Notebookcheck

Acer Swift 3 SF314-42 in Review: A well-rounded device with Ryzen 3 4300U as well

Renoir is good. Acer's good-looking 14-inch notebook features a slim metal case, dual-channel RAM, and excellent battery life. Its Ryzen 3 APU manages to run consistently at high clock speeds.
Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Finn D. Boerne),

Recently, we had the Ryzen 7 4700U-equipped SKU of Acer’s Swift 3 SF314-42 in review. Today, the Ryzen 3 4300U-equipped model found its way into our test lab. Its competitors are the Honor Magicbook 14, Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA, Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL, S540-14API, and HP 14s.

Since both Swift devices are identical in construction, we are not going to cover case, connectivity, input devices, display, and speakers in this review. Should you be interested in these aspects we would like to refer you to our Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ review.

Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B (Swift 3 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U 4 x 2.7 - 3.7 GHz, Renoir (Zen 2)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, Core: 1400 MHz, Dual-Channel, 27.20.1017.1011 (Adrenalin 20.5.1)
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR4X, dual-channel, no vacant slots, RAM soldered
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, AU Optronics B140HAN04.0, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0, 256 GB 
, NVMe, M.2-2280, 200 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ AMD K17.6 - Audio Processor - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo, 1 Fingerprint Reader, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.55 x 323.4 x 218.9 ( = 0.65 x 12.73 x 8.62 in)
Battery
48.85 Wh, 4471 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.25 V
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, MS Office 265 (trial), Norton Internet Security, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds), Power Supply: 273 g ( = 9.63 oz / 0.6 pounds)
Price
699 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85 %
06/2020
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
R3 4300U, Vega 5
1.2 kg16.55 mm14"1920x1080
87 %
06/2020
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
R7 4700U, Vega 7
1.2 kg16.55 mm14"1920x1080
83 %
11/2019
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
R5 3500U, Vega 8
1.5 kg18 mm14"1920x1080
79 %
06/2020
HP 14s-dq1431ng
i5-1035G1, UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
1.5 kg18 mm14"1920x1080
87 %
05/2020
Honor Magicbook 14
R5 3500U, Vega 8
1.4 kg16 mm14"1920x1080
81 %
02/2020
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
R7 3700U, Vega 10
1.4 kg16 mm14"1920x1080
84 %
12/2019
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
R7 3700U, Vega 10
1.4 kg15.9 mm14"1920x1080

Size Comparison

324 mm / 12.8 inch 225 mm / 8.86 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.5 kg3.22 lbs323 mm / 12.7 inch 228 mm / 8.98 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.5 kg3.31 lbs324 mm / 12.8 inch 212 mm / 8.35 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.4 kg3.06 lbs323.4 mm / 12.7 inch 218.9 mm / 8.62 inch 16.55 mm / 0.652 inch 1.2 kg2.65 lbs323.4 mm / 12.7 inch 218.9 mm / 8.62 inch 16.55 mm / 0.652 inch 1.2 kg2.65 lbs323 mm / 12.7 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 1.4 kg3.06 lbs322.5 mm / 12.7 inch 214.8 mm / 8.46 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.4 kg3.04 lbs

