My first impression of that AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS though, is exceptionally favorable. The laptop is quite thin and light at just 1.6 kg (3.52 lbs). AMD’s Ryzen 4000 is limited to 8 lanes of gen 3 PCIe for the discrete GPU. Save up to 50% on all Fire TV Sticks, Echo & more, Fingerprint (single sign-on), power button, 2x 2.5W speakers with Smart AMP technology. It’s not ideal, but when we’ve been able to retest, we’ve actually found little change. A flagship for AMD's new mobile Ryzen chips. Although technically a tie, the Core i9-9880H and Ryzen 9 are dead even. The results are nothing less than phenomenal for the Ryzen 9 4900HS. Some models will have a somewhat gimmicky LED that lets you put messages on that cover. That is a ridiculous score for a laptop.Source: Daniel Rubino/Windows Central. Multi-core performance is great, but … The old-school Ryzen 7 2700—a desktop chip—in the Acer Predator Helios 500 pulls up last among the 8-core CPUs. It’s interesting to see the essential dead heat between the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 and a Dell G7 with a GeForce RTX 2060. The comparison laptops we’ve chosen are mostly in the ROG Zephyrus G14’s class, as well as ones far larger, and far heavier. On Cinebench (R20), the Ryzen 9 4900HS trounces everything in its path (4,390) making it easily one of the most powerful laptop processors around besting the … The Ryzen 9 4900HS in the 3.5-pound Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 loses—but the three that come in ahead weigh 2.5X as much and pack far more cooling. It's clear AMD has done a lot in the mobile space for 2020. They’re not apples-to-apples, which is nearly impossible in the highly customized world of laptop design. You can see the results of the harsher workload below. Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) - Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinebench R20 benches two CPU performance Values: Multi-Core-Score. Microsoft shipped a new Insider build out to those enrolled in the Dev channel today, build 20246. It's not my style as it's all a bit like a fighter jet. I think from the outside, the ROG Zephyrus G14 is incredible looking. And our first performance benchmarks prove it out. Clearly, a 3.5-pound laptop with a GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q in it can’t easily be compared to a laptop with a GeForce RTX 2070, RTX 2080, or possibly even a RTX 2060. Pre-orders briefly went live last week in Europe. Finally, for fans and cooling, there's not a lot to say. But the real story is this is one of the first gaming laptops that utilize AMD's latest Ryzen 4000 Mobile processors, specifically the R7-4800HS and the just-announced R9-4900HS. One lets you pick which display to share in a screenshot, while the other always forces the web browser to open on the second display. * - Single-Core Score. Few consumer graphics loads truly require the bandwidth of 16 lanes of PCIe. We should note that our comparisons mix mostly earlier test results with a few fresh numbers. No matter if you are planning on building a Computer for 3D Rendering, Gaming, Streaming or would just like to see how different CPUs compare to each other, a clean Cinebench Scores list of the most current CPUs, frequently updated & neatly sortable, should put a smile on anyone’s face. It’s not an SSD test. It does quite a lot of firsts, including offering in some models an LED matrix panel. On 3DMark's Time Spy Stress Test, the ROG Zephyrus G14 earned a passing grade, with 97.7 percent. I lampooned Microsoft's usage of the Ryzen 3000-series in the Surface Laptop 3 15-inch. It’s a multi-core CPU test that can take an hour to run on a quad-core lightweight laptop. For all of the other laptops, we selected the performance results, but did not include any actual overclocked scores for those laptops. To measure that though, we’d need a similar class of laptop with the same GPU and the same cooling. We know, we know, you still want to see how well the Ryzen 9 4900HS does in real games. We could have controlled more for comparable size and weight—larger laptops tend to have better thermals—but AMD actually wants you to see what this 3.5-pound laptop can do against 4.5-pound, 5-pound, and 7-pound laptops featuring Intel’s CPUs. The song remains the same in Maxon’s new Cinebench R20, which uses a far more current engine from Cinema4D, supports up to 256 threads, and also stresses AVX, AVX2 and AVX512 workloads. We start with the well-established Cinebench. Save up to 50% on all Fire TV Sticks, Echo & more. The Ryzen 9 4900HS ties the Core i9-9880H in Cinebench R20. The Ryzen 4900HS was only announced two weeks ago. Here is what you need to know and where to get these apps. It's a 7nm, 8-core/16-thread chip with a base clock of 3GHz and a boost clock of 4.3GHz. The good news is I was impressed with how quickly it could cool down. It’s the Alienware Area 51m R1, a true beast with a desktop Core i9-9900K at its heart. The keyboard is quite good too, and the trackpad is excellent. On Cinebench (R20), the Ryzen 9 4900HS trounces everything in its path (4,390) making it easily one of the most powerful laptop processors around besting the Core i9-9880HK in the XPS 15 (3,283). The SoC features another 12 lanes of PCI Gen 3 for various plumbing such as