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AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Geekbench score indicates a tough competition for the Intel Core i7-1065G7 and Core i7-10710U

AMD's Ryzen 4000 Renoir APUs seem to be finally competitive against Intel's offerings.
AMD's Ryzen 4000 Renoir APUs seem to be finally competitive against Intel's offerings.
An AMD Ryzen 7 4700U running on a Lenovo laptop has recently surfaced on Geekbench. The APU seems to have posted impressive single-core and multi-core scores finally giving the Intel Core i7-1065G7 and Core i7-10710U some good competition indicating the improvements brought forth by Zen 2 and the transition to 7nm.

AMD announced the Zen 2-based Ryzen 4000 APU series at CES 2020 and earned quite a praise for the purported performance improvements, especially against the Intel Ice Lake Core i7-1065G7. Earlier this week, a Geekbench listing surfaced online showing the Ryzen 7 4700U posting some impressive scores. 

According to the Geekbench listing, the Ryzen 7 4700U was shown to score 4,910 in single-core and 21,693 in multi-core. The APU looks to have been tested in a Lenovo laptop with a base clock of 2 GHz and a boost clock of 4.19 GHz. 

Do note that a single Geekbench record does not really tell the whole story as a range of scores are possible depending on the laptop's configuration and thermals. Still, a quick comparison can be done with the highest scores from Intel's 15W offerings for perspective's sake. The Core i7-1065G7 scores about 5752 points in single-core and about 18,772 points in multi-core in Geekbench 4. The Comet Lake-U Core i7-10710U, on the other hand, scores about 5,366 in single-core and 22,182 in multi-core. Taking these into account, the Ryzen 7 4700U's score looks to be pretty much on par with Intel's 15W offerings.

There's another important aspect to keep in mind here. The Ryzen 7 4700U does not feature simultaneous multithreading (SMT) while the competing offerings from Intel support HyperThreading. Although the Ryzen has the advantage of a higher core count among the three, it is evident that AMD has invested resources to make Ryzen mobile finally more competitive, and clearly a huge step-up from the likes of the Ryzen 7 3700U

AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Geekbench score. (Image Source: Tom's Hardware)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Geekbench score. (Image Source: Tom's Hardware)
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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-01-26 (Update: 2020-01-26)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.