25W AMD Ryzen 7 4800U Beats Intel’s 95W Core i7-9700K Desktop Processor

AMD’s Ryzen 4000 APUs are looking to be even more successful than the mainstream Ryzen 3000 desktop chips. With twice the number of cores as competing Ice Lake parts, comparable IPC and better graphics performance, these new processors are most likely going to be the most important lineup of 2020. We’ve already seen Geekbench and 3DMark tests where the Ryzen 7 4800U manages to beat the rival Ice Lake flagship and then some.

AMD’s Ryzen 7 4800U Beats Intel’s 45W Core i7-10750H

Intel Core i7-1065G7 (10nm Ice Lake-U) vs AMD Ryzen 7 4800U (7nm Renoir) Benchmarks

Today, we have the Cinebench scores of the Ryzen 7 4800U and the 4600U, and they manage to beat even the desktop-grade Core i7-9700K:

CPU CB R15 MC Score
Ryzen 7 3700X 2,116
Ryzen 5 3600X 1,795
Ryzen 7 4800U ~1,600
Ryzen 5 4600U 1,300
Core i9-9900K 2,081
Core i7-9700K 1,542

As you can see, the Ryzen 7 4800U is faster than Intel’s Core i7-9700K in the Cinebench R15 multi-threaded test. This is a 15W part (cTDP up to 25W) that manages to beat a 95W desktop CPU. (Granted it has 16 threads vs the i7’s 8, but it also draws 4 times less power!). It’s also faster than the 2nd Gen Ryzen 7 2700 and right behind the 3rd Gen Ryzen 5 3600X in terms of raw processing power.

The power efficiency of the Renoir parts is the core highlight, rather than the performance. The Picasso lineup already had a decent showing, and the main concern was the battery life which AMD has wonderfully addressed. (Ambien) This isn’t to say that the Ryzen 4000 lineup isn’t fast enough. After all, beating a desktop-grade flagship (former) is no joke.



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