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[Comparison] AMD Ryzen 5 4600H vs AMD Ryzen 5 3550H – Ryzen 5 4600H stomps on the Ryzen 5 3550H with 79% difference

In this comparison, we have two chips by AMD – Ryzen 5 4600H and Ryzen 5 3550H. Both of these CPUs are made for mobile devices and both are middle-class processors. The Ryzen 5 4600H is based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture while the 3550H is based on the Zen+ microarchitecture. For this comparison, we are going to see which is the better chip for your system and which CPU performs better.

More detailed specs here: AMD Ryzen 5 4600HAMD Ryzen 5 3550H

Specifications

As you can see, there are quite a few differences between the Ryzen 5 4600H and the 3550H. Firstly, the 4600H has 6 cores and 12 threads which should make it the superior CPU for multi-core tasks. Secondly, the 4600H has a higher base and max frequency at 3.00 and 4.00GHz which is better for the performance. Last but not least, the 4600H has 8MBs of cache versus 4MBs for the 3550H.

AMD Ryzen 5 4600HAMD Ryzen 5 3550H
Cores / Threads6 / 124 / 8
Base / Max frequency3.00 – 4.00 GHz2.10 – 3.70 GHz
Cache8 MB Cache4 MB Cache
TDP / up / down45W / 54W / 35W35W / 40W / 12W
Memory supportDDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4-4266MHz
DDR4-2400MHz
Integrated graphicsAMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000, 45W)

CPU Benchmark

In our first benchmark, the 4600H beats the 3550H with a significant difference. In our second Photoshop benchmark, the 4600H is 35% faster than the older AMD. All in all, on average the 4600H is 79% faster.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Benchmark

Again, in terms of GPU performance, the newer CPU takes the win. On average, the AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000) is 15% faster than AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000).

AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000, 45W)AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000, 35W)
3DMark Fire Strike (G)
3051 (+13%)
2702

 

Unigine Heaven 3.0
776 (+16%)669
Unigine Heaven 4.0
607 (+22%)
499

 

Unigine Superposition
549 (+8%) 510

Gaming capabilities

For casual gaming capabilities, both CPUs are doing adequately but here, the older Ryzen 5 3550H is doing slightly better in some instances.

cs-go-benchmarks

CS:GOHD 1080p, Low (Check settings)HD 1080p, Medium (Check settings)HD 1080p, MAX (Check settings)
AMD RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)66 fps46 fps31 fps
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000)65 fps (-2%)51 fps (+11)38 fps (+26%)

DOTA 2HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)HD 1080p, Normal (Check settings)HD 1080p, High (Check settings)
AMD RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)86 fps46 fps26 fps
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000)75 fps (-13%)51 fps (+11%)31 fps (+19%)

Conclusion

Overall, the new addition to the AMD family – Ryzen 5 4600H is performing better than the Ryzen 5 3550H. In terms of CPU power, the 4600H is doing undoubtedly better than the 3550H. In terms of graphics efficacy, there are not many huge differences, with the 4600H being 15% faster on average. All in all, both CPUs are performing very well, but if you have to choose between the two, go with the Ryzen 5 4600H.

Look for both CPUs in our: Top Laptop CPU Ranking

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