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Intel Core i7-11800H vs AMD Ryzen 7 5800H vs Intel Core i7-11850H

Intel Core i7-11800H

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The Intel Core i7-11800H is a high-end octa-core SoC for gaming laptops and mobile workstations. It is belongs to the Tiger Lake H45 family and was announced in mid 2021. It integrates eight Willow Cove processor cores (16 threads thanks to Hyper-Threading). The base clock speed depends on the TDP setting and is 2.3 GHz at 45 W. The single core Boost can be as high as 4.6 GHz while all cores can run at up to 4.2 GHz. The CPU offers 24 MB of Level 3 cache and supports DDR4-3200 memory.

Thanks to the new Tiger Lake architecture, the i7-11800H should be similar or faster than the old Intel Core i9-10875H (Comet Lake-H, 2.3 - 5.1 GHz, 16 MB L3) in single and multi threaded performance and similar to the Ryzen 7 5800H (Zen 3, 3.2 - 4.4 GHz, 16 MB L3). Therefore, the i7 is well suited for even very demanding tasks.

The SoC also has the improved UHD Graphics iGPU with 32 EUs which is similar to the Iris Xe iGPUs.

Furthermore, Tiger Lake SoCs add PCIe 4 support (20 lanes in the H45 series), AI hardware acceleration, and the partial integration of Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 and Wi-Fi 6E in the chip.

The chip is produced on the second-gen 10 nm Intel SuperFin process that should be comparable to the 7 nm TSMC (e.g. Ryzen 4000 series). The default TDP is 45 W at 2.3 GHz base speed, at 35 Watt the base clock speed decreases to 1.9 GHz (cTDP down).

All articles on Tiger Lake can be found in our Tiger Lake architecture hub.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800H

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The AMD Ryzen 7 5800H is a high-performance octa-core processor of the Cezanne product family. It was released in Q1 2021; it is designed for use in larger laptops, primarily gaming laptops and DTRs. The Ryzen features eight SMT-enabled Zen 3 cores running at 3.2 GHz (base clock speed) to 4.4 GHz (highest Boost frequency possible) along with the Vega 8 iGPU. The chip has 16 MB of L3 cache.

Architecture

Ryzen 7 5800H is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process, just like the outgoing Ryzen 7 4800H was; both CPUs have 8 cores and 16 threads, too. The underlying microarchitecture is what makes the two vastly different as the newer Zen 3 microarchitecture brings a massive IPC improvement over Zen 2. To be specific, AMD promises an increase of up to 19%, with independent reviews pointing to a lower (but sizeable nonetheless) 12% increase.

Ryzen 5 5800H supports dual-channel DDR4-3200 and quad-channel LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Unlike the desktop-grade Ryzen 5000-series processors, Ryzen 5 5800H does not support PCI-Express 4.0, meaning NVMe SSDs will be limited to read/write rates of 3.9 GB/s.

The CPU gets soldered straight on to the motherboard (FP6 socket interface) and is thus not user-replaceable.

Performance

The Ryzen is a marvel of a processor, with its unbelievably high scores no matter the benchmark. This CPU trades blows with the likes of Core i9-10980HK and Core i9-11900H. Needless to say, a 5800H-based laptop will be able to chew through pretty much any workload imaginable for years to come.

Your mileage may vary depending on how high the Power Limits and how competent the cooling solution of a laptop are.

Graphics

In addition to its eight CPU cores, the APU has the Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics adapter. Just like the name suggests, Vega 8 features 8 Compute Units (8 x 64 = 512 unified shaders); in the case of Ryzen 7 5800H, the Vega runs at up to 2,000 MHz.

On paper, this iGPU is inferior to the 96 EU Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7. However, as is usually the case, synthetic benchmarks do not tell the entire story, as AMD's drivers are superior to those of Intel. As a result, the Vega will let you play a lot of games released in 2020 and 2021 at reasonable resolutions (up to Full HD 1080p) and Low to Medium presets. Mass Effect Legendary Edition is playable at 1080p (High), to give you an example. As the iGPU has no VRAM of its own, it is paramount that fast system RAM is used.

