Complete list of AMD Ryzen 9 laptops (5900HX, 5900HS), with benchmarks and reviews

By Andrei Girbea , last updated on April 12, 2021

While the AMD Zen 2 architecture brought Ryzen 9 processors to laptops for the first time, the market now offers a more ample selection of uncompromised and top-performance and gaming notebooks based on the newer Ryzen 9 platforms.

At the time of this update, the best Ryzen 9 laptops are based on the Zen3 Ryzen 5000 series of mobile processors, with the Ryzen 9 5900HX on the most powerful models, and the highly efficient Ryzen 9 5980HS and 5900HS processors available on a handful of portable formats. A Ryzen 9 5980HX has also been announced as the top Ryzen 5000 series mobile option, but that’s not yet available in any retail product.

This article will shed some light on the specs and performance of these Ryzen 9 platforms, as well as provide a detailed list of all the laptops built by this sort of hardware.

As a whole, there are mostly two kinds of AMD Ryzen 9 powered laptops out there: those based on the full-power H and HX processors (5900HX, 4900H), with a design TDP of 45+W, and the thinner-and-lighter form-factors based on the HS subseries of Ryzen 9 mobile APUs (5900HS, 4900HS), premium and efficient bins with a TDP of 35+W. Of course, all these can run at various power settings, and their performance varies between each product, as it’s highly dependent on the quality of each implementation, the thermal module, and overall design. That’s why we’ve linked our detailed reviews down below where available, with in-depth info on all our findings.

We’re not going to thoroughly discuss benchmarks results in this article, but we’ll touch on what you should generally expect from the latest Ryzen 9 processors in a bit, with more details on those previously mentioned reviews. And then we’ll jump into those detailed lists of the available Ryzen 9 5900HX/5900HS laptops, as well as those models launched in previous years and built on Ryzen 9 4900H/4900HS hardware, which are still available in stores, most likely with good discounts.

Ryzen 9 5950HX - the most powerful AMD laptops of this generation

Ryzen 9 5950HX – the no-compromise AMD laptops of this generation

So first off, here’s a quick specs sheet of the Zen 3 and Zen 2 Ryzen 9 H and HS processors:

Ryzen 9 5980HX Ryzen 9 5900HX Ryzen 9 4900H Ryzen 9 5980HS Ryzen 9 5900HS Ryzen 9 4900HS
Build process 7 nm
Generation Zen 3 Zen 3 Zen 2 Zen 3 Zen 3 Zen 2
TDP 45+ W 45+ W 45+ W 35+ W 35+ W 35+ W
Cores/Threads 8/16
CPU Base Frequency 3.3 GHz 3.3 GHz 3.3 GHz 3.0 GHz 3.0 GHz 3.0 GHz
CPU Max Turbo 4.8 GHz 4.6 GHz 4.4 GHz 4.8 GHz 4.6 GHz 4.3 GHz
L3 Cache 16 MB 16 MB 8 MB 16 MB 16 MB 8 MB
Memory Type
DDR4 3200 MHz, LPDDR4X 4266 MHz
Graphics Radeon Vega, 8 CUs
Graphics Speed up to 2100 MHz up to 2100 MHz up to 1750 MHz up to 2100 MHz up to 2100 MHz up to 1750 MHz

The H and HX models run at higher power and higher base clocks than the HS models, but they are otherwise very similar within the same generation. On the other hand, the difference between the 4000 and 5000 models might not seem like much on paper, but it actually is, thanks to the various IPC improvements and optimizations available with Zen3 cores, plus the extra amount of cache memory. The 5000-series APUs also get more capable Vega 8 integrated graphics, yet that won’t matter here, as all these Ryzen 9 notebooks come with dedicated graphics that take over in GPU-heavy loads.

For what is worth, Ryzen 7 mainstream alternatives are also available for each of these 9s, still 8C/16T processors, but running and marginally lower clocks. Given the Ryzen 9 configurations are generally expensive, I’d expect most of you to be interested in the mid-range Ryzen 7 models instead, which we’ll touch on in a separate article.

