- Feb 19, 2017
I was going to link his video just now ...der8auer is impressed (timestamped link) :
He said exactly the same thing I thought to myself when I first saw the benchmarks: why would anyone buy intel in a laptop after Ryzen 4000 launch? The only way anyone sane would do that is if there were no Ryzen 4000 laptops available... Which could easily happen due to super high demand for these chips and what they offer - a premium desktop class x86 performance in 35W package. This is easily more impressive than desktop 3000 series which was almost an impossible feat to accomplish.
He also shows that replacing thermal compound with liquid metal helped with performance, specifically wPrime test saw a jump of average clock by about 150MHz, from 3750 to 3900 on average.
Bottom line from this is, given better cooling, there is a bit more performance to be had.
I'm really curious what will be possible with 4900H in a bigger chassis designed specifically for gaming, like the Intel version of Alienware 17'' laptop.