The graphics adapter definitely supports 2160p UHD monitors at 60 Hz. AVC, HEVC, MPEG-2, VP9-encoded videos can be hardware-decoded with the Vega but there is no AV1 support here; such a video will be software-decoded for much lower energy efficiency.

Power Consumption

Ryzen 7 5800H is a fairly energy-efficient APU thanks to the modern 7 nm manufacturing process. The APU has a default TDP (also knows as the long-term Power Limit) of 45 W that can be changed to anywhere between 35 W and 54 W by an OEM. No matter the exact value, a high-performance cooling solution is a must.

Intel Core i7-11850H

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The Intel Core i7-11800H is a high end octa core SoC for gaming laptops and mobile workstations. It is based on the Tiger Lake H45 generation and will be announced in mid 2021. It integrates eight Willow Cove processor cores (16 threads thanks to HyperThreading). The base clock speed depends on the TDP setting and at 45 Watt is at 2.4 GHz. The single core boost speed can reach up to 4.6 GHz, all cores can reach up to 4.2 GHz. The CPU offers 24 MB level 3 cache and supports DDR4-3200 memory. Compared to the slower clocked i7-11800H, the 11850H offers professional management features like Intel vPro, SIPP or TXT.

Thanks to the new Tiger Lake architecture, the i9-11850H should be similar or faster than the old Intel Core i9-10875H (Comet Lake-H, 2.3 - 5.1 GHz, 16 MB L3) in single and multi threaded performance and similar to the Ryzen 9 5800H (Zen 3, 3.2 - 4.4 GHz, 16 MB L3). Therefore, the i7 is well suited for even very demanding tasks.

The SoC also included the improved Xe graphics card called UHD graphics with all 32 EUs.

Furthermore, Tiger Lake SoCs add PCIe 4 support (20 lanes in the H45 series), AI hardware acceleration, and the partial integration of Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 and Wi-Fi 6E in the chip.

The chip is produced in the improved 10nm process (called 10nm SuperFin) at Intel, which should be comparable to the 7nm process at TSMC (e.g. Ryzen 4000 series). The default TDP is rated at 45 W at 2.4 GHz base speed, at 35 Watt the base clock speed decreases to 2 GHz (cTDP down).

All articles on Tiger Lake can be found on our Tiger Lake architecture hub.

ModelIntel Core i7-11800HAMD Ryzen 7 5800HIntel Core i7-11850H
SeriesIntel Tiger LakeAMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000)Intel Tiger Lake
CodenameTiger Lake H45Cezanne H (Zen 3)Tiger Lake H45
Series: Tiger Lake Tiger Lake H45
Intel Core i9-11980HK2.6 - 5 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Core i9-11900H2.5 - 4.9 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Core i9-11950H2.6 - 5 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Xeon W-11955M2.6 - 5 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Core i7-11850H2.5 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1624 MB
» Intel Core i7-11800H2.3 - 4.6 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Core i7-11600H2.9 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1218 MB
Intel Core i5-11500H2.9 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon W-11855M3.2 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1218 MB
Intel Core i5-11400H2.7 - 4.5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-11260H2.6 - 4.4 GHz6 / 1212 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX3.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1616 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX3.3 - 4.6 GHz8 / 1616 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS3.3 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1616 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS3.3 - 4.6 GHz8 / 1616 MB
» AMD Ryzen 7 5800H3.2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 1616 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS2.8 - 4.4 GHz8 / 1616 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H3.3 - 4.2 GHz6 / 1216 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 5600HS3 - 4.2 GHz6 / 1216 MB
Intel Core i9-11980HK2.6 - 5 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Core i9-11900H2.5 - 4.9 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Core i9-11950H2.6 - 5 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Xeon W-11955M2.6 - 5 GHz8 / 1624 MB
» Intel Core i7-11850H2.5 - 4.8 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Core i7-11800H2.3 - 4.6 GHz8 / 1624 MB
Intel Core i7-11600H2.9 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1218 MB
Intel Core i5-11500H2.9 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Xeon W-11855M3.2 - 4.8 GHz6 / 1218 MB
Intel Core i5-11400H2.7 - 4.5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-11260H2.6 - 4.4 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Clock2300 - 4600 MHz3200 - 4400 MHz2500 - 4800 MHz
L1 Cache640 KB512 KB640 KB
L2 Cache10 MB4 MB10 MB
L3 Cache24 MB16 MB24 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 168 / 168 / 16
TDP45 Watt45 Watt45 Watt
Technology10 nm7 nm10 nm
max. Temp.100 °C105 °C100 °C
SocketFCBGA1787FP6FCBGA1787
FeaturesDL Boost, GNA, Wi-Fi 6/6e, Thunderbolt 4, DDR4-3200 / LPDDR4x-4266XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTDL Boost, GNA, Wi-Fi 6/6e, Thunderbolt 4, DDR4-3200 / LPDDR4x-4266
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H) (350 - 1450 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) ( - 2000 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H) (350 - 1450 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R7 5800HIntel Tiger Lake i7-11850H

