AMD announced two new laptop CPUs this morning: the Ryzen 9 4900H and the 4900HS.
The chips are the top-performing members of AMD’s new 4000 mobile series, which is based on the company’s 7nm Zen 2 architecture, and they aim to take on Intel’s Core i9 laptop line.
At CES AMD introduced our brand new AMD Ryzen 4000 H-Series Mobile Processors, the world’s first 7nm x86 mobile gaming processors, headlined by the Ryzen 7 4800H with 8 cores and 16 threads.
AMD believes that the Ryzen 7 4800H is one of the best gaming notebook processors today beating the i9-9880H in 3DMark Fire Strike Physics (a proxy for how the CPU impacts gaming performance) and content creation applications like Cinebench R20 nT.
AMD today announced the AMD Ryzen 9 4900H mobile gaming processor.
|Ryzen 9 4900H||8 / 16||3.3 GHz||4.4 GHz||4 MB||8 MB||8 / 1750 MHz||45 W|
|Ryzen 9 4900HS||8 / 16||3.0 GHz||4.3 GHz||4 MB||8 MB||8 / 1750 MHz||35 W|
|Ryzen 7 4800H||8 / 16||2.9 GHz||4.2 GHz||4 MB||8 MB||7 / 1600 MHz||45 W|
|Ryzen 7 4800HS||8 / 16||2.9 GHz||4.2 GHz||4 MB||8 MB||7 / 1600 MHz||35 W|
|Ryzen 5 4600H||6 / 12||3.0 GHz||4.0 GHz||3 MB||8 MB||6 / 1500 MHz||45 W|
|Ryzen 5 4600HS||6 / 12||3.0 GHz||4.0 GHz||3 MB||8 MB||6 / 1500 MHz||35 W|
|Ryzen 7 4800U||8 / 16||1.8 GHz||4.2 GHz||4 MB||8 MB||8 / 1750 MHz||15 W|
|Ryzen 7 4700U||8 / 8||2.0 GHz||4.1 GHz||4 MB||8 MB||7 / 1600 MHz||15 W|
|Ryzen 5 4600U||6 / 12||2.1 GHz||4.0 GHz||3 MB||8 MB||6 / 1500 MHz||15 W|
|Ryzen 5 4500U||6 / 6||2.3 GHz||4.0 GHz||3 MB||8 MB||6 / 1500 MHz||15 W|
|Ryzen 3 4300U||4 / 4||2.7 GHz||3.7 GHz||2 MB||4 MB||5 / 1400 MHz||15 W|
The Ryzen 9 4900H pulls out all the stops for gaming notebooks: up to a 4.4GHz boost clock, a high 3.3GHz base clock, 8 cores and 16 threads, 45W TDP, and 7nm power efficiency.
AMD said that the 4900HS will appear in Asus’ 14-inch ROG Zephyrus G14, which weighs just over 3.5 pounds. Asus is marketing the model as “the world’s most powerful 14-inch gaming laptop.”
The 35W 4900HS offers an eight-core, 16-thread design and 3.0 GHz clock speeds that can boost up to 4.3 GHz. The 45W 4900H has a 3.3 GHz base with a boost up to 4.4 GHz.
AMD promises that its new chips deliver superior performance to that of their Intel competitors. In AMD’s own testing, the 4900HS outperformed Intel’s Core i9-9880H by 28% on Cinebench R20, 23% on video transcoding, 56% on image rendering, and 32% on audio encoding. The i9 won out by 8% on PCMark 10 DCC, which measures overall system performance for content creation. No public benchmarks for the 4900H as of yet.
AMD also claims the 4900HS, paired with a Nvidia RTX 2060 Max-Q GPU, can surpass 60 frames per second on a number of AAA titles, including Rise of the Tomb Raider (104 FPS), Hitman (90 FPS), and Far Cry 5 (90 FPS).
Both chips will be able to make use of AMD’s SmartShift feature, which enables the system to shift power between the CPU and GPU to optimize for games of different intensities.