AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX tops the laptop and portable CPU ranking on PassMark

The PassMark CPU Mark ranking for laptop and portable CPUs has a new entry in the number one spot. The Ryzen 9 5900HX is the new number one laptop CPU in the PassMark CPU Mark benchmark rankings. 

Announced back at CES 2021, the Ryzen 5000H series will feature two HX models, the Ryzen 9 5900HX and Ryzen 9 5980HX processors. These models are the top of line Ryzen 5000H processors, featuring an 8C/16T core configuration, up to 4.8GHz speeds, 20MB of cache, and a 45W TDP.

The Ryzen 9 5900HX, which has been announced to feature in multiple high-end gaming laptops, has a 3.3GHz base clock that boosts up to 4.6GHz. As per the PassMark CPU Mark ranking for laptop and portable CPUs, this processor scored 24039 in the multi-thread benchmark, and 3365 in the single-thread test, beating the second and third placed processors by 20% and 10%. The system used to score these results was a ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 laptop.

These scores seem promising to the upcoming Ryzen 5000H series. The Ryzen 9 5900HX is not even the flagship CPU of the series it already tops the charts. Once the flagship Ryzen 9 5980HX gets tested, the extra 200MHz in boost clock should allow it to score even higher. Note that no laptop has been announced with the Ryzen 9 5980HX yet, but we expect to see it in the future.

The first laptops equipped with the Ryzen 5000H processors, including the Ryzen 9 5900HX, are slated to launch in February.

KitGuru says: How much higher will the Ryzen 9 5980HX score? Do you think Intel Tiger Lake-H processors will top the ranking once they get released?


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