On mobile platforms, how big is the spread between AMD and Intel’s peers?

At the desktop level, the spread between Intel and AMD’s class processors is transparent, for example, the difference between the Core i9-9900K and the ryzen 7 3700X, which is similar in performance, by a thousand dollars. But put on the notebook, the spread is not very transparent. But many people, including us, are curious about the exact number of spreads.

Just in time, Lenovo recently released the 2020 Saver series of games to give us a little bit of information that can be roughly compared to the notebook processor spreads. Based on this series of notebooks, this paper makes a guess for readers to make a guess about the difference between the two notebooks.

On mobile platforms, how big is the spread between AMD and Intel's peers?

First of all, we also want to introduce Lenovo’s 2020 Saviour notebook series, this updated model a total of using AMD’s latest Renoir processor R7000, using Intel’s latest ten-generation standard Core processor Y7000, Y7000P and Y9000K four series. There are many small SKUs in the four series, which can continue to break down the price range, which is a common practice of notebook manufacturers. This comparison is the use of AMD platform R7000 and Intel platform Y7000, their mold is approximate, using the same thermal module and screen, and memory is essentially the same, but Y7000 because of CPU restrictions, its memory frequency runs on the DDR4-2933.

That is to say, the two series in addition to the processor has a certain gap, the other configurations are very similar, the price gap, the CPU occupies the vast majority. Lenovo, as the world’s largest PC supplier, they give a more representative price. So we chose the two models for comparison, and the table below lists the prices for different processors with different graphics cards.

On mobile platforms, how big is the spread between AMD and Intel's peers?

The table provides horizontal and vertical price comparison information. Horizontally, the relatively similar lyzen 7 4800H and Core i7-10750H have a spread of about ¥1200, while the difference between Ryzen 5 4600H and Core i5-10300H is about ¥800. Vertically, upgrading ryzen 5 4600H to Ryzen 7 4800H costs only about ¥400, while upgrading from Core i5-10300H to Core i7-10750H costs about ¥800. Obviously, Intel’s notebook processor premium is higher, both horizontally and vertically.

On mobile platforms, how big is the spread between AMD and Intel's peers?

In fact, from the table we can also see the same processor with different graphics card spread, to SKU’s most complete Core i7-10750H for example, GTX 1650 and GTX 1650 Ti spread between about ¥400, and a step up, The GTX 1660 Ti, which needs better cooling, will add about ¥600, but then go up, adding to the RTX 2060, the spread is narrowed to about ¥300, which makes the RTX 2060 look a lot more cost-effective.

Unfortunately, Lenovo has not released the legendary R7000P series yet, and we are looking forward to seeing a combination of cheap Renoir APU plus RTX 2060 and other graphics cards. From Y7000 to Y7000P, SSD, thermal and screen have been upgraded, and the price has only been increased by 600, if the spread is applied to the R7000P series, it will be very attractive.

In the words of the story, from the price of different configurations of the same model to the price of AMD and Intel two processors to speculate on the price, you can see that Intel processor premium is higher, but this premium does not actually bring more performance, first in amd hands in some of the productivity links, has been with the core number of advantages to provide better performance, and even in Intel’s game field, the final frame number is more affected by the graphics card, the CPU brought frame difference is not large. For users who are looking for both performance and price/performance, this year’s gold pairing should be ryzen 7 4800H-RTX 2060, and the second half of the game-based market should see a wave of AMD Ryzen.

On mobile platforms, how big is the spread between AMD and Intel's peers?