AMD Ryzen 7 5800U Geekbench Results Are Bad News for Intel

By Bill Toulas / November 26, 2020

2020 has been a disastrous year for Intel, not so much because they are left behind the competition, but more because they appear to have no way to bounce back on track. It’s like this year is cementing Intel’s failing status in what has to do with chips for consumers.

Many believe that Intel will start abandoning spaces, and the market of laptops is a clear candidate right now. The first Geekbench results on the AMD Ryzen 7 5800U come to support these assumptions, as the difference gap is now impossible to cover.

Of course, the above numbers aren’t official but the result of an alleged leak. However, they appear realistic. According to these figures, the 5800U is 38% faster than the previous generation (4800U) in single-core performance and 10% better in multi-core measurements.

Now, Intel’s Tiger Lake processors, which are the company’s third 10nm fruition, was already having trouble competing with the 7nm Ryzen 4000, which was using the Zen 2 architecture. Intel’s 11th gen mobile chips became available through laptop products just last month. The new Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 series mobile chips will arrive on the market sometime in Q1 2021, so things are looking bleak for Intel in the laptop space.

And while the fight between Intel and AMD may be amusing to some, or even beneficial to the consumers, it is Apple that’s waiting for them on the other side of the ring, ready to knock them out both with its ARM chip. The M1 is already making tech reviewers delirious, "forcing" them to run bench tests again and again as they can’t believe that a chip at such a low TDP can smoke all other mobile processors on the market.

Intel cannot afford to lose even one more inch on the laptop market, and so it all comes down to what they can do with the next generation of Intel Core processors, codenamed “Alder Lake.” These are planned for launch in the second half of 2021, and it’s either make it right or call the 13th gen the “Dried Lake.” Considering that these are still going to be 10nm chips, Intel will really have to pull a rabbit out of the hat.

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