Is the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H good for gaming?

AMD Ryzen 4000 mobile CPUs
AMD Ryzen 4000 mobile CPUs (Image credit: AMD)

Is the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H good for gaming?

Best answer: Yes, the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H is a good mobile CPU to use for gaming. If you're looking at a gaming laptop with this processor, you'll be able to enjoy the latest PC games with a smooth experience.

AMD strikes hard with Ryzen 4000

AMD made some considerable improvements with its Ryzen 4000-series of mobile processors. The H-series, like the Ryzen 7 4800H, is reserved for gaming and design laptops. Built on a 7nm process, these CPUs pack a ton of performance while still hitting a 45W thermal design power (TDP). You'll find this CPU in the best AMD Ryzen laptops.

The Ryzen 7 4800H, which sits near the upper tier of the H-series options, has eight cores and 16 threads. It can handle a heavy load, whether you're gaming or working with specialized design software. These processors aren't quite as powerful as the desktop counterparts, but you're getting incredible levels of computing performance for the power.

As well as the CPU itself, the Ryzen 7 4800H comes with AMD's Radeon Vega 7 GPU. It's better than what Intel offers with the UHD series, though compared to dedicated graphics processing, the processor will struggle with more demanding games if it's all alone. So long as you're looking at notebooks with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or above, you'll be good to go.

Against the competition

The closest competitor processor from Intel would be the Intel Core i7-10750H or Core i7-10850H. We've already looked at how the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H goes up against the Intel Core i7-10750H, and the results may surprise.

Intel is still the clear winner when it comes to single-core performance, and that's the case with both desktop and laptops, but for multi-core applications, Ryzen processors like the Ryzen 7 4800H really come alive. Thanks to the slightly more capable integrated graphics, you also don't necessarily require a dedicated GPU to enjoy some light gaming.

Geekbench 5

Geekbench 5.0 (CPU) (Higher is better)

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CPUSingle coreMulti core
AMD Ryzen 4800H1,1657,549
Intel Core i7-10750H1,2265,993

Testing using the Legion 5 and Legion 5i from Lenovo shows how the single-core score is generally higher from Intel. As for the multi-core score, those two extra cores in the Ryzen CPU help propel it far ahead.


Time Spy Physics (Higher is better)

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AMD Ryzen 7 4800H8,422
Intel Core i7-10750H6,811

The integrated Radeon Vega 7 graphics bundled with the Ryzen CPU beat out Intel's integrated UHD Graphics 630. Neither should be relied upon for any sort of heavy gaming, and you're going to see the best results when you pair a dedicated GPU with these CPUs.


Cinebench (R20) (Higher is better)

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CPUMulti-core score
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H3,840
Intel Core i7-10750H2,826

Cinebench shows a similar result as 3DMark.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.