Highly anticipated: Just a fortnight after its announcement, AMD’s new flagship cellular half is showing in a smattering of on-line benchmarks. The Ryzen 9 4900HS is persistently proving itself the equal of the desktop Ryzen 5 3600, whereas being nimble sufficient to slot in a 35W TDP. Seems to be one spectacular chip.

The upcoming Ryzen 9 4900HS, and its non-HS companion, are the crowning jewels of the 4000-series APUs. Their CPU element has Eight cores and 16 threads, and their GPU half wields eight compute models or 512 shaders. The HS mannequin works inside a 35W energy price range to achieve most clock speeds of 4.Three GHz atop a base clock of three.zero GHz; the non-HS mannequin sits at round 45W and has a base clock of three.Three GHz boosting to 4.Four GHz. Both their GPUs function at 1750 MHz for nearly two teraflops of graphics efficiency.

The 4900HS has been popping up fairly often these days, showing in six completely different benchmarks. Two should be discarded on account of obvious inconsistencies, so we’re left with 4 to mull over: a 3DMark Fire Strike run, two Geekbench 4 entries, and a Userbenchmark trial.

The most blatant level of reference for the 4900HS can be present cellular {hardware}, however AMD has by no means launched something on this market section earlier than. So as a substitute we’ll pit it towards the half it performs most much like, the hexa-core Ryzen 5 3600. As you’re seemingly conscious, that is our advice for the most effective all-round worth desktop CPU.

For the 3600’s outcomes, we’ve used the common for Fire Strike and Userbenchmark public outcomes, and the median for Geekbench 4. All the outcomes are in ‘factors’ the place greater is best.

  Ryzen 9 4900HS Ryzen 5 3600 Performance
Fire Strike    
Physics 21 289 19 192 +11%
Geekbench 4    
Single-Core 5 309 5 478 -3%
Multi-Core 30 047 27 539 +9%
Userbenchmark    
Single-Core 140 129 +9%
Dual-Core 276 255 +8%
Quad-Core 546 486 +12%

The baseline for relative efficiency values expressed as a share within the rightmost column is the Ryzen 5 3600, so +11% means the Ryzen 9 4900HS is 11% sooner.

As you may see, the 4900HS’ two additional cores give it a slight benefit over the 3600, however its decrease clock speeds deliver it down. These are slim artificial benchmarks that we are able to’t confirm, so there’s no actual winner between the 2 chips. But we are able to state, with cheap accuracy, that they’re in the identical ballpark. As the 3600 is a vastly spectacular desktop processor, to have comparable efficiency in a cellular processor with out an impractical TDP is great.

The 4000-series processors are already transport in some areas, however sadly the coronavirus has delayed AMD’s plans for a world launch. Nevertheless, the rollout will proceed and each chip within the collection needs to be out there by the tip of Spring (together with contained in the Asus Zephyrus G14, pictured above). We’ll be reviewing them as they launch.