AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX vs Ryzen 7 5800H Review


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The new Ryzen 9 5900HX is bound to be widely used across high-end gaming laptops. While not the outright fastest processor in the series, it should be a better performer than other Zen 3 APUs we've reviewed so far, namely the 5800H and 5980HS.

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Laptops Used for Testing:

  • XMG Apex 17 2021
  • Asus ROG Flow X13
  • Gigabyte Aorus 17X
  • MSI Stealth 15M
  • Schenker Via 14
  • XMG Core 14
  • Intel NUC M15
  • Dell Inspiron 14 7000
  • Tuxedo Aura 15
  • HP Probook x360 435 G7
  • Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7
  • Lenovo ThinkPad T14
  • HP Envy x360 (4500U)
  • Lenovo IdeaPad 14
  • Acer Swift 3 14 Ice Lake
  • Razer Blade 15 Base
  • MSI GE66 Raider 10SGS
  • Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IV
  • MSI GL65 Leopard 10SEK
  • MSI GS66 Stealth 10SE
  • Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506IU
  • Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506II
  • Gigabyte Aorus 15G XB
  • Asus Zephyrus G14 GA401IV
  • Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX481FL
  • Razer Blade Stealth 2019
  • MSI Prestige 14 A10SC
  • Gigabyte Aorus 15
  • MSI GE75 Raider 9SF
  • Razer Blade Pro 17
  • Asus ROG Strix Scar III G531G
  • Gigabyte Aorus 15 XA
  • Acer Predator Helios 300 (9750H)
  • Asus ZenBook UM433D


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If only Ryzen 5000 Series laptops were available to buy in India. They will become available in 2022. Tiger Lake will be available earlier.


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Is it just me or is battery life skipped over entirely on most Ryzen 5000 laptop reviews? I thought that the increase IPC was going to improve efficiency and battery life, but I keep reading reviews that don't even test it. Where's a good source for this information?


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Thank you for the test, however, this is not an attractive product. The same stupid naming mallarchy as with the 3700x/3800x pair (and then they had to use 3900/3950 for 12 and 16 core products, because they have run out of numbers :) ).

I love what AMD has done in the past few years, but they could really leave this *****ic naming scheme behind. Call this product a 5850X, or 5800XT, and call it a day (and then 5900 could have been used for a 10 or 12 core product, if it ever comes along in the mobile lineup).


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Good. Ten years from now I'll look back and see a long line of potent processors. Keep building up the stack AMD šŸ‘šŸ¾

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It will be fun to see the benchmarks on desktop versions of these with high end cooling and, hopefully, higher power limits.