AMD is chasing the creators of laptops with the Ryzen 5980HS chip, promising significantly better single-threaded and multi-threaded performance than the highest-end Intel Core i9-1
U-series chips for ultra-thin laptops – a category that Intel still dominates – will also make a profit, albeit on a smaller scale. Like the 4800U, the Ryzen 7 5800U has 8 cores and 16 threads, while absorbing only 15 watts of power. Thanks to the added efficiency of the Zen 3 cores and the larger cache of 20MB, this puts it significantly ahead of the latest generation Ryzen 7 4800U and even ahead or even with Intel’s Core i7-1165G7 processor for household chores. At the same time, AMD promises up to 17.5 hours of battery life for general use and 21 hours for movie playback.
Yesterday, Intel released its own batch of laptop chips, including the 35-watt i7-11375H, which Intel claims is 30 percent faster than AMD’s Ryzen 4900H, at least at single-thread speeds. Intel also has a graphics advantage with the integrated Xe GPU. Since both companies have already introduced their laptop processors, it seems that the playing field is leveling off and maybe even tilting in favor of AMD – we’ll know more once we get to some laptops that use them.