Connectivity

Left: power, USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C, DisplayPort, Power Delivery), HDMI, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Left: power, USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C, DisplayPort, Power Delivery), HDMI, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Right: audio combo, USB 2.0 (Type-A), cable lock
Right: audio combo, USB 2.0 (Type-A), cable lock
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (523 - 1620, n=43)
1071 MBit/s ∼100% +19%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
904 (min: 879, max: 923) MBit/s ∼84% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
898 (min: 695, max: 935) MBit/s ∼84%
Honor Magicbook 14
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
685 (min: 640, max: 694) MBit/s ∼64% -24%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
632 (min: 615, max: 642) MBit/s ∼59% -30%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
450 (min: 234, max: 544) MBit/s ∼42% -50%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
416 (min: 375, max: 465) MBit/s ∼39% -54%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
335 MBit/s ∼31% -63%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (553 - 1645, n=42)
1021 MBit/s ∼100% +66%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
663 (min: 431, max: 696) MBit/s ∼65% +8%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
660 (min: 642, max: 680) MBit/s ∼65% +7%
Honor Magicbook 14
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
646 (min: 583, max: 663) MBit/s ∼63% +5%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
615 (min: 580, max: 641) MBit/s ∼60%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
598 (min: 519, max: 628) MBit/s ∼59% -3%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
558 (min: 428, max: 613) MBit/s ∼55% -9%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
276 MBit/s ∼27% -55%
050100150200250300350400450500550600650700750800850900Tooltip
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 5; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø897 (695-935)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø904 (879-923)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø450 (234-544)
HP 14s-dq1431ng Intel Core i5-1035G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU); iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø631 (615-642)
Honor Magicbook 14 AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø685 (640-694)
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø415 (375-465)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 5; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø615 (580-641)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø660 (642-680)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø558 (428-613)
HP 14s-dq1431ng Intel Core i5-1035G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU); iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø663 (431-696)
Honor Magicbook 14 AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø646 (583-663)
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø598 (519-628)
ColorChecker
18.1 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
24.7 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
30.3 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
30.9 ∆E
19 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
23 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Honor Magicbook 14: 18.32 ∆E min: 2.53 - max: 30.88 ∆E
ColorChecker
11.2 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
10 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
ColorChecker HP 14s-dq1431ng: 12.24 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 23.27 ∆E
ColorChecker
11.6 ∆E
12 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
10 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
0 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
11 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ: 11.75 ∆E min: 0 - max: 19.63 ∆E

Display – IPS, but too dark

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The matte 14-inch IPS display with wide viewing angles runs at a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. It offers a decent contrast ratio of 1,506:1, but at just 237.4 nits average maximum brightness it is too dim. In order to be considered decent we want to see at least 300 nits. Colors were fairly accurate, but color-space coverage was pretty low in return. On a positive note the display did not show any signs of PWM flickering at all.

The panel is identical to the one featured in the Ryzen 7 Swift 3. Nevertheless, our test results differ slightly from one another, which is to be expected. No two seemingly identical panels are truly identical in every single way.

217
cd/m²
242
cd/m²
257
cd/m²
208
cd/m²
256
cd/m²
245
cd/m²
212
cd/m²
242
cd/m²
258
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B140HAN04.0
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 258 cd/m² Average: 237.4 cd/m² Minimum: 19.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 81 %
Center on Battery: 256 cd/m²
Contrast: 1506:1 (Black: 0.17 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.43 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 4.8
ΔE Greyscale 3.29 | 0.64-98 Ø6
57% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 36% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.52
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
HP 14s-dq1431ng
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Honor Magicbook 14
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Response Times
7%
7%
7%
-14%
11%
10%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
42 (20, 22)
41 (19, 22)
2%
38 (20, 18)
10%
41 (20, 21)
2%
44.8 (24.4, 20.4)
-7%
36 (19, 17)
14%
38.8 (21.2, 17.6)
8%
Response Time Black / White *
28 (16, 12)
25 (14, 11)
11%
27 (16, 11)
4%
25 (14, 11)
11%
34 (19.2, 14.8)
-21%
26 (15, 11)
7%
24.8 (14.8, 10)
11%
PWM Frequency
250 (10)
5952 (99)
44 (20)
Screen
-0%
-5%
6%
11%
-1%
-12%
Brightness middle
256
269
5%
233
-9%
305
19%
311
21%
253
-1%
271
6%
Brightness
237
244
3%
219
-8%
264
11%
296
25%
245
3%
257
8%
Brightness Distribution
81
83
2%
75
-7%
81
0%
92
14%
78
-4%
91
12%
Black Level *
0.17
0.23
-35%
0.14
18%
0.16
6%
0.18
-6%
0.225
-32%
0.27
-59%
Contrast
1506
1170
-22%
1664
10%
1906
27%
1728
15%
1124
-25%
1004
-33%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.43
4.94
9%
5.9
-9%
5.44
-0%
5.3
2%
8.89
-64%
6.8
-25%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
19.73
20.37
-3%
22.8
-16%
20.42
-3%
18.5
6%
4.56
77%
14.2
28%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.8
5.03
-5%
4.72
2%
4.2
12%
4.9
-2%
4.2
12%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.29
1.71
48%
4.8
-46%
3.23
2%
3.5
-6%
6.33
-92%
6.3
-91%
Gamma
2.52 87%
2.52 87%
2.06 107%
2.45 90%
2.1 105%
2.52 87%
2.49 88%
CCT
6840 95%
6535 99%
6589 99%
7035 92%
7078 92%
6745 96%
7845 83%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
36
35
-3%
39
8%
37
3%
42.5
18%
60
67%
36.9
3%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
57
56
-2%
62
9%
58
2%
65.8
15%
91
60%
58.3
2%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
4% / 1%
1% / -3%
7% / 6%
-2% / 7%
5% / 1%
-1% / -9%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 12 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 60 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
42 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20 ms rise
↘ 22 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 55 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.1 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17957 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - grayscale
CalMAN - grayscale
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - saturation (calibrated)

