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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  • sonny73n - Sunday, May 24, 2020 - link

    These trailer trashes think they invented everything. They ignore history and claim it’s all theirs as soon as a company in their country put it on a product. They don’t care the facts that many inventors working in their country are nationals that’s not the same as theirs. They claim it all whether it was stolen, robbed, bought, scammed... from others. They’re the exceptionals who has successfully fooled themselves.
  • Xajel - Sunday, May 17, 2020 - link

    This with Renoir, 4700U or 4800U (or both as options) will be the ultimate one to look for. Especially if they could add upgradable RAM to it (like 8GB or 16GB embedded and a single SODIMM).
  • deil - Monday, May 18, 2020 - link

    this is bad config. ssd is very close to heat source, and will get hot without use. it will shorten the lifespan a lot.
  • Spunjji - Monday, May 18, 2020 - link

    Not really. The flash on SSDs suffers more from cold than it does from heat, and it's extremely unlikely that a device like this will be put to such a use that the SSD controller would begin to throttle.
  • Findecanor - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - link

    I would like to know if the type of charging this laptop uses is compatible with the USB Power Delivery standard, and what capacity it uses then.

    It is 2020, and today there is no way that I am going to buy any device that does not follow the standard. I don't want to carry five different chargers on the road.
  • dickeywang - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - link

    It comes with AMD graphics, which means better support in Linux. :)
  • quadibloc - Thursday, May 28, 2020 - link

    Taking Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor hostage is dishonorable.
  • sonny73n - Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - link

    “The keyboard is an attempt to copy Apple’s chiclet design.”

    Even Anandtech believed the lie when it repeated enough of times.

    Sorry to burst your bubbles. The chiclet keyboard was designed by Sony on the Vaios. Check products release dates on Google, you’ll be surprised how much Apple stole from others, not the other way around. Keep gobbling that BS from MSM.

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