Intel Core i7 11800H vs AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX

We compared two 8-core laptop CPUs: the 1.9-2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 11800H against the 3.3 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX. 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 electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 5900HX 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
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 10 nanometers
  • Around 17.07 GB/s (33%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth


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


Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 11800H and AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX


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 3.3 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.6 GHz 4.6 GHz
Total Cores 8 8
Total Threads 16 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 19-23x 33x
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 Yes


Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm
Socket BGA-1787 FP6
TDP 35-45 W (configurable) 35-54 W (configurable)
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 2100 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 9 5900HX 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 9 5900HX or Intel Core i7 11800H?
Sergey 22 December 2021 23:36
5900HX is such a scam. Its core advertised feature is not present in it(overclocking). It's neither unlocked for overclocking or undervolting, which any unlocked chip should have. 11800h is ACTUALLY overclockable\undervoltable despite not being advertised as such. Can reach 15000 points in Cinebench R23 because of that in some laptops.
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Amo 02 December 2021 06:10
the iGPU in 5900hx is also 2 times faster than the Intel UHD graphics in 11800h. Ryzen is better for sure.
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Sergey 22 December 2021 23:38
it's not better, it's a scam. It doesn't have the overclocking AMD advertised on the official presentation. Nor it is undervoltable. In fact, in best-cooled laptops and if undervolted, 11800h is faster than 5900hx. If I chose an AMD laptop for the best battery life though, I'd choose 5800h which is an actually good CPU and has all the advertised features, while also not overpriced like 5900hx.
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