MHz. The dual channel memory controller supports DDR4-3200 and energy efficient LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Furthermore, 16 MB level 3 cache can be found on the chip.

Performance

The average 5900HX in our database trades blows with Intel's Core i9-11980HK, as far as multi-thread benchmark scores are concerned. While not much faster than the less power-hungry Ryzen 9 5900HS, this is still a great CPU for quality gaming laptops as well as DTRs and high-performance mini-PCs, as of mid 2022.

Thanks to its decent cooling solution and a long-term CPU power limit of 80 W, the Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99 is among the fastest laptops powered by the 5900HX that we know of. It can be roughly 15% faster in CPU-bound workloads than the slowest system featuring the same chip in our database, as of August 2023.

Power consumption

This Ryzen 9 series chip has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 45 W, a value that laptop makers are allowed to change to anything between 35 W and 54 W with clock speeds and performance changing accordingly as a result. Either way, a high-performance cooling solution is a must for a CPU like this.

The R9 5900HX is built with the 7 nm TSMC manufacturing process resulting in decent, as of late 2022, energy efficiency.

ModelAMD Ryzen 7 5800HAMD Ryzen 9 5980HXAMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
SeriesAMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000)AMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000)AMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000)
CodenameCezanne-H (Zen 3)Cezanne-HX (Zen 3)Cezanne-H (Zen 3)
Series: Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) Cezanne-H (Zen 3)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX3.3 - 4.6 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H « 3.2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H3.3 - 4.2 GHz6 / 12 cores16 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX « 3.3 - 4.6 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H3.2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H3.3 - 4.2 GHz6 / 12 cores16 MB L3
Clock3200 - 4400 MHz3300 - 4800 MHz3300 - 4600 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L2 Cache4 MB4 MB4 MB
L3 Cache16 MB16 MB16 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 168 / 168 / 16
TDP45 Watt54 Watt45 Watt
Technology7 nm7 nm7 nm
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C105 °C
SocketFP6FP6FP6
FeaturesDDR4-3200/LPDDR4-4266 RAM, PCIe 3, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4A, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, SMEP, SMAP, SMT, CPB, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHA, SMEDDR4-3200/LPDDR4-4266 RAM, PCIe 3, MMX (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHADDR4-3200/LPDDR4-4266 RAM, PCIe 3, MMX (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHA
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 2000 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 2100 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 2100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
Manufacturerwww.amd.comwww.amd.comwww.amd.com
Die Size180 mm2180 mm2

