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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  • Lord of the Bored - Monday, May 18, 2020 - link

    Is it really hacking when Wikipedia is expressly designed to allow anyone to edit it?
  • bigboxes - Sunday, May 17, 2020 - link

    I'm sorry. Why do you care if a product looks like an Apple product? Why does that bother you? At all? Why would you care in the least?
  • Spunjji - Monday, May 18, 2020 - link

    Yeah, Macbooks famously have blue accents, webcams hidden in the keyboard and 16:9 displays. What a rip-off! /s
  • StevoLincolnite - Friday, May 15, 2020 - link

    Outdated Ryzen 3000 mobile series.
    Big chin on the display.
    Only 8GB of Ram.

    Expect more.
  • South_DL - Saturday, May 16, 2020 - link

    Maide in China is so expensive! You go there knowing that the dictatorship will take your IP and you won’t be able to do anything at all, this is so unacceptable!
  • FireSnake - Saturday, May 16, 2020 - link

    US is any different?
  • KPOM - Saturday, May 16, 2020 - link

    Um, yes, the US is different. I know it's fashionable among European and American elites to view the Chinese political system as superior to the American system, but funny none of those elites are emigrating to China.
  • Spunjji - Monday, May 18, 2020 - link

    "I know it's fashionable among European and American elites to view the Chinese political system as superior to the American system"

    You seem to have both a bizarrely narrow definition of "elites" and absolutely no idea what they actually believe. Sensors detect populist propaganda.
  • Spunjji - Monday, May 18, 2020 - link

    Really weird how much utterly irrelevant and off-base anti-China spam ended up in these comments. There's plenty to criticise about the Chinese government, but this is just ill-informed trash talk.
  • johnlsk - Saturday, May 16, 2020 - link

    It's sad to see Anadtech writing fake review because of fat marketing money. There is no magic in this subpar laptop.
    1. Bad keyboard design without PgUp PgDn Home End keys
    2. Outdated CPU
    3. So so battery life

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