Performance – Ryzen 3 CPU with good performance

Acer’s Swift 3 SF314-43 is a good-looking slim 14-inch notebook offering more than enough performance for typical office and internet applications. Our review unit starts at around $700. Other models are available as well, and prices start at around $600.

Processor

Our particular Swift 3 SKU features an AMD Ryzen 3 4300U APU (Renoir). The CPU features four cores running at a base clock speed of 2.7 GHz and a turbo-boost speed of up to 3.8 GHz. Simultaneous multi-threading, which would have allowed processing of two threads per CPU core simultaneously, is not supported.

In our multithread Cinebench benchmarks the CPU managed to run at its maximum 3.8 GHz turbo-boost speed for a short period of time when on mains, or at up to 2.5 GHz on battery. Afterwards, clock speeds decreased (or increased) to 3.3-3.4 GHz on both battery and mains. The single-thread tests were performed at between 1.7 and 3.8 GHz on both battery and mains. On battery, the CPU initially ran at 1.4-2.4 GHz.

The Ryzen 3 APU performed significantly better than its own Ryzen 3 3300U predecessor (4 cores, 4 threads). Two of the APU’s Zen 2 architecture’s benefits are its higher IPC (aka performance per MHz) and its increased turbo-boost capabilities under sustained load.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo
HWInfo
HWInfo

We run the Cinebench R15 multithread benchmark in a loop for at least 30 minutes in order to assess a system’s sustained load capabilities. In this case, the scores decreased between the first and the fifth/sixth iteration but remained consistent afterwards. Turbo boost was applied liberally throughout the test.

The Ryzen 3 APU performed very well overall. It managed to run at higher CPU clock speeds than its 4700U sibling in the higher-end Swift 3 as it does not hit its thermal ceiling quite as fast. In return, the 4700U APU achieved much higher scores in Cinebench 15 despite its lower clock speeds due to its increased core count.

