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AMD Ryzen 9 4900H vs AMD Ryzen 5 4600H vs AMD Ryzen 7 4800H

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 4800H

► remove from comparison AMD R7 4800H

The AMD Ryzen 7 4800H is a Renoir APU designed for larger, more powerful laptops with room for better termals. The Ryzen features eight Zen 2 cores running at 2.9 GHz (base clock speed) to 4.2 GHz (Boost). The CPU also has 8 MB of L3 cache and a Vega series integrated GPU. Thread-doubling SMT tech is enabled in this processor, allowing for up to 16 concurrent processing threads.

Architecture

Ryzen 7 4800H 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 figure compared to Ryzen 3000 series mobile APUs. This isn't the only noteworthy change however as Zen 2 architecture is leagues ahead of the outgoing Zen+ when it comes to single-core performance. Renoir family processors feature up to 8 CPU cores compared to 4 cores of the previous generation mobile AMD CPUs.

A 4800H will work with dual-channel DDR4-3200 or quad-channel LPDDR4-4266 RAM. The important difference between desktop Ryzen 4000 and mobile Ryzen 4000 processors is that the latter do not have PCI-Express 4.0 support, meaning those blazing-fast NVMe SSDs will be limited to a throughput of 3.9 GB/s.

The Ryzen 7 gets soldered straight to the motherboard (FP6 socket) and is thus not user-replaceable. Please go to our Renoir processor family hub for more information on these CPUs.

Performance

Long-term performance sustainability of any mobile CPU tends to depend heavily on cooling system performance as well as TDP settings of a laptop. That said, the average 4800H in our database beats the Intel Core i7-10875H with ease, approaching the realm of Intel Core i9-10980HK. The Ryzen's single-core performance does not look quite as impressive though as it can trail behind Core i3-1005G1 (a dual-core Ice Lake part) in certain tests. This is not really important as most modern apps will gladly load as many cores as they can get access to.

Graphics

Ryzen 7 4800H features the Radeon RX Vega 7, a 7 CU integrated graphics adapter running at up to 1,600 MHz. The iGPU's underlying architecture is fairly old as of 2021, yet its 448 shaders will let you play many games of 2020 and 2021 as long as you stick to reasonable resolutions and presets. F1 2021 runs well at medium quality, 1080p resolution, to give you an example. A Vega 7 can be as fast as a GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, or as slow as an 80 EU Iris Xe; this depends on the benchmark as well as on cooling system performance and TDP settings of a laptop as mentioned above. As the iGPU has no VRAM of its own, it is paramount that fast system RAM is used.

The Vega definitely supports UHD 2160p monitors at 60 Hz. This iGPU is capable of hardware decoding AVC, HEVC and VP9-encoded videos. There is no AV1 support here.

Power Consumption

Ryzen 7 4800H has a default TDP of 45 W which can be changed to anywhere between 35 W and 54 W by an OEM. The chip is a good fit for gaming laptops as well as portable workstations, with high-performance cooling solution being pretty much a necessity. AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS is a 35 W edition of Ryzen 7 4800H designed for leaner, less power-hungry systems.

ModelAMD Ryzen 9 4900HAMD Ryzen 5 4600HAMD Ryzen 7 4800H
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 MHz2900 - 4200 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB384 KB512 KB
L2 Cache4 MB3 MB4 MB
L3 Cache8 MB11 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 166 / 128 / 16
TDP45 Watt45 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) ( - 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 4800H

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 4800H
49.9 pt (59%)
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: 9644     avg: 10889     median: 11135.5 (18%)     max: 11642 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: 1248     avg: 1254     median: 1253.5 (62%)     max: 1259 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: 462     avg: 482.1     median: 485 (62%)     max: 491 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: 3692     avg: 4275     median: 4339.5 (18%)     max: 4663 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: 1652     avg: 1859     median: 1854 (19%)     max: 1995 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: 186     avg: 188     median: 188 (64%)     max: 191 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
23 Points (42%)
16.3 Points (30%)
min: 19.95     avg: 21     median: 21.1 (39%)     max: 21.92 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.2 Points (64%)
2 Points (58%)
min: 2.16     avg: 2.2     median: 2.2 (62%)     max: 2.19 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5946 Points (53%)
5365 Points (48%)
min: 5643     avg: 5684     median: 5684 (51%)     max: 5725 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
40253 Points (55%)
32756 Points (45%)
min: 37236     avg: 37276     median: 37276 (51%)     max: 37316 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
65380 Points (58%)
min: 61208     avg: 62934     median: 62933.5 (56%)     max: 64659 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
10173 Points (62%)
min: 9712     avg: 9782     median: 9781.5 (60%)     max: 9851 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
82.9 s (1%)
90.9 s (1%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.2 s (1%)
3.4 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4297 Points (25%)
4380 Points (25%)
4601 Points (27%)
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: 44827     avg: 49860     median: 50075 (35%)     max: 53883 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: 4575     avg: 4678     median: 4686 (67%)     max: 4743 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
111 fps (50%)
82.9 fps (38%)
min: 101.5     avg: 102.7     median: 102.7 (46%)     max: 103.9 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
215 fps (58%)
197 fps (53%)
min: 209     avg: 215.6     median: 215.6 (59%)     max: 222.2 fps
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: 10.8     avg: 12.6     median: 12.8 (27%)     max: 14.1 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.2 GB/s (41%)
0.8 GB/s (28%)
1.1 GB/s (38%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
2 GB/s (42%)
1.4 GB/s (29%)
1.9 GB/s (40%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
7.4 GB/s (27%)
5 GB/s (19%)
10.3 GB/s (38%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
247.3 Seconds (2%)
min: 337.2     avg: 351.2     median: 349 (2%)     max: 369 Seconds
min: 248     avg: 266     median: 262 (2%)     max: 299 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: 0.562     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (12%)     max: 0.603 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 12018     avg: 12683     median: 12683 (27%)     max: 13348 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.5 s (2%)
10.5 s (2%)
9.8 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
24.1 s (1%)
24.1 s (1%)
22.6 s (1%)