One of Intel’s latest mobile processors, the Intel Core i9-13980HX, was only released yesterday and has already regained the top spot in the PassMark mobile processor comparison ranking.
As revealed by PassMark tested and described by VideoCardzThe Core i9-13980HX scored 54,483 points and the Core i9-13900HX scored 51,739 points. Two Raptor Lake-HX processors with 24 cores and a TDP of 55W surpassed the AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX Zen 4 12-core processor, placing the latter in third place in the benchmark results list and securing Intel’s place as the leading manufacturer of mobile processors .
Based on the data, we can infer that the Raptor Lake-HX is 9% to 14% faster than the 7845HX in single-core tests and at least 11% faster in multi-core performance. However, AMD is planning a 16-core Ryzen 9 7945HX processor, as revealed during a keynote at CES 2023. That would likely narrow the gap, especially since the Intel Core i9-13980HX only has eight performance cores, with 16 performance cores supporting them.
AMD does not use the big.LITTLE architecture, so those 16 cores of the Ryzen 9 7945HX will run at full capacity.
What does this mean for AMD?
These PassMark benchmarks are fascinating in terms of what the Raptor Lake-HX mobile processors reveal, and it will be even more interesting to see how they fare against more popular benchmarks such as CPU-Z Validator and Geekbench.
If these tests prove favorable enough, it could fairly make these two processors one of the best processors on the market, mobile or otherwise. And even with AMD’s upcoming 16-core 7945HX, it may not be enough to even match the Raptor Lake chips, let alone surpass them.
Most likely, the only way AMD can win this duel is through the prices of laptops using its chips, but it depends on these brands. Although there is usually a difference in cost between Intel laptops and AMD laptops, so it’s definitely possible.