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
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.