[Comparison] AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX vs Ryzen 7 4800H – the Ryzen 9 shows no signs of stopping

The Ryzen 9 5900HX has been dominating every comparison that we’ve done with it and we believe that the bloodshed will continue. The only CPU that was able to compete with and come anywhere close to topple it was the Ryzen 7 5800H. For today we have the predecessor of the 5800H, the 4800H, and it gets the tough job of presenting enough of a challenge to the Ryzen 9 so that this comparison isn’t a complete stomp. While it has a lower clock speed, cache, and uses the older Zen 2 architecture, we have seen older CPUs punch above their weight and surprise us out of nowhere.

Today we are comparing the Ryzen 9 5900HX against the Ryzen 7 4800H.

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You can learn more about both CPUs here: Ryzen 9 5900HX / Ryzen 7 4800H

Specs table

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HXAMD Ryzen 7 4800H
ArchitectureZen 3Zen 2
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Cores / Threads8 / 168 / 16
Base / Max frequency3.30 – 4.60GHz2.90 – 4.20GHz
Cache20 MB8 MB
Memory typeDDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4x-4266MHzDDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4x-4266MHz
Integrated graphicsAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (R4000/5000, 35/45W)AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (R4000/5000, 35/45W)

CPU benchmarks

The Ryzen 9 5900HX is continuing on with the domination, as it performs 20% better than the Ryzen 7 4800H in the 3D Rendering benchmark with Cinebench 20. As for the Photoshop test, the Ryzen 9 was better once again, as it finished the benchmark faster and had a 0.9 seconds lead.


The Ryzen 9 5900HX looks to be a train that shows no signs of stopping. Intel would have to bring some pretty heavy guns, to even come close to beating it. As for today’s comparison, the Ryzen 9 scored 20% higher than the older Ryzen 7 in Cinebench 20 and was 0.9 seconds faster in Adobe Photoshop. With that said, the Ryzen 7 4800H is still a fantastic CPU, and laptops with it will only get cheaper and more accessible. The performance that it offers for the price that it charges is just second to none.

All laptops with the Ryzen 9 5900HX:

All laptops with the Ryzen 7 4800H:

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