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AMD Ryzen 9 4900H vs AMD Ryzen 5 4600H vs AMD Ryzen 7 4700U

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 4600H

► remove from comparison AMD R5 4600H

The AMD Ryzen 5 4600H is a mobile SoC for big laptops based on the Renoir architecture. The 4600H integrates six of the eight cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture. They are clocked at 3 (guaranteed base clock) to 4 GHz (Turbo) and support SMT / Hyperthreading (12 threads). The chip is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process and partly thanks to it AMD advertises a 2x improved performance per Watt for the Renoir chips.

Due to the two deactivated cores and the slower Turbo clock speed, the Ryzen 5 4600H should be significantly slower than the Ryzen 7 4800H. The old top model Ryzen 7 3750H is still clearly slower due to the four Zen+ cores. Compared to the competition, the Intel Core i7-8850H (6-core Coffee Lake 2.6 - 4.3 GHz) should offer a similar performance.

In addition to the six CPU cores, the APU also integrates a Radeon RX Vega 6 integrated graphics card with 6 CUs and up to 1500 MHz. The dual channel memory controller supports DDR4-3200 and energy efficient LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Furthermore, 8 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) and can be configured to 35 - 54 Watt by the laptop vendor. That means the chip is intended for big and relatively heavy laptops. The similar named Ryzen 5 4600HS is the 35 Watt version of the chip with the same specifications.

AMD Ryzen 7 4700U

► remove from comparison AMD R7 4700U

The AMD Ryzen 7 4700U is a processor for thin and light laptops based on the Renoir architecture. The 4700U integrates all eight cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture. They are clocked at 2 (guaranteed base clock) to 4.1 GHz (Turbo). There is no support for the thread-doubling SMT tech. The chip is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process and partly thanks to it AMD advertises a 2x improved performance per Watt for the Renoir chips. Compared to the faster R7 4800U, the 4700U offers slightly lower clock speeds and no support for SMT / Hyperthreading.

Due to the missing SMT and slightly lower boost clock, the Ryzen 7 4700U should be a bit slower than the Ryzen 7 4800U (fastest 15W model at launch). Therefore, it should still beat the Intel Core i7-1065G7 (Ice Lake, 4 cores, 3.9 GHz) in multi-threaded loads easily. The single core performance should be similar (as the 4800U is 4% faster compared to the i7 in Cinebench R20 according to AMD). Therefore, the R7 4700U is one of the fastest 15W processors, if the cooling of the laptop is sufficient.

In addition to the eight CPU cores, the APU also integrates a Radeon RX Vega 7 integrated graphics card with 7 CUs and up to 1600 MHz. The dual channel memory controller supports DDR4-3200 and energy efficient LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Furthermore, 8 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 15 Watt (default) and can be configured from 10 to 25 Watt by the laptop vendor. That means the chip is intended for thin and light laptops (but with fans).

ModelAMD Ryzen 9 4900HAMD Ryzen 5 4600HAMD Ryzen 7 4700U
SeriesAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)
CodenameRenoir (Zen 2)Renoir (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 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
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
Clock3300 - 4400 MHz3000 - 4000 MHz2000 - 4100 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB384 KB512 KB
L2 Cache4 MB3 MB4 MB
L3 Cache8 MB11 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 166 / 128 / 8
TDP45 Watt45 Watt15 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) ( - 1750 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1500 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 ( - 1600 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4600HAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4700U

