AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX is now PassMark’s highest ranking mobile CPU

Published: 20th Jan 2021, 21:05 GMT   Comments

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX Cezanne APU

The Ryzen 9 5900HX is not even the fastest CPU of the Cezanne FP6 series, yet it was enough to top the PassMark mobile CPU ranking in both single and multi-threaded benchmarks.

AMD introduced its first Zen3 based mobile CPUs aka Ryzen 5000H series at CES 2021. The new series was introduced in four variants, including:

  • U-Series – 15W – Ultra-mobile
  • HS-Series – 35W – High Performance for thin gaming laptops
  • H-Series  – 45W – High Performance
  • HX-Series – 45W+ – Unlocked CPUs

The Ryzen 9 5900HX is an unlocked 8-core and 16-thread CPU clocked at 3.3 GHz up to 4.7 GHz. The CPU is targetted for high-end gaming laptops, such as ASUS ROG Zephyrus or Strix series (the source of today’s leak).

The CPU scored 24,039 points in PassMark’s ranking, which is a multi-threaded score. So far no other mobile CPU has been able to break this barrier:

PassMark Mobile CPU Ranking, Source: PassMark

The processor has also topped the single-threaded ranking with 3365 points. This is even higher than the Intel Tiger Lake-U series or current H-series flagship, the Core i9-10980HK CPU (which is also unlocked):

PassMark Laptop CPU Benchmarks
CPU NameThread MarkCPU Mark
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
 
3365
 
100%
 
24039
 
100%
Intel Core i7-1185G7 
 
3009
 
89%
 
11526
 
48%
Intel Core i9-10980HK 
 
2939
 
87%
 
16594
 
69%
Intel Core i9-10885H 
 
2906
 
86%
 
16084
 
67%
Intel Core i7-1165G7 
 
2875
 
85%
 
10368
 
43%
Intel Core i7-10870H 
 
2848
 
85%
 
16407
 
68%
Intel Core i7-10875H 
 
2842
 
84%
 
15998
 
67%
Intel Core i7-10850H 
 
2834
 
84%
 
12781
 
53%
Intel Core i5-10400H 
 
2749
 
82%
 
8820
 
37%
Intel Core i7-10750H 
 
2747
 
82%
 
12619
 
52%
Intel Core i5-1135G7
 
2747
 
82%
 
9834
 
41%
Intel Core i3-1115G4 
 
2730
 
81%
 
6422
 
27%
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
 
2722
 
81%
 
19047
 
79%
Intel Core i9-10880H 
 
2711
 
81%
 
15108
 
63%
Intel Core i9-9980HK 
 
2693
 
80%
 
15170
 
63%

The website provides more detailed charts:

PassMark CPU Ranking, Source: PassMark

The 5000H series features eight SKUs officially. AMD surprisingly did not announce the Ryzen 9 5900H, which had already appeared in the leaks. It is unclear if this SKU will ever be released.

While Ryzen 9 5900HX is 100 MHz slower than 5980HX, it is important to note that so far no notebook manufacturer has announced a laptop with the latter. The CPU might appear later, as more chips go through the binning process.

AMD Ryzen Mobile Series
VideoCardzCores / ThreadsBase ClockMax Boost ClockGPU CoresTDP
AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series (Cezanne “Zen3”)
Ryzen 9 5980HX
 
8C/16T
 
3.3 GHz
 
4.8 GHz
 
8
 
45W+
Ryzen 9 5980HS
 
8C/16T
 
3.0 GHz
 
4.8 GHz
 
8
 
35W
Ryzen 9 5900HX
 
8C/16T
 
3.3 GHz
 
4.7 GHz
 
8
 
45W+
Ryzen 9 5900H
 
8C/16T
TBCTBC
 
8
 
45W
Ryzen 9 5900HS
 
8C/16T
 
3.0 GHz
 
4.6 GHz
 
8
 
35W
Ryzen 7 5800H
 
8C/16T
 
3.2 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
 
8
 
45W
Ryzen 7 5800HS
 
8C/16T
 
2.8 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
 
8
 
35W
Ryzen 5 5600H
 
6C/12T
 
3.3 GHz
 
4.2 GHz
 
7
 
45W
Ryzen 5 5600HS
 
6C/12T
 
3.0 GHz
 
4.2 GHz
 
7
 
35W
AMD Ryzen 4000 H-Series (Renoir Zen2)
Ryzen 9 4900H
 
8C/16T
 
3.3 GHz
 
4.4 GHz
 
8
 
45W
Ryzen 9 4900HS
 
8C/16T
 
3.0 GHz
 
4.3 GHz
 
8
 
35W
Ryzen 7 4800H
 
8C/16T
 
2.9 GHz
 
4.2 GHz
 
7
 
45W
Ryzen 7 4800HS
 
8C/16T
 
2.9 GHz
 
4.2 GHz
 
7
 
35W
Ryzen 5 4600H
 
6C/12T
 
3.0 GHz
 
4.0 GHz
 
6
 
45W
Ryzen 5 4600HS
 
6C/12T
 
3.0 GHz
 
4.0 GHz
 
6
 
35W

The CPU has been tested with ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 gaming laptop. ASUS is among the few notebook makers who decided to completely shift their high-end laptop portfolio to AMD CPUs:

Source: PassMark CPU scoreboard Ryzen 9 5900HX individual result

Many thanks to Martin and HWGeek for the tips!




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