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AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS vs AMD Ryzen 7 4980U vs AMD Ryzen 3 4300U

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 7 4980U

► remove from comparison AMD R7 4980U

The AMD Ryzen 7 4980U is a Renoir family processor designed for certain Microsoft Surface systems. 4980U has eight Zen 2 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz (base clock speed) to 4.4 GHz (Boost) with thread-doubling SMT tech enabled for a total of 16 threads. The chip is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process and partly thanks to that AMD promises a 2x improvement in performance-per-Watt over Ryzen 3000 series mobile CPUs.

Architecture

The Zen 2 microarchitecture has brought a sizeable per-thread performance boost compared to the outgoing Zen+ parts. Renoir product family is also the first to introduce 8-core ULV processors to laptop market, keeping power consumption within reasonable limits. This AMD processor family is very impressive from most perspectives. One of the disatvantages to keep in mind is the lack of PCI-Express 4 support, meaning these blazing-fast NVMe SSDs will be limited to 3.9 GB/s tops.

Ryzen 7 4980U is designed to work with quad-channel LPDDR4 memory at up to 4,267 MHz. 8 MB of Level 3 are present in this chip. The Ryzen 7 gets soldered straight to the motherboard (FP6 socket) and is thus not user-replaceable. Please go to our Renoir hub page for more information on the product family.

Performance

4980U is the fastest ULV Ryzen 4000 series model. As such, its clock speeds are 200 MHz higher (both the base and Boost) compared to the older Ryzen 7 4800U. We fully expect the new Zen 3 based Ryzen 7 5800U to be even faster thanks to the new architecture. In the meantime, 4980U proves to be nearly as fast as an i7-10870H in multi-core benchmarks while bending the knee to older Intel CPUs, such as the i5-8300H, when under single-thread load.

Graphics

In addition to its eight CPU cores, the Ryzen 7 also features the Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics adapter with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) at up to 1,950 MHz. This iGPU is compatible with FreeSync and DirectX 12 and is able to HW-decode AVC, HEVC, VP9-encoded videos (no AV1 support here). Vega 8 is capable of outputting UHD 2160p60 video signal to several monitors and, similar to Intel's Iris Xe (80 EUs), is good enough for a bit of light gaming on the go, provided one is content with sub-1080p resolutions and low/medium quailty presets.

Power Consumption

The APU has a default TDP, also known as the long-term power limit, of 15 W; much like with other Ryzen 4000U processors, AMD is fine with laptop manufacturers (Microsoft, in this case) changing that value to anything between 10 W and 25 W. The 7 nm TSMC process this Ryzen 7 is built with makes for above average energy efficiency. All in all, Ryzen 7 4980U is not just powerful; it's also anything but a power hog.

AMD Ryzen 3 4300U

► remove from comparison AMD R3 4300U

The AMD Ryzen 3 4300U is a processor for thin and light laptops based on the Renoir architecture. The 4300U integrates four cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture (quad core CPU). They are clocked at 2.7 (guaranteed base clock) to 3.7 GHz (Turbo) without SMT / Hyperthreading support (4 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 faster Ryzen 5 4000 CPUs (e.g., Ryzen 5 4600U), the Ryzen 3 only offers 4 cores and lower Turbo clock speeds.

In addition to the four CPU cores, the APU also has the Radeon RX Vega 5 integrated graphics card with 5 CUs and up to 1400 MHz. The dual channel memory controller supports DDR4-3200 and energy efficient LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Furthermore, 4 MB of Level 3 cache can be found on the chip. See our hub page on the Renoir Processors for more information.

Performance

The average 4300U in our database matches Intel Core i5-1035G4 and Core i5-11300H, both noticeably more power-hungry quad-core processors, in multi-thread performance. Technically a lower mid-range CPU, this Ryzen is light years ahead of Intel Pentiums and AMD Athlons that so many sub-US$500 laptops have.

Power consumption

The Ryzen 3 has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 15 W, a value that laptop manufacturers are free to change to anything between 10 W and 25 W with performance and clock speeds changing correspondingly. The 7 nm TSMC process this AMD APU is built with makes for very good energy efficiency.

