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AMD Ryzen 9 4900H vs AMD Ryzen 5 4500U

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.

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U

► remove from comparison AMD R5 4500U

The AMD Ryzen 5 4500U is a hexa-core processor of the Renoir product family designed for thinner, lighter laptops. The Ryzen features six Zen 2 cores running at 2.3 (base clock speed) to 4.0 GHz (Boost). Unfortunately, the cores are not SMT-enabled. This chip 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 ratio compared to Ryzen 3000 series mobile CPUs. The costlier Ryzen 5 4600U is SMT-enabled but is otherwise identical to Ryzen 5 4500U.

Architecture

Zen 2 is a resounding success, delivering massive improvements across the board compared to older Zen+ based processors. Ryzen 5 4500U is built on TSMC's 7 nm node, just like desktop Ryzen 3000 series parts, and is based on the same Zen 2 microarchitecture. In spite of the latter fact, Ryzen 5 4500U does not have PCI-Express 4.0 support (no 7.9 GB/s NVMe SSDs here).

The APU is compatible with dual-channel DDR4-3200 or quad-channel LPDDR4-4266 memory and has 8 MB of Level 3 cache. The CPU gets soldered straight to the motherboard (FP6 socket) and is not user-replaceable. Please go to our Renoir processor family hub for more information.

Performance

Long-term Boost sustainability of a mobile CPU tends to depend heavliy on cooling system performance as well as TDP settings of a laptop. That said, the average Ryzen 5 4500U in our database outpaces Intel's Core i7-1065G7 (4 cores at up to 3.9 GHz), the fastest consumer Ice Lake-U model, by a comfortable margin while understandably being much slower than the octa-core Ryzen 7 4700U and 4800U. In fact, the Ryzen 5's real-world performance approaches that of entry-level H-class Intel Core CPUs such as the i5-9300H and i5-11300H. This is a very potent 15 W CPU delivering an undeniably impressive performance jump over the outgoing Ryzen 5 3500U.

Graphics

In addition to the six CPU cores, the APU also integrates the Radeon RX Vega 6 graphics adapter with 6 CUs (= 384 shaders) running at up to 1,500 MHz. This GPU definitely supports UHD 2160p monitors at 60 Hz, and will have no trouble HW-decoding HEVC, AVC, VP9-encoded videos. AV1 is not supported though.

In terms of gaming performance, the iGPU will handle many titles of 2020 and 2021 as long as one sticks to low settings and resolutions. F1 (2021) runs at 32 fps at 720p, Low; Outriders runs at 27 fps at 720p, Low, to give you an example or two. As the iGPU has no VRAM of its own, it is paramount that fast system RAM is used.

Power Consumption

The Ryzen 4000 series processors are fairly energy-efficient thanks to the cutting-edge 7 nm manufacturing process and the mature architecture. Ryzen 5 4500U has a default TDP of 15 W that can be changed to anywhere between 10 W and 25 W by an OEM. This makes the chip a good fit for thinner, lighter laptops (with an active cooling solution, preferably) as well as gaming consoles, mini-PCs and other gadgetry.

