Head to head: Mobile CPUs
Jeremy Laird heads to the lab to pit the big boys of the portable processors against one another in a battle to the death. Which will come out on top — AMD’s Ryzen or Intel’s 8th gen CPUs?
With the arrival of mobile variants of AMD’s Ryzen chips and laptop variants of Intel’s 8th-gen Core CPUs, there’s some serious competition in the portable processor market. That’s good news, and with it comes a few questions. For instance, does AMD’s Zen architecture work as well on the move as it does on the desktop? And who makes the best processor for a wide range of portable applications? We’ll also try to make sense of how these chips fit into the idiotic array of CPUs that Intel has drawn together under that ‘8th Gen’ banner.
“In terms of grunt, there’s no competition. The range-topping beast of Intel’s new 8th-generation mobile range is the Core i9-8950HK, and it simply cannot be beaten.”
Is AMD’s Zen architecture as awesome on the move as it is on the desktop?
Intel’s 8th- gen mobile CPUs are lost among hundreds of other Intel models. Shock tactic: Intel added AMD graphics to its own Kaby Lake G processors.