The AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX is a 64-bit mobile processor designed to offer the highest performance in big laptops and/or gaming laptops. The processor was launched in January 2021 and belongs to the Cezanne generation of AMD chips. This processor has a high clock frequency, high computing power and is better at video gaming and multi-tasking. This eight-core processor is based on the AMD Zen 3 architecture with a base clock frequency of 3.3GHz, a maximum boost clock of 4.8GHz, and 16 threads, thanks to simultaneous multithreading.
This AMD Ryzen 9 processor has a default TDP of 45+W with a configurable TDP range of 35-54W depending on the user’s preference, with a maximum operating temperature of 105oC. The Ryzen 9 5980HX supports the DDR4 and LPDDR4 system memory controllers operating at frequencies of up to 3200MHz and 4266MHz respectively. With these two fast memory channel controllers, PCIe 3.0 connectivity, and the 4MB L2 and 16MB L3 cache you can expect a very good experience from this processor.
The processor supports a multiplicity (x86) in different platforms such as Windows 10, Android, and Linux operating systems. The processor’s operating system is Windows 10 Home 64-bit edition. Furthermore, the AMD Ryzen 5980HX features an integrated AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphics with 8 compute units operating at an engine clock speed of up to 2100MHz. According to AMD, HX processors are unlocked for overclocking. 5980HX is a very powerful CPU, however, if you want to overclock this processor you need to buy a big and bulky air cooler. Plus, some laptops with 5980HX chips have no system utility for overclocking with most reviewers saying that AMD doesn’t give its users the option for modifying clock speeds.
The unparalleled performance of Ryzen 9 5980HX is dependent on the use of the processor’s platform and the cooling solution used. Another factor that determines the performance is the clock frequency used. The processor also depends on RAM, cooling solution, and its TDP settings. The AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX receives its power from an improved (7nm) stacked configuration which is based on eight high-performance AMD Zen 3 microarchitecture cores connected to 8 channels of active cores per CCX to deliver unprecedented processing speed and power efficiency.