Take its new flagship model, the Ryzen 7 4800U, an eight-core, 16 thread chip that'll actually fit into a ultraportable notebooks. Intel, meanwhile, currently tops out at six cores with its 10th generation Core i7-10710U processor. The 4800U will run between 1.8GHz and 4.8GHz, and feature eight Radeon graphics cores. It's around 90 percent faster than Intel's Core i7-1065G7 chip (its highest end 10nm chip, which only has four cores) in the Cinebench r20 benchmark, and around 28 percent faster in the 3DMark TimeSpy benchmark.
You could argue this is a bit of an unfair comparison, since Intel's six-core Comet Lake chip is certainly more powerful than its quad-core sibling. But the six-core chip is also stuck with Intel's older (and much slower) integrated graphics, making it no match for the 4800U's bundled Radeon Cores.
Not surprisingly, AMD also says the 4800U trounces Intel's 1065G7 when it comes to gaming. It's around 30 frames per second higher in Rocket League while playing in 1080p with low settings, and it can even reach 54FPS in Grand Theft Auto V. Intel has made great strides with its Iris Plus graphics, but it's still no match for AMD's Radeon tech.
Even if you don't go for the best of the best, you'll likely see some nifty performance benefits with the rest of AMD's Ryzen 4000 "U" ultraportable lineup. You'll also get eight cores with the 4700U, just without hyperthreading, and six cores with its mid-range options.
For more demanding performance, AMD is also launching Ryzen 4000 H-Series chips (sound familiar?), with a much higher 45-watt power profile. You can expect to see those chips in gaming laptops like Dell's G5 15 Special Edition, which also comes with Radeon RX 5600M graphics, and ASUS's Zephyrus G14, which sports NVIDIA's GTX 2060.