AMD’s new Ryzen 9 5980HX laptop chip topples Intel’s top CPU for portable gaming

AMD's new Ryzen 9 5980HX laptop chip topples Intel's top CPU for portable gaming

AMD has announced its Ryzen 5000 mobile processors led by the HX-series mobile processors, and they’re seriously beefy for gaming. With two new chips, the Ryzen 9 5900HX and Ryzen 9 5980HX, if you want high performance gaming in a portable package AMD reckons it has the silicon to do it.

Both chips come with eight cores and 16 threads in a mobile package, which is already something worth salivating over. The top chip, the Ryzen 9 5980HX, is clocked the highest at 4.8GHz and comes with 20MB of cache and a 45W+ TDP. That’s all built on the Zen 3 architecture, so all the benefits of that swift architecture are a given. 

And where does that top chip get you? AMD’s promising it won’t hold back a gaming laptop from reaching over 100 frames per second in Horizon: Zero Dawn at the game’s native high quality preset. That’s pretty darn impressive for a mobile chip. 

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AMD even lightly touched on 4K gaming capabilities, but I’ll believe it when I see it.

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