010203040506070809010011012013014015016017018019020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095096097098099010001010102010301040Tooltip
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U: Ø560 (552.29-579.95)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U: Ø932 (907.83-1035.01)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U: Ø549 (530.85-646.18)
HP 14s-dq1431ng Intel Core i5-1035G1, Intel Core i5-1035G1: Ø406 (322.23-606.88)
Honor Magicbook 14 AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U: Ø651 (646.48-668.95)
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U: Ø512 (499.03-642.87)
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U: Ø640 (634.34-662.55)
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng AMD Ryzen 3 3300U, AMD Ryzen 3 3300U: Ø377 (370.28-470.59)
Lenovo ThinkPad X395 AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U, AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U: Ø416 (400.15-479.45)
CPU clock speeds while running our CB15 loop (Ryzen 3 4300U)
CPU clock speeds while running our CB15 loop (Ryzen 3 4300U)
CPU clock speeds while running our CB15 loop (Ryzen 7 4700U)
CPU clock speeds while running our CB15 loop (Ryzen 7 4700U)
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
580 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
59.61 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
165 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
180 Points ∼100% +9%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
170 Points ∼94% +3%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
165 Points ∼92%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
 
165 Points ∼92% 0%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
160 Points ∼89% -3%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1
157 Points ∼87% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
146 Points ∼81% -12%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
145 Points ∼81% -12%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
145 Points ∼81% -12%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
134 Points ∼74% -19%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
133 Points ∼74% -19%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 202, n=588)
117 Points ∼65% -29%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1035 Points ∼100% +78%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
675 (min: 643.4, max: 674.64) Points ∼65% +16%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
668 (min: 646.48, max: 668.95) Points ∼65% +15%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
646 Points ∼62% +11%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
642 Points ∼62% +11%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
606 Points ∼59% +4%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
580 Points ∼56%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
 
580 Points ∼56% 0%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
471 Points ∼46% -19%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1
406 Points ∼39% -30%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1346, n=596)
372 Points ∼36% -36%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
321 Points ∼31% -45%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
1385 Seconds * ∼100% -53%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1
1264 Seconds * ∼91% -39%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
1212 Seconds * ∼88% -34%
Average of class Office
  (367 - 9415, n=71)
1086 Seconds * ∼78% -20%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1002 Seconds * ∼72% -10%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1001.7 Seconds * ∼72% -10%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
907 Seconds * ∼65%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
 
907 Seconds * ∼65% -0%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
703 Seconds * ∼51% +22%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
703 Seconds * ∼51% +22%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
523.9 Seconds * ∼38% +42%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
26652 MIPS ∼100% +77%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
17508 MIPS ∼66% +16%
Average of class Office
  (2794 - 39649, n=71)
17336 MIPS ∼65% +15%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
16931 MIPS ∼64% +13%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
15043 MIPS ∼56%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
 
15043 MIPS ∼56% 0%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
13236 MIPS ∼50% -12%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
13236 MIPS ∼50% -12%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
12118 MIPS ∼45% -19%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1
10942 MIPS ∼41% -27%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
9858 MIPS ∼37% -34%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4292 MIPS ∼100% +7%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
4269 MIPS ∼99% +6%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
4231 MIPS ∼99% +5%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
4231 MIPS ∼99% +5%
Average of class Office
  (1286 - 5923, n=71)
4034 MIPS ∼94% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
4014 MIPS ∼94%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
 
4014 MIPS ∼94% 0%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1
3851 MIPS ∼90% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
3638 MIPS ∼85% -9%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3555 MIPS ∼83% -11%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
3340 MIPS ∼78% -17%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
466 Points ∼100% +9%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
428 Points ∼92% 0%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
428 Points ∼92% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
427 Points ∼92%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
  (422 - 427, n=2)
425 Points ∼91% 0%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1
403 Points ∼86% -6%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
400 Points ∼86% -6%
Average of class Office
  (79 - 497, n=77)
384 Points ∼82% -10%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
372 Points ∼80% -13%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
369 Points ∼79% -14%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
366 Points ∼79% -14%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
337 Points ∼72% -21%
CPU (Multi Core)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
2401 Points ∼100% +68%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
1506 Points ∼63% +5%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
  (1432 - 1571, n=2)
1502 Points ∼63% +5%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
1492 Points ∼62% +4%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
1432 Points ∼60%
Average of class Office
  (143 - 3050, n=78)
1366 Points ∼57% -5%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
1294 Points ∼54% -10%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1210 Points ∼50% -16%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1210 Points ∼50% -16%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1
948 Points ∼39% -34%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
921 Points ∼38% -36%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
753 Points ∼31% -47%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4792 Points ∼100% +44%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
3858 Points ∼81% +16%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
3858 Points ∼81% +16%
Average of class Office
  (873 - 6444, n=38)
3517 Points ∼73% +6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
3330 Points ∼69%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
 
