Just days after news broke about Intel’s Core i9-10980HK, an Asus laptop has been pictured sporting the Ryzen 9 4900H, AMD’s top-of-the-line Renoir mobile SKU. The ASUS TUF GAMING FA506IV was spotted by Videocardz.
This isn’t the first time a Renoir R9 APU has been spotted. Two additional Ryzen 9 parts were earlier seen, powering a Lenovo and an Asus Zephyrus laptop, respectively. This is the second Asus laptop known to feature a Ryzen 9 SKU. The 45W Ryzen 9 4900H will feature eight cores and sixteen threads, potentially offering better multi-threaded performance than Intel’s flagship desktop i7-9700K, albeit at a frugal 45W TDP.
|45W H Lineup||Cores/Threads||Base Clock||Boost Clock||L2||L3||GPU CUs||TDP|
|Ryzen 9 4900HS||8/16||2.8GHz?||4400MHz||4MB||8MB?||7CUs||35W|
|Ryzen 9 4900H||8/16||2.8GHz?||4200MHz||4MB||8MB?||7CUs||45W|
|Ryzen 7 4800H||8/ 16||2900MHz||4200MHz||4MB||8MB||7CUs||45 W|
|Ryzen 7 4800HS||8/16||2900MHz||4200MHz||4MB||8MB||7CUs||35 W|
|Ryzen 5 4600H||6/12||3000MHz||4000MHz||3MB||8MB||6CUs||45 W|
The Ryzen 9 4900H in this Asus laptop has a 4.2 GHz max boost clock. This is a bit confusing as the HS variant with a lower TDP of 35W specified a boost of 4.4GHz. It’s not clear whether this is an error or an OEM decision.
Compared to the 4800H, there might be a difference in terms of integrated graphics performance. The lower-end Ryzen 7 4800H is paired with a Vega 7 iGPU. The Ryzen 9 4900H might likely make use of the somewhat more powerful Vega 8. Information is still thin on the ground. We will keep you posted.