[Comparison] Intel Core i7-11800H vs AMD Ryzen 7 4800H – Intel is turning over a new leaf

Intel’s new Tiger Lake chips are starting to make a name for themselves. The new H45 units perform out of their minds, racking wins even against the new Zen 3 lineup from AMD.

We truly live in an era where we have fierce competition between Intel and AMD, which is great for the consumers, which will get better hardware at a great price. Today we are putting the Core i7-11800H against another AMD chip, so we can truly assess the power and performance of these new Tiger Lake H45 CPUs.

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Today we are comparing the Intel Core i7-11800H against the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H.

You can learn more about both CPUs here: Intel Core i7-11800H / AMD Ryzen 7 4800H

Specs table

Intel Core i7-11800H AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
Architecture Tiger Lake H45 Zen 2
Lithography 10 nm 7 nm
Base / Max frequency 2.30-4.60GHz 2.90-4.20GHz
Cores / Threads 8/16 8/16
Memory Type DDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4x-4266MHz DDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4x-4266MHz
Power Consumption 45W 45W
Cache 24MB 8MB
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics Xe 750 (32EU) AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (R4000/5000, 35/45W)

CPU benchmarks

In Cinebench 20, which tests the processor’s 3D Rendering capabilities, the Core i7-11800H scored 22% higher, which is really impressive, since 3D Rendering is totally in AMD’s lane. The second test, which consists of 2D Rendering with Adobe Photoshop, the Core i7 was faster again, finishing the benchmark with a lead of around 0.8 seconds.

Conclusion

We are starting to think that AMD’s time under the spotlight is coming to an end. Intel has shown that they can compete, and even win, so now the ball is in the court of Team Red. It is up to them to improve, but this is the fun part for us. We get to see these two titans always one-upping each other, advancing their technologies further than they’ve ever thought they could. While now AMD might be on the backfoot, their CPUs are still viable alternatives and you should go with what you prefer, both performance, and more importantly, price-wise.

All laptops with the Intel Core i7-11800H:

All laptops with the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H:

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