[Comparison] AMD Ryzen 7 6800U vs Ryzen 7 5800U – The 5800U isn’t ready to go down

These two processors are direct siblings, as the Ryzen 7 6800U comes in to replace the Ryzen 7 5800U, thanks to an improved Zen 3+ architecture, along with a brand new RDNA 2-based iGPU, while the Zen 3 CPUs from last year still harness Vega, an architecture from 5 years ago.

How much difference is there between the two CPUs? Stick around to find out as we compare the Ryzen 7 6800U against the Ryzen 7 5800U.

You can find more information about both CPUs here: AMD Ryzen 7 6800U / Ryzen 7 5800U

Specs table

AMD Ryzen 7 6800UU AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
Architecture Zen 3+ Zen 3
Cores / Threads 8/16 8/16
Clock Speeds – Base/Boost 2.70 – 4.70GHz 1.90 – 4.40GHz
Cache 20MB 20MB
Lithography 6nm 7nm
TDP 15-28W 15W
Memory type

DDR5-4800, LPDDR5-6400

DDR4-3200, LPDDR4x-4267
Integrated GPU AMD Radeon RX 680M AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (R4000/5000, 15W)

CPU benchmarks

The Ryzen 7 6800U scores slightly higher in 3D Rendering, securing a 3% lead. In Photoshop, scores are almost even, but this time, the older CPU is a bit quicker, finishing the benchmark 0.3 seconds quicker.

Results are from the Cinebench R23 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

Gaming tests

cs-go-benchmarks

CS:GO HD 1080p, Low (Check settings) HD 1080p, Medium (Check settings) HD 1080p, MAX (Check settings)
Ryzen 7 6800U – Radeon RX 680M 166 fps 133 fps (+37%) 106 fps (+51%)
Ryzen 7 5800U – Radeon RX Vega 8 (15W) 166 fps 97 fps 70 fps

DOTA 2 HD 1080p, Low (Check settings) HD 1080p, Normal (Check settings) HD 1080p, High (Check settings)
Ryzen 7 6800U – Radeon RX 680M 146 fps 115 fps (+26%) 81 fps (+65%)
Ryzen 7 5800U – Radeon RX Vega 8 (15W) 149 fps (+2%) 91 fps 49 fps

Conclusion

The two Ryzen 7 processors are very evenly matched, as even in the gaming tests, the iGPU is quite competitive in esports titles, which might also be the case because these games are pretty CPU-focused, and since both chips have an 8-core/16-thread setup, performance and the fps come to be quite even.

All laptops with the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U:

All laptops with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800U:

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