AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX vs Ryzen 9 5980HX

We compared two 8-core laptop CPUs: the 3.3 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX against the 3.3 GHz Ryzen 9 5980HX. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 5980HX and 6900HX
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
  • Newer - released 1-year later
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • More modern manufacturing process – 6 versus 7 nanometers
  • Consumes up to 17% less energy than the Ryzen 9 5980HX – 45 vs 54 Watt
  • 2% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.9 GHz vs 4.8 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX
  • More than 10° C higher critical temperature

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
14055
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
24974
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
10053
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Specifications

Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX and Ryzen 9 5980HX

General

Vendor AMD AMD
Released January 4, 2022 January 12, 2021
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Rembrandt Cezanne
Socket FP7 FP6
Integrated GPU Radeon 680M Radeon RX Vega 8

Performance

Cores 8 8
Threads 16 16
Base Frequency 3.3 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.9 GHz 4.8 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 33x 33x
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 16MB (shared) 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes No

Power

Transistors - 10.7 billions
Fabrication process 6 nm 7 nm
TDP 45 W 35-54 W
Max. temperature 95°C 105°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics AMD Radeon 680M Radeon RX Vega 8
GPU Base Clock 2000 MHz -
GPU Boost Clock 2400 MHz 2100 MHz
Shading Units 768 512
TMUs 48 32
ROPs 32 8
Execution Units 12 -
TGP 15 W 15 W
iGPU FLOPS
3.686 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types DDR5-4800, LPDDR5-6400 DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-4266
Memory Size 64 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s -
ECC Support No No

Misc

Official site AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX official page AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 12

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