AMD Ryzen 5 4500U takes on the Core i5-102010U and Core i7-9750H — Acer Swift SF314-42 compared to the Dell XPS 13 7390 and the XPS 15 7590 in Geekbench
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Of late, we are getting to see several AMD Ryzen 4000 APU-powered laptops pop-up on benchmark sites, which means we are not too far away from their actual availability. Recently, we saw the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U running on an unnamed Lenovo laptop show-up on Geekbench. Now, we are getting to see the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U flex some muscle on the said benchmarking site.
The Ryzen 5 4500U is listed as running on an Acer Swift 3 SF314-42 notebook, which was announced during CES 2020 alongside variants powered by Intel Ice Lake. Apart from a few Intel-specific features, such as Project Athena and Thunderbolt 3, both the Intel and AMD variants of the Swift 3 had a more or less similar feature set. In the Geekbench 5.1 listing, the Acer Swift 3 is being compared to the Core i5-10210U in the Dell XPS 13 7390 and the Core i7-9750H in the Dell XPS 15 7590.
The Ryzen 5 4500U scores an impressive 1,076 points in single-core and 4,323 points in the multi-core test compared to the corresponding scores of 867 and 2,872 for the Core i5-10210U. Although the Core i5-10210U sports more threads, the Ryzen 5 4500U has more physical cores even if it does not feature SMT. This, combined with the usual architectural improvements in Zen 2, seems to be giving AMD the edge in this benchmark.
The Ryzen 5 4500U is not really meant to be compared with the Core i7-9750H given the latter's higher clocks, threads, and TDP, but we can at least have a perspective. Overall, we see that the Core i7-9750H is about 13.5% faster in single-core and about 18% faster in multi-core. However, the Ryzen 5 4500U brings a significantly higher gen-on-gen performance bump when compared to the Ryzen 5 3500U (886 single and 3,067 multi) with the addition of more cores and higher clocks while still remaining within a 15W TDP envelope.
All in all, every passing benchmark result seems to indicate that we are in for some highly competitive performance in the mobile form factor. It will be interesting to see what kind of sustained performance the Ryzen 4000 APUs can offer. We look forward to putting the new Ryzen 4000 APUs through their paces once we lay our hands on them so, stay tuned.