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AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS vs AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS

AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS

► remove from comparison AMD R9 4900HS

The AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS is a mobile SoC for big laptops based on the Renoir architecture. The 4900HS integrates all eight cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture. They are clocked at 3 (guaranteed base clock) to 4.3 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 4900HS is only slightly faster than the Ryzen 7 4800HS. The CPU is clocked 100 MHz (base and boost) 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 4900HS should be able to handle all demanding tasks and gaming. Compared to the similar named 45W-version, the Ryzen 9 4900H, the 4900HS is differs in 100 MHz boost and 300 MHz base clock.

In addition to the eight CPU cores, the APU also integrates a Radeon RX Vega 7 integrated graphics card with most likely 7 CUs. 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 35 Watt (default). That means the chip is intended for big and relatively heavy laptops. The Ryzen 7 4900HS is the 35 Watt version of the R9 4900H with a 10 Watt lower TDP.

AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS

► remove from comparison AMD R5 4600HS

The AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS is a mobile SoC for big laptops based on the Renoir architecture. The 4600HS 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. Compared to the similar named Ryzen 5 4600H, the 4600HS is the power efficient version with a TDP of 35 Watt (10 Watt less).

Due to the two deactivated cores and the slower Turbo clock speed, the Ryzen 5 4600HS should be significantly slower than the Ryzen 7 4800HS. 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 35 Watt (default). Although the TDP is 10 Watt lower than the Ryzen 5 4600H, the chip is still intended for big and relatively heavy laptops. 

ModelAMD Ryzen 9 4900HSAMD Ryzen 5 4600HS
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 4900H compare3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
» AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS3 - 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 4600HS3 - 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 4500U compare2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 68 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 46 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H compare3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS3 - 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 4600HS3 - 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 4500U compare2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 68 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 46 MB
Clock3000 - 4300 MHz3000 - 4000 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB384 KB
L2 Cache4 MB3 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 166 / 12
TDP35 Watt35 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 4000/5000) ( - 1750 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1500 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4600HS

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R9 4900HS
49.9 pt (59%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
495 Points (64%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
4288 Points (18%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1863 Points (19%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
193 Points (66%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
18.2 Points (34%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.2 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5866 Points (52%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
37938 Points (52%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
88.2 s (1%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.3 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4548 Points (26%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
48577 MIPS (34%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4634 MIPS (66%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
106 fps (48%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
223 fps (61%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
12.2 fps (26%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.2 GB/s (41%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.9 GB/s (40%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
11.2 GB/s (41%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
297 Seconds (2%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
12448 Points (26%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.5 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
21.8 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
547 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
57045 Points (58%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
15184 Points (53%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
63010 Points (41%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
62786 Points (52%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
67850 Points (57%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
15900 Points (40%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
21873 Points (54%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
8966 Points (48%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1218 Points (60%)
1100 Points (54%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
7675 Points (27%)
6345 Points (22%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
5372 Points (62%)
4630 Points (53%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
30230 Points (37%)
20170 Points (25%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
894 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
38616 Points (40%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
104.2 Watt (18%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
104.5 Watt (28%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
17.8 Points per Watt (21%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS → 100% n=4

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS → 81% n=4

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