3330 Points ∼69% 0%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3154 Points ∼66% -5%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
2017 Points ∼42% -39%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1219 Points ∼100% +19%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1219 Points ∼100% +19%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1101 Points ∼90% +7%
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1308, n=38)
1066 Points ∼87% +4%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
1027 Points ∼84%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
 
1027 Points ∼84% 0%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
1017 Points ∼83% -1%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
904 Points ∼74% -12%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
7.81 fps ∼100% +79%
Average of class Office
  (0.4 - 9.55, n=69)
4.43 fps ∼57% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
4.37 fps ∼56%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
 
4.37 fps ∼56% 0%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3.99 fps ∼51% -9%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
3.9 fps ∼50% -11%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
3.32 fps ∼43% -24%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
3.32 fps ∼43% -24%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1
3.122 fps ∼40% -29%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
2.81 fps ∼36% -36%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
2.72 fps ∼35% -38%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
90.2 s ∼100% +45%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
70.9 s ∼79% +14%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
70.88 s ∼79% +14%
Average of class Office
  (51 - 244, n=32)
69.5 s ∼77% +12%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
65.4 s ∼73% +5%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
62.2 s ∼69%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
 
62.2 s ∼69% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
59.83 s ∼66% -4%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
0 s ∼0% -100%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average of class Office
  (0.613 - 3.11, n=36)
0.798 sec * ∼100% -16%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
0.774 sec * ∼97% -13%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
0.74 sec * ∼93% -8%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
0.736 sec * ∼92% -7%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
0.736 sec * ∼92% -7%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
0.734 sec * ∼92% -7%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
0.686 sec * ∼86%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
 
0.686 sec * ∼86% -0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
0.629 sec * ∼79% +8%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Office
  (805 - 9672, n=298)
1912 ms * ∼100% -84%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U (Edge: 44.17763.1.0)
1285.1 ms * ∼67% -24%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U (Edge 44)
1281.2 ms * ∼67% -23%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U (Chrome 82)
1192 ms * ∼62% -15%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (Edge 44)
1266.1 ms * ∼66% -22%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U (Edge 44)
1220.4 ms * ∼64% -17%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1 (Edge 44.18362.267.0)
1144.9 ms * ∼60% -10%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (Chrome 82)
1101 ms * ∼58% -6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U (Edge 44)
1040.3 ms * ∼54%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U (Chrome 82)
907 ms * ∼47% +13%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1 (Chrome 82)
1011.8 ms * ∼53% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
  (907 - 1040, n=2)
974 ms * ∼51% +6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U (Edge 44)
954.4 ms * ∼50% +8%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U (Chrome 82)
835 ms * ∼44% +20%
Octane V2 - Total Score
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
36149 Points ∼100% +9%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U (Edge 44)
34607 Points ∼96% +4%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U (Edge 44)
33152 Points ∼92%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
 
33152 Points ∼92% 0%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1 (Edge 44.18362.267.0)
31386 Points ∼87% -5%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U (Edge 44)
29833 Points ∼83% -10%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (Edge 44)
28573 Points ∼79% -14%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U (Edge 44)
27764 Points ∼77% -16%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U (Edge: 44.17763.1.0)
27500 Points ∼76% -17%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (Edge 44.18362.449.0)
24623 Points ∼68% -26%
Average of class Office
  (3727 - 51878, n=273)
24611 Points ∼68% -26%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U (Edge 44)
261.03 Points ∼100% +12%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
252.47 Points ∼97% +8%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
 
