AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS vs Intel Core i9-10980XE

Compare AMD Ryzen 9 Mobile 8 core CPU vs Intel Core X-series 18 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

107 %
110 %
2% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

98 %
28% slightly better gaming score
76 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

111 %
123 %
10% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

114 %
131 %
14% slightly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units

125% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

125% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

5 GHz
4% slightly higher turbo speed
5 GHz


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
1,152 KiB
125% significantly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
75 MiB
368% significantly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

34th of 1,337
31st of 1,337


The product line

Ryzen 9 Mobile
Core X-series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

December 2021
November 2019

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 5980HS vs Core i9-10980XE benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Core i9-10980XE beats the Ryzen 9 5980HS in overall performance. Despite this, the Ryzen 9 5980HS has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

With info from our database, we find that the Core i9-10980XE has significantly more cores with 18 cores whereas the Ryzen 9 5980HS has 8 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 9 5980HS. According to our data, the Ryzen 9 5980HS and Core i9-10980XE have the same clock speed. Despite this, the Ryzen 9 5980HS has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 9 5980HS CPU outputs less heat than a Core i9-10980XE CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Ryzen 9 5980HS has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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