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AMD Ryzen 5000 benchmark leak has us more excited than ever for 2021 gaming laptops

AMD Ryzen logo on a color field
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We've already seen some leaked laptops with AMD's Ryzen 5000 series CPUs that should be unveiled at CES 2021 early next month, but those were simply specs and used the Zen 2 architecture. Now we are seeing performance leaks regarding the forthcoming Zen 3-based chips. 

The leaked benchmarks, from the ever-vigilant @TUM_APISAK, give us a look at the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H on Geekbench 5.3, allowing for easy comparisons against both Ryzen 4000 and Intel's latest and greatest (via wccftech).

The results were specifically from an Acer Nitro AN515-45 with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H with 16GB of RAM. The single-core score was 1,475 and the multi-core was 7,630. 

Remembering that the results are averaged and, with so few samples for the Ryzen 7 5800H, things could certainly be skewed slightly; regardless, we still get a general idea of where the new high-end Ryzen 5000 mobile CPU will fall. Looking first to how it compares against the Ryzen 7 4800H, it bests it by an impressive 35% on single-core and a still-solid 15% on multi-core, with nearly identical results when compared to the Ryzen 7 4800HS (36%, 13%). 

Geekbench 5 comparison chart with AMD Ryzen 5000

(Image credit: Wccftech)

As you can see, it also performed well against a number of its Intel counterparts, but one other Intel chip that it stood up to was the Core i9-10900K, beating its single-core by about 5%. What makes this particularly notable is that it is a 35W mobile CPU being compared to a 125W desktop CPU.

What's more, this isn't even the top-end Ryzen 5000 option: the Ryzen 9 5900H and 5900HX. We should be seeing both at CES in January with a rollout later in 2021. After watching the stellar performance in more mid-tier gaming systems in 2020, we can't wait to see what these chips are capable of when paired with top Nvidia RTX GPUs in 2021.