In all fairness, the Ryzen 9 platforms are also implemented into higher-tier performance and gaming products and generally available on the higher-specced configurations. Unlike with the Ryzen 4000 generation that wasn’t broadly adopted and was mostly available on lower-tier laptops with up to mid-range graphics (such as the 2020 Zephyrus G15 and G14, Dell G5 Gaming, HP Omen 15, Lenovo Legion 5), the Ryzen 5000 hardware is now available in top-end designs with up to RTX 3080 graphics (and AMD RDNA2 dGPUs at some future point), excellent screens, uncompromised builds, and the latest features available as of 2021. At the same time, mid-tier and more affordable Ryzen 9 5000 designs are still available, for those of you on more limited budgets.

Brief performance insights and numbers

Before we move on, here are some performance numbers you should expect for the Ryzen 9 5900HX and 5980HS mobile processors in comparison to the other options out there (these are AMD numbers):

And here are some of our own findings on real products that you can find in stores. First, the Cinebench loop that tests the CPU’s sustained multi-thread performance.

And here are a couple more tests:

Ryzen 9 5900HX
(ROG Scar G733)
Ryzen 9 5900HX
(Zephyrus Duo)
Ryzen 9 5980HS
(ROG Flow X13)
Ryzen 9 5900HS
(Zephyrus GA503)
Ryzen 9 4900HS
(Zephyrus GA401)
3DMark – Fire Strike Physics 24918 24678 22877 24554 21546
3DMark – Time Spy CPU 9759 9474 8811 9537 9099
Blender – Classroom Scene, CPU 8m 24s 9m 28s 9m 28s 8m 19s 10m 56s
Cinebench R20 CPU 5095 cb 5183 cb 4507 cb 5136 cb 4184 cb
Cinebench R20 Single Core 565 cb 564 cb 565 cb 572 cb 478 cb
Geekbench 5 64-bit – Multi-Core 8296 8539 8119 7939 7822
Geekbench 5 64-bit – Single Core 1467 1507 1498 1477 1208
x265 HD Benchmark 38.22 fps 27.29 fps 29.76s 28.11s 32.48s

Those Ryzen 9 5000 HS APUs are truly impressive at a fraction of the power required by the 5900HX implementations, and the gap between the 4000 and 5000 series Ryzen 9s is significant in both single-core tests and the longer-duration multi-threaded CPU loads. As for how these Ryzen 9s compare to the Intel options, we’ll cover that topic in a separate article.

With all these in mind, here are the lists of the rumored or announced portable 5980HS/5900HS/4900HS models down below, with the full-size Ryzen 9 5900HX/4900H options further down. This article is not a selection of recommended best AMD Ryzen laptops, instead, it includes lists of all the available models built on this specific Ryzen hardware. Deciding on the best pick for your needs and budget is up to you, but our reviews will greatly help.

That aside, these lists are a work in progress and we’re constantly updating them with new entries as they are launched, so if you spot something that should be in here and is not, please tell us about it in the comments sections at the end of the post.

Portable laptops with AMD Ryzen 9 5900/4900 HS 35W hardware

This section is reserved for lightweight and compact designs. Most are built on the 35W Ryzen 9 HS platforms, either the 2021 Ryzen 5980HS/5900HS or the previous 4900HS generation, but some of these are built on full-power Ryzen H hardware, though.

For now, the 5980HS is only available on the limited-edition Flow X13 Supernova, while the 5900HS is only available on the 2021 ROG Zephyrus G14/G15. This can change in the future.

