AMD Ryzen 4000 APUs can run Crysis without any cooling
Undoubtedly, AMD has done a great job with the Renoir architecture. As we discovered in our recent review of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-42, Renoir APUs can match competing Intel processors while offering graphics performance that is comparable to dedicated solutions like the NVIDIA GeForce MX250. We tested the Ryzen 7 4700U, an eight-core Renoir APU with a Radeon RX Vega 7 integrated GPU, but it turns out that the quad-core Ryzen 3 4300U and its Radeon RX Vega 5 GPU can hold its own in older triple-A titles, too.
As Fritzchen Fritz has demonstrated, the Ryzen 3 4300U can run Crysis smoothly enough. However, the APU can also do in the absence of a cooling solution without overheating. Unsurprisingly, removing the heatsink and fan did cause the Ryzen 3 4300U to thermal throttle heavily. According to our database, the quad-core APU should achieve around 580 points in Cinebench R15. By contrast, benchmarking the chip in these conditions yielded a result of just 327 points. There was a similar gulf in performance in 3DMark Time Spy too. Regardless, the Ryzen 3 4300U does satisfy that age-old internet meme even in the most extreme conditions.
Ultimately, we would not recommend doing this with your laptop. However, the test underlines just how he capable and well-manufactured these Zen 2 processors are. You can view the full results in the embedded video below.