AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS vs Intel Core i7-13700H – The lower TDP doesn’t hurt at all


No more 45W CPUs it seems, as AMD is going for both 35W and 55W processors, if we’re to look at the 2023 lineup. Today we have the Ryzen 9 7940HS, which looks to combine power and efficiency. To give it a good challenge, it squares off against the Core i7-13700H, the very worthy successor of the Core i7-12700H from last year.

Despite Intel’s innovative approach with Performance and Efficiency cores, AMD is sticking to its ways, offering the Ryzen 9 with 8 cores and 16 threads. On the other hand, it’s got very high clock speeds, running with a 4.00 GHz base speed, something that we see less and less of in modern processors. As for the Core i7, it’s pretty much identical to the 12700H, with the same core and thread count, cache size, and wattage. The only difference is the higher clock speeds and the difference in architecture, which can contribute to more performance in itself.

Specs table

AMD Ryzen 9 7940HSIntel Core i7-13700H
ArchitectureZen 4 Raptor Lake-H
Cores / Threads8/1614/20
Clock Speeds – Base/Boost4.00 – 5.20 GHz1.80 – 5.00 GHz
Memory type

DDR5-5600, LPDDR5x-7500

DDR5-4800, LPDDR5-6400,
Integrated GPUAMD Radeon 780MIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)


Despite the fewer cores, the Ryzen 9 is performing pretty well in 3D Rendering, scoring 9% higher in Cinebench R23. In stark contrast, the Intel CPU is favored in Photoshop, finishing the test 0.7 seconds sooner.

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