AMD Introduces Ryzen 9 4900H Mobile Gaming Processor
Ryzen 9 4900H: Desktop Performance For Notebooks
AMD introduced their Ryzen 4000 Series mobile processors at this year’s CES, with the Ryzen 7 4800H the highest SKU up to this point. That changes today as AMD has unveiled another powerful Zen 2 mobile option in the Ryzen 9 4900H, an 8-core/16-thread CPU which features higher clock speeds than the 4800H (and within the same 45W TDP).
“We believe that the Ryzen 7 4800H is one of the best gaming notebook processors today beating the i9-9880H in 3DMark Fire Strike Physics (a proxy for how the CPU impacts gaming performance) and content creation applications like Cinebench R20 nT. As great as that is, however, we aren’t stopping there. Enthusiast gamers demand more. And that drives those of us at AMD to push harder so we can deliver on that demand.
With that innovation mind set, we are proud to announce today the introduction of our AMD Ryzen 9 4900H mobile gaming processor.
The Ryzen 9 4900H pulls out all the stops for gaming notebooks: up to a 4.4GHz boost clock, a high 3.3GHz base clock, 8 cores and 16 threads, 45W TDP, and fantastic 7nm power efficiency to make the world’s best gaming notebooks thinner and lighter—as they should be.”
An 8-core, 16-thread CPU like the Ryzen 7 4800H before it, there is another specification of significance other than the higher Base/Boost frequencies of the new Ryzen 9 4900H; it offers an additional Vgraphics core compared to the 4800H (8 vs. 7), and at higher clocks (1750 vs. 1600 MHz).
As we mentioned when the new series was announced, Ryzen 4000 mobile processors are still using Vega-based graphics, though AMD claims a better optimized implementation with up to 59% higher performance compared to the 3000 series integrated graphics.
Additional specs include a 4MB L2 cache and 8MB L3 cache, DDR4-3200 and LPDDR4-4266 memory support. PCI Express support is still version 3.0 as with the previously announced 4000-series Ryzen mobile processors.
|AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile Processors|
|Processor||Base TDP||Cores / Threads||Base Clock||Boost Clock||GPU Cores|
|Ryzen 7 4900H||45W||8 / 16||3.3 GHz||4.4 GHz||8|
|Ryzen 7 4800H||45W||8 / 16||2.9 GHz||4.2 GHz||7|
|Ryzen 5 4600H||45W||6 / 12||3.0 GHz||4.0 GHz||6|
|Ryzen 7 4800U||15W||8 / 16||1.8 GHz||4.2 GHz||8|
|Ryzen 7 4700U||15W||8 / 8||2.0 GHz||4.1 GHz||7|
|Ryzen 5 4600U||15W||6 / 12||2.1 GHz||4.0 GHz||6|
|Ryzen 5 4500U||15W||6 / 6||2.3 GHz||4.0 GHz||6|
|Ryzen 3 4300U||15W||4 / 4||2.7 GHz||3.7 GHz||5|
A lower power “S” variant – the Ryzen 9 4900HS – will also be available, trading slightly lower clocks of 3.0 GHz Base / 4.3 GHz Boost for a 35W TDP.
The Ryzen 9 4900H and 4900HS mobile gaming processors are scheduled for a spring 2020 release, with laptop models such as the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 a likely landing spot (particularly for the 35W variant).