Today, we have a comparison of two of AMD’s processors. We have the AMD Ryzen 5 4600H versus the Ryzen 7 4800H. We are going to see if the new mid-level Ryzen 5 4600H is a match for the high-end Ryzen 7 4800H. It is a classic showcase of Ryzen CPUs.
In terms of specifications, the biggest differences between these two processors are the core count and base and max frequency. The AMD Ryzen 5 4600H has 6 cores with 12 threads versus the Ryzen 7 4800H which has 8 cores and 16 threads. In turn, this should make the Ryzen 7 4800H better suitable for multi-core tasks such as 3D rendering, photo editing, and video editing.
|AMD Ryzen 5 4600H||AMD Ryzen 7 4800H|
|Cores / Threads||6 / 12||8 / 16|
|Base / Max frequency||3.00 – 4.00 GHz||2.90 – 4.20 GHz|
|Cache||8 MB Cache||8 MB Cache|
|TDP / up / down||45W / 54W / 35W||45W / 54W / 35W|
|Memory support||DDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4-4266MHz||
|Integrated graphics||AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)|
In both CPU benchmarks the Ryzen 7 4800H is doing better than the Ryzen 5 4600H. In our first benchmark, Ryzen 7 is 26% faster than its younger sibling. In our second benchmark – Photoshop rendering, 4800H takes the lead again, albeit only by 8%.
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
All in all, if you are wondering whether you should go with AMD Ryzen 5 4600H or Ryzen 7 4800H, you should definitely consider the latter. Its superior performance shouldn’t be neglected, and if you can afford it, it will be a more sensible choice. However, for its price range, the Ryzen 5 4600H has given us more than a sufficient performance and it is a worthy part of the Ryzen family which is steadily growing in numbers.
You can have a look at both of these CPUs in our Top Laptop CPU Ranking.