AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D Outperforms Intel's Core i9-14900HX in Mobile Gaming
Performance Review: Intel Core i9-14900HX
The review utilized a Schenker XMG Neo 17 2024 engineering sample gaming laptop equipped with the Intel Core i9-14900HX, featuring 24 cores (8 performance + 16 efficiency), a maximum turbo clock of 5.8 GHz, an RTX 4090 laptop GPU, and 32GB of DDR5-5600 memory.
Cinebench R23 Results: Single-Core and Multi-Core Performance
In the Cinebench R23 benchmark:
Single-Core Test: The Core i9-14900HX scored 2,232 points, dominating other chips including the Ryzen 9 7945HX and its X3D variant by up to 13%, and marginally outperforming its 13th Gen predecessors like the Core i9-13980HX and Core i9-13950HX by up to 6%.
Multi-Core Test: Despite its high core count, the Core i9-14900HX's multi-core score was surpassed by several notebooks, including those with the Ryzen 9 7945HX, Ryzen 9 7945HX3D, Core i9-13980HX, and Core i9-13950HX, outperforming the new Raptor Lake Refresh chip by up to 7%.
**Gaming Performance: Intel Falls
Despite decent performance in single-core applications, the Core i9-14900HX's gaming capabilities were underwhelming. The chip showed lackluster gains in gaming workloads, with Intel's previous generation parts performing just as well in this area. This finding suggests that for gaming purposes, the newer Core i9-14900HX does not offer a significant advantage over its predecessors.
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D: A Superior Choice for Gaming
Contrasting the performance of Intel's chip, AMD's Ryzen 9 7945HX3D emerged as a superior choice in gaming. The Ryzen chip not only delivered slightly higher FPS but also did so while consuming far less power. This efficiency and performance edge underline AMD's strengths in the mobile gaming sector.
Conclusion: AMD Maintains Lead in Mobile Gaming Performance
The review by Notebookcheck indicates that AMD continues to hold an edge over Intel in the realm of mobile gaming CPUs. The Ryzen 9 7945HX3D's superior performance in gaming benchmarks, coupled with its efficiency, positions it as a more desirable option for gamers and enthusiasts seeking top-notch mobile gaming experiences. As the competition between AMD and Intel continues, these results highlight the importance of balancing raw performance with efficiency and gaming capabilities in mobile CPUs.