ModelAMD Ryzen 9 4900HSAMD Ryzen 7 4980UAMD Ryzen 3 4300U
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 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS « 3 - 4.3 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H3 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores11 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS3 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 8 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U2.2 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 6 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS3 - 4.3 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U « 2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H3 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores11 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS3 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 8 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U2.2 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 6 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS3 - 4.3 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H3 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores11 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS3 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 8 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U2.2 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 6 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U « 2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Clock3000 - 4300 MHz2000 - 4400 MHz2700 - 3700 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB512 KB256 KB
L2 Cache4 MB4 MB2 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 168 / 164 / 4
TDP35 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 4000/5000) ( - 1750 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1950 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 ( - 1400 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4980UAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R3 4300U

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R9 4900HS
45.3 pt (51%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 4980U
41.7 pt (47%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R3 4300U
32.6 pt (37%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
9164 Points (15%)
3571 Points (6%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1260 Points (55%)
1074 Points (47%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
495 Points (57%)
492 Points (57%)
min: 412     avg: 420.3     median: 422 (49%)     max: 427 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
4288 Points (18%)
3453 Points (15%)
min: 1432     avg: 1537     median: 1571 (7%)     max: 1609 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1863 Points (19%)
1658 Points (17%)
min: 545     avg: 563     median: 562.5 (6%)     max: 580 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
193 Points (59%)
182 Points (55%)
min: 162.8     avg: 163.9     median: 163.9 (50%)     max: 165 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
18.2 Points (26%)
18.9 Points (27%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.2 Points (7%)
2.2 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5866 Points (48%)
5715 Points (47%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
37938 Points (43%)
35106 Points (40%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
88.2 s (1%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.3 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
236.1 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
7.4 s (4%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4548 Points (26%)
2397 Points (14%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
48577 MIPS (30%)
42368 MIPS (26%)
min: 15043     avg: 15824     median: 15824 (10%)     max: 16605 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4634 MIPS (55%)
4320 MIPS (52%)
min: 4014     avg: 4064     median: 4063.5 (49%)     max: 4113 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
106 fps (39%)
35 fps (13%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
223 fps (52%)
172.3 fps (40%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
12.2 fps (26%)
9.8 fps (21%)
min: 4.37     avg: 4.9     median: 4.9 (10%)     max: 5.36 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.2 GB/s (0%)
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.9 GB/s (0%)
0.6 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
11.2 GB/s (0%)
3.2 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
min: 1310     avg: 1414     median: 1413.5 (19%)     max: 1517 Seconds
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
297 Seconds (2%)
342 Seconds (2%)
min: 868     avg: 888     median: 887.5 (6%)     max: 907 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (14%)
min: 0.652     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (14%)     max: 0.686 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
12448 Points (26%)
6068 Points (13%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.5 s (2%)
9.6 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
21.8 s (1%)
24.8 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
547 s (2%)
758 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
57045 Points (53%)
20566 Points (19%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
15184 Points (42%)
11759 Points (32%)
6487 Points (18%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
63010 Points (41%)
57907 Points (37%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
62786 Points (52%)
63885 Points (53%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
67850 Points (57%)
66341 Points (56%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
15900 Points (40%)
10152 Points (26%)
5660 Points (14%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
21873 Points (40%)
18654 Points (34%)
8220 Points (15%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
8966 Points (44%)
5917 Points (29%)
2874 Points (14%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1218 Points (53%)
1133 Points (49%)
min: 1027     avg: 1047     median: 1046.5 (45%)     max: 1066 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
7675 Points (27%)
7156 Points (25%)
min: 3330     avg: 3439     median: 3438.5 (12%)     max: 3547 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1036 Points (5%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
3358 Points (11%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
5372 Points (55%)
4517 Points (47%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
30230 Points (34%)
13503 Points (15%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
4404 Points (68%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
12789 Points (31%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
13134 Points (23%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
4042 Points (79%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
13741 Points (22%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4291 Points (64%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
8680 Points (70%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
6660 Points (60%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
14171 Points (28%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
11775 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
11281 Points (30%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
894 ms (1%)
811 ms (1%)
min: 907     avg: 974     median: 973.5 (1%)     max: 1040 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
102.5 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
38616 Points (40%)
33152 Points (34%)
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
152.3 Points (48%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
210 Points (53%)
min: 185     avg: 194     median: 194 (49%)     max: 203 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
871 Points (34%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
104.2 Watt (18%)
33.4 Watt (6%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
104.5 Watt (22%)
31.7 Watt (7%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
17.8 Points per Watt (21%)
18.3 Points per Watt (21%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS → 100% n=15

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 7 4980U → 87% n=15

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 3 4300U → 58% n=15

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