AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS vs AMD Ryzen 9 5900

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AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 9 5900
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS AMD Ryzen 9 5900

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS or AMD Ryzen 9 5900 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.60 GHz. Up to 64 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS was released in Q1/2022.

The AMD Ryzen 9 5900 has 12 cores with 24 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.70 GHz. The CPU supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 9 5900 was released in Q2/2021.
AMD Ryzen 9 (34) Family AMD Ryzen 9 (34)
AMD Ryzen 6000H/7035H (16) CPU group AMD Ryzen 5000 (12)
5 Generation 4
Rembrandt (Zen 3+) Architecture Vermeer (Zen 3)
Mobile Segment Desktop / Server
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS Predecessor AMD Ryzen 9 3900
-- Successor AMD Ryzen 9 7900

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS is a 8 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.00 GHz (4.60 GHz). The AMD Ryzen 9 5900 has 12 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 3.00 GHz (4.70 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS Characteristic AMD Ryzen 9 5900
8 Cores 12
16 Threads 24
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? Yes
3.00 GHz Frequency 3.00 GHz
4.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.70 GHz
3.80 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.10 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS Characteristic AMD Ryzen 9 5900
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

AMD Radeon 680M GPU no iGPU
2.00 GHz GPU frequency --
2.40 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
9 GPU Generation --
6 nm Technology
3 Max. displays
12 Compute units --
768 Shader --
Yes Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
8 GB Max. GPU Memory --
12 DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

AMD Radeon 680M GPU no iGPU
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 No
Decode Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS supports a maximum of 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 9 5900 can connect up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS Characteristic AMD Ryzen 9 5900
LPDDR5-6400, DDR5-4800 Memory DDR4-3200
64 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
76.8 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
No ECC Yes
4.00 MB L2 Cache 6.00 MB
16.00 MB L3 Cache 64.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 4.0
12 PCIe lanes 20
23.6 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS has a TDP of 35 W, that of the AMD Ryzen 9 5900 is 65 W.

AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS Characteristic AMD Ryzen 9 5900
35 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
54 W TDP up --
-- TDP down --
95 °C Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS has a 20.00 MB cache, while the AMD Ryzen 9 5900 cache has a total of 70.00 MB.

AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS Characteristic AMD Ryzen 9 5900
6 nm Technology 7 nm
Monolithic Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
FP7 Socket AM4 (PGA 1331)
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2022 Release date Q2/2021
-- Release price --
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1579 (97%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
1622 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
13977 (67%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900
12C 24T @ 4.10 GHz
20955 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1640 (97%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
1688 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
10094 (73%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900
12C 24T @ 4.10 GHz
13874 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
2040 (96%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
2130 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
9768 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900
12C 24T @ 4.10 GHz
9740 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
24035 (70%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900
12C 24T @ 4.10 GHz
34570 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
614 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
5524 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900
12C 24T @ 4.10 GHz
0 (0%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
AMD Radeon 680M @ 2.40 GHz
3686 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
191 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900
12C 24T @ 4.10 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
7746 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
252 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900
12C 24T @ 4.70 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
2276 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900
12C 24T @ 4.10 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS AMD Ryzen 9 5900
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