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AMD Ryzen 9 4900H vs AMD Ryzen 7 4800H vs AMD Ryzen 7 4800U

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 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.

AMD Ryzen 7 4800U

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The AMD Ryzen 7 4800U is a processor for thin and light laptops based on the Renoir architecture. The 4800U integrates all eight cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture. They are clocked at 1.8 (guaranteed base clock) to 4.2 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. Compared to the similar named Ryzen 7 4800H, the 4800U offers a lower TDP (15 versus 45 Watt) and base clock (1.8 versus 2.9 GHz).

According to AMD, the Ryzen 7 4800U is 4% faster in Cinebench R20 single thread test and 90 % faster in the multithreaded test compared to the fast Intel Core i7-1065G7 (Ice Lake, 4 cores, 3.9 GHz). This means the CPU should be one of the fastest processors in the 15 Watt TDP range and well suited for demanding tasks. The sustained performance however ist strongly depending on the cooling system and the TDP settings of the laptop.

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 1750 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 7 4800HAMD Ryzen 7 4800U
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 MHz2900 - 4200 MHz1800 - 4200 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L2 Cache4 MB4 MB4 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 168 / 168 / 16
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 7 ( - 1600 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) ( - 1750 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4800HAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4800U

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 - R7 4800H
49.9 pt (59%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 4800U
45.6 pt (54%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 11416     avg: 11604     median: 11604 (19%)     max: 11792 Points
min: 9644     avg: 10889     median: 11135.5 (18%)     max: 11642 Points
min: 7558     avg: 8565     median: 8376 (14%)     max: 9762 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1290     avg: 1294     median: 1294 (64%)     max: 1298 Points
min: 1248     avg: 1254     median: 1253.5 (62%)     max: 1259 Points
min: 1231     avg: 1235     median: 1235 (61%)     max: 1240 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 482     avg: 493.5     median: 493.5 (64%)     max: 505 Points
min: 462     avg: 482.1     median: 485 (62%)     max: 491 Points
min: 474     avg: 480.5     median: 480 (62%)     max: 488 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 4233     avg: 4409     median: 4409 (19%)     max: 4585 Points
min: 3692     avg: 4275     median: 4339.5 (18%)     max: 4663 Points
min: 2943     avg: 3178     median: 3230.5 (14%)     max: 3306 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: 1652     avg: 1859     median: 1854 (19%)     max: 1995 Points
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min: 1281     avg: 1444     median: 1411 (15%)     max: 1639 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 192     avg: 193     median: 193 (66%)     max: 194 Points
min: 186     avg: 188     median: 188 (64%)     max: 191 Points
min: 182     avg: 184     median: 183 (63%)     max: 187 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
23 Points (42%)
min: 19.95     avg: 21     median: 21.1 (39%)     max: 21.92 Points
17.8 Points (33%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.2 Points (64%)
min: 2.16     avg: 2.2     median: 2.2 (62%)     max: 2.19 Points
2.2 Points (61%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5946 Points (53%)
min: 5643     avg: 5684     median: 5684 (51%)     max: 5725 Points
5690 Points (51%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
40253 Points (55%)
min: 37236     avg: 37276     median: 37276 (51%)     max: 37316 Points
33649 Points (46%)
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%)
99.5 s (1%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.2 s (1%)
3.4 s (1%)
3.6 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4297 Points (25%)
4601 Points (27%)
3881 Points (22%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
48976 MIPS (35%)
min: 44827     avg: 49860     median: 50075 (35%)     max: 53883 MIPS
min: 38654     avg: 41192     median: 40117 (28%)     max: 44804 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4727 MIPS (68%)
min: 4575     avg: 4678     median: 4686 (67%)     max: 4743 MIPS
min: 4420     avg: 4486     median: 4436 (64%)     max: 4603 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
111 fps (50%)
min: 101.5     avg: 102.7     median: 102.7 (46%)     max: 103.9 fps
88.5 fps (40%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
215 fps (58%)
min: 209     avg: 215.6     median: 215.6 (59%)     max: 222.2 fps
196.1 fps (53%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
12.9 fps (28%)
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min: 10.8     avg: 12.6     median: 12.8 (27%)     max: 14.1 fps
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min: 9.48     avg: 10.2     median: 10.4 (22%)     max: 10.77 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.2 GB/s (41%)
1.1 GB/s (38%)
1.1 GB/s (38%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
2 GB/s (42%)
1.9 GB/s (40%)
1.5 GB/s (31%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
7.4 GB/s (27%)
10.3 GB/s (38%)
10.2 GB/s (38%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
247.3 Seconds (2%)
min: 248     avg: 266     median: 262 (2%)     max: 299 Seconds
min: 322     avg: 345.3     median: 340 (2%)     max: 374 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (12%)
min: 0.562     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (12%)     max: 0.603 sec
min: 0.576     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (13%)     max: 0.613 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 12018     avg: 12683     median: 12683 (27%)     max: 13348 Points
10227 Points (22%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.5 s (2%)
9.8 s (2%)
9.7 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
24.1 s (1%)
22.6 s (1%)
22.9 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
729 s (3%)
564 s (3%)
585 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
64532 Points (66%)
min: 51446     avg: 57673     median: 57672.5 (59%)     max: 63899 Points
50726 Points (52%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
12199 Points (42%)
min: 11401     avg: 14657     median: 15160 (53%)     max: 15838 Points
min: 11658     avg: 12133     median: 12201 (42%)     max: 12541 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
63266 Points (41%)
min: 60191     avg: 61331     median: 61331 (39%)     max: 62471 Points
58600 Points (38%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
63416 Points (52%)
min: 59769     avg: 62130     median: 62130 (51%)     max: 64491 Points
58705 Points (49%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
69343 Points (58%)
min: 65802     avg: 66827     median: 67127 (57%)     max: 67553 Points
67233 Points (57%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
15719 Points (40%)
min: 13135     avg: 15479     median: 15669 (40%)     max: 16818 Points
min: 11486     avg: 13163     median: 13102 (33%)     max: 14901 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
20613 Points (51%)
min: 19980     avg: 21647     median: 21847 (54%)     max: 22687 Points
min: 16762     avg: 18139     median: 17885 (44%)     max: 19769 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
6523 Points (35%)
min: 6255     avg: 8706     median: 8925 (48%)     max: 9631 Points
min: 6229     avg: 6498     median: 6514 (35%)     max: 6750 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
5287 Points (61%)
min: 4808     avg: 4950     median: 4949.5 (57%)     max: 5091 Points
min: 4919     avg: 4963     median: 4963 (57%)     max: 5007 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
28402 Points (35%)
min: 23108     avg: 26453     median: 26453 (33%)     max: 29798 Points
min: 27166     avg: 27287     median: 27286.5 (34%)     max: 27407 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1237 Points (63%)
min: 1177     avg: 1184     median: 1184 (60%)     max: 1191 Points
1162 Points (59%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
7624 Points (24%)
min: 6027     avg: 7108     median: 7108 (22%)     max: 8189 Points
7298 Points (23%)
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1230     avg: 1232     median: 1231.5 (60%)     max: 1233 Points
min: 1154     avg: 1188     median: 1191 (58%)     max: 1207 Points