AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX: specs and benchmarks

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Ryzen 9 5980HX
AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX
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Year of release 2021
Performance 18.78


AMD started Ryzen 9 5980HX sales 12 January 2021. This is a Cezanne H (Zen 3) architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 8 cores and 16 threads, and is based on 7 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4800 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FP6 processor with a TDP of 45 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

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General info

Ryzen 9 5980HX processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking297
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesCezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000)
Architecture codenameCezanne H (Zen 3) (2021)
Release date12 January 2021 (2 years old)

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores8 (Octa-Core)
Base clock speed3.3 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed4.8 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache512 KBof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache4 MBof 36 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache16 MBof 768 (EPYC 7773X)
Chip lithography7 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size180 mm2
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+


Information on Ryzen 9 5980HX compatibility with other computer components and devices: 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.

Power consumption (TDP)45 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 9 5980HX. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Ryzen 9 5980HX.

Integrated graphics cardAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Ryzen 9 5980HX. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark 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.

Ryzen 9 5980HX 18.78


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Ryzen 9 5980HX 23665

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Ryzen 9 5980HX performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.

Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Ryzen 9 5980HX is Core i5-13500H, which is slower by 2% and lower by 9 positions in our ranking.

i5-13500HCore i513500H

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen 9 5980HX:

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Ryzen 7 6800HRyzen 76800H
Ryzen 7 7736URyzen 77736U
Ryzen 9 6900HSRyzen 96900HS
i5-13500HCore i513500H

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Ryzen 9 5980HX, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Ryzen 9 5980HX in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 171 configurations based on Ryzen 9 5980HX in our database.

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