234 Points ∼90% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U (Edge 44)
233.87 Points ∼90%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U (Edge 44)
222.12 Points ∼85% -5%
Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1 Core i3
Intel Core i3-1005G1 (Edge 44.18362.267.0)
216.37 Points ∼83% -7%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (Edge 44)
207.68 Points ∼80% -11%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U (Edge 44)
192.35 Points ∼74% -18%
Average of class Office
  (36.7 - 296, n=272)
183 Points ∼70% -22%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (Edge 44.18362.449.0)
150.8 Points ∼58% -36%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The combination of Ryzen APU, dual-channel RAM, and NVMe SSD makes for a smooth and fast system. The laptop offers more than enough performance for typical office and internet applications, and it scored fairly well in our PCMark benchmarks. As expected, it did perform slower than the Ryzen 7-equipped Swift 3 due to the latter’s faster GPU and four extra cores.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3841 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3864 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5085 points
Help
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
4709 Points ∼36% +20%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
3926 Points ∼30%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
3926 Points ∼30% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
Vega 10, R7 3700U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3501 Points ∼27% -11%
Honor Magicbook 14
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
3494 Points ∼27% -11%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
Vega 10, R7 3700U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
3466 Points ∼27% -12%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3453 Points ∼27% -12%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH
2954 Points ∼23% -25%
Average of class Office
  (320 - 5547, n=202)
2829 Points ∼22% -28%
Productivity
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
7273 Points ∼70% +12%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
6489 Points ∼62%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
6489 Points ∼62% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
Vega 10, R7 3700U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5952 Points ∼57% -8%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5952 Points ∼57% -8%
Honor Magicbook 14
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
5931 Points ∼57% -9%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
Vega 10, R7 3700U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
5823 Points ∼56% -10%
Average of class Office
  (1266 - 8567, n=202)
5735 Points ∼55% -12%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH
5483 Points ∼53% -16%
Essentials
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
9244 Points ∼81% +7%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
8600 Points ∼75%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
8600 Points ∼75% 0%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH
8322 Points ∼73% -3%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7877 Points ∼69% -8%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
Vega 10, R7 3700U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
7685 Points ∼67% -11%
Honor Magicbook 14
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
7544 Points ∼66% -12%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
Vega 10, R7 3700U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7312 Points ∼64% -15%
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 9821, n=202)
7298 Points ∼64% -15%
Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
4886 Points ∼60% +13%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
4322 Points ∼53%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
4322 Points ∼53% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3907 Points ∼48% -10%
Honor Magicbook 14
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
3862 Points ∼48% -11%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
Vega 10, R7 3700U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
3851 Points ∼47% -11%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
Vega 10, R7 3700U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3829 Points ∼47% -11%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH
3676 Points ∼45% -15%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 5409, n=203)
3458 Points ∼43% -20%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Honor Magicbook 14
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
4235 Points ∼70% +10%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
4191 Points ∼69% +9%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
Vega 10, R7 3700U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3993 Points ∼66% +4%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
3841 Points ∼63%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
3841 Points ∼63% 0%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
Vega 10, R7 3700U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
3604 Points ∼59% -6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
Vega 8, R5 3500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3566 Points ∼59% -7%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH
3545 Points ∼58% -8%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4770, n=450)
3112 Points ∼51% -19%

DPC Latencies

Our standardized latency monitor test (browsing the web, 4K video playback, Prime95 load) revealed increased DPC latencies. The system is thus not suited for real-time audio and video-editing purposes.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Honor Magicbook 14
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
1519.3 μs * ∼100% -90%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
1086.5 μs * ∼72% -36%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH
887.3 μs * ∼58% -11%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
800.1 μs * ∼53%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

A 256 GB Hynix NVMe SSD was installed in our review unit. It offered decent transfer rates. A secondary storage device is not supported.

