The Ryzen 9 5900HX secures the #1 spot in our Top Laptops CPU Ranking

Laptop CPUs have been getting more and more powerful, in recent years, and while desktop processors will always be more powerful, the level of performance that their mobile counterparts have reached is extraordinary to witness.

Such is the case with the newest AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, which is such a monster of a CPU that it has managed to defeat everyone else and take the №1 spot in our Top Laptop CPU Ranking.

In its path to glory, it put several other processors in the dust, including the well-known Core i9 9900HK, which previously held the first place.

Below we have the Ryzen 9 5900HX’s Spec Sheet and some performance numbers against the CPU that it replaced, the Core i9-9900HK.

Spec Sheet

Ranking 1
Base / Max CPU frequency 3.30 – 4.60 GHz
Number of cores 8
Instructions type 64 bits
TDP 45 W
Integrated GPU N/A
Base GPU frequency 0
Max. operating temperature 105 °C
Memory channels 2
Released Q1 2021
Core / Architecture Zen 3
Logical Cores (Threads) 16
LL cache 20480 KB
Lithography 7 nm
Official website
Max. GPU frequency 2100 MHz
Memory Type DDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4-4266MHz
Max Memory


In Cinebench 20 the newer Ryzen 9 5900HX performs slightly better than the Core i9-9900HK, with a 0.14% higher score.

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)

All laptops with the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX:

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