Intel Core i9-11980HK vs AMD Ryzen 7 4980U

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General info

Comparing Core i9-11980HK and Ryzen 7 4980U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating211109
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
SeriesTiger LakeAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)
Architecture codenameTiger Lake H45 (2021)Renoir (Zen 2) (2020−2021)
Release date11 May 2021 (1 year ago)13 April 2021 (1 year ago)

Technical specs

Core i9-11980HK and Ryzen 7 4980U basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores8 (Octa-Core)8 (Octa-Core)
Threads1616
Base clock speed2.6 GHz2 GHz
Boost clock speed5 GHz4.4 GHz
L1 cache96K (per core)no data
L2 cache1.25 MB (per core)no data
L3 cache24 MB (shared)no data
Chip lithography10 nm SuperFinno data
Die sizeno data156 mm2
Maximum core temperature100 °Cno data
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °Cno data
Number of transistorsno data9800 Million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility+-
Unlocked multiplier+no data

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-11980HK and Ryzen 7 4980U compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1no data
SocketFCBGA1787no data
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Watt15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-11980HK and Ryzen 7 4980U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
AES-NI++
AVX++
Speed Shift+no data
Hyper-Threading Technology+no data
Thermal Monitoring+no data
Flex Memory Access+no data
Turbo Boost Max 3.0+no data

Security technologies

Core i9-11980HK and Ryzen 7 4980U technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+no data
Secure Key+no data
SGX-no data
OS Guard+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-11980HK and Ryzen 7 4980U are enumerated here.

AMD-Vno data+
VT-d+no data
VT-x+no data
EPT+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i9-11980HK and Ryzen 7 4980U. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4, DDR4no data
Maximum memory size128 GB64 GB
Max memory channels2no data
Maximum memory bandwidth51.2 GB/s42.129 GB/s
ECC memory support-no data

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardIntel® UHD Graphics for 11th Gen Intel® Processors-
Quick Sync Video+-
Graphics max frequency1.45 GHz-
Execution Units32-

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i9-11980HK and Ryzen 7 4980U integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported4-

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i9-11980HK and Ryzen 7 4980U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.44096x2304@60Hz-
Max resolution over eDP4096x2304@60Hz-
Max resolution over DisplayPort7680x4320@60Hz-

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i9-11980HK and Ryzen 7 4980U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX12.1-
OpenGL4.6-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i9-11980HK and Ryzen 7 4980U.

PCI Express lanes20no data

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i9-11980HK 22.84
Ryzen 7 4980U 31.65
+38.6%
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

i9-11980HK 9626
+68.4%
Ryzen 7 4980U 5715

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

i9-11980HK 2152
+29.8%
Ryzen 7 4980U 1658

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

i9-11980HK 230
+26.4%
Ryzen 7 4980U 182

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

i9-11980HK 21
+11.6%
Ryzen 7 4980U 19

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

i9-11980HK 2.76
+28.4%
Ryzen 7 4980U 2.15

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

i9-11980HK 52116
+48.5%
Ryzen 7 4980U 35106

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 22.84 31.65
Boost clock speed 5000 4400
Base clock speed 2600 2000
Thermal design power (TDP) 65 Watt 15 Watt

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends

AMD Ryzen 7 4980U
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U


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Competitors of Core i9-11980HK by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-11980HK by AMD is Ryzen 7 6800H, which is slower by 1% and lower by 9 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Ryzen 7 4980U by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 7 4980U by Intel is Core i9-12900HX, which is slower by 5% and lower by 14 positions in our rating.

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