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Hey folks,

Does anyone have any experience running an AMD Ryzen 7 4800U processor?

• How do you like its performance?

• Is there a specific workload that it struggles to handle? (i.e. lags, stutters, freezes)

• Would you recommend it for general home/office use? (i.e. video streaming, web browsing, spreadsheets, document editing)

Thanks!

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@shahaan i've got a 7 3700X which is pretty comparable, would my input help?

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@kat sure!

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@shahaan honestly it might be a little overkill for home use, but it's fast enough that it's never been the bottleneck before other parts of my system, it handles running lots of stuff at the same time just fine, it never really has issues with any specific stuff

the only point where i think i've managed to top it out is unreasonably high-bitrate encoding while also running a CPU-heavy VR game at the same time, but if you're doing something that's going on twitch or youtube at 1080p it's more than capable of those bitrates, and if you're fine using NVENC then it's a non-issue

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@kat that’s some good info, thanks!

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@kat by the way, would it be fair to read this as suggesting the apu is decent enough for light gaming?

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@shahaan I have a dedicated card since mine's a desktop CPU, but looking at some benchmarks, i'm not super sure i'd depend on a 4800U for too terribly much, though it really depends what "light gaming" means for you

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@kat ah ok this would be a mini PC build, so no discrete gpu. I suppose “light gaming” could mean minecraft and the like? Reviews for the 4800U seem to suggest that it can handle that sort of gaming load fairly well. Anyway, thanks for your replies. Appreciate the info.

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@shahaan
I have a 3700u laptop w/integrated Radeon GPU.
I've played Minecraft-like games on it with no issues.
The one game I have that doesn't run well is The Outer Worlds.
Everything else runs pretty well, albeit not at highest settings.
It's better for games than I thought it would be.
@kat

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@owl @shahaan depending how mini you're going it might be possible to get a graphics card or discrete laptop grpahics chip in there if you're worried, but it seems like the 4800u should do pretty alight

i'd worry a bit about using it for streaming or recording games since that's a big workload to put on one combined chip in a box that wont have a heavy cooling system and you wont have a discrete NVENC chip for encoding, but everything other than that or running very intense games should go alright

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@kat @owl yeah I should be ok, as I said it’s primarily for general home/office use

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@shahaan @owl oh then yeah, if you don't plan on streaming games and just plan on screen sharing for work stuff, it's more than fine

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@owl @kat cool, added bonus hehe... Thanks!

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@shahaan i can't talk specifically about mobile ryzen or zen 2, but a cursory glance at a comparison between the 4800u and 2700x (they're fairly similar in performance) it should be more than good enough for basically anything you throw at it, barring like super heavy games while livestreaming
in fact, for general home use i would call it a bit overkill, i would focus more on getting a good amount of RAM (8GB at least)

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@maemachinebroke that’s quite informative, thank you!

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@maemachinebroke okay I’ve got 16GB RAM in my current system that I’ll be shifting over to it if I get it, so that’s sorted, as you said. By the way, do you mean to suggest that it would be good enough for light gaming? That would be an added bonus 😅

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@shahaan gaming performance is almost entirely determined by GPU, but a 4800U is far more than enough for light gaming as long as you're not using the integrated graphics

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@maemachinebroke hehe I think our definitions of light gaming are a bit different. Anyway, I can check reviews for that sort of thing. Here I just wanted some idea of real world experience from users, which you provided, so thanks.

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@shahaan games i've played with a 2700x and my rx 590:
- minecraft (with the right optimization mods, well over 1000 fps)
- half life 2 (source can basically run on a pregnancy test so i didn't notice a single lag spike)
- cities skylines (flawless performance but my mods are buggy)
- kerbal space program (pretty good, gpu limited though)

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@shahaan
I am running a Gigabyte GB-BRR7H-4800 (https://www.gigabyte.com/Mini-PcBarebone/GB-BRR7H-4800-rev-10) as KVM server on openSUSE. Its equipped with a M.2 NVMe SSD. Hosting Nextcloud, Collabora online, Pleroma and all those little virtual machines one might need is absolutely no problem. Based on my experience I don’t think you will run in any troubles when using the 4800U as desktop.

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@tim Thanks, appreciate the info!

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