NVMe-SSD as system storage device
NVMe-SSD as system storage device
SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2179 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 967.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 464.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 423.9 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1072 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1001 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 35.06 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 96.28 MB/s
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH
Honor Magicbook 14
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Average SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
 
Average of class Office
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
20%
12%
37%
58%
-11%
47%
0%
-10%
Write 4K
96.28
98.85
3%
134.3
39%
142.8
48%
137.66
43%
118.8
23%
144.3
50%
96.3
0%
104 (0.217 - 227, n=202)
8%
Read 4K
35.06
32.44
-7%
43.56
24%
167.4
377%
42.49
21%
41.62
19%
44.88
28%
35.1
0%
36.1 (0.176 - 166, n=202)
3%
Write Seq
1001
1582
58%
1434
43%
232.1
-77%
2340.76
134%
795.7
-21%
1940
94%
1001
0%
834 (21.4 - 2714, n=200)
-17%
Read Seq
1072
1471
37%
1448
35%
1128
5%
2435.95
127%
1101
3%
2175
103%
1072
0%
1094 (74 - 2827, n=200)
2%
Write 4K Q32T1
423.9
375.4
-11%
239.1
-44%
438
3%
260.96
-38%
234.7
-45%
272.2
-36%
424
0%
290 (0.222 - 701, n=203)
-32%
Read 4K Q32T1
464.7
491.9
6%
327.6
-30%
491.2
6%
335.39
-28%
313.8
-32%
360.3
-22%
465
0%
314 (0.647 - 773, n=203)
-32%
Write Seq Q32T1
967.1
1574
63%
1456
51%
621.7
-36%
2342.9
142%
842.3
-13%
1945.6
101%
967
0%
1065 (56.5 - 3407, n=203)
10%
Read Seq Q32T1
2179
2329
7%
1734
-20%
1566
-28%
3568.5
64%
1645
-25%
3505.7
61%
2179
0%
1773 (78.6 - 3564, n=203)
-19%

Sustained read performance: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

050100150200250300350400450500550600650700750800850900950100010501100115012001250130013501400145015001550160016501700175018001850190019502000205021002150220022502300Tooltip
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0: Ø2174 (1839.2-2190.45)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB: Ø2284 (1368.61-2314.43)
HP 14s-dq1431ng UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH: Ø959 (573.78-1363.36)
HP 14s-dq1431ng UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH: Ø959 (573.78-1363.36)

GPU Performance

The notebook’s APU features an integrated Vega 5 GPU. Looking at our comparison tables revealed that it scored much better than its Vega 6 predecessor found in AMD’s Ryzen 2000 and 3000-series. Its higher clock speeds and support for faster RAM (DDR4-3200 or LPDDR4-4266 vs. DDR4-2400) easily compensate for its lower shader count when compared to the Ryzen 2000’s/3000’s Vega 6 GPU.

Overall, the Vega 5 performed around as fast as Nvidia’s GeForce MX230. As expected, it was unable to keep up with the faster Vega 7 GPU that the 4700U Swift 3 was equipped with. In 3DMark, the Vega 7 performed around 40% faster and was thus more akin to a GeForce MX250.