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-11800H
55.2 pt (65%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 5800H
55 pt (65%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-11850H
55.1 pt (65%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 6508     avg: 11720     median: 12197 (20%)     max: 14088 Points
min: 8812     avg: 11932     median: 12173 (20%)     max: 13214 Points
min: 9779     avg: 10857     median: 10857 (18%)     max: 11935 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1386     avg: 1499     median: 1507.5 (75%)     max: 1522 Points
min: 1294     avg: 1410     median: 1420 (71%)     max: 1441 Points
min: 1513     avg: 1533     median: 1532.5 (76%)     max: 1552 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 533     avg: 577     median: 580.5 (75%)     max: 586 Points
min: 502     avg: 550     median: 554 (71%)     max: 560 Points
min: 583     avg: 595     median: 595 (77%)     max: 607 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2498     avg: 4477     median: 4689 (20%)     max: 5408 Points
min: 3430     avg: 4616     median: 4685 (20%)     max: 5020 Points
min: 3826     avg: 4245     median: 4244.5 (18%)     max: 4663 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1342     avg: 1911     median: 1936 (20%)     max: 2173 Points
01102203304405506607708809901100121013201430154016501760187019802090Tooltip
min: 1487     avg: 1990     median: 2014 (21%)     max: 2119 Points
01102203304405506607708809901100121013201430154016501760187019802090Tooltip
min: 1547     avg: 1768     median: 1767.5 (18%)     max: 1988 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 201     avg: 225.9     median: 228 (78%)     max: 231 Points
min: 209     avg: 228.8     median: 229 (78%)     max: 234 Points
min: 232     avg: 232.5     median: 232.5 (80%)     max: 233 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 15.96     avg: 17.6     median: 17.6 (32%)     max: 19.18 Points
23.7 Points (44%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.45     avg: 2.5     median: 2.5 (72%)     max: 2.59 Points
2.8 Points (79%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
8796 Points (79%)
5981 Points (53%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
43860 Points (60%)
38261 Points (52%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 49232     avg: 53829     median: 53829 (48%)     max: 58426 Points
68452 Points (61%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 10903     avg: 11256     median: 11255.5 (69%)     max: 11608 Points
11637 Points (71%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
120.8 s (1%)
265 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
4.2 s (1%)
8.3 s (2%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
265 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
8.2 s (4%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
7925 Points (46%)
6660 Points (39%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 33718     avg: 48471     median: 49080 (35%)     max: 56758 MIPS
min: 0     avg: 52288     median: 54172 (38%)     max: 59986 MIPS
min: 44890     avg: 47721     median: 47721 (34%)     max: 50552 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5138     avg: 5498     median: 5513 (79%)     max: 5716 MIPS
min: 5038     avg: 5486     median: 5508 (79%)     max: 5632 MIPS
min: 5727     avg: 5745     median: 5744.5 (82%)     max: 5762 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
93.8 fps (42%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
247.5 fps (67%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 7.38     avg: 13.9     median: 13.9 (30%)     max: 17.4 fps