Different processors were compared in otherwise identical notebooks
Comparing mobile processors and video cards is complicated by the fact that different mobile PCs may have different cooling systems, different power limit settings, and so on. All of these factors affect performance, so the same CPU in different laptops can show different performance.
TechSpot decided to make a more revealing comparison by taking two identical laptops with different processors. The XMG Core 15 was compared with AMD Ryzen 7 4800H and Intel Core i7-10750H processors. In this case, the comparison was carried out exclusively in games. Both PCs used a GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card.
Before moving on to the results in games, it is necessary to note a couple of nuances that are also important for understanding the big picture.
First, both laptops can operate in Enthusiast Mode and Overboost Mode. Secondly, in the case of a model with an Intel CPU, the second mode practically does nothing, since the GPU frequency does not increase, and the constant total power consumption indicates that the CPU does not change in any way. But in the case of a PC with a Ryzen APU, we see an impressive increase in the GPU frequency, while the power consumption of such a PC is initially lower, and in Overboost Mode it is identical to the system with an Intel CPU. In general, almost ideal conditions for comparison.
You can see detailed diagrams in different games at the source, but we will give only general ones.
So, a system with an Intel CPU is a little faster, although it all depends on the specific game. In general, it is 7% faster than the competitor, but when the Overboost Mode is activated, the difference drops to 3%, that is, it is conditionally absent. Although, of course, there are still some games where one or another CPU provides an advantage of about 10%, and in one case it reaches almost 30%.
Thus, if we are talking about a gaming laptop for various games, and not just one project, there is not much difference between the Ryzen 7 4800H and the Intel Core i7-10750H, but all other things being equal. At the same time, as you know, in “work” tasks, the Core i7-10750H on average loses even to the more affordable Ryzen 5 4600H, so from the point of view of versatility the solution on the Ryzen 7 4800H looks more attractive. Especially considering that, at least in the case of test laptops, the Ryzen 7 4800H version is about 100 euros cheaper.