Are laptop cpus really weak?

Although the desktop and laptop cpus are getting closer and closer, but I believe we still have a feeling that the power consumption and frequency of the laptop CPU are there, compared with the desktop CPU, the performance is still not enough to give. Is it true? Let's take a look today with some recently released test data.

The test was based on two desktop consoles, yes, one with a mobile version of the AMD Ryken 7 5800H for small size, and the other with an Intel Core I7-11700. Their cores are contemporary-based, similarly positioned Ryzen 7/ Core I7 tiers, and both come in 8-core, 16-thread configurations with 16GB DDR4 3200 memory.

Since both computers are business machines with built-in integrated graphics cards that are essentially "insulated" from high-end gaming, our primary focus is CPU performance. As for 3D support, let's test the theoretical CPU capabilities with 3DMark's game project.

The results are not a little surprising, 45W notebook CPU is not virtual, single thread difference is not big, multithread is often able to beat the desktop CPU. Of course, there are two more questions. The first is why does the experience seem different? Simply put, we often need to disconnect the power to use laptops, and when using batteries, computers tend to reduce power consumption and extend battery life by downswitching or taking breaks, which makes us feel less responsive and less capable of processing.

For gamers, the graphics card configuration of a laptop can also dramatically change the actual experience. First, because of power consumption and cost, the unique configuration of a laptop is often low. The second is that mid-range and high-end mobile Gpus often have lower specs, frequencies, and, of course, lower performance than "comparable" desktop graphics cards. Such a graphics card will obviously limit the use of the CPU and make people feel less comfortable playing on a desktop computer.

The second question is that some people will question why AMD is being compared to Intel. Doesn't Intel have 8-core mobile processors? It is true that Intel has 8-core mobile cpus such as the I7-11800H, but the lack of big-brand desktops that use this CPU makes it impossible to make such a direct comparison. As for its performance, we can refer to the previous comparison with 11700K, the same TDP power consumption is really not much different, and compared with 11700 should be even less.

Obviously, the same core, similar configuration of the mobile version of the CPU is really no weaker than the desktop CPU, and more calm, suitable for small systems and other advantages, the only problem is that the price is relatively high, in a laptop may also need Settings and better peripheral configuration to get it full power operation. But at least in terms of practical performance, anyone who needs a portable or small computer should not worry.

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