AMD Ryzen 7 4800H vs. Intel Core i7-10750H: Which mobile CPU should you buy?
Eight Cores, 16 Threads
AMD's Ryzen 7 4800H is a processor (CPU) available only in laptops. Its eight-core performance and multi-threading abilities give it a ton of power, though it doesn't quite match the single-core performance of Intel's CPU. This CPU generally costs less, though it's not found in as many laptops or with as many configurations.
- More cores and threads
- Higher base clock speed
- Generally more affordable
- Stronger integrated graphics
- Uses a 7nm manufacturing process
- Weaker single-core performance
- Not available in as many laptops
Six Cores, 12 Threads
The six-core Intel Core i7-10750H is likewise a CPU found in laptops. It does offer multi-threading, but its fewer cores mean multi-core performance won't match up to what Ryzen has to offer. You're generally going to pay more for this CPU, though it is available in a lot of laptops with plenty of configuration options.
- Strong single-core performance
- Higher Turbo boost clock speed
- Available in more laptops
- Weaker integrated graphics
- Generally more expensive
Ryzen 7 4800H vs. Core i7-10750H specs
|Category||AMD Ryzen 7 4800H||Intel Core i7-10750H|
|Boost clock||Up to 4.2GHz||Up to 5.0GHz|
|GPU||Radeon Vega 7||Intel UHD Graphics 630|
Ryzen 7 4800H vs. Core i7-10750H performance
AMD took a big step forward with its Ryzen 4000 mobile CPUs, especially the H-series chips 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). 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.
Intel's 10th Gen H-series CPUs are still using a 14nm process, with the Core i7-10750H having two fewer cores and four fewer threads than its AMD counterpart. You're still going to get stronger single-core performance from the Intel chip, as well as a higher boost clock speed, but otherwise, the Ryzen 7 4800H should mostly surpass it.
Both CPUs include integrated graphics. AMD's Radeon Vega 7 and Intel's UHD Graphics 630 will both put up an intense fight if there's no dedicated GPU available, though AMD will generally win out in this sector. Check out the following synthetic benchmarks to get a better idea of how performance compares.
Geekbench 5.0 (CPU) (Higher is better)
|CPU||Single core||Multi core|
|AMD Ryzen 4800H||1,165||7,549|
|Intel Core i7-10750H||1,226||5,993|
Numbers are going to vary depending on the specific CPU you get in your laptop. Still, testing with 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 of the Core i7 CPU.
Time Spy Physics (Higher is better)
|AMD Ryzen 7 4800H||8,422|
|Intel Core i7-10750H||6,811|
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)
|AMD Ryzen 7 4800H||3,840|
|Intel Core i7-10750H||2,826|
How to get your hands on these processors
Both being laptop CPUs, you can't just go out and buy the CPU on its own and put it into your PC. To get your hands on either one of these chips, you must invest in a full laptop, usually intended for gaming or creating.
Dell's G5 15 gaming laptop comes in a couple of flavors, with the standard models sporting an Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti dedicated GPU, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a 15.6-inch display with 144Hz refresh rate. This model costs about $1,274, and you have the option to upgrade to a NVIDIA RTX 2060 or RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU for better performance.
You can also check out the SE version, which comes stocked with a Ryzen 7 4800H, AMD Radeon RX 5600M dedicated GPU, 8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and 15.6-inch display with 144Hz refresh rate. This exact model costs about $1,050, allowing you to save just more than $200 compared to the baseline non-SE G5 15. You'll get half the RAM at 8GB, but otherwise you should see better performance. Unfortunately it's harder to find other G5 15 SE models since Dell seems to have discontinued it.
Another couple of popular laptops that offer both Intel and AMD CPU options are the Lenovo Legion 5 and Legion 5i (the "i" denoting it has Intel inside). Like the Dell G5 15, the Legion 5 is tougher to find in as many configurations, though it is available at a cheaper price.
The Legion 5 AMD version has a Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GTX 1650 GPU, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a 15.6-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate. You can get it for about $989, which is really not a bad price at all. On the other hand, a Legion 5i with Intel Core i7-10750H CPU, NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti GPU, 8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and a 15.6-inch display with 120Hz refresh rate costs about $1,429. The GPU is a higher tier, though that price difference is major.
The bottom line here is that you're generally going to pay more for the Intel models of gaming laptops. However, they are usually easier to find and come with more configuration options.
With AMD And Intel Hardware
This laptop has more customization options for the Intel version, though if you can find an AMD version you like, you will be able to save some money.
With AMD And Intel Hardware
The Legion 5 and Legion 5i are available with the H-series CPUs in question. The AMD versions are a bit tougher to find, though you will generally pay less for similar or better performance.
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