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Best laptop processors 2023




Purpose: to acquaint you with the latest mobile processors; compare the performance of mobile processors; well, and help you decide or make the right choice before buying. At CES 2023, AMD showed the Zen 4 and Zen 3 Plus processors. As before, the HX, H, HS series are productive and U are energy efficient. Intel introduced four families of mobile Core 13th pp. Models HX and H (HS) for gamers, and P and U for thin laptops. This article contains the best laptop processors in 2023. Many models have been provided, and the most interesting thing is that competition has appeared. Remember that the performance of previous generations may be sufficient for you. Especially AMD Ryzen 9 6800HX and Intel Core i9-12900HK.

New AMD Ryzen 7000 laptop processors

The top-end AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX has 16 cores and 32 Zen 4 threads with up to 5.4GHz, 80MB cache and up to 100W power consumption. It beats last year’s Ryzen 6900HX in Cinebench by 78%. Other new products include Ryzen 9 7845HX, Ryzen 7 7745HX and Ryzen 5 7645HX.

#Cores/ThreadsBase & Boost, GHzCache 3, MbTDP, WCinebench R23
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX16/322.55.48055/75+182424799
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX12/243.05.27645/75+181621980
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX8/163.65.14045/75+179017779
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX6/124.05.03845/75+178514994
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS8/164.05.24035/45169415215
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS8/163.85.14035/45165012883
AMD Ryzen 5 7640HS6/124.35.03835/45163311340
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS8/163.24.752035158115115
AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS6/123.34.551935
AMD Ryzen 7 7735U8/162.74.752015/28
AMD Ryzen 5 7535 U6/122.94.551915/28
AMD Ryzen 3 7335 U4/83.04.31015/28
AMD Ryzen 7 7730 U8/162.04.52015
AMD Ryzen 5 7530 U6/122.04.51915
AMD Ryzen 3 7330 U6/122.34.31015

In comparison with the previous generation, an increase in gaming performance is noticeable. We will look at the general comparison further. Of course, actual test results may vary. Depends on specific configurations, your resolution and optimization.

The Ryzen 7000 processors received a lot of interesting things. For example, operating frequencies up to 5.4 GHz, up to 80 MB of cache, DDR5-5200 memory and 28 PCIe 5.0 lanes. From the new integrated AI engine and iGPU based on the RDNA3 architecture. The chip combines 4 USB 3.2 Gen2 ports (but no USB4).

13th Gen Intel Core laptop processors

Leading the line is the 24-core Core i9-13980HX with 32 threads, a maximum clock speed of up to 5.6 GHz and peak power consumption of 157 watts. 11% faster than last year’s Core i9-12900HK in “single-core” scenarios, and 49% faster than it in multi-threaded tasks.

E + P /T
Base & Boost, GHzCache, MBTDP, W
[base / turbo]
Cinebench R23
[1-stream / multi]
Intel Core i9-13980 HX16 + 8 /321.
Intel Core i9-13950 HX16 + 8 /321.
Intel Core i9-13900 HX16 + 8 /321.
Intel Core i7-13850 HX12 + 8 /
Intel Core i7-13700 HX8 + 8 /
Intel Core i7-13650 HX8 + 6 /
Intel Core i5-13600 HX8 + 6 /
Intel Core i5-13500 HX8 + 6 /
Intel Core i5-13450 HX4 + 6 /
Intel Core i9-13900 HK8 + 6 /
Intel Core i9-13905 H8 + 6 /
Intel Core i9-13900H8 + 6 /
Intel Core i7-13800H8 + 6 /
Intel Core i7-13705 H8 + 6 /
Intel Core i7-13700H8 + 6 /
Intel Core i7-13620H8 + 6 /
Intel Core i5-13600H8 + 8 /
Intel Core i5-13505H8 + 8 /
Intel Core i5-13500H4 + 8 /
Intel Core i5-13420H4 + 6 /

Actually,  Efficient – single-thread energy-saving Performance –   the most productive cores. Well, Threads   displays the number of threads. Hyperthreading technology only works with P-cores. That’s where these cherished 20, 24, 28 and 32 streams come from.

Intel Core i7-1370P8 + 6 /
Intel Core i7-1360p8 + 4 /
Intel Core i5-1350P8 + 4 /
Intel Core i5-1340p8 + 4 /
Intel Core i7-1365 U8 + 2 /
Intel Core i7-1355 U8 + 2 /
Intel Core i5-1345 U8 + 2 /
Intel Core i5-1335 U8 + 2 /
Intel Core i5-1334U8 + 2 /
Intel Core i3-1315 U4 + 2 /
Intel Core i3-1305 U4 + 1 /

As for real performance, testing showed good results. This is the fastest mobile processor at the moment. You can compare the performance of the 13th with the 12th generation yourself . It’s good that a lot of testing is available to you, even gaming ones.

Read Also :- Best Mobile Processors For Smartphones 2023

In addition, the processor has 48 PCIe lanes, of which 16 PCIe 5 lanes, Thunderbolt 4 with speeds up to 40 Gb / s and integrated graphics on the Xe architecture. Top configurations – 24 cores, 32 threads, 36 MB cache. The memory controller supports DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200.

laptop processors performance

The updated base of processors for PassMark laptops will help us. In the PassMark – CPU Mark section , you can see the overall rating. At this point, the rating was topped by Intel Core i9-13900HX and AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX. These are the top processors for laptops and portable devices for 2023.

Plus, Apple showed devices with M2 Pro and M2 Max processors. Increased the number of transistors from 20 to 69 billion. New memory controller, bandwidth up to 400 GB/s. Top single-threaded and multi-threaded performance considering power consumption.

What do the letters H [X, S, K], P, U mean in the name. processors

According to the TDP criterion of the U-series of processors, Intel and AMD have leveled off. True, the “blue” focused on energy-efficient cores. The P lineup looks more like the U processors of the “reds” and is located higher. Despite everything, the U series of both is designed for thin laptops.

HX and HK series :
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, Intel Core i9-13900HK
In the case of these processors, power consumption has risen to 55 watts. In a turbo boost, it can go up to 157 watts.
HS and H models :
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS, Intel Core i9-13900H
Indicates that the base TDP is at 45W. Have higher temperatures and an unlocked multiplier.
U and P series :
AMD Ryzen 7 7735U, Intel Core i7-1370P (1365U)
Ears for thin laptops, with excellent autonomy. Pawns are performance oriented (balance between H and U).

Markings X, K, G, F and KF in the name of the laptop processors refer to desktop solutions . For example, the letter F is a cut out graphics core. In previous generations, G is the presence of integrated graphics. Symbol K – unlocked multiplier (for overclocking).


Up to 300 Ryzen 7000 laptop models are expected, and even more with Intel 13th generation. It should be noted that the Ryzen 7040 and 7045 received different graphics cores. A more powerful 16-core model received an iGPU for show. In Intel mobile processors, the situation is similar …

For example, the capabilities of Intel Core i7-11800H and AMD Ryzen 5800H are enough for me. And these are two-year-old processors, but they can handle the power of the RTX 3080 Laptop. And you can consider laptops with i7-12700H or 6800H. Your choice should depend on specific tasks.


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