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AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS vs AMD Ryzen 7 4980U vs AMD Ryzen 5 4680U

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 5 4680U

► remove from comparison AMD R5 4680U

The AMD Ryzen 5 4680U is a semi-custom APU of the Renoir family designed for Microsoft devices. The 4680U integrates six CPU cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture clocked at 2.2 GHz (base) to 4 GHz (Boost) with SMT support for a total 12 threads. The two advantages a 4680U has over the older Ryzen 5 4600U are its higher base clock speed and a faster iGPU.

Architecture

The chip is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process and in part thanks to this fact, AMD advertises a 2x performance per watt improvement over the 12 nm Ryzen 3000 mobile processors. The built-in dual-channel memory controller supports LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Furthermore, 8 MB of L3 cache can be found on the chip.

Just like the other mobile Ryzen 4000 CPUs, a 4680U supports PCI-Express 3.0. Please go to our Renoir processor hub page for additional information on the product family.

Performance

Multi-thread performance is most comparable to AMD Ryzen 7 4700U and Intel Core i5-10500H, the latter being a much more power-hungry CPU. This makes the Ryzen a more than decent CPU for most tasks, more demanding ones included.

Graphics

In addition to the six CPU cores, the APU also integrates a DX 12 compatible Radeon RX Vega 7 graphics adapter with 7 CUs (448 unified shaders) at up to 1,500 MHz. The Vega iGPU will have no trouble HW-decoding AVC, HEVC and VP9 videos, but the newer AV1 codec will only be decoded via software. In terms of gaming, we are looking at an MX150-level performance. Pretty much all games released in 2020 can be played on low to medium settings in 720p on this graphics adapter.

Power Consumption

This Ryzen 5 has a default TDP of 15 W (also known as the long-term power limit), a value that laptop manufacturers - Microsoft, in this case - are free to set to anything between 10 W and 25 W, with clock speeds and performance changing correspondingly. Indeed, we saw the CPU consuming roughly 23 watts when being stress tested.

The 7 nm TSMC process this Ryzen is built with makes for very, very decent energy efficiency.

ModelAMD Ryzen 9 4900HSAMD Ryzen 7 4980UAMD Ryzen 5 4680U
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 4680U « 2.2 - 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
Clock3000 - 4300 MHz2000 - 4400 MHz2200 - 4000 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB512 KB384 KB
L2 Cache4 MB4 MB3 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 168 / 166 / 12
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 7 ( - 1500 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4980UAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4680U

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 - R5 4680U
37.7 pt (42%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
9164 Points (15%)
7073 Points (12%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1260 Points (55%)
1163 Points (51%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
495 Points (57%)
492 Points (57%)
451 Points (52%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
4288 Points (18%)
3453 Points (15%)
2478 Points (11%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1863 Points (19%)
1658 Points (17%)
1291 Points (13%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
193 Points (59%)
182 Points (55%)
170 Points (52%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
18.2 Points (26%)
18.9 Points (27%)
15.6 Points (22%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.2 Points (7%)
2.2 Points (7%)
2 Points (6%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5866 Points (48%)
5715 Points (47%)
5301 Points (43%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
37938 Points (43%)
35106 Points (40%)
31826 Points (36%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
88.2 s (1%)
248.6 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.3 s (1%)
8.2 s (2%)
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%)
3576 Points (21%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
48577 MIPS (30%)
42368 MIPS (26%)
32745 MIPS (20%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4634 MIPS (55%)
4320 MIPS (52%)
4077 MIPS (49%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
106 fps (39%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
223 fps (52%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
12.2 fps (26%)
9.8 fps (21%)
7.7 fps (16%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.2 GB/s (0%)
1.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.9 GB/s (0%)
1.4 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
11.2 GB/s (0%)
8.3 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
297 Seconds (2%)
342 Seconds (2%)
458 Seconds (3%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (14%)
0.7 sec (15%)
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%)
9.6 s (2%)
10.5 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
21.8 s (1%)
24.8 s (1%)
24.6 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
547 s (2%)
758 s (3%)
581 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
57045 Points (53%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
15184 Points (42%)
11759 Points (32%)
10051 Points (28%)
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%)
10152 Points (26%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
21873 Points (40%)
18654 Points (34%)
16642 Points (31%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
8966 Points (44%)
5917 Points (29%)
5067 Points (25%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1218 Points (53%)
1133 Points (49%)
1078 Points (47%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
7675 Points (27%)
7156 Points (25%)
5785 Points (20%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
5372 Points (55%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
30230 Points (34%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
894 ms (1%)
811 ms (1%)
877 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
38616 Points (40%)
47184 Points (49%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
210 Points (53%)
198 Points (50%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
104.2 Watt (18%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
104.5 Watt (22%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
17.8 Points per Watt (21%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS → 100% n=21

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 7 4980U → 92% n=21

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 4680U → 83% n=21

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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