AMD Ryzen 7 3700U vs AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

AMD Ryzen 7 3700U

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The AMD Ryzen 7 3700U is a mobile SoC that was announced in January 2019. It combines four Zen+ cores (8 threads) clocked at 2.3 - 4 GHz with a Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics card with 10 CUs (640 Shaders) clocked at up to 1400 MHz. Specified at 15 Watt TDP, the SoC is intended for thin mid-range laptops. In Chromebooks, AMD calles the APU AMD Ryzen 7 3700C, but with the exact same specifications (and performance).

The Picasso SoCs use the Zen+ microarchitecture with slight improvements that should lead to a 3% IPC (performance per clock) improvements. Furthermore, the 12nm process allows higher clock rates at similar power consumptions.

The integrated dual-channel memory controller supports up to DDR4-2400 memory. As the features of the Picasso APUs are the same compared to the Raven Ridge predecessors, we point to our Raven Ridge launch article.

The performance of the Ryzen 7 3700U is heavily depending on the TDP settings and the cooling solution of the laptop. The average 3700U at the time of writing is only as fast as a older Ryzen 5 2500U (in our performance rating). This comes from the differences of performance in different laptops. For example, the ThinkPad E595 offers a miles better short and long-term CPU performance compared to the HP Envy x360 (see Cinebench R15 loop below). Compared with Intel CPUs, the Ryzen 7 is on par with a Core i5-8250U on average, but e.g. in the E595 it can be matched with higher end Intel counter parts. However, even the slow examples offer enough performance for demanding multi tasking.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

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The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X is a high-end desktop processor with 8 cores (16 threads) that was announced early 2018. It is based on the revised Zen+ cores and at launch the fastest Ryzen CPU. The CPU cores clock at 3.7 GHz base and using Precision Boost 2 up to 4.3 GHz. All 8 cores and 16 threads can clock up to 4 GHz. The 8 cores are divided in two cluster (4 cores each with own L3 cache) connected via Infinity Fabric.

Compared to the older first Ryzen generation (e.g., Ryzen 5 1700X), the second generation is manufactured in an improved process (12nm called), offers and improved Precision Boost 2 (especially in partial load of the cores) and faster cache and memory speeds.

See our second generation Ryzen review for detailed benchmarks and information.

AMD Ryzen 7 3700UAMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)AMD Ryzen 7
Zen+Zen+
: Ryzen 7 Zen+
AMD Ryzen 7 3780U compare2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H compare2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 84 MB
» AMD Ryzen 7 3700U2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U compare2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H compare2.1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U compare2.1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U compare2.1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U compare2.1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U compare2.1 - 3.5 GHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U compare2.1 - 3.5 GHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U compare2.3 - 3.2 GHz2 / 24 MB
» AMD Ryzen 7 2700X3.7 - 4.3 GHz8 / 1616 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 compare3.2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 1616 MB
2300 - 4000 MHz3700 - 4300 MHz
384 KB
2 MB4 MB
4 MB16 MB
4 / 88 / 16
15 105
4500 4940
12 12
AM4AM4 (1331)
XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTSSE4.2, SSE4A, AMD-V, AES, AVX2, FMA3, SHA
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 10 ( - 1400 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
213 mm2
$329 U.S.

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
36.1 pt (41%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 285     avg: 339     median: 343 (54%)     max: 368 Points
430 Points (67%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1047     avg: 1344     median: 1499 (14%)     max: 1560 Points
3944 Points (38%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 537     avg: 648     median: 672 (15%)     max: 683 Points
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min: 1740.11     avg: 1768     median: 1761.7 (39%)     max: 1801 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 127     avg: 138     median: 139 (51%)     max: 146 Points
min: 175.54     avg: 176     median: 175.7 (65%)     max: 176 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.02     avg: 7     median: 7.6 (15%)     max: 7.71 Points
18.7 Points (38%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.23     avg: 1.5     median: 1.6 (51%)     max: 1.67 Points
2 Points (62%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4045     avg: 4411     median: 4410.5 (39%)     max: 4776
5256 (47%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 12881     avg: 15461     median: 15461 (26%)     max: 18041
34763 (58%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 27166     avg: 27205     median: 27205 (26%)     max: 27244 Points
57811 Points (55%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 7765     avg: 7767     median: 7767 (58%)     max: 7769 Points
8673 Points (65%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
450 s (5%)
96.6 s (1%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
13.5 s (3%)
3.5 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2392 (15%)
4779 (31%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 12738     avg: 15166     median: 15386.5 (12%)     max: 17153 MIPS
45814 MIPS (36%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3038     avg: 3423     median: 3492.5 (23%)     max: 3668 MIPS
4647 MIPS (31%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
27.1 fps (12%)
105 fps (48%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
105 fps (31%)
227 fps (67%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 2.76     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (10%)     max: 3.9 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.4 GB/s (0%)
1 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.6 GB/s (0%)
1.6 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
3.8 GB/s (0%)
10.6 GB/s (1%)
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 671     avg: 797     median: 703 (5%)     max: 1017.7 Seconds
min: 264     avg: 267     median: 266.8 (2%)     max: 269.6 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (13%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
4595 Points (25%)
min: 10429     avg: 10651     median: 10643 (59%)     max: 10823 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
12.6 s (3%)
10.8 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
29.6 s (1%)
23.2 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
748 s (3%)
578 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 55102     avg: 57950     median: 58836.5 (68%)     max: 59792 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 5060     avg: 5955     median: 5416 (23%)     max: 7250 Points
min: 12874     avg: 14926     median: 15098 (64%)     max: 15552 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 30752     avg: 31840     median: 31238.5 (20%)     max: 34132 Points
min: 71788     avg: 75803     median: 76251 (49%)     max: 77677 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 30487     avg: 32042     median: 31393 (33%)     max: 34896 Points
min: 73539     avg: 76030     median: 76288 (81%)     max: 77262 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 24397     avg: 31189     median: 30959.5 (32%)     max: 38440 Points
min: 74344     avg: 76804     median: 76312 (79%)     max: 79006 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2957     avg: 4954     median: 4978 (13%)     max: 7033 Points
min: 13090     avg: 14891     median: 15060.5 (38%)     max: 15851 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 6380     avg: 8272     median: 8698.5 (22%)     max: 9457 Points
min: 20189     avg: 21001     median: 20923.5 (53%)     max: 21975 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 2012     avg: 2427     median: 2224 (16%)     max: 3044 Points
min: 8241     avg: 8676     median: 8747 (61%)     max: 8954 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
7277 Points (59%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
5738 Points (52%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
12851 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
10434 Points (21%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
10025 Points (26%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
10238 (18%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3003 (62%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
10881 (17%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
3354 (68%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
3247 (50%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
9117 (22%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3445     avg: 3785     median: 3843.5 (52%)     max: 4009
min: 4999     avg: 5050     median: 5049.5 (69%)     max: 5100
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 8907     avg: 10275     median: 10542 (17%)     max: 11107
min: 25919     avg: 27790     median: 27789.5 (44%)     max: 29660
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1126 (67%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
7878 (48%)
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1131     avg: 1177     median: 1177 (67%)     max: 1223
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6372     avg: 7022     median: 7021.5 (42%)     max: 7671
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1285.1     avg: 1321     median: 1299.2 (2%)     max: 1405.2 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
147 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 23657     avg: 26597     median: 27490 (44%)     max: 28301 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
211 Watt (57%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
219 Watt (58%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 7 3700U → 100% n=34

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 7 2700X → 207% n=34

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