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 5800H
38.9 pt (54%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R9 5900HX
40.3 pt (56%)
Cinebench 2024 - CB24 CPU Single Core
86 Points (60%)
Cinebench 2024 - CB24 CPU Multi Core
618 Points (12%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 8812     avg: 11822     median: 12091.5 (11%)     max: 13214 Points
min: 10808     avg: 12733     median: 12845 (12%)     max: 14363 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1294     avg: 1410     median: 1416 (60%)     max: 1441 Points
min: 1218     avg: 1474     median: 1488 (63%)     max: 1499 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 502     avg: 550     median: 554 (62%)     max: 560 Points
min: 471     avg: 574     median: 578.5 (64%)     max: 584 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 3430     avg: 4578     median: 4662 (11%)     max: 5020 Points
min: 4148     avg: 4937     median: 4978 (12%)     max: 5476 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1487     avg: 1968     median: 2005 (13%)     max: 2119 Points
min: 1337     avg: 2085     median: 2106 (13%)     max: 2267 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 209     avg: 228.2     median: 229 (69%)     max: 234 Points
min: 197     avg: 237.8     median: 240 (72%)     max: 243 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 21.25     avg: 22.5     median: 22.5 (29%)     max: 23.68 Points
min: 22     avg: 24     median: 24.7 (32%)     max: 25.6 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.69     avg: 2.7     median: 2.7 (68%)     max: 2.75 Points
min: 2.8     avg: 2.8     median: 2.8 (71%)     max: 2.86 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5981     avg: 6017     median: 6017 (36%)     max: 6053 Points
min: 6294     avg: 6379     median: 6409 (39%)     max: 6452 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 35208     avg: 36735     median: 36734.5 (27%)     max: 38261 Points
min: 36642     avg: 39445     median: 40114 (29%)     max: 42371 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 62312     avg: 65382     median: 65382 (45%)     max: 68452 Points
min: 64320     avg: 70380     median: 72790 (50%)     max: 74772 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 11378     avg: 11508     median: 11507.5 (14%)     max: 11637 Points
min: 11811     avg: 12020     median: 12037 (15%)     max: 12152 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 111.714     avg: 188.4     median: 188.4 (2%)     max: 265 s
min: 91.6     avg: 98.7     median: 98.2 (1%)     max: 106.7 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 3.93     avg: 6.1     median: 6.1 (1%)     max: 8.3 s
min: 3.308     avg: 3.7     median: 3.5 (1%)     max: 4.4 s
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
265 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
8.2 s (4%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 6660     avg: 6851     median: 6851 (11%)     max: 7042 Points
min: 4297     avg: 6535     median: 7061 (11%)     max: 7722 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 45773     avg: 54229     median: 54052 (31%)     max: 59986 MIPS
min: 50673     avg: 58025     median: 58664 (34%)     max: 62503 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5038     avg: 5478     median: 5499.5 (66%)     max: 5632 MIPS
min: 4791     avg: 5707     median: 5750 (69%)     max: 5905 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
104.7 fps (37%)
min: 112     avg: 120.2     median: 120.2 (42%)     max: 128.35 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
244 fps (56%)
min: 271.5     avg: 275     median: 275.3 (63%)     max: 278 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 11.6     avg: 14.6     median: 14.8 (26%)     max: 16.1 fps
min: 13.8     avg: 15.5     median: 15.6 (27%)     max: 17.1 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (0%)     max: 1.1 GB/s
min: 1.1     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (0%)     max: 1.2 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 1.6     avg: 1.7     median: 1.7 (28%)     max: 1.7 GB/s
min: 1.6     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (30%)     max: 2 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 8.5     avg: 10     median: 10 (26%)     max: 11.5 GB/s
min: 7.4     avg: 10.5     median: 11.1 (29%)     max: 12.3 GB/s
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
min: 486     avg: 499.5     median: 499.5 (6%)     max: 513 Seconds
min: 405     avg: 434     median: 434 (6%)     max: 463 Seconds
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 237     avg: 259.8     median: 255.5 (2%)     max: 339.8 Seconds
min: 219     avg: 242.9     median: 243 (2%)     max: 284 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.511     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (11%)     max: 0.559 sec
min: 0.48     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (11%)     max: 0.599 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 12300     avg: 12790     median: 12790 (27%)     max: 13280 Points
min: 13574     avg: 14220     median: 14253.5 (30%)     max: 14746 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 7.2     avg: 8.3     median: 8.3 (2%)     max: 9.415 s
min: 7.734     avg: 8.2     median: 7.9 (2%)     max: 9.46 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 15.7     avg: 18     median: 18 (1%)     max: 20.257 s
min: 16.716     avg: 18.7     median: 17.1 (1%)     max: 24.05 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 366     avg: 419.5     median: 419.5 (2%)     max: 472.992 s
min: 406.505     avg: 491.7     median: 415.6 (2%)     max: 729 s
PCMark 05 - PCMark 05 - Standard
48452 Points (100%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
60691 Points (53%)
min: 65434     avg: 69675     median: 67698 (59%)     max: 74775 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 13192     avg: 15511     median: 15120 (41%)     max: 17779 Points
min: 13940     avg: 16642     median: 16968.5 (46%)     max: 18790 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 77323     avg: 79661     median: 80007.5 (65%)     max: 81129 Points
min: 47433     avg: 79334     median: 84003 (68%)     max: 88152 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 77630     avg: 79055     median: 79316 (64%)     max: 79957 Points
min: 47461     avg: 79231     median: 84699.5 (69%)     max: 87829 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 78495     avg: 82477     median: 82134 (69%)     max: 85865 Points
min: 87770     avg: 89976     median: 89809.5 (76%)     max: 93052 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 16269     avg: 17332     median: 17425 (44%)     max: 18539 Points
min: 17016     avg: 18108     median: 18009 (46%)     max: 19583 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 22433     avg: 23961     median: 23886 (43%)     max: 25300 Points
min: 17714     avg: 24899     median: 24956 (44%)     max: 27288 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 7021     avg: 8827     median: 8891 (37%)     max: 9835 Points
min: 6932     avg: 9224     median: 9448 (40%)     max: 10603 Points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Single-Core
1991 Points (60%)
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Multi-Core
9411 Points (37%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1336     avg: 1452     median: 1462 (62%)     max: 1505 Points
min: 1271     avg: 1520     median: 1538.5 (65%)     max: 1574 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6551     avg: 7801     median: 7641 (14%)     max: 9062 Points
min: 7370     avg: 8309     median: 8462 (15%)     max: 9294 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1416     avg: 1419     median: 1418.5 (6%)     max: 1421 Points
min: 1233     avg: 1460     median: 1485 (6%)     max: 1517 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7408     avg: 7988     median: 7988 (25%)     max: 8568 Points
min: 7327     avg: 8267     median: 8400 (26%)     max: 9053 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 5970     avg: 6133     median: 6132.5 (61%)     max: 6295 Points
min: 5249     avg: 6240     median: 6350.5 (63%)     max: 6591 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 29073     avg: 31637     median: 31636.5 (35%)     max: 34200 Points
min: 30451     avg: 33068     median: 33335.5 (37%)     max: 35465 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 623     avg: 643     median: 637.5 (1%)     max: 765 ms
min: 595     avg: 615     median: 606.5 (1%)     max: 728 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
134.1 ms (1%)
min: 113.2     avg: 117.7     median: 117.7 (1%)     max: 122.1 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 65332     avg: 67146     median: 67411 (61%)     max: 68649 Points
min: 60762     avg: 67764     median: 71000 (64%)     max: 71530 Points
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
190.5 Points (55%)
min: 215     avg: 218.5     median: 218.5 (63%)     max: 222 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 202     avg: 262.7     median: 269 (56%)     max: 280 Points
min: 230     avg: 276.3     median: 279 (58%)     max: 291 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
min: 1302     avg: 1344     median: 1330.5 (51%)     max: 1429 Points
min: 1402     avg: 1455     median: 1458 (56%)     max: 1501 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 49.1     avg: 84     median: 82.6 (14%)     max: 109 Watt
min: 37.3     avg: 90.6     median: 91.5 (16%)     max: 119 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 53.9     avg: 89.8     median: 89 (16%)     max: 123 Watt
min: 58.7     avg: 93.9     median: 91.1 (17%)     max: 138.8 Watt
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 4.79     avg: 6.3     median: 6.3 (4%)     max: 7.9 Watt
min: 6.28     avg: 10.9     median: 9.5 (6%)     max: 18.2 Watt
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
min: 7.92     avg: 11.6     median: 11.4 (13%)     max: 15.4 Watt
min: 8.45     avg: 10.6     median: 10.3 (11%)     max: 13 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 17     avg: 22.9     median: 22.2 (17%)     max: 36.6 Points per Watt