Model Screen Hardware Graphics TB Weight
2021 Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301 13.3-inch FHD+ 120 Hz / UHD+ 60 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5980HS / max 32 GB LPDDR4x RAM GTX 1650Ti MQ (35-40W) No 2.95 lbs / 1.34 kg
2021 model; lightweight build; single-zone white backlit keyboard; FHD+ or UHD+ 16:10 screens with 1005+ sRGB colors, with Adaptive Sync; soldered RAM, up to 32 GB LPPDDR4x, single M.2 NVME storage slot; 35W GTX 1650Ti + up to 40W with Dynamic Boost 2.0 – updated graphics models to be available in the future; Ryzen 5/7 HS models also available; 62 Wh battery, 100W USB-C charger, dual-speakers
compatible with the ROG XG Mobile compact external GPU through the ROG XG Mobile Interface connector
Ryzen 9 5980HS and 32 GB of RAM available on the exclusive Flow X13 Supernova edition, paired with the ROG XG Mobile eGPU (at $2999)
Price: from $1299 (without XG mobile) – updated configurations and prices
2021 Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401 14-inch FHD IPS 144 Hz / WQHD IPS 120 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HS / max 24 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3060 (60-80W) No 3.55 lbs / 1.6 kg
2021 update; lightweight magnesium build; single-zone white backlit keyboard; updated screen options with FHD IPS 144 Hz or WQHD IPS 120 Hz panels, with Adaptive Sync; 1x memory slot + 8 GB soldered RAM, single M.2 NVME storage slot; 60W RTX 3060 + up to 80W with Dynamic Boost 2.0, configurations with Ryzen 7 5800HS and GTX 1650Ti 50-65W GPU also available; 76 Wh battery, 150/180W charger, USB-C charging also supported, efficient implementation with great battery life;; quad-speakers
Price: from $1399 – updated configurations and prices
2020 Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401 14-inch FHD IPS 120 Hz / WQHD IPS 60 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 4900HS / max 24 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 2060 Max-Q (65W) No 3.55 lbs / 1.6 kg
detailed review here and here, 2020 model; portable and lightweight, magnesium build; single-zone white backlit keyboard; several screen options, including FHD IPS 120 Hz or WQHD IPS 60 Hz panels; 1x memory slot + 8 GB RAM soldered, single M.2 NVME storage slot; configurations with Ryzen 5 and 7/ GTX 1660Ti 65W GPU also available; 76 Wh battery, 180W charger, USB-C charging also supported
Price: $1499 – updated configurations and prices
2021 Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503 15.6-inch FHD 240 Hz /QHD 165 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 4900HS / max 40 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3080 (80-100W) No 4.4 lbs / 1.98 kg
detailed review here, 2021 model; magnesium build; single-zone white backlit keyboard and RGB on some models; several screen options including 240Hz FHX or 165 HZ QHD with 100% DCI-P3 colors; 1x memory slot (+ 8/16 GB RAM soldered), dual M.2 NVME storage slot; 80W GPUs and up to 100W with Dynamic Boost 2.0, Ryzen 7 and RTX 3060/3070 configurations also available; 76 Wh battery, 180W charger, efficient implementation with great battery life; 4 or 6 speakers
Price: from $1599 – updated configurations and prices
2020 Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 GA502 15.6-inch FHD IPS 144 Hz / 240 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 4900HS / max 40 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 2060 Max-Q (65W) No 4.45 lbs / 2 kg
detailed review here, 2020 hardware update; portable and lightweight, mostly plastic build; single-zone white backlit keyboard; several screen options; 1x memory slot (+ 8 GB RAM soldered), single M.2 NVME storage slot; 76 Wh battery, 180W charger, USB-C charging also supported
Price: $1299 – updated configurations and prices
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6-inch FHD IPS 144 Hz / UHD IPS 60 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 4900H / max 16 GB DDR4 RAM Radeon Vega No 4.1 lbs / 1.87 kg
2020 model; portable and lightweight aluminum build; single-zone white or optional RGB keyboard; several screen options, including FHD 144 Hz or UHD with 100% AdobeRGB coverage; soldered memory, single M.2 NVME storage slot; 71 Wh battery, up to 230W charger
Price: TBA (only scheduled for Europe, for now)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro 14-inch 2.2K and 2.8K IPS 90 Hz up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 16 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 2060 Max-Q (65W) No 4.1 lbs / 1.87 kg
2021 model; metal build; single-zone white keyboard without Options; several screen options, up to 2.8K with 90 Hz, 100% sRGB and 400-nits; soldered memory, single M.2 NVME storage slot; 61 Wh battery and 95W USB-C charger; dual speakers
Price: TBA (not available anywhere yet)
Razer Blade 14 14-inch matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX ?? / – up to RTX 3060 (??) No ??
2021 model, just a rumor for now, to be updated
Price: TBA