ModelAMD Ryzen 9 4900HAMD Ryzen 5 4500U
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 4980U compare2 - 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 4500U2.3 - 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 4980U compare2 - 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 4500U2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 68 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 46 MB
Clock3300 - 4400 MHz2300 - 4000 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB384 KB
L2 Cache4 MB3 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 166 / 6
TDP45 Watt15 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) ( - 1750 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1500 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R9 4900H
49.2 pt (58%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R5 4500U
39.5 pt (46%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 11416     avg: 11604     median: 11604 (19%)     max: 11792 Points
5920 Points (10%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 CPU (Single Core)
min: 1290     avg: 1294     median: 1294 (64%)     max: 1298 Points
1152 Points (57%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 482     avg: 493.5     median: 493.5 (64%)     max: 505 Points
min: 424     avg: 445.8     median: 447.5 (58%)     max: 453 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 4233     avg: 4409     median: 4409 (19%)     max: 4585 Points
min: 1843     avg: 2236     median: 2219 (9%)     max: 2530 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1886     avg: 1927     median: 1926.5 (20%)     max: 1967 Points
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min: 715     avg: 896     median: 892 (9%)     max: 1007 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 192     avg: 193     median: 193 (66%)     max: 194 Points
min: 156     avg: 172.8     median: 174 (60%)     max: 177 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
23 Points (42%)
min: 10.22     avg: 10.9     median: 10.9 (20%)     max: 11.6 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.2 Points (64%)
min: 2.02     avg: 2     median: 2 (58%)     max: 2.04 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5946 Points (53%)
min: 5319     avg: 5337     median: 5337 (48%)     max: 5355 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
40253 Points (55%)
min: 22934     avg: 24156     median: 24155.5 (33%)     max: 25377 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
65380 Points (58%)
38477 Points (34%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
10173 Points (62%)
9139 Points (56%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
82.9 s (1%)
min: 170.4     avg: 171.9     median: 171.9 (2%)     max: 173.4 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.2 s (1%)
min: 5.7     avg: 7.8     median: 8.3 (2%)     max: 9.48 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4297 Points (25%)
min: 3420     avg: 3493     median: 3493 (20%)     max: 3566 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
48976 MIPS (35%)
min: 22466     avg: 24384     median: 24101 (17%)     max: 25891 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4727 MIPS (68%)
min: 4235     avg: 4290     median: 4288 (61%)     max: 4338 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
111 fps (50%)
59.3 fps (27%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
215 fps (58%)
210 fps (57%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
12.9 fps (28%)
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min: 5.86     avg: 6.8     median: 6.9 (15%)     max: 7.33 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.2 GB/s (41%)
min: 0.511     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (18%)     max: 0.541 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
2 GB/s (42%)
min: 0.865     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (19%)     max: 0.922 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
7.4 GB/s (27%)
4.9 GB/s (18%)
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
247.3 Seconds (2%)
min: 533     avg: 603     median: 584 (4%)     max: 748 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (12%)
min: 0.614     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (14%)     max: 0.654 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 8933     avg: 8934     median: 8933.5 (19%)     max: 8934 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.5 s (2%)
min: 10     avg: 10.3     median: 10.3 (2%)     max: 10.5 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
24.1 s (1%)
24 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
729 s (3%)
min: 620     avg: 622     median: 622 (3%)     max: 624 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
64532 Points (66%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
12199 Points (42%)
min: 7061     avg: 8121     median: 8095 (28%)     max: 8704 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
63266 Points (41%)
min: 61260     avg: 63475     median: 63892 (41%)     max: 65272 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
63416 Points (52%)
min: 57910     avg: 62775     median: 63587.5 (53%)     max: 66013 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
69343 Points (58%)
min: 68588     avg: 69178     median: 69062 (58%)     max: 69884 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
15719 Points (40%)
min: 6900     avg: 7494     median: 7616 (19%)     max: 7925 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
20613 Points (51%)
min: 9800     avg: 11318     median: 11477 (28%)     max: 12259 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
6523 Points (35%)
min: 3316     avg: 3759     median: 3734 (20%)     max: 4187 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
6630 Points (53%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
5771 Points (52%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
20968 Points (41%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
16596 Points (33%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
14964 Points (39%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
18690 Points (33%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3960 Points (81%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
19029 Points (30%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4162 Points (85%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
5287 Points (61%)
min: 4486     avg: 4624     median: 4624 (53%)     max: 4762 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
28402 Points (35%)
min: 17798     avg: 18561     median: 18561 (23%)     max: 19324 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1237 Points (63%)
1074 Points (55%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
7624 Points (24%)
4282 Points (14%)
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1230     avg: 1232     median: 1231.5 (60%)     max: 1233 Points
min: 1082     avg: 1109     median: 1097 (54%)     max: 1220 Points
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7224     avg: 8012     median: 8012 (28%)     max: 8800 Points
min: 4352     avg: 4774     median: 4632 (16%)     max: 6234 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
767 ms (1%)
min: 819     avg: 851     median: 853 (1%)     max: 871 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
99 ms (1%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
90.9 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 33759     avg: 43608     median: 48506 (50%)     max: 48558 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
227 Points (63%)
min: 191     avg: 196.5     median: 197 (55%)     max: 202 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
816 Points (35%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
73.2 Watt (13%)
min: 28.8     avg: 42     median: 43 (7%)     max: 53 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
105.3 Watt (28%)
min: 26.8     avg: 37.8     median: 30.7 (8%)     max: 53 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
18.7 Points per Watt (22%)
min: 16.5     avg: 24.7     median: 25.3 (29%)     max: 31.7 Points per Watt

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 9 4900H → 100% n=43

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 4500U → 76% n=43

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