storage, WiFi, or 5G. ASUS has a new 14-inch gaming laptop coming out dubbed the ROG Zephyrus G14. It runs on today’s laptops in under a minute, so the all-core boost speeds of each laptop will have a larger impact. Multi-core performance is great, but the real world is often stuck in single-core land. We did consider running gaming laptops off of an external GPU, but without Thunderbolt 3 on the Zephyrus G14, it’s not possible. I'm glad you asked. Learn more. While that story contains a core suite of benchmarks, this story compiles all the tests we ran. Seeing how they compare to Intel's 10th Gen Comet Lake and Ice Lake will be fascinating. It’s based on the engine from its Cinema4D product, which figures in such products as Adobe’s Premiere video editor. Despite weighing in at five pounds, the GE65 Raider falls far behind the Ryzen 9 4900HS in the ROG Zephyrus G14. We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Of greater interest is the MSI GE65 Raider, with its 9th-gen, 8-core Core i9-9880H. That’s just wow. And yeah, on the turbo, don't expect to use the ROG Zephyrus G14 in your lap. NVIDIA new Ampere-powered GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs are here, and as expected they're selling fast. I really like the size and feel of it. We’ll add more benchmarks as we test more of the first generation—AMD expects about 100 laptops with Ryzen 4000 parts to ship this year. While 3D modelling isn’t the same as say, running Microsoft Word, running Cinebench R15 on a single thread is still a valid way to measure how a CPU reacts under a given single-core load. Sign up now to get the latest news, deals & more from Windows Central! Daniel Rubino is executive editor of Windows Central. He has been covering Microsoft since 2009 back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). The results are again quite impressive given the disparity in weights, but so muddied by the different GPUs that it’s really hard to determine anything. That said, it all works and feels great. I've been quite surprised by this laptop even if it has no webcam (yeah, that's right). The ROG Zephyrus G14 starts at around $1,750, and it should be hitting various markets in the coming weeks. Move over Intel Core i9 as AMD's latest processor lands in a rather tiny 14-inch gaming laptop with RTX graphics. The low-power Ryzen 9 4900HS in the Zephyrus G14 easily dispatches every single Intel mobile CPU we’ve ever seen. The reigning champion is neither surprising nor embarrassing for the Ryzen 9 4900HS. That's why a lot is riding on AMD's Ryzen 4000 Mobile series. For another perspective on CPU performance, we use the free HandBrake encoder to convert a 30GB, 1080p file using the Android Tablet preset. Here's where you can find the new hardware. 3DMark’s Time Spy CPU score tells us its hard to beat big giant “muscle books,” but laptops closer in size to the Zephyrus G14 can’t touch it. Cinebench R20 is a test to measure how a computer (Windows 10 or MacOS) renders 3D using the latest CPU instruction sets. As you can see, it easily dispatches the 8-core Core i9-9980HK in the big Acer Predator Helios 700, as well as the 8-core Core i9-9880H in the MSI GE65 Raider. Looking for a new laptop but you'd prefer to have something powered by AMD Ryzen rather than Intel? We’re stunned at the CPU’s impressive tour de force that defeats just about every Intel 8th- and 9th-gen laptop CPU we’ve ever seen. I've been using the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 with that Ryzen R9 paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q processor. Learn more about PCWorld's Digital Editions, Additional tests: V-Ray, Blender and more, Ryzen 4000 mobile CPUs, introduced at CES, optimized Ryzen 4000 for mobile computing, main review of the first Ryzen 4000 CPU we’re testing, the Ryzen 9 4900HS. Sure, you get Dolby Atmos, which is excellent, but it's the two top-firing tweeters and two woofers (beneath) that drive the audio. The only dog higher in the pile is once again the Alienware Area 51m R1. We put the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 through extra CPU tests to get a fuller view of what makes Ryzen 4000 tick. AMD does claim that its advantage in thermals with the Ryzen 4000 gives it an edge. Shows how fast the processor is when only a single core and single … The Ryzen 4900HS has some interesting properties. So, how does the Ryzen 9, when paired with an RTX 2060 (Max-Q), actually perform? This laptop is the first ROG edition to have ASUS's ErgoLift design. The Ryzen 4900HS bursts to 4.3GHz and has a 12MB cache. Executive Editor, Here are our first results. Follow him on Twitter: @daniel_rubino. I would like to receive mail from Future partners. The ‘H’ means it’s intended for power users, and the ‘S’ means it’s for “slim”-profile laptops. Cinebench R20 shows how a low-power Ryzen 9 4900HS can easily vanquish every single laptop CPU Intel sells today. I would like to receive news and offers from other Future brands. It's clean, minimal, and that cover with 6,536 precise perforations looks excellent. Let that sink for a moment: A 3.5-pound Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 with a low-power Ryzen 9 4900HS is only about 5 percent slower than an 8.5-pound Alienware Area 51m R1 with a desktop Core i9-9900K. The Ryzen 9 4900HS does fantastically well.