The currently-available Ryzen Mobile U-series run at an economical 15-Watt TDP, meaning that the chips are more suited for thin-and-light laptops than high-end gaming machines or workstations. However, less frugal and more gaming-friendly variants are underway, including the Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H, both of which will compete with Intel’s H-series (45 Watt) i7s and i5s, possibly at a lower TDP of 35W. Some early benchmark result gave us an indication of relative performance, and now we’ve also caught a glimpse of the chips’ integrated GPU performance.
A few weeks ago, some 3D Mark benchmark results for the Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H surfaced (via Videocardz.com). This is a new AMD APU in the ‘H’ family – a series of high-performance processor for laptops. Neither the benchmark result nor the processor itself has been acknowledged by AMD, but it appears to be legit considering the hardware verification software in Futuremark’s 3DMark.
Interestingly, the Ryzen 5 2600H performs better on average compared to the presumably more expensive Ryzen 7. A quick look at the detailed processor information provides a hint, in the form of a lower, perhaps thermally restricted, maximum turbo core clock for the Ryzen 7 CPU. And unfortunately, we still have no idea what the exact specifications are, but both CPUs appear to be 4-core/8-thread models.
As for the integrated Vega graphics in these parts, Twitter user ‘TUM APISAK’ has posted a screenshot from the built-in benchmark in the strategy game Ashes of the Singularity, which seems to show the Ryzen 7 2800H and its integrated Vega 11 GPU.
These frame rates are markedly lower than its (likely) main competitor from Intel, the Core i7-8750H. But again, it’s unknown whether this part is running at its final clock speeds or whether it’s thermally restricted. We will simply have to wait a bit longer to find out. In any event, some solid competition in the gaming laptop space – like we’ve already seen in the desktop segment – will be highly beneficial to consumers.