The very hot start to 2023. AMD unveils 13 Ryzen 5000 mobile processor models (for notebooks). Intel has released the 11th Generation Core H and U series processors. And announced 8-core CPUs with 45W TDP and Hyper-Threading support. This article contains the best laptop processors of 2023. Fortunately, there is a lot to tell you at the beginning of the year. For a place at the top of the rating, there is a struggle between AMD Ryzen 5000 and Intel Core 11th generation. It should also be noted the capabilities of the new energy-efficient SoC Apple M1 chip.

Top 5 Best Laptop Processors of 2023

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processors

AMD showed something interesting at CES 2023. Namely, the mobile processors Ryzen 5000 series U and H based on Zen 2 and Zen 3 architectures. The former is designed for thin and light laptops, and the latter is for gamers. The market is expected in February 2023.

Best Laptop Processors of 2023

A total of 13 Ryzen 5000 Series mobile processors were shown . Most are built on the Zen 3 microarchitecture and only the Zen 2 triple. All processors are manufactured using a 7nm process technology, and the top models still have 8 cores and 16 threads.

CPU modelKernels / ThreadsFrequency, GHz(Turbo)Cache, MbTDP, WGraphic arts
Ryzen 9 5980HX8/163.3 (4.8)2045Radeon RX Vega 8
Ryzen 9 5980HS8/163.0 (4.8)2035Radeon RX Vega 8
Ryzen 9 5900HX8/163.3 (4.6)2045Radeon RX Vega 8
Ryzen 9 5900HS8/163.0 (4.6)2035Radeon RX Vega 8
Ryzen 7 5800H8/163.2 (4.4)2045Radeon RX Vega 8
Ryzen 7 5800HS8/162.8 (4.4)2035Radeon RX Vega 8
Ryzen 5 5600H6/123.3 (4.2)1945Radeon RX Vega 6
Ryzen 5 5600HS6/123.0 (4.2)1935Radeon RX Vega 6

The Ryzen 5000 H-series processors consist exclusively of 6-core / 12-thread and 8-core / 16-thread models. Compared to the Ryzen 9 5980 HS, the HX has higher clocks, higher power consumption and is unlocked for overclocking. Cope with games in 4K resolution.

Best Laptop Processors of 2023

The Ryzen 9 5980HS outperforms the Intel Core i9-10980HK in single and multi-threaded Cinebench R20 benchmarks. Compared to the previous generation, AMD Ryzen 9 HX-series performance has increased by 23% single-threaded and up to 17% multi-threaded. How do you like this update?

CPU modelKernels / ThreadsFrequency, GHz(Turbo)Cash, MbTDP, WGraphic arts
Ryzen 7 5800U8/161.9 (4.4)2015Radeon RX Vega 8
Ryzen 7 5700U8/161.8 (4.3)815Radeon RX Vega 8
Ryzen 5 5600U6/122.3 (4.2)1915Radeon RX Vega 7
Ryzen 5 5500U6/122.1 (4.0)815Radeon RX Vega 7
Ryzen 5 5300U4/82.6 (3.8)615Radeon RX Vega 6

The Ryzen 5000U series scales from 4 cores / 8 threads to 8 cores / 16 threads. The three processors are based on the old Zen 2 architecture, also have different cache and CCX configurations. The Ryzen 7 5800U is expected to run up to 17.5 hours of battery life and up to 21 hours when watching movies.

Best Desktop Processors of 2023

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800U processor offers up to 16% improvement in single-threaded performance and up to 14% multi-threaded performance over the previous generation. And it surpasses Intel Core i7-1165G7 in performance (we used PCMark 10 for testing).

11th Gen Intel Mobile Processors

Intel previously released 11th Gen 10nm Core (Tiger Lake) processors for notebooks. The 35-watt Tiger Lake-H line is available in just three models. At CES 2023, a truly gaming 8-core CPU was announced with up to 45W TDP.

Best Gaming Laptop Processors of 2023

The Intel Core i7-11375H Special Edition  processor has an increased clock speed of up to 5 GHz. This makes it the fastest single thread. Intel’s new 11th Gen H-Series CPUs support PCIe Express 4.0 and also offer Killer Wi-Fi 6 / 6E compatibility.

CPU modelKernels / ThreadsFrequency, GHz(Turbo)Cash, MbTDP, WArchitecture
Core i7-11375H4/83.3 (5.0)1235Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96
Core i7-11370H4/83.3 (4.8)1235Intel Iris Xe Graphics 96
Core i5-11300H4/83.1 (4.4)1235Intel Iris Xe Graphics 80

Compared to 10th generation solutions, single-threaded performance increased by 15% and multi-threaded by 40%. Intel itself claims that its 11th generation H-series mobile processors will provide enough power to play comfortably in 4K resolution.

CPU modelKernels / ThreadsFrequency, GHz(Turbo)Cash, MbTDP, WGraphic arts
Core i7-1185G74/83.0 (4.8)1228Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EU
Core i7-1165G74/82.8 (4.7)1228Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EU
Core i7-1160G74/81.2 (4.4)1215Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EU
Core i5-1135G74/82.4 (4.2)828Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EU
Core i5-1130G74/81.1 (4.0)815Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EU
Core i3-1125G44/82.0 (3.7)828Intel UHD Graphics 48EUs
Core i3-1120G44/81.1 (3.5)815Intel UHD Graphics 48EUs
Core i3-1115G42/43.0 (4.1)628Intel UHD Graphics 48EUs
Core i3-1110G42/41.8 (3.9)615Intel UHD Graphics 48EUs

The 11th Gen Tiger Lake laptop processors feature the new Intel Iris Xe graphics. They have support for Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6 and have improved performance and battery life. The company claims this is the best processor for thin laptops.

11th Gen Intel Mobile Processors

With the increase in productivity, everything is clear. New is more efficient (single-threaded and multi-threaded). Emphasis was placed on integrated graphics with Intel Iris Xe graphics. It bypasses the graphics of the Radeon Vega 8 and rivals the discrete GPUs of the GeForce MX350 level.

New mobile ARM processor Apple M1

Indeed, Apple unveiled its first ARM chip designed specifically for the Mac. It has four high-performance cores and four others are energy-efficient. The integrated GPU delivers high processing speeds.

ARM processor Apple M1

In multi-threaded testing, of course, it lags behind the competition. Especially from the 8-core and 16-thread Ryzen 5000 processors. And in a single-threaded comparison, everything is much more interesting. It holds up well against Intel’s Core i7-1185G7 and Core i7-1160G7 processors.

What the letters H, HK, HQ, HS, HX, U, Y and G stand for

The H, HQ and HK markings offer high mobile processor power. The letters U or Y at the end indicate high energy efficiency (to ensure long-term laptop operation). Models with the G identifier have powerful integrated graphics.

AMD is adding a mix of HS and HX to the H series. The HS itself allows for high performance of the H series in a thinner and lighter case (they have an underestimated TDP). And HX processors have an unlocked multiplier and are perfectly overclocked.



The Best Laptop processors announced at CES 2023 complement AMD’s 7nm lineup and will begin hitting markets in February 2023. While the mobile Ryzen 3000 was available in 70 laptops and the Ryzen 4000 in 100, the Ryzen 5000 Mobile is expected in 150 systems.

In the first half of 2023, up to 40 different models with Intel Core 11 Gen will be released. As for the Apple M1 chip, it is only available in the company’s products. You shouldn’t give up on previous generations of laptop processors . AMD Ryzen 4000 and Intel Core 10th models are still good.


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