AMD Ryzen platforms have been at the core of budget-gaming laptops in recent years, but that’s changing as of 2020, with the release of the Ryzen 4000 H platform.

This time around AMD laptops are able to compete and even outmatch their Intel counterparts in terms of performance, features, efficiency, and pricing, thus I expect a lot of interest around these AMD products in the months to come.

While we’re testing and working on our reviews for several different Ryzen H notebooks, this article will provide details on the mid-range Ryzen 7 4800H and Ryzen 7 4800HS platforms, which will power the vast majority of these 2020 laptops. It also includes a detailed list of all the devices built on Ryzen 4000 hardware platforms, both those already announced and launched, as well as those rumored to be unveiled in the near future.

But first, a quick specs sheet of the Ryzen 4000 H lineup.

Ryzen 9 4900H
Ryzen 9 4900HS Ryzen 7 4800H Ryzen 7 4800HS Ryzen 5 4600H Ryzen 5 4600HS
Build process 7 nm
Generation Zen 2
TDP 45 W 35 W 45 W 35 W 45 W 35 W
Cores/Threads 8/16 8/16 8/16 8/16 6/12 6/12
CPU Base Frequency 3.3 GHz 3.0 GHz 2.9 GHz 2.9 GHz 3.0 GHz 3.0 GHz
CPU Max Turbo 4.4 GHz 4.3 GHz 4.2 GHz 4.2 GHz 4.0 GHz 4.0 GHz
L3 Cache 8 MB
Memory Type
DDR4 3200 MHz, LPDDR4X 4266 MHz
Graphics Radeon Vega, 8 CUs Radeon Vega, 8 CUs Radeon Vega, 7 CUs Radeon Vega, 7 CUs Radeon Vega, 6 CUs Radeon Vega, 6 CUs
Graphics Speed up to  1750 MHz up to  1750 MHz up to  1600 MHz up to  1600 MHz up to  1500 MHz up to  1500 MHz
Processing Power 1.79 TFLOPs 1.79 TFLOPs 1.43 TFLOPs 1.43 TFLOPs 1.15 TFLOPs 1.15 TFLOPs

All these processors are built on the same Zen 2 7nm process and offer similar features and characteristics. What sets them aside is the number of cores/threads, Base and Turbo frequencies for those cores, as well as the type of integrated Radeon Vega iGPU. The entire lineup consists of APU, with distinct CPU and iGPU.

The Ryzen 7 4800H is the workhorse of the platform, a followup of the wide-spread Ryzen 7 3750H and a direct match for the Intel Core H i7s available in most modern laptops (i7-9750H, i7-10750H). It will make its way inside most AMD SKUs this year, and most likely offer the best bang for your buck.

The Ryzen 7 4800HS is the more efficient bin of the 4800H, with similar capabilities, but within a more efficient 35W implementation. This APU will find its way inside some of the higher-tier ultraportable SKUs, such as the Asus Zephyrus G14 and G15, and will cost more than the 45W variant.

The Ryzen 5 4600H (and its 35W Ryzen 5 4600HS variant) are the lower-tier variants with 6C/12T and lower-level graphics, budget alternatives for the Ryzen 7 and 9 builds, as well as tier-matches for Intel’s Core i5 H platforms. Most laptops that offer Ryzen 7 and 9 configurations will also be available with Ryzen 5 hardware for their base-level configurations.

Finally, I can’t yet share the results of our benchmarks with you (will update in the future), but I will include AMD’s own results of a Ryzen 7 4800H notebook versus an Intel i7-9750H configuration, both paired with an Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics chip. AMD seem to have a significant edge in productivity tests, but also in most games, the Achille’s heel for past Ryzen laptops. Take these with a lump of salt though, and make sure to check out 3rd party benchmarks results as well, once those are available.

AMD Ryzen 7 4800H gaming resultsAMD Ryzen 7 4800H productivity benchmarks

Those being said, here are the lists of the announced or rumored Ryzen 7 4700HS and Ryzen 7 4800H notebooks. This is a work in progress and we’re constantly updating it with new entries as they are launched, so let us know in the comments below if you spot any mistake or any product that should be included here and is not.

Ryzen 7 4800HS 35W ultraportable laptops

This section includes ultra-portable notebooks built on the Ryzen 7 4800HS or Ryzen 5 4600HS 35W versions of the AMD APUs. Some of these are also available with higher tier Ryzen 9 4900HS hardware, which is mentioned when true.

Model Screen Hardware Battery Weight Price
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IV 14″ IPS – FHD 120 Hz or WQHD 60 Hz up to Ryzen 9 4900HS w/ RTX 2060 65W
max 32 GB DDR4 RAM, 1x PCIe x2 storage
76 Wh 1.6 kg / 3.55 lbs $2499
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IU 14″ IPS – FHD 120 Hz or WQHD 60 Hz up to Ryzen 7 4800HS w/ GTX 1660 Ti 65W
max 32 GB DDR4 RAM, 1x PCIe x2 storage
76 Wh 1.6 kg / 3.55 lbs $1699
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502IV 15.6″ IPS FHD 240 Hz up to Ryzen 7 4800HS w/ RTX 2060 65W
max 32 GB DDR4 RAM, 1x PCIe x2 storage
76 Wh 2.1 kg / 4.65 lbs $1799
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502IU 15.6″ IPS FHD 240 Hz up to Ryzen 7 4800HS w/ GTX 1660 Ti 65W
max 32 GB DDR4 RAM, 1x PCIe x2 storage
76 Wh 2.1 kg / 4.65 lbs $1599

Ryzen 7 4800H 45W full-size notebooks

This section includes the full-size notebooks built on the 45W Ryzen 7 4800H and Ryzen 5 4600HS hardware platforms. Some of these are also available with the higher-tier Ryzen 9 4900H processor.

Model Screen Hardware Battery Weight Price
Asus TUF Gaming A15 FA506 15.6″ IPS FHD 144 Hz up to Ryzen 9 4900H w/ RTX 2060 90W
max 32 GB DDR4 RAM (2x DIMMs), 2x PCIe x2 storage, optional 2.5″ bay
48 or 90 Wh 2.25 kg / 4.96 lbs from $899
Asus TUF Gaming A17 FA706 17.3″ IPS FHD 120 Hz up to Ryzen 9 4900H w/ RTX 2060 90W
max 32 GB DDR4 RAM (2x DIMMs), 2x PCIe x2 storage, optional 2.5″ bay
48 or 90 Wh 2.45 kg / 5.4 lbs from $999
Dell G5 Special Edition 15.6″ IPS FHD 144 Hz up to Ryzen 7 4800H w/ AMD Radeon RX 5600M
max 32 GB DDR4 RAM (2x DIMMs), 1x PCIe storage, optional 2.5″ bay
69 or 90 Wh from $799
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