Intel Core i7 11800H vs AMD Ryzen 7 5800H

We compared two 8-core laptop CPUs: the 1.9-2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 11800H against the 3.2 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 5800H. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


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

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 5800H and 11800H
Advantages of Intel Core i7 11800H
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • Has 8192 KB larger L3 cache size
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • 10% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 2166 vs 1964 points
  • 5% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.6 GHz vs 4.4 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 10 nanometers
  • Around 17.07 GB/s (33%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth

Test in Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs across various tasks

Cinebench R23

Reputable cross-platform benchmark for high-performance processors
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

GeekBench v6

The new version of this benchmark emulates common operations often used in real-world apps
Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
File compression 739.6 MB/sec 739.8 MB/sec
Clang compilation 69.6 Klines/sec 61.5 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 177.2 pages/sec 143.3 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 280.9 Mpixels/sec 259.8 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 198.2 pages/sec 205.6 pages/sec
Background blur 38.7 images/sec 38.2 images/sec
Photo processing 71.1 images/sec 59.6 images/sec
Ray tracing 15.2 Mpixels/sec 15.3 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1], [2]


Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Integer math 73.7 GOps/sec 83.6 GOps/sec
Floating point math 43.9 GOps/sec 45.5 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 89M Primes/sec 49M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 29.7M Strings/sec 29M Strings/sec
Data encryption 12.9 GBytes/sec 17.5 GBytes/sec
Data compression 250.7 MBytes/sec 277.5 MBytes/sec
Physics 947 Frames/sec 816 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 16.9B Matrices/sec 18.5B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]


Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 11800H and AMD Ryzen 7 5800H


Vendor Intel AMD
Released May 11, 2021 January 12, 2021
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Tiger Lake Zen 3 (Cezanne)
Model number i7-11800H -
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics for 11th Gen (32 EU) Radeon RX Vega 8


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 8
P-Threads 16 16
Base Frequency (P) 1.9-2.3 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.6 GHz 4.4 GHz
Total Cores 8 8
Total Threads 16 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 19-23x 32x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s -
L1 Cache 96K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 24MB (shared) 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm
TDP (PL1) 35-45 W (configurable) 35-54 W (configurable)
Socket BGA-1787 FP6
Peak temperature 100°C 105°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics for 11th Gen (32 EU) Radeon RX Vega 8
GPU Base Clock 350 MHz -
GPU Boost Clock 1450 MHz 2000 MHz
Shading Units 256 512
TMUs 16 32
ROPs 8 8
Execution Units 32 -
TGP 15 W 15 W
0.742 TFLOPS

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR4-3200 - DDR4-3200
- LPDDR4-4266
Memory Size 128 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s 68.27 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes


Official site Intel Core i7 11800H official page AMD Ryzen 7 5800H official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 16

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H or Intel Core i7 11800H?
Escaper 04 May 2022 11:51
hey guys, when will Ryzen 6000 processors be released? do you know? I look forward to the release of these processors. I will be very happy if you know and write. Thank you in advance.
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Andy 03 April 2022 09:30
From Intel's efforts to reclaim the market from AMD, it is clear that AMD has come a long way in the last two years and has thrown Intel into a quandary.
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Eric 26 March 2022 09:41
hard call here, but I look at actual numbers, and it looks like intel wins here overall.
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Jaden 22 February 2022 16:21
I like AMD right now since it's not overheating like it used to. Moreover, it helped with some features in predator nitro 5 so it feels like the AMD-like intel, I have already tried to use this AMD for around 6 to 9 hours non-stop for games, youtube, etc... it still gives the best performance and still working good. Also not too hot.
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Patrick 23 February 2022 05:21
Agreed with you, Jaden. AMD is definitely more stable. No performance degradation too, on my Nitro 5 with R5 4600H+ 1650Ti. Forza Horizon 4 Max @1080p + OBS ScreenRecording @720p on the background. Thermal stays at around 85°C for about 7 hours straight.
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Tested both 17 January 2022 06:39
While there are no significant differences in testing between both for day to day task, I found the i7 is more stable in long term gaming (6+ hours) the R7 dropped 4-11 fps across various games over the span of 6 hours And this was done with the power supply plugged in for both laptops, (16 GB/ Rtx 3060 6 GB , 1TB SSD)
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Sean 25 January 2022 22:12
Which would you recommend if I can get the Ryzen 7 on an Acer nitro for 1299 euros but the i7 11800H version of the same laptop for 1499 euros?
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Tested both 13 February 2022 08:50
Sean, I'll say the i7 is worth the few more bucks since it's pretty reliable, my old Dell with i7 7700hq still works at 90% efficiency IMO Ryzen 7 is by no means inferior and comes with Vega gfx, it will all come down to your own budget and requirements Take my advice, wait a few more months and grab the 12th gen i7 it's already beating M1 Max so you can imagine how powerful it is.
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zed 16 February 2022 02:03
Tested both, just take the RTX 3070 for 1599 and forget about the CPU difference :P
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Casper 19 February 2022 00:56
Sean, I’d get the AMD because for the small difference it’s not worth the extra euros and AMD is overtaking intel recently so it will be better to upgrade.
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Sean 08 March 2022 18:33
Tested both, Thanks for the reply I can get the i7 11800h or the AMD Ryzen 7 5800h model Acer nitro 5 same price. Think I'll go with that but the i7 12th generation is just a little beyond my means sadly
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Sean 08 March 2022 18:38
Casper, I can get the identical set up Acer nitro 5 with an RTX 3060 and either the Ryzen 7 5800h or i7 11800h for 1199 euros. I'm not one to game more than an hour to two hours so I'm not sure the thermal issues will affect me much. It seems to be more on 4 or more hours of continuous gaming sessions and to be honest, I'm quite happy going on medium settings too so doubt the heating will be a problem. Thanks though. If there was a saving on the Ryzen 7 I'd go with it but the price is the same.
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Hmm 26 October 2022 11:16
Hmm... all the other parameters were the same?
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