Ryzen 9 5900HX is one of the new Ryzen Mobile series microprocessors that AMD introduced last week. The results of the first performance tests that come to us are excellent. While benchmark results should always be viewed with caution, AMD’s latest laptop platform is aiming very well.
We already appreciated in the coverage of CES 2021 the large number of new equipment using AMD’s new solutions for the notebook market. If in desktop machines the company has always had a large presence, in laptops Intel maintained a tight control. The choice of the manufacturer is therefore key to promoting a platform and from what we have seen in the presentations the Ryzen 5000 Mobile they have been very well received.
One of the manufacturers that have adopted these solutions has been ASUS. And it is not a minor manufacturer considering that it is the one that sells the most gaming laptops and that segment directed its main novelties. One of them was the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 and the tests that we offer you have been carried out on that team.
Ryzen 9 5900HX: test
It is a CPU manufactured in 7 nm technological processes under the new architecture Zen 3 and the Cezanne series. It has 8 cores and 16 threads running at a maximum of 4.6 GHz (turbo mode, one active core) and includes 16 Mbytes of L3 cache. Its maximum TDP is 45 watts.
The processor result in the multithreaded test PassMark is impressive: 24,039 points, a barrier that until now has not reached any other consumer Mobile CPU. The compared list shows the differences with Intel developments:
If the Ryzen 9 5900HX was expected to score very high on multi-core, it turns out that it has also topped the single-threaded performance rankings. The differences are smaller than in the previous test, but it may come as a surprise that it beats a Core i9-10980HK also with an unlocked multiplier.
Very good impressions of this Ryzen 9 5900HX, confirmation that AMD has done a good job and the user will have alternatives to choose from. It should be noted that AMD is marketing a superior micro (5980HX) that should offer even higher performance.
As always when we talk about this type of test and thinking about some user comments, I return to make the due considerations if you allow me. Whether they favor AMD or Intel, the benchmark results are a starting point for evaluating, placing and comparing a particular model, but only with synthetic tests it is not possible to declare which CPU is the “best” since that depends on many other factors. And of the valuation by price.