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Rare AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS runs as fast as some 10th gen Core i9-10980HK laptops and at a lower TDP

Rare AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS runs as fast as some 10th gen Core i9-10980HK laptops and at a lower TDP (Image source: Asus)
Rare AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS runs as fast as some 10th gen Core i9-10980HK laptops and at a lower TDP (Image source: Asus)
Our first in-house Ryzen 7 4800HS benchmarks are in and they show much of an advantage AMD has over Intel in terms of performance-per-watt with its 7 nm Zen 2 Renoir series.

Much like how the 35 W Ryzen 9 4900HS is the slightly slower version of the 45 W Ryzen 9 4900H, the 35 W Ryzen 7 4800HS is the slightly slower version of the 45 W Ryzen 7 4800H. AMD introduced the HS series specifically for smaller chassis designs like the Asus Zephyrus G14 while larger laptops like the Asus ROG G703 can utilize the full-power H series.

Based on our time with one of the first Ryzen 7 4800HS laptops available (Asus ROG G15 GA502IU), raw processor performance is impressive at only about 10 to 12 percent slower than the average Ryzen 7 4800H in multi-threaded loads. When considering that the 4800H is already outstanding, this puts the 4800HS on equal footing to many pricier 10th gen Comet Lake-H laptops running on the Core i9-10980HK like the Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS or MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS. The performance-per-watt and performance-per-dollar advantages of the 7 nm Zen 2 HS series against 14 nm Comet Lake-H shouldn't be overlooked.

As great as the Ryzen 7 4800HS may be, however, its main drawback is that it's a drop in the bucket when compared to the handful of Core i7 and Core i9 laptops users can already choose from. OEMs have been slow to adopt AMD Ryzen CPUs for their gaming laptops likely because to create such SKUs would require major internal changes to existing motherboards and software. In contrast, updating existing SKUs running on 9th gen Intel CPUs to 10th gen Intel CPUs would be a more straightforward process.

For now, users don't have much of an option outside of the mid-range Asus GA502IU if they want a Ryzen 7 4800HS laptop.

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Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, R7 4800HS, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1634 (1595.85-1741.4)
Alienware m17 R3 P45E GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, 2x Micron 2200S 512 GB (RAID 0); CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1826 (1770.85-1836.46)
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, i9-10980HK, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1668 (1647.11-1843.74)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 15 G532LWS GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, 2x Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8 (RAID 0); CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1622 (1604.75-1733.1)
Asus Strix Scar 17 G732LXS GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, 2x Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8 (RAID 0); CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1587 (1552.73-1737.47)
Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 GX550LXS GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK, 2x Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR (RAID 0); CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1560 (1527.18-1799.01)
MSI GE66 Raider 10SFS GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile, i9-10980HK, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1610 (1581.15-1708.45)
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1541 (1518.31-1635.12)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (3839 - 4663, n=13)
4285 Points ∼100% +11%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (3539 - 4487, n=8)
3907 Points ∼91% +1%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
3869 Points ∼90%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (2800 - 4176, n=25)
3507 Points ∼82% -9%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (456 - 511, n=25)
487 Points ∼100% +1%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (465 - 500, n=8)
485 Points ∼100% +1%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
482 Points ∼99%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (462 - 491, n=12)
480 Points ∼99% 0%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (1674 - 1995, n=16)
1857 Points ∼100% +14%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (1614 - 1862, n=10)
1744 Points ∼94% +7%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
1634.29 (1595.85min - 1741.4max) Points ∼88%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (1111 - 1833, n=32)
1577 Points ∼85% -4%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (201 - 219, n=10)
208 Points ∼100% +12%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (190 - 214, n=30)
204 Points ∼98% +10%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (186 - 189, n=12)
188 Points ∼90% +1%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
186 Points ∼89%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (259 - 386, n=23)
318 Seconds * ∼100% -12%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
284 Seconds * ∼89%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (239 - 295, n=8)
279 Seconds * ∼88% +2%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (248 - 299, n=10)
266 Seconds * ∼84% +6%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (5071 - 5780, n=24)
5360 MIPS ∼100% +15%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (5081 - 5525, n=8)
5353 MIPS ∼100% +15%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (4575 - 4725, n=10)
4664 MIPS ∼87% 0%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
4655 MIPS ∼87%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (44827 - 53883, n=10)
49281 MIPS ∼100% +2%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
48392 MIPS ∼98%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (43786 - 48730, n=8)
46539 MIPS ∼94% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (33674 - 49474, n=24)
43106 MIPS ∼87% -11%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (1283 - 1401, n=7)
1343 Points ∼100% +13%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (1233 - 1371, n=22)
1302 Points ∼97% +10%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
1188 Points ∼88%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (1154 - 1207, n=11)
1183 Points ∼88% 0%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (7634 - 8666, n=7)
8249 Points ∼100% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (6988 - 8620, n=22)
7764 Points ∼94% +1%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
7682 Points ∼93%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (5920 - 8672, n=11)
7567 Points ∼92% -1%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (12.2 - 14.6, n=8)
12.9 fps ∼100% +8%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (10.8 - 14.1, n=10)
12.4 fps ∼96% +3%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
12 fps ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (10.1 - 14.1, n=20)
11.8 fps ∼91% -2%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (28.6 - 95.8, n=10)
65.3 s * ∼100% -15%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
56.7 s * ∼87%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (44 - 54.8, n=8)
50.4 s * ∼77% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (30.2 - 84.3, n=23)
50.4 s * ∼77% +11%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
  (0.568 - 0.603, n=10)
0.583 sec * ∼100% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (0.546 - 0.662, n=22)
0.582 sec * ∼100% -0%
Asus Zephyrus G15 GA502IU-ES76
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS
0.58 sec * ∼99%
Average Intel Core i9-10980HK
  (0.564 - 0.596, n=8)
0.577 sec * ∼99% +1%

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Allen Ngo, 2020-09- 8 (Update: 2020-09- 8)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.