AMD is finally leading the pack in the battle of the laptop CPU heavyweights. According to the latest Passmark benchmarks, all products in the top five list of best laptop processors are branded AMD.
The first position in the list of the heavyweights is taken by Ryzen 9 4900HS, which is closely followed by 4900H, Ryzen 7 4800H, Ryzen 7 4800HS, and Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition, in that order.
Each of these CPUs is equipped with 8 cores 16 threads and the latest AMD Vega graphics. AMD says the H-series is specially aimed at gamers, content creators, and power users who want uncompromising performance.
Intel’s best contender, the core i9-10980HK, comes in at the 7th position with a Passmark score of 17,257, which is quite meagre compared to what AMD’s best offering garners. Next in line is the Intel Xeon W-10885M, which is closely followed by the Core i9-10885H and the Core i7-10875.
Just like AMD’s runners, all of Intel’s chips bring 8 cores and 16 threads to the table and are purposely suited for hardcore users. Sure they do lag behind AMD’s best CPUs, but that does not automatically discredit their excellent performance.
In fact, some of the best laptops of our times have Intel’s 10th gen CPUs under their hoods. Examples are the XPS 15 Touch Laptop and Dell G7 17 Gaming Laptop; both are powered by the Intel® Core™ i9-10885H.
There’s no denying that Intel has mastered the CPU game over the years. The Santa Clara-based giant still holds the largest market share in the PC space. However, it appears to be slowly falling behind AMD not only in innovation but also pricing.
One of AMD’s best arsenals against Intel at the moment is the Renoir mobile lineup. Renoir chips are based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture and TSMC‘s 7 nanometer process node.
If the latest performance numbers are to be believed, the supremacy of AMD’s Renoir line-up over Intel’s 10th gen series is undisputed.
Here is the detailed list of all top 10 laptop CPUs and their specifications as at the time of writing.