AMD Dragon Range 90% faster in PassMark multi-core test
The first enthusiast Ryzen 7000HX processor has been tested.
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX is a 12-core and 24-threads processors based on Raphael silicon (codename Dragon Range). This mobile and desktop hybrid will power the most high-end gaming laptops based on AMD hardware, such as Alienware m16/m18, ASUS ROG Strix or Lenovo Legion. According to AMD, these CPUs are to operate with TDPs going above 55W.
The most powerful 7x45HX processor will feature 16 cores, but this SKU has not yet been tested with PassMark. The same applies to upcoming Intel Core i9-139x0HX series which are not present in the database either (but they launch in a few days).
As of now, the 7845HX is the fastest mobile CPU in the software’s database, with a score of 46791 points in multi-core test. The same CPU also scored 4003 points in a single-thread test, but both results are based on a single test run, so they may not be very accurate.
In comparison to last-gen Ryzen 9 6900HX with 8 cores, the Zen4 processor is significantly faster. Thanks to increased number of cores, the CPU Mark for multi-threaded workload is 90% higher, while single-threaded results are 17% better than 6900HX.
Intel’s Raptor Lake-HX series are likely to be faster than 7845HX series, though. The 7845HX is respectively 3% and 43% faster than last-gen i9-12950HX, but Intel is also increasing the core count for their 55W HX series from 16 to 24 cores. Either way, the battle is on.
AMD promises Ryzen 7000HX series will launch in February, but laptop makers have not shared their exact plans yet. The series will feature 6, 8, 12 and 16 cores, with boost clocks up to 5.4 GHz. These are the first AMD mobile processors to offer more than 8 cores.
Many thanks to mumar1 for the tip!