CPU Performance

We have picked a handful of our CPU tests to give a sense of the overall performance of the system. As this is a Picasso based APU, it is built on the Zen+ microarchitecture, and it is expected to perform accordingly.

AI Benchmark (ETH) Combined

In our new AI benchmark test, here is the data for Inference and Training combined. This is a test which likes cores, but also the Zen 2 parts do really well here. The Magicbook sits above a first generation Ryzen mobile processors, as well as above the Core i7 in the Matebook Pro X.

WinRAR 5.60b3

WinRAR is a test that likes memory bandwidth, and unfortunately this is one of the downsides of using that older Picasso platform - DDR4-2400 memory speeds aren't that great in the grand scheme of things.

Geekbench 4 - ST OverallGeekbench 4 - MT Overall

For GeekBench synthetics, we see a small lead over the first generation Ryzen parts in ST, which grows in MT. Still a bit far behind the i7-8550U, however.

Dwarf Fortress (Small) 65x65 World, 250 Years

Dwarf Fortress is another one of our new benchmarks, which mainly focuses on single core performance.  As is perhaps to be expected, the Zen+ processor doesn't go well here, limited by its cTDP down mode which restricts the higher frequencies that the other CPUs are able to reach.

Cinebench R20 Multi-Threaded

Crysis CPU Render: (6) 1920x1080

Two rendering tests to finish, and we have the R5 3500U ahead of the i7-8550U in both comparisons.

Battery, Display, and Storage Gaming Performance
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  • Flunk - Friday, May 15, 2020 - link

    If Huawei is blocked from buying US parts, how does this exist? AMD, Microsoft, etc are US companies. Reply
  • porcupineLTD - Friday, May 15, 2020 - link

    The ban is selectively enforced by granting licences to US companies that Huawei can live without or that would suffer to much from losing Huawei business. Such companies include Microsoft, Micron, AMD and Qualcomm probably (the latest Huawei phones still have some qualcom ICs in them). Google would probably be on this list too (they applied for a license) but the purpose of the ban was to cripple Huawei and that google banning is the strongest method for that. Reply
  • close - Friday, May 15, 2020 - link

    Because the ban is aimed at keeping Huawei as a paying customer to US companies as long as this doesn't allow them to become a competitive threat. Reply
  • porcupineLTD - Friday, May 15, 2020 - link

    Exactly, got to love that free market. Reply
  • sharath.naik - Friday, May 15, 2020 - link

    There is no concept of free market 8n China, free market require protecting intellectual property. China is all about ripping off existing products, industrial secret theft, all sponsored and encouraged by the communist party. Reply
  • futfut - Friday, May 15, 2020 - link

    You just contradicted your self, a free market needs protecting by IP laws? The Chinese and US do it differently, the Chinese method does a better job of promoting free markets. The US method of IP law. enforcement restricts free markets and needs a large government to police, adding friction and enforcing uncompetitive behaviour. Reply
  • LiKenun - Saturday, May 16, 2020 - link

    Prime example: patent trolls or non-practicing entities. There is a fine balance which the US seems to not have struck. Reply
  • Cellar Door - Sunday, May 17, 2020 - link

    Seems you are not familiar with what patents are. Just like the Chinease free market. Reply
  • FireSnake - Saturday, May 16, 2020 - link

    Get your facts straight!
    China is producing more patents then US!
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-paten...

    This contradicts your statement.
    Reply
  • ibnmadhi - Saturday, May 16, 2020 - link

    50 cent army going strong. lol Reply

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