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AMD Ryzen 7 4700U trounces Intel Core i7-1065G7 in well over 100 CPU and GPU benchmarks; gives Core i7-9750H a run for its money too

The IdeaPad 5 and AMD Ryzen 7 4700U make for a powerful combination. (Image source: Lenovo)
The IdeaPad 5 and AMD Ryzen 7 4700U make for a powerful combination. (Image source: Lenovo)
Multiple benchmarks have already shown that the Ryzen 7 4800U is a more than capable 15 W APU, but what about its lesser sibling, the Ryzen 7 4700U? Well, Phoronix has put the eight-core chip against a Core i7-1065G7 in an exhaustive set of benchmarks, and it makes for bleak reading if you are team Intel.
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While the Ryzen 7 4800U has been used as an example of how far AMD has come with its Zen 2 architecture, Phoronix has shown that even the Ryzen 7 4700U has the beating of the Core i7-1065G7. While only applicable to Ubuntu, the Ryzen 7 4700U edges the Core i7-9750H in some tasks, too.

The Ryzen 7 4700U has a 2.0 GHz base clock, which it can boost to 4.1 GHz. However, while the 7 nm APU is an eight-core chip like the Ryzen 7 4800U  it does not support Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT). Hence, it can only execute one thread per core.

According to Phoronix, the Ryzen 7 4700U maintained higher clock speeds in CPU benchmarks than two Intel Dell XPS laptops could. The website added:

...on a performance-per-Watt basis throughout different tests we found it [Ryzen 7 4700U] generally even ahead of the Ice Lake laptop.

The Ryzen 7 4700U tested in a Lenovo IdeaPad 5 consumed more than its Intel competitors, though. Specifically, Phoronix claims that the IdeaPad 5 reached 55 W when compiling Linux kernels with the screen at full brightness. The device averaged about 30.4 W, though.

The Ryzen 7 4700U outperformed the Core i7-9750H in many benchmarks, too. The same applies to its RX Vega 7 GPU, which has one Compute Unit (CU) fewer than the RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000) found in the Ryzen 7 4800U  Ryzen 9 4900HS and Ryzen 9 4900H. According to Phoronix, the RX Vega 7 was about 39% faster than the Iris Plus Graphics G7.

Phoronix has also published 149 benchmarks comparing the Ryzen 7 4700U in the IdeaPad 5 with the Core i7-1065G7 in the XPS 13 7390. As the chart below demonstrates, the Ryzen 7 4700U dominated the Core i7-1065G7 with 131 first-place finishes.

It is worth keeping in mind that the Ryzen 7 4700U achieved this without SMT. Hence, we are not even witnessing the full capabilities of the Renoir architecture here.

(Image source: Phoronix)
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Alex Alderson, 2020-05-18 (Update: 2020-05-18)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.