Asus have exclusive access to the AMD Ryzen HS hardware for the time being (up to Q3 2020), and we’ll update once more Ryzen 9 4900HS ultraportables are available.

Full-size laptops with AMD Ryzen 9 4900H 45W APUs

This section includes the full-size notebooks built on the 45+W Ryzen 9 5900HX and 4900H hardware platforms. The Ryzen 9 5980HX is not yet available in any retail product, but that might change in the near future.

Also, keep in mind that most of the AMD-based budget and mid-tier gaming laptops such as the Nitro 5, Legion 5, Legion 5 Pro, are not available with Ryzen 9 processors, and only top at AMD Ryzen 7 5800H/ AMD Ryzen 7 4800H configurations, which we’ve covered in this separate article.

Furthermore, most of the Eluktronics/Schenker/XMG/Aftershock models based on TongFang and Clevo barebone designs are also not available with Ryzen 9 5900HX processors at the time of this update, most likely due to allocation shortages with the current world situation. That should change in the next few months, and I’m especially looking for a Ryzen 9 configuration of the Prometheus 17 model with the 150+W RTX 3080 GPU, currently the most powerful AMD notebook configuration available out there.

Model Screen Hardware Graphics TB3 Weight
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513 15.6-inch FHD IPS 144/240 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 32 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3070 OC (115-130W) No 5.1 lbs / 2.3 kg
2021 model; plastic build with metal lid; RGB light bar and RGB backlit keyboard with NumPad; 16:9 FHD screen, several panel options; multiple configurations available, tops at Ryzen 9 with RTX 3070 up to 130W with Dynamic Boost; 2x memory slots, 2x M.2 storage; 90 Wh battery and 240W charger; 2x 4W speakers
Price: from $1499 (G513QR with Ryzen 9 and RTX 3070 – $1799)
Asus ROG Strix G17 G713 17.3-inch FHD IPS 144/240 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 32 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3070 OC (115-130W) No 5.95 lbs / 2.7 kg
review here – 2021 model, 17-inch version of the Strix G15
Price: from $1499 (G713QR with Ryzen 9 and RTX 3070 – $1799)
Asus ROG Strix SCAR 15 G533 15.6-inch FHD 300 Hz / QHD 165 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 64 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3080 OC (115-130W) No 5.1 lbs / 2.3 kg
review here – 2021 model; plastic build with metal lid; several RGB elements and per-key RGB backlit keyboard without NumPad and optical-mechanical switches; 16:9 FHD screens, several FHD/QHD panel options; multiple configurations available, tops at Ryzen 9 with RTX 3080 up to 130W with Dynamic Boost; 2x memory slots, 2x M.2 storage; 90 Wh battery and up to 280W charger; quad speakers
Price: from $1899 (G533QR with Ryzen 9 and RTX 3070 – $2199)
Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 17.3-inch FHD 360 Hz / QHD 165 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 64 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3080 OC (115-130W) No 5.1 lbs / 2.3 kg
review here – 2021 model; 17-inch version of the Scar 15, gets a larger keyboard with a NumPad sections and 6 speakers
Price: from $1899 (G733QR with Ryzen 9 and RTX 3070 – $2199)
Asus TUF A15 FA506  15.6-inch FHD IPS 60Hz/144 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 4900H / max 32 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 2060 OC (90W) No 4.9 lbs / 2.22 kg
reviewed here; 2020 model (2021 update only available with Ryzen 7 5800H); plastic build with aluminum lid; RGB backlit keyboard with NumPad; multiple configurations available, starting from Ryzen 5 4600H and GTX 1650 graphics; 2x memory slots, 2x M.2 PCIe x4 storage slots; 48 or 90 Wh battery
2021 update not available with Ryzen 9 in most regions (Ryzen 7 2021 model tested here)
Price: from $999, $1399 for Ryzen 9/RTX 2060 model
Asus TUF A17 FA706  17.3-inch FHD IPS 60Hz/144 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 4900H / max 32 GB DDR4 RAM up to GTX 1660Ti (80W) No 5.5 lbs / 2.45 kg
