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?

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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.

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