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AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS vs AMD Ryzen 7 4980U vs AMD Ryzen 7 4700U

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 7 4700U

► remove from comparison AMD R7 4700U

The AMD Ryzen 7 4700U is a processor for thin and light laptops based on the Renoir architecture. The 4700U integrates all eight cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture. They are clocked at 2 (guaranteed base clock) to 4.1 GHz (Turbo). There is no support for the thread-doubling SMT tech. 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 R7 4800U, the 4700U offers slightly lower clock speeds and no support for SMT / Hyperthreading.

In addition to the eight CPU cores, the APU also integrates a Radeon RX Vega 7 integrated graphics card with 7 CUs and up to 1600 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.

Performance

The average 4700U in our database proves to be a rather competent little processor, exchanging shots with the much more power-hungry Intel Core i7-10750H as far as multi-thread performance is concerned. While it fails to get far enough away from Ryzen 5 4600U, this Ryzen 7 is still a good CPU for upper mid-range laptops of the thinner, lighter kind as well as high-performance mini-PCs.

Power consumption

This Ryzen 7 is a 15 W chip. However, laptop manufacturers are allowed to change the value to anything between 10 W and 25 W with clock speeds and performance changing accordingly. We are talking about the default TDP, also known as the long-term power limit, here; the processor's short-term power consumption can be much higher than that.

The fairly modern 7 nm TSMC process this CPU is manufactured on makes for above average energy efficiency.

ModelAMD Ryzen 9 4900HSAMD Ryzen 7 4980UAMD Ryzen 7 4700U
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 4700U « 2 - 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
Clock3000 - 4300 MHz2000 - 4400 MHz2000 - 4100 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L2 Cache4 MB4 MB4 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 168 / 168 / 8
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 ( - 1600 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4980UAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4700U

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 - R7 4700U
38.4 pt (43%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
9164 Points (15%)
min: 6208     avg: 7102     median: 7378 (12%)     max: 7719 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1260 Points (55%)
min: 1217     avg: 1221     median: 1220.5 (54%)     max: 1224 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
495 Points (57%)
492 Points (57%)
min: 448     avg: 466.7     median: 466 (54%)     max: 478 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
4288 Points (18%)
3453 Points (15%)
min: 2401     avg: 2698     median: 2647 (11%)     max: 3095 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1863 Points (19%)
1658 Points (17%)
min: 801     avg: 1091     median: 1094.5 (11%)     max: 1253 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
193 Points (59%)
182 Points (55%)
min: 176     avg: 180.3     median: 180 (55%)     max: 185 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
18.2 Points (26%)
18.9 Points (27%)
12.6 Points (18%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.2 Points (7%)
2.2 Points (7%)
2.1 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5866 Points (48%)
5715 Points (47%)
min: 5475     avg: 5524     median: 5524 (45%)     max: 5573 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
37938 Points (43%)
35106 Points (40%)
min: 23834     avg: 24771     median: 24770.5 (28%)     max: 25707 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
45303 Points (33%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
9491 Points (52%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
88.2 s (1%)
265.7 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.3 s (1%)
7.9 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%)
min: 3888     avg: 3963     median: 3963 (23%)     max: 4038 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
48577 MIPS (30%)
42368 MIPS (26%)
min: 26652     avg: 30273     median: 30954 (19%)     max: 33890 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4634 MIPS (55%)
4320 MIPS (52%)
min: 4208     avg: 4361     median: 4361.5 (52%)     max: 4470 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
106 fps (39%)
57.4 fps (21%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
223 fps (52%)
191.3 fps (45%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
12.2 fps (26%)
9.8 fps (21%)
min: 6.79     avg: 8.4     median: 8.4 (18%)     max: 10.1 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.571     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.708 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.9 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.929     avg: 1     median: 1 (0%)     max: 1.1 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
11.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 5     avg: 5.3     median: 5.3 (0%)     max: 5.5 GB/s
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
858 Seconds (12%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
297 Seconds (2%)
342 Seconds (2%)
min: 407     avg: 479.6     median: 477.5 (3%)     max: 537 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (14%)
min: 0.598     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (13%)     max: 0.651 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
12448 Points (26%)
min: 8497     avg: 8629     median: 8629 (18%)     max: 8761 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.5 s (2%)
9.6 s (2%)
10 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
21.8 s (1%)
24.8 s (1%)
23.4 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
547 s (2%)
758 s (3%)
599 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
57045 Points (53%)
34583 Points (32%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
15184 Points (42%)
11759 Points (32%)
min: 9347     avg: 10076     median: 9601.5 (26%)     max: 11537 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
63010 Points (41%)
min: 58167     avg: 61666     median: 61529.5 (40%)     max: 65439 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
62786 Points (52%)
min: 58593     avg: 62251     median: 64060 (53%)     max: 65582 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
67850 Points (57%)
min: 64456     avg: 68216     median: 67931 (57%)     max: 70845 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
15900 Points (40%)
10152 Points (26%)
min: 7698     avg: 9402     median: 9475 (24%)     max: 10860 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
21873 Points (40%)
18654 Points (34%)
min: 10953     avg: 13815     median: 14100 (26%)     max: 15386 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
8966 Points (44%)
5917 Points (29%)
min: 3420     avg: 4699     median: 4722 (23%)     max: 5345 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1218 Points (53%)
1133 Points (49%)
min: 1101     avg: 1134     median: 1131 (49%)     max: 1168 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
7675 Points (27%)
7156 Points (25%)
min: 4792     avg: 5630     median: 5656 (20%)     max: 6502 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1125     avg: 1140     median: 1128 (5%)     max: 1167 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 4884     avg: 5220     median: 5018 (16%)     max: 5757 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
5372 Points (55%)
min: 4560     avg: 4792     median: 4841 (50%)     max: 4974 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
30230 Points (34%)
min: 19566     avg: 21030     median: 21001 (23%)     max: 22524 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
4751 Points (74%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
19818 Points (48%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
20656 Points (37%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
4351 Points (85%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
21923 Points (34%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4611 Points (69%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
8930 Points (72%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
6857 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
21332 Points (42%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
20116 Points (40%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
16771 Points (44%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
894 ms (1%)
811 ms (1%)
min: 805     avg: 838     median: 825 (1%)     max: 954 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
90.4 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
38616 Points (40%)
min: 34607     avg: 43312     median: 43380.5 (45%)     max: 51878 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
210 Points (53%)
min: 192     avg: 205.6     median: 203 (51%)     max: 224 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
926 Points (36%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
104.2 Watt (18%)
min: 26.5     avg: 35.3     median: 28 (5%)     max: 51.4 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
104.5 Watt (22%)
min: 36.5     avg: 37.5     median: 37 (8%)     max: 39.1 Watt
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
5 Watt (13%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
17.8 Points per Watt (21%)
min: 26.9     avg: 29.6     median: 28 (32%)     max: 34 Points per Watt

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS → 100% n=22

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 7 4980U → 91% n=22

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 7 4700U → 80% n=22

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