2020 model (2021 update only available with Ryzen 7 5800H); 17-inch variant of the A15 above
Price: from $999, $1399 for Ryzen 9/GTX 1660Ti model
Asus ROG Zephyrus DUO GX551 15.6-inch FHD 300 Hz / UHD 120 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 48 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3080 OC (115-130W) No 5.5 lbs / 2.5 kg
 2021 model; metal build; dual screens with FHD or UHD panels; per-key RGB backlit keyboard; multiple configurations available, tops at Ryzen 9 with RTX 3080 up to 130W with Dynamic Boost; 16 GB RAM soldered + 1x memory slot, 2x M.2 storage; 90 Wh battery and 280W charger; quad speakers
Price: from $2899 with Ryzen 9 and RTX 3070
Dell Alienware m15 R5 15.6-inch FHD 360 or QHD 165/240Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 64 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3070 (115-125W) No 5.4 lbs / 2.42 kg
2021 model (Intel R4 model tested here); metalic build with RGB elements and RGB backlit keyboard without NumPad and mechanical switches; 16:9 screen, several panel options; multiple configurations available, tops at Ryzen 9 with RTX 3070 up to 125W with Dynamic Boost; 2x memory slots, 2x M.2 storage; 86 Wh battery and 240W charger; dual speakers
Price: TBA
Dell G5 15 SE  15.6-inch FHD IPS 60Hz/144 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 4900H / max 32 GB DDR4 RAM AMD RX 5600M No 5.5 lbs / 2.5 kg
2020 model; plastic build; 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard with NumPad; multiple configurations available, starting from Ryzen 5 4600H, all with RX 5600M graphics; 2x memory slots, 2x M.2 PCIe x2 storage slots; 51 or 68 Wh battery
Price: from $879
Eluktronics Prometheus VIII 17.3-inch QHD IPS 165 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 64 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3080 (135-150W) No 5.9 lbs / 2.67kg
2021 model; barebone design; 16:9 QHD 165 Hz panel with 100% sRGB; multiple configurations available, tops at Ryzen 9 with RTX 3080 up to 150W with Dynamic Boost, MUX switch; 2x memory slots (up to 64 GB), 2x M.2 storage;62 Wh battery and 280W charger; dual speakers
Price: from $2699 with Ryzen 9 and RTX 3080
HP Omen 15 15.6-inch FHD IPS 144 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 32 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3070 (85-100W) No 5.45 lbs / 2.48kg
2021 model; metal and plastic build RGB backlit keyboard with NumPad; 16:9 FHD 144 Hz panel, with 100% sRGB colors; multiple configurations available, tops at Ryzen 9 with RTX 3070 up to 100W with Dynamic Boost; 2x memory slots (up to 32 GB ??), 1x M.2 storage; 70.9 Wh battery and 200W charger; dual speakers
Price: from $1759 with Ryzen 9 and RTX 3070
Lenovo Legion 7 16-inch QHD+ IPS 165 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 64 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3080 (150-165W) No 5.5 lbs / 2.5 kg
2021 model; metalic build with RGB elements and RGB backlit keyboard with NumPad; 16:10 FHD+ or QHD+ screen options, with 100% sRGB colors; multiple configurations available, tops at Ryzen 9 with RTX 3080 up to 165W with Dynamic Boost, MUX switch and GSync; 2x memory slots (up to 64 GB ??), 2x M.2 storage (1x 2280 and 1x 2242 ??); dual-fan thermal module with vapor chamber; 80 Wh battery and 300W charger; dual speakers
Price: TBA
Schenker XMG Neo 15 |
Eluktronics MECH 15
15.6-inch FHD IPS 240 Hz / QHD 165 Hz matte up to Ryzen 9 5900HX / max 64 GB DDR4 RAM up to RTX 3080 (135-150W) No 4.7 lbs / 2.15 kg
2021 models; barebone designs solid under different brands across the world; RGB keyboard with NumPad and optical-mechanical switches; 16:9 panel, various options; multiple configurations available, tops at Ryzen 9 with RTX 3080 up to 150W with Dynamic Boost, MUX switch; 2x memory slots (up to 64 GB), 2x M.2 storage; 94 Wh battery and 240W charger; dual speakers
17-inch models are also available
Price: from $2699 (Eluktronics) or 2899 EUR (XMG) with Ryzen 9 and RTX 3080

