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AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS vs AMD Ryzen 7 4980U

AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS

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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 15 W TDP that OEMs are free to change to anywhere between 10 W to 25 W. 4980U is a good fit for ultraportable laptops but is unlikely to play well with passive cooling solutions.

ModelAMD Ryzen 9 4900HSAMD Ryzen 7 4980U
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 4980U2 - 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 4600HS compare3 - 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 4980U2 - 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 4600HS compare3 - 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 MHz2000 - 4400 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB512 KB
L2 Cache4 MB4 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 168 / 16
TDP35 Watt15 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 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1950 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4980U

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R9 4900HS
45.2 pt (50%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 4980U
41.6 pt (46%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
9164 Points (15%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1260 Points (55%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
495 Points (57%)
492 Points (57%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
4288 Points (18%)
3453 Points (15%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1863 Points (19%)
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1658 Points (17%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
193 Points (59%)
182 Points (55%)
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 (44%)
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%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
48577 MIPS (30%)
42368 MIPS (26%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4634 MIPS (55%)
4320 MIPS (52%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
106 fps (40%)
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%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.9 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
11.2 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
297 Seconds (2%)
342 Seconds (2%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (14%)
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%)
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%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
15184 Points (42%)
11759 Points (32%)
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 (35%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
8966 Points (45%)
5917 Points (30%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1218 Points (53%)
1133 Points (49%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
7675 Points (27%)
7156 Points (25%)
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%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
38616 Points (40%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
210 Points (55%)
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=22

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

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