AMD’s next-gen Ryzen 7000 “Dragon Range” processors are shaping up to be the superior gaming chips for notebook users. Despite featuring fewer cores overall, they are faster than Intel’s Raptor Lake-HX parts and offer a longer battery life (better power efficiency). We have already reported on the Ryzen 9 7945HX in the past. The Dragon Range flagship is over 20% faster than the Core i9-13950HX in the Cinebench R23 multi-threaded benchmark while offering an average of 10% better gaming performance.
With Precision Boost Overdrive enabled, the performance increases quite substantially. In Cinebench R23 nT, the Ryzen 9 7945HX scores 37,046 points, a gain of 3,000 over the stock chip. Its lead over the Intel Core i9-13950HX grows to 32% with PBO enabled, almost leveling with the desktop Ryzen 9 7950X.
Precision Boost Overdrive increases the all-core boost clock by increasing the power limit of the boosting algorithm. The peak boost clocks aren’t increased, but the clock residency and the all-core boost clocks for heavily threaded loads are raised for enhanced performance in content creation workloads.