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

► remove from comparison AMD R7 4800U

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).

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U

► remove from comparison AMD R5 4500U

The AMD Ryzen 5 4500U is an upper mid-range, hexa-core processor of the Renoir product family. The APU was unveiled in H1 2020; it is designed for use in thinner, lighter laptops. Its six Zen 2 CPU cores run at 2.3 GHz (base clock speed) to 4.0 GHz (highest Boost frequency possible). Ryzen 5 4500U features the Vega 6 iGPU.

The sole advantage of Ryzen 5 4600U over Ryzen 5 4500U is the thread-doubling SMT technology support. The former has SMT while the latter does not.

Architecture

Zen 2 is a resounding success, delivering massive improvements over outgoing Zen Plus-based processors. Ryzen 5 4500U is manufactured on the cutting-edge 7 nm TSMC process; it is compatible with dual-channel DDR4-3200 or quad-channel LPDDR4-4266 memory. This processor has 8 MB of Level 3 cache.

While the APU uses Zen 2 cores just like the desktop-grade Ryzen 3000-series processors do, Ryzen 7 3800XT included, it does does not have PCI-Express 4.0 support. It does feature several PCI-Express 3.0 lanes for connecting discrete graphics cards, SSDs and other devices. Four PCI-Express 3.0 lanes allow for read/write rates of up to 3.9 GB/s provided a suitably fast NVMe SSD is used.

Ryzen 5 4500U gets soldered permanently on to the motherboard (FP6 socket interface) and is anything but user-replaceable.

Performance

The average Ryzen 5 4500U in our database outpaces Intel's Core i7-1065G7 (4 cores; up to 3.9 GHz), the fastest consumer-level Ice Lake-U family processor, by a comfortable margin while understandably being noticeably slower than the octa-core Ryzen 7 4700U and Ryzen 7 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.

Your mileage may vary depending on how high the Power Limits and how competent the cooling solution of a laptop are.

Graphics

Just like its name suggests, the Radeon RX Vega 6 graphics adapter has 6 Compute Units (6 x 64 = 384 unified shaders). In the case of Ryzen 5 4500U, this graphics adapter runs at up to 1,500 MHz. The iGPU definitely supports UHD 2160p monitors at 60 Hz; it will have no trouble HW-decoding HEVC, AVC, VP9, MPEG-2 and other widespread video codecs. AV1 is not supported though; such a video will have to be software-decoded for much lower energy efficiency.

Vega 6 will let you play many titles of 2020 and 2021 as long as you stick to low settings and low resolutions. F1 2021 (720p, Low) runs at 32 fps; Outriders (720p, Low) runs at 27 fps, 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

Laptop-grade Ryzen 4000-series processors are rather energy-efficient thanks to the cutting-edge 7 nm process and the mature architecture. Ryzen 5 4500U has a default TDP (also known as the long-term Power Limit) 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 7 4800UAMD Ryzen 5 4500U
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 MHz1800 - 4200 MHz2300 - 4000 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB512 KB384 KB
L2 Cache4 MB4 MB3 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 168 / 166 / 6
TDP45 Watt15 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 8 (Ryzen 4000) ( - 1750 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1500 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4800UAMD 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 - R7 4800U
45.6 pt (54%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R5 4500U
39.5 pt (46%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 11416     avg: 11604     median: 11604 (19%)     max: 11792 Points
min: 7558     avg: 8565     median: 8376 (14%)     max: 9762 Points
5920 Points (10%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1290     avg: 1294     median: 1294 (64%)     max: 1298 Points
min: 1231     avg: 1235     median: 1235 (61%)     max: 1240 Points
1152 Points (57%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 482     avg: 493.5     median: 493.5 (64%)     max: 505 Points
min: 474     avg: 480.5     median: 480 (62%)     max: 488 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: 2943     avg: 3178     median: 3230.5 (14%)     max: 3306 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: 1281     avg: 1444     median: 1411 (15%)     max: 1639 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: 182     avg: 184     median: 183 (63%)     max: 187 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%)
17.8 Points (33%)
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%)
2.2 Points (61%)
min: 2.02     avg: 2     median: 2 (58%)     max: 2.04 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5946 Points (53%)
5690 Points (51%)
min: 5319     avg: 5337     median: 5337 (48%)     max: 5355 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
40253 Points (55%)
33649 Points (46%)
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%)
99.5 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%)
3.6 s (1%)
min: 5.7     avg: 7.8     median: 8.3 (2%)     max: 9.48 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4297 Points (25%)
3881 Points (22%)
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: 38654     avg: 41192     median: 40117 (28%)     max: 44804 MIPS
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: 4420     avg: 4486     median: 4436 (64%)     max: 4603 MIPS
min: 4235     avg: 4290     median: 4288 (61%)     max: 4338 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
111 fps (50%)
88.5 fps (40%)
59.3 fps (27%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
215 fps (58%)
196.1 fps (53%)
210 fps (57%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
12.9 fps (28%)
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min: 9.48     avg: 10.2     median: 10.4 (22%)     max: 10.77 fps
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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%)
1.1 GB/s (38%)
min: 0.511     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (18%)     max: 0.541 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
2 GB/s (42%)
1.5 GB/s (31%)
min: 0.865     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (19%)     max: 0.922 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
7.4 GB/s (27%)
10.2 GB/s (38%)
4.9 GB/s (18%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
247.3 Seconds (2%)
min: 322     avg: 345.3     median: 340 (2%)     max: 374 Seconds
min: 533     avg: 603     median: 584 (4%)     max: 748 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (12%)
min: 0.576     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (13%)     max: 0.613 sec
min: 0.614     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (14%)     max: 0.654 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
10227 Points (22%)
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%)
9.7 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%)
22.9 s (1%)
24 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
729 s (3%)
585 s (3%)
min: 620     avg: 622     median: 622 (3%)     max: 624 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
64532 Points (66%)
50726 Points (52%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
12199 Points (42%)
min: 11658     avg: 12133     median: 12201 (42%)     max: 12541 Points
min: 7061     avg: 8121     median: 8095 (28%)     max: 8704 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
63266 Points (41%)
58600 Points (38%)
min: 61260     avg: 63475     median: 63892 (41%)     max: 65272 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
63416 Points (52%)
58705 Points (49%)
min: 57910     avg: 62775     median: 63587.5 (53%)     max: 66013 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
69343 Points (58%)
67233 Points (57%)
min: 68588     avg: 69178     median: 69062 (58%)     max: 69884 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics