PCMark Benchmarks

The first couple of benchmarks for PCMark I’m going to breeze through, as this test does stress a lot of different system components, not always just the CPU and GPU. However I have included it here to see how a Ryzen laptop stacks up against some of its competitors

Depending on the workload, the Ryzen 5 2500U either sits between the Core i7-8550U and the Core i7-7500U, or in the mix amongst Intel’s 7th-gen Kaby Lake CPUs. Intel’s latest 8th-gen CPUs were routinely around 10 to 25 percent faster in these tests, which is an interesting result but let’s look at some more tests before we conclude anything.