Intel Core Ultra 5 125H vs AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS

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Intel Core Ultra 5 125H CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS
Intel Core Ultra 5 125H AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS

CPU comparison

Intel Core Ultra 5 125H or AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS - 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 Intel Core Ultra 5 125H has 14 cores with 18 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.50 GHz. Up to 96 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core Ultra 5 125H was released in Q4/2023.

The AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS has 8 cores with 16 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 5.10 GHz. The CPU supports up to 256 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS was released in Q1/2024.
Intel Core Ultra 5 (10) Family AMD Ryzen 7 (70)
Intel Core Ultra 100H (5) CPU group AMD Ryzen 8040 (20)
1 Generation 7
Meteor Lake H Architecture Hawk Point (Zen 4)
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core Ultra 5 125H has 14 CPU cores and can calculate 18 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core Ultra 5 125H is 1.20 GHz (4.50 GHz) while the AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS has 8 CPU cores and 16 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS is at 3.30 GHz (5.10 GHz).

Intel Core Ultra 5 125H Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS
14 Cores 8
18 Threads 16
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
1.20 GHz (4.50 GHz)
4x Redwood Cove
A-Core 3.30 GHz (5.10 GHz)
8x Zen 4
0.70 GHz (3.60 GHz)
8x Crestmont
B-Core --
0.70 GHz (2.50 GHz)
2x Crestmont
C-Core --

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Core Ultra 5 125H Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS
Intel® AI Boost AI hardware AMD Ryzen™ AI
Intel AI Boost @ 1.4 GHz (OpenVINO, WindowsML, DirectML, ONNX RT) AI specifications AMD Ryzen™ AI (XDNA) @ 16 TOPS
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Core Ultra 5 125H or AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

Intel Iris Xe 7 Core Graphics 112 EUs (Meteor Lake) GPU AMD Radeon 780M
0.60 GHz GPU frequency 0.80 GHz
2.20 GHz GPU (Turbo) 2.70 GHz
-- GPU Generation 3
5 nm Technology 4 nm
4 Max. displays 4
112 Compute units 12
896 Shader 768
Yes Hardware Raytracing Yes
No Frame Generation AMD FSR
32 GB Max. GPU Memory 32 GB
12.2 DirectX Version 12

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.

Intel Iris Xe 7 Core Graphics 112 EUs (Meteor Lake) GPU AMD Radeon 780M
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP9 Decode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec AV1 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core Ultra 5 125H can use up to 96 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 120.0 GB/s. The AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS supports up to 256 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 120.0 GB/s.

Intel Core Ultra 5 125H Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS
LPDDR5X-7500, DDR5-5600 Memory DDR5-4800, DDR5-5600, LPDDR5-6400, LPDDR5X-7500
96 GB Max. Memory 256 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
120.0 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 120.0 GB/s
No ECC Yes
14.00 MB L2 Cache 8.00 MB
18.00 MB L3 Cache 16.00 MB
5.0 PCIe version 4.0
20 PCIe lanes 20
78.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Core Ultra 5 125H is 28 W, while the AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS has a TDP of 28 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Core Ultra 5 125H Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS
28 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 28 W
115 W TDP (PL2) --
65 W TDP up 54 W
20 W TDP down 35 W
110 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core Ultra 5 125H is manufactured in 7 nm and has 32.00 MB cache. The AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS is manufactured in 4 nm and has a 24.00 MB cache.

Intel Core Ultra 5 125H Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS
7 nm Technology 4 nm
Chiplet Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2,FMA3, AVX2, AVX512
BGA 2049 Socket FP8
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q4/2023 Release date Q1/2024
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core Ultra 5 125H (94%)
AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core Ultra 5 125H (87%)
AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core Ultra 5 125H Intel Core Ultra 5 125H
14C 18T @ 4.50 GHz
100 (98%)
AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
102 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core Ultra 5 125H Intel Core Ultra 5 125H
14C 18T @ 4.50 GHz
847 (98%)
AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
866 (100%)

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.
Intel Core Ultra 5 125H Intel Core Ultra 5 125H
14C 18T @ 4.50 GHz
1692 (96%)
AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
1757 (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.
Intel Core Ultra 5 125H Intel Core Ultra 5 125H
14C 18T @ 4.50 GHz
14771 (93%)
AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS
8C 16T @ 3.75 GHz
15930 (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.
Intel Core Ultra 5 125H Intel Core Ultra 5 125H
14C 18T @ 4.50 GHz
1643 (88%)
AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
1857 (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.
Intel Core Ultra 5 125H Intel Core Ultra 5 125H
14C 18T @ 4.50 GHz
10765 (95%)
AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS
8C 16T @ 3.75 GHz
11334 (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.
Intel Core Ultra 5 125H Intel Core Ultra 5 125H
14C 18T @ 4.50 GHz
2256 (92%)
AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
2456 (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.
Intel Core Ultra 5 125H Intel Core Ultra 5 125H
14C 18T @ 4.50 GHz
10239 (84%)
AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS
8C 16T @ 3.75 GHz
12135 (100%)

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.
Intel Core Ultra 5 125H Intel Core Ultra 5 125H
Intel Iris Xe 7 Core Graphics 112 EUs (Meteor Lake) @ 2.20 GHz
4 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS
AMD Radeon 780M @ 2.70 GHz
4201 (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.
Intel Core Ultra 5 125H Intel Core Ultra 5 125H
14C 18T @ 4.50 GHz
18813 (66%)
AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS
8C 16T @ 3.75 GHz
28412 (100%)

CPU performance per watt (efficiency)

Efficiency of the processor under full load in the Cinebench R23 (multi-core) benchmark. The benchmark result is divided by the average energy required (CPU package power in watts). The higher the value, the more efficient the CPU is under full load.
Intel Core Ultra 5 125H Intel Core Ultra 5 125H
14,771 CB R23 MC @ 66 W
224 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS
3.30 GHz
0 (0%)

AI performance (NPU)

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is given here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher.

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. The performance is given in the number (trillions) of arithmetic operations per second (TOPS).
Intel Core Ultra 5 125H Intel Core Ultra 5 125H
14C 18T @ 1.20 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS AMD Ryzen 7 8840HS
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
16 (100%)

Devices using this processor

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