AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS vs Intel Core i9-9960X

Compare AMD Ryzen 9 Mobile 8 core CPU vs Intel Core X-series 16 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

74 %
97 %
31% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

92 %
48% significantly better gaming score
62 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

68 %
110 %
61% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

66 %
117 %
77% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

106% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

2% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
3 GHz
3% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

35 W
371% significantly lower TDP
165 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

512 KiB
1,024 KiB
100% significantly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

8 MiB
22 MiB
175% significantly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

144th of 1,327
55th of 1,327


The product line

Ryzen 9 Mobile
Core X-series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

March 2020
November 2018

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Ryzen 9 4900HS vs Core i9-9960X specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i9-9960X is faster than the Ryzen 9 4900HS. Despite this, the Ryzen 9 4900HS has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i9-9960X has significantly more cores with 16 cores compared to the Ryzen 9 4900HS that has 8 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 9 4900HS. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i9-9960X has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 9 4900HS. Also, the Core i9-9960X has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 9 4900HS CPU outputs less heat than a Core i9-9960X CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Ryzen 9 4900HS has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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