AMD’s next-generation mobile CPU competes with Intel’s fastest processors
AMD’s latest CPU Ryzen 9 7945HX was recently spotted in early benchmarks. The test results indicate that AMD would be extremely competitive in the laptop gaming space this year. The CPU far outperformed its last-generation counterparts, and despite having far fewer cores, it kept pace with Intel’s fastest processors.
During CES 2023, AMD first introduced the mobile variants of the Zen 4. The CPUs are now starting to appear in laptops. We’ve seen scores for the Ryzen 9 7845HX before, and now the flagship Ryzen 9 7945HX is making a remarkably successful Geekbench 5 debut.
The CPU is part of AMD’s “Dragon Range” gaming-oriented portfolio. It has 16 cores and 32 threads and can reach 5.4 GHz at 55 watts, but using full TDP will likely increase the clock speed. The number of cores has doubled compared to the previous generation Rembrandt CPUs; the top chip in that iteration has just eight cores and 16 threads.
This processor is found in the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16, a brilliant dual screen laptop with some of the best hardware of this generation. While we don’t know which GPU was used, it was probably one of the best Nvidia GPUs. In addition, the laptop contains 32 GB of DDR5 memory.
The highest score available for the Ryzen 9 7945HX puts it at the top of the list, which includes both desktop and laptop processors. The processor achieved 2,217 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core test and 19,403 points in the multi-core test.
AMD is currently the leader in single-core mobile CPUs with this score and is not far behind Intel’s Core i9-13980HX in multi-core tests. However, the average scores are slightly lower than the best, so if we include them in the averages, Intel wins in both categories, albeit narrowly.
It’s also fascinating how close the Ryzen 9 7945HX is to the desktop Ryzen 9 7900X, and how close it is to the Ryzen 7950X in single-core performance. Given the significant difference in TDP (170 watts versus 55 watts), the mobile processor performs exceptionally well in these benchmarks.
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