CPU Performance

We have picked a handful of our CPU tests to give a sense of the overall performance of the system. As this is a Picasso based APU, it is built on the Zen+ microarchitecture, and it is expected to perform accordingly.

AI Benchmark (ETH) Combined

In our new AI benchmark test, here is the data for Inference and Training combined. This is a test which likes cores, but also the Zen 2 parts do really well here. The Magicbook sits above a first generation Ryzen mobile processors, as well as above the Core i7 in the Matebook Pro X.

WinRAR 5.60b3

WinRAR is a test that likes memory bandwidth, and unfortunately this is one of the downsides of using that older Picasso platform - DDR4-2400 memory speeds aren't that great in the grand scheme of things.

Geekbench 4 - ST OverallGeekbench 4 - MT Overall

For GeekBench synthetics, we see a small lead over the first generation Ryzen parts in ST, which grows in MT. Still a bit far behind the i7-8550U, however.

Dwarf Fortress (Small) 65x65 World, 250 Years

Dwarf Fortress is another one of our new benchmarks, which mainly focuses on single core performance.  As is perhaps to be expected, the Zen+ processor doesn't go well here, limited by its cTDP down mode which restricts the higher frequencies that the other CPUs are able to reach.

Cinebench R20 Multi-Threaded

Crysis CPU Render: (6) 1920x1080

Two rendering tests to finish, and we have the R5 3500U ahead of the i7-8550U in both comparisons.

Battery, Display, and Storage Gaming Performance
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  • Sailor23M - Sunday, May 17, 2020 - link

    Aa ha ha lov this Reply
  • ConnieD - Monday, June 8, 2020 - link

    I agree. Wumaos out in full force. Reply
  • sonny73n - Saturday, May 16, 2020 - link

    Go back to cnn. Stop spreading fake news here. Reply
  • Ithaqua - Sunday, May 17, 2020 - link

    @sonny73n : I think you mean Fox "not really" News. CNN at least tries to to get some facts correct. Though Fox is more fun, knowing that they are on par with The Onion; and people think it's a real news network, not just a scam to mess with people. Reply
  • sonny73n - Saturday, May 16, 2020 - link

    Nobody would believe your BS anymore. You’re helping your mafia government to slander competitors in order to eliminate competitions and kill free market. You’ve reached new low. How can you keep on living as a subhuman? Reply
  • Manofwind - Saturday, May 16, 2020 - link

    When huawei's 5G equipment shipped to market, Qalcomm's 5G was still a plan then. You tell me, where to steal the 5G IP at that time? Reply
  • Ithaqua - Sunday, May 17, 2020 - link

    @sharath.naik: Replace China with USA and communist with crippled democracy / kleptocracy and your statement still fits.

    There is no true free market in the world. Every country has rules to help themselves and protect those who give them money. US companies steal as well (just less obviously) and key industries are funded (in full or in part) directly and indirectly by government funds.

    The "developed" world's patent & IP rules are a joke (hey Apple I'm looking at you) that either gets bent by money or abused by people who don't want to loose money. In theory it should be for the good of the citizens of the country and to help encourage R&D, not to abuse management bonuses and to stifle competition.

    China is just more obvious about their abuse, since they plan things out instead of going by quarterly profit announcements. They know what to hide and what will blow over in 4/8 years.
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  • Valantar - Monday, May 18, 2020 - link

    "Free market" is an oxymoron. Markets are competitive, and tend towards monopolization if left unregulated (what's the best way of ensuring your survival if you're a leading company in a market? Buying out the competition or forcing them into bankruptcy.). Thus free-as-in-leave-me-alone markets are an illusion and become unfree as soon as someone gains enough power to exert in on others. (And don't come dragging that "market disruption" nonsense - we all know that doesn't work.) The closest one can come to a "free" (as in: fair and equal opportunity) market is a strictly regulated one.

    But ultimately, all market economics are based on the absurd idea that infinite growth is possible, and are based on a spiralling system of credits and debts. After all, debts have interest, so you need to bring in more money than you have borrowed. Where does that money come from? Other people's debts! So they need to do the same. If it worked it would be an oroborous, but this is just a spiral consisting of ever increasing debts and ever more precarious lives, where everyone but the super-rich lose in the end. This is not a system that is built to exist long term, and dramatic crashes are a fundamental part of it that cannot be avoided or even effectively alleviated.
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  • Spunjji - Monday, May 18, 2020 - link

    @Valantar - this is probably the best short-form summary of the paradox of the "free market" I've seen in a while. Nicely put! Reply
  • yannigr2 - Saturday, May 16, 2020 - link

    The whole story is to prevent Huawei to become the next Apple+Samsung combined. Huawei is not considered, yet, a threat in the laptop market to US companies. A Huawei that could threaten Dell and HP, wouldn't be able to buy even a first gen i7 or an AMD Bulldozer CPU, not Renoir and latest gen Intel CPUs. Reply

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