Please keep in mind that we’re constantly working on updating these lists and adding new products as they are released, but errors might slip in despite our best efforts to keep things accurate. If you spot any mistake or any product that should be in here and is not, please let us know in the comments section down below.

Furthermore, if you’re interested in the wider range of AMD Ryzen 7 5800H and Ryzen 7 4800H mid-range laptops that are available in stores these days, you’ll find them listed in this separate detailed article.

We’ve also reviewed many of the available Ryzen 5000 and 4000 series notebooks here on the site, as well as compared the performance and benchmarks of the several Ryzen H processors and their Intel counterparts in these articles: one and two.

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Andrei Girbea, Editor-in-Chief of Ultrabookreview.com. I've been covering mobile computers since the 2000s and you'll mostly find reviews and thorough guides written by me here on the site.

12 Comments

  1. John Torset

    March 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    I plan to purchase a 4900 laptop this summer but not with a Nvidia graphics card in it, that is a no go. Hope is that some makers will make a dual AMD laptop with all the top mobile parts available included. I.e. CPU, GPU, screen, nvme, battery, power supply, cooling solution etc.

    • Andrei Girbea

      March 17, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      So far Dell are the only ones to announce a full AMD laptop, with the G5 Special Edition. Problem is that the current AMD GPUs might no be able to compete with existing Nvidia and future Nvidia Super versions in the mobile space, so your best bet might still be with an AMD + Nvidia combo. We'll see.

    • Clinton

      August 3, 2020 at 10:18 am

      Nvidia is the only way to go. Especially if you are a content creator. Read "NVENC" It is so amazing.

  2. Chris

    March 30, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Your chart for the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IV says it has TB3 support when it doesn't. I wish it did!

  3. Tom

    May 19, 2020 at 4:45 am

    The complete list of 1 laptop and 1 TBA lol

    • Andrei Girbea

      May 19, 2020 at 10:28 am

      For now…

      • Aaron

        July 17, 2020 at 4:54 am

        Does this mean you're going to update the article?

        • Andrei Girbea

          July 17, 2020 at 3:22 pm

          I am constantly updating it

  4. Yatra

    November 1, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Did any of you heard about the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 PRo? Announced in August, but still no sign of it. Contacted Lenovo who doesn't give me a reply. The 7i Pro version is already out…
    Thanks for your help

  5. Fazal Majid

    March 29, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    There is an error in your table. The 5980HS has a Turbo clock of 4.8GHz, not 4.4.

    I hope AMD fixes its supply problems, the 4800H was not available for months after when it was supposedly due, so I gave up in disgust and got a M1 MacBook Air instead. I doubt I will go back to x64 for at least a couple of generations at best.

  6. Fazal Majid

    March 29, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    @Clinton

    Not if you run Linux, the nVidia drivers are terrible.

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