Intel Core i9 13980HX vs AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2.2 GHz Intel Core i9 13980HX with 24-cores against the 2.5 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX with 16-cores. 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 7945HX and 13980HX
Advantages of Intel Core i9 13980HX
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR5-5600 RAM
  • Has 8 more physical cores
  • 4% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.6 GHz vs 5.4 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 10 nanometers
  • Has 28672 KB larger L3 cache size


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


Full technical specification of Intel Core i9 13980HX and AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX


Vendor Intel AMD
Released January 3, 2023 January 4, 2023
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Raptor Lake Zen 4 (Dragon Range)
Model number i9-13980HX -
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics (32EU) Radeon 610M


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 16
P-Threads 16 32
Base Frequency (P) 2.2 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5.6 GHz 5.4 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 16 -
E-Threads 16 -
Base Frequency (E) 1.6 GHz -
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 4 GHz -
Total Cores 24 16
Total Threads 32 32
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 22x 25x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 2MB (per core) 1MB (per core)
L3 Cache 36MB (shared) 64MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Transistors - 13.1 billions
Fabrication process 10 nm 5 nm
Socket BGA-1964 FL1
TDP 45-55 W (configurable) 55-75 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP 157 W -
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics (32EU) Radeon 610M
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 1500 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1650 MHz 2200 MHz
Shading Units 256 128
TMUs 16 8
ROPs 8 4
Execution Units 32 2
TGP 45 W 15 W

Memory Support

Memory types DDR5-5600, DDR4-3200 DDR5-5200
Memory Size 128 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 89.6 GB/s -
ECC Support Yes No


Official site Intel Core i9 13980HX official page AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 28

Cast your vote

Choose between two processors
282 (33.7%)
555 (66.3%)
Total votes: 837


So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX or Intel Core i9 13980HX?
Eyes 18 May 2023 22:22
I agree with Anon. Please change the comparison to reflect the truth. The AMD processor outperforms the Intel in multi-core but you put them both at 100??? Then there is the key difference you listed....really!
+17 Reply
Scar16 20 March 2023 13:54
This i9 13980HX is out of the box, the best gaming CPU for laptops by far. What a monster!
+49 Reply
Caught ya 03 April 2023 23:07
Doesn't make sense. The 7945HX clearly performs better and consumes less power than your intel oven.
+64 Reply
Anon 13 March 2023 23:03
This is totally biased for Intel, looking at this seems like they both are close with the i9 slightly ahead when in reality the 7945HX is way faster at multi, same single core perf and vastly more efficient, it's not even a competition, AMD is vastly superior, besting even Apple on efficiency and performance with the 7945HX.
+57 Reply
John 30 April 2023 19:21
More efficient than Apple chips? What a joke!
+10 Reply
MKPROHD 03 May 2023 20:04
John, At 35 watts, yes, most times these chips are at 4-5 Ghz, meanwhile apple is at around 3.5. Drop the watts and watch the efficiency multiply.
+4 Reply
Guest 28 February 2023 16:12
Intel wants to get to the top of the charts. AMD is making processors for usable environments. So I prefer Amd
+52 Reply
Anonymous1 21 March 2023 16:05
Do you consider less than 4 hours of battery life usable? Because that's what the Ryzen 9 7945HX gets. You can reply to this saying you don't believe AMD would ever release a product like that, but it's true. There's two reviews out on laptops with this CPU and it gets close to half the battery life of the i9-13980HX (which gets at minimum 6 hours).
+30 Reply
The Godfather 25 March 2023 15:04
Anonymous1, Anyone can say crap. Do you really want us to believe 13980hx gets more battery life than 7945hx duh
+15 Reply
Steve 02 April 2023 01:28
Anonymous1, Who cares about battery life, just plug it in already. We want SPEED!
+9 Reply
Anon1 11 April 2023 13:37
Steve, Of course, everyone cares; efficiency, which leads to longer battery life, is always a crucial aspect for portable devices.
+5 Reply
Dino 25 April 2023 20:32
Anon1, Yes, but performance is a more crucial thing for a laptop because its what makes the player enjoy the game they want a playable and smooth game but even if AMD only gives you 6 hours it's not like you will be playing 6 hours constantly you will probably play 2-3 hours and that's it.
+5 Reply
Mack 01 June 2023 07:27
Anonymous1, Who gives a shit about battery life? If you're buying the 7945hx or the 13980hx you're also buying a 4090 or 4080 laptop at the same time. So battery life is already 3 or 4 hours with a 17 or 18% screen at max settings. Literally, NO ONE is concerned with battery life in a gaming rig.
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