AMD's mobile Ryzen 4800U processor has once again popped up in a new benchmark using 3DMark Time Spy, appearing to show results feathering those of NVIDIA’s GeForce MX350.
Picked up courtesy of Twitter user _rogame, the benchmark sees the Ryzen 7 4800U armed with RX Vega 8 graphics paired with a Lenovo Yoga Slim 7, one of the products set to include AMD's Ryzen 4000-series processors. The AMD Ryzen 7 4800U features 8 cores, 16 threads, 4266 MH LPDDRx, 1.8 GHz base clock speed, 4.3 GHz boost clock speed, and 15 W TDP.
In 3DMark Time Spy, the chip recorded a CPU score of 6,647 and a graphics score of 1,220. This is interesting because when compared to AMD's RX Vega 10 graphics, and even Iris Plus Graphics G7, the Ryzen 7 4800U outperforms both by a considerable margin - over double in the case of Intel's Iris Plus Graphics G7. The Ryzen 7 4800U's performance even comes close to that of NVIDIA's GeForce MX350, although NVIDIA stays ahead.
_rogame does point out that the best benchmark for Intel's Tiger Lake-U processor paired with LPDDR4x beats the Ryzen 7 4800U by around 7% in CPU tests and 15.2% in GPU benchmarks. While this suggests Intel may have the upper hand, it's worth noting that Intel's Tiger Lake-U is very much a next-gen offering to compete with AMD's Renoir chips.
The bottom line is that for 15 W APU, the Ryzen 4800U paired with RX Vega 8 graphics rubs shoulders with an Intel 45 W processor and nearly reaches the performance of NVIDIA's budget dedicated graphics cards. Overall, the Ryzen 4800U looks to put AMD in good stead for the future as it tussles with both Intel and NVIDIA in the mobile space.
On the Tiger Lake-U front, it's best to take benchmark results with a pinch of salt, but as it stands, the performance gains should only put Intel marginally ahead of AMD.