AMD Ryzen 4000-series processor bests Intel Core i7 CPU in power tests

Ryzen 5 3600X
Ryzen 5 3600X (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • A laptop running an AMD Ryzen 4500U processor outperformed several devices running Intel Core i7 Comet Lake-U processors.
  • The tests were performed on an unspecified Lenovo laptop.
  • The device running the Ryzen 5 4500U maintained a clock speed of 3.9 GHz throughout the test.

A device running AMD's Ryzen 5 4500U processor just popped up on Geekbench. The Geekbench scores show the upcoming Ryzen 5 4500U CPU outperforming several devices running Intel's Core i7-10710 Comet Lake-U processor (via NotebookCheck). The tests occurred on an unspecified Lenovo device referred to as "LENOVO INVALID" on the test results page.

The Ryzen 5 4500U with Radon Graphics has six cores, 8GB of RAM, and a base frequency of 2.38 GHz. The Lenovo device running the chip earned a single-core score of 1,083 and a multi-core score of 4,744. These scores are better than several results from devices running the Intel Core i7-10710u processor. It's worth pointing out though that there are some devices running that Intel chip that earned higher scores than the Ryzen 5 4500U.

NotebookCheck points out that these results are especially interesting because the Ryzen 5 4500U doesn't support multi-threading support and has a lower boost frequency than the Core i7-10710U, which supports multi-threading.

AMD announced its Ryzen 4000 series of notebook CPUs at CES 2020. These processors are set to compete against Intel's U-series chips. AMD's 3000 series of CPUs compete with Intel's similar offering. In our review of the Ryzen 5 3600X, Rich Edmonds called it "the best value CPU you can buy right now." With its 4000-series of chips, AMD hopes to compete more with Intel in the laptop space.

Though we don't know which laptop was used to perform the Geekbench tests that recently came out, the first laptops running the Ryzen 4000-series of chips should launch in the first quarter of 2020. That means we shouldn't have to wait long to test out the new CPUs ourselves.

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