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 4600H
44.4 pt (52%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 4700U
42.2 pt (50%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 11416     avg: 11604     median: 11604 (19%)     max: 11792 Points
min: 7713     avg: 8145     median: 7935 (13%)     max: 8786 Points
min: 6208     avg: 7102     median: 7378 (12%)     max: 7719 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1290     avg: 1294     median: 1294 (64%)     max: 1298 Points
min: 1134     avg: 1148     median: 1148 (57%)     max: 1161 Points
min: 1217     avg: 1221     median: 1220.5 (61%)     max: 1224 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 482     avg: 493.5     median: 493.5 (64%)     max: 505 Points
min: 428     avg: 446.1     median: 452 (58%)     max: 454 Points
min: 448     avg: 466.7     median: 466 (60%)     max: 478 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 4233     avg: 4409     median: 4409 (19%)     max: 4585 Points
min: 3055     avg: 3234     median: 3234 (14%)     max: 3393 Points
min: 2401     avg: 2698     median: 2647 (11%)     max: 3095 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: 1398     avg: 1427     median: 1420 (15%)     max: 1467 Points
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min: 801     avg: 1091     median: 1094.5 (11%)     max: 1253 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 192     avg: 193     median: 193 (66%)     max: 194 Points
min: 175     avg: 177     median: 177 (61%)     max: 179 Points
min: 176     avg: 180.3     median: 180 (62%)     max: 185 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
23 Points (42%)
16.3 Points (30%)
12.6 Points (23%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.2 Points (64%)
2 Points (58%)
2.1 Points (60%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5946 Points (53%)
5365 Points (48%)
min: 5475     avg: 5524     median: 5524 (49%)     max: 5573 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
40253 Points (55%)
32756 Points (45%)
min: 23834     avg: 24771     median: 24770.5 (34%)     max: 25707 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
65380 Points (58%)
45303 Points (40%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
10173 Points (62%)
9491 Points (58%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
82.9 s (1%)
265.7 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.2 s (1%)
7.9 s (2%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4297 Points (25%)
4380 Points (25%)
min: 3888     avg: 3963     median: 3963 (23%)     max: 4038 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
48976 MIPS (35%)
min: 36693     avg: 37807     median: 37660 (27%)     max: 38873 MIPS
min: 26652     avg: 30273     median: 30954 (22%)     max: 33890 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4727 MIPS (68%)
min: 4334     avg: 4398     median: 4414 (63%)     max: 4471 MIPS
min: 4208     avg: 4361     median: 4361.5 (63%)     max: 4470 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
111 fps (50%)
82.9 fps (38%)
57.4 fps (26%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
215 fps (58%)
197 fps (53%)
191.3 fps (52%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
12.9 fps (28%)
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min: 9.27     avg: 9.8     median: 9.8 (21%)     max: 10.4 fps
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min: 6.79     avg: 8.4     median: 8.4 (18%)     max: 10.1 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.2 GB/s (41%)
0.8 GB/s (28%)
min: 0.571     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (22%)     max: 0.708 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
2 GB/s (42%)
1.4 GB/s (29%)
min: 0.929     avg: 1     median: 1 (21%)     max: 1.1 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
7.4 GB/s (27%)
5 GB/s (19%)
min: 5     avg: 5.3     median: 5.3 (19%)     max: 5.5 GB/s
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
247.3 Seconds (2%)
min: 337.2     avg: 351.2     median: 349 (2%)     max: 369 Seconds
min: 407     avg: 479.6     median: 477.5 (3%)     max: 537 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (12%)
min: 0.607     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (13%)     max: 0.627 sec
min: 0.598     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (13%)     max: 0.651 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 8497     avg: 8629     median: 8629 (18%)     max: 8761 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.5 s (2%)
10.5 s (2%)
10 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
24.1 s (1%)
24.1 s (1%)
23.4 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
729 s (3%)
607 s (3%)
599 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
64532 Points (66%)
34583 Points (35%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
12199 Points (42%)
min: 10904     avg: 11680     median: 11593.5 (40%)     max: 12640 Points
min: 9347     avg: 10076     median: 9601.5 (33%)     max: 11537 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
63266 Points (41%)
min: 58167     avg: 61666     median: 61529.5 (40%)     max: 65439 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
63416 Points (52%)
min: 58593     avg: 62251     median: 64060 (53%)     max: 65582 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
69343 Points (58%)
min: 61439     avg: 63513     median: 63779 (54%)     max: 65322 Points
min: 64456     avg: 68216     median: 67931 (57%)     max: 70845 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
15719 Points (40%)
min: 10548     avg: 11100     median: 11085.5 (28%)     max: 11681 Points
min: 7698     avg: 9402     median: 9475 (24%)     max: 10860 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
20613 Points (51%)
min: 17769     avg: 18033     median: 18019 (44%)     max: 18378 Points
min: 10953     avg: 13815     median: 14100 (35%)     max: 15386 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
6523 Points (35%)
min: 5496     avg: 6113     median: 6145.5 (33%)     max: 6792 Points
min: 3420     avg: 4699     median: 4722 (25%)     max: 5345 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
8930 Points (72%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory