AMD launched the Ryzen 4000 APU lineup at CES 2020 challenging Intel’s dominance in the mobility segment. Based on the 7nm Zen 2 architecture, the Ryzen 4000 or Renoir APUs pack as many as 8 cores and 16 threads, running at 4GHz+. Paired with Radeon Vega graphics, these chips are going to be some of the fastest and most efficient mobile processors we’ve ever seen.
|AMD Ryzen™ 7 4800H||8C/16T||45W||4.2/2.9 GHz||Radeon™ Vega 7|
|AMD Ryzen™ 5 4600H||6C/12T||45W||4.0/3.0 GHz||Radeon™ Vega 6|
|AMD Ryzen™ 7 4800U||8C/16T||15W||4.2/1.8 GHz||Radeon™ Vega 8|
|AMD Ryzen™ 7 4700U||8C/8T||15W||4.1/2.0 GHz||Radeon™ Vega 7|
|AMD Ryzen™ 5 4600U||6C/12T||15W||4.0/2.1 GHz||Radeon™ Vega 6|
|AMD Ryzen™ 5 4500U||6C/6T||15W||4.0/2.3 GHz||Radeon™ Vega 6|
|AMD Ryzen™ 3 4300U||4C/4T||15W||3.7/2.7 GHz||Radeon™ Vega 5|
Intel’s 10th Gen mobile lineup is two-pronged. You’ve got the older 14nm based Comet Lake parts and the newer 10nm Ice Lake CPUs (featuring the Gen11 iGPU). While the latter is by far much superior, thanks to poor yields and production limitations, they are still limited to quad-core chips. Comet Lake does have hex-core and possibly octa-core designs but at the end of the day, like the 8th and 9th Gen lineups, it’s another rebrand. The hex-core i7s and i9s run hot and throttle hard, minimizing the advantage of the higher core counts and clocks.
In a 3DMark benchmark leaked today, we have a Ryzen 7 4800H system paired with a Radeon RX 5600M. It handily crushes an Intel Core i7-10750H paired with a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. As per rumors, the Core i7-10750H is going to be a hex-core CPU with a boost clock of up to 5GHz. However, seeing that the Core i7-9750H barely manages to run at its 4.50GHz boost, that is highly unlikely. Only a few select devices with water-based cooling, weighing 2-4 kgs will be able to deliver that kind of clocks.
The best part is that the AMD system is almost 10% faster in both the physics and graphics tests. Furthermore, it even manages to beat the octa-core Intel Core i9-9880H/NVIDIA RTX 2060 combo. Although the results are quite close, this proves that the Radeon RX 5600M will perform on par with the RTX 2060. This is quite impressive. I’m hoping the desktop RX 5600 XT offers a similar kind of performance. That would really kick NVIDIA where it hurts.
Although we already have the RX 5600 XT on hand, till the embargo lifts (21st Jan), we can’t share any solid numbers. Don’t worry though, not much time left. Cheers!