The fighter that Intel has chosen for today is the Core i7-10870H, which has an 8-core, 16-thread layout that is usually reserved for really high-end models. From AMD, we have the Ryzen 9 4900H, which has the same number of cores and threads, a lower boost speed, but a quite higher base speed. This should ensure a faster performance in prolonged tasks.
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|Intel Core i7-10870H||AMD Ryzen 9 4900H|
|Architecture||Comet Lake-H||Zen 2|
|Cores / Threads||8/16||8/16|
|Clock Speeds – Base/Boost||2.20 – 5.00GHz||3.30 – 4.40GHz|
|TDP||35 / 45W||45W|
|Memory type||DDR4-2933MHz||DDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4-4266MHz|
|Integrated GPU||Intel UHD Graphics 630||AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (R4000/5000, 35/45W)|
In the 3D Rendering test with Cinebench 15, we saw the Ryzen 9 4900H score 12% higher, which is quite significant. The higher boost clock on the I7-10870H doesn’t really matter here, as 3D Rendering takes quite a lot of time to finish and the CPU can’t stay at that speed for a long time. This is why the higher base clock on the Ryzen 9 is better for a prolonged task.
Results are from the Cinebench 20 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
To summarize, the Ryzen 9 4900H performed 12% better in 3D Rendering, which is helped further by its higher base clock that allows it to maintain a high level of performance even after a prolonged time under heavy load. This makes the Ryzen 9 4900H the winner in this comparison, and in general, Ryzen processors have performed better in prolonged heavy resource tasks. Intel is still to find a way to restore their former glory.