GPU-Z
GPU-Z
DXVAChecker
DXVAChecker
3DMark 06 Standard
15564 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
11704 points
3DMark 11 Performance
3763 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
86345 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
12224 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2232 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
825 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4990 Points ∼100% +41%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3994 Points ∼80% +13%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
3968 Points ∼80% +12%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3949 Points ∼79% +12%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
3547 Points ∼71% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
3535 Points ∼71%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
3535 Points ∼71% 0%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
3399 Points ∼68% -4%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
3389 Points ∼68% -4%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
3318 Points ∼66% -6%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000), AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
2991 Points ∼60% -15%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G1
2443 Points ∼49% -31%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 5422, n=706)
1417 Points ∼28% -60%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
973 Points ∼100% +33%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
837 Points ∼86% +14%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
788 Points ∼81% +8%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
786 Points ∼81% +7%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
742 Points ∼76% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
733 Points ∼75%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
733 Points ∼75% 0%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
710 Points ∼73% -3%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000), AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
581 Points ∼60% -21%
Average of class Office
  (76 - 1164, n=91)
526 Points ∼54% -28%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
3134 Points ∼100% +29%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
2755 Points ∼88% +13%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
2655 Points ∼85% +9%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
2568 Points ∼82% +5%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
2566 Points ∼82% +5%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
2438 Points ∼78%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
2438 Points ∼78% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
2433 Points ∼78% 0%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
2369 Points ∼76% -3%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000), AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
2312 Points ∼74% -5%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
2272 Points ∼72% -7%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G1
1550 Points ∼49% -36%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=523)
1088 Points ∼35% -55%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
22895 Points ∼100% +25%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
18581 Points ∼81% +2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
18528 Points ∼81% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
18282 Points ∼80%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
18282 Points ∼80% 0%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000), AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
18140 Points ∼79% -1%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
17256 Points ∼75% -6%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
16048 Points ∼70% -12%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
15803 Points ∼69% -14%
Asus VivoBook 14 F412FJ-EB084T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
15299 Points ∼67% -16%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G1
11485 Points ∼50% -37%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=565)
7486 Points ∼33% -59%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
48.3 fps ∼100% +40%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
34.4 fps ∼71%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
34.4 fps ∼71% 0%
Average of class Office
  (6.3 - 55.3, n=8)
27.2 fps ∼56% -21%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
28.8 fps ∼100% +36%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
21.2 fps ∼74%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
21.2 fps ∼74% 0%
Average of class Office
  (3.6 - 33.4, n=8)
16.3 fps ∼57% -23%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
59.8 fps ∼100% +13%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
53.1 fps ∼89%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
53.1 fps ∼89% 0%
Average of class Office
  (10 - 60, n=8)
37.5 fps ∼63% -29%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
74.6 fps ∼100% +34%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
55.7 fps ∼75%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
55.7 fps ∼75% 0%
Average of class Office
  (9.7 - 87.6, n=8)
42.4 fps ∼57% -24%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
54.3 fps ∼100% +154%
Average of class Office
  (8.4 - 64.9, n=30)
31.8 fps ∼59% +49%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
21.4 fps ∼39%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
21.4 fps ∼39% 0%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
53.6 fps ∼100% +31%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
41 fps ∼76%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
41 fps ∼76% 0%
Average of class Office
  (8.8 - 48.6, n=30)
30.7 fps ∼57% -25%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
234.7 fps ∼100% +42%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
165 fps ∼70% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
164.8 fps ∼70%
Average of class Office
  (27 - 269, n=53)
106 fps ∼45% -36%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
210.2 fps ∼100% +43%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
147.4 fps ∼70%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
147 fps ∼70% 0%
Average of class Office
  (21 - 170, n=49)
68.7 fps ∼33% -53%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
90.1 fps ∼100% +34%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
67.2 fps ∼75%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
67.2 fps ∼75% 0%
Average of class Office
  (11.7 - 121, n=49)
44.2 fps ∼49% -34%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
88.1 fps ∼100% +35%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
65.2 fps ∼74%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
65.2 fps ∼74% 0%
Average of class Office
  (14 - 85, n=45)
39.9 fps ∼45% -39%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
70 fps ∼100% +35%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
51.9 fps ∼74%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
51.9 fps ∼74% 0%
Average of class Office
  (12.7 - 89.7, n=32)
42.1 fps ∼60% -19%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
68 fps ∼100% +34%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
50.7 fps ∼75%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
50.7 fps ∼75% 0%
Average of class Office
  (14.4 - 58.2, n=32)
38.2 fps ∼56% -25%
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit
Room GPUs-only
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
501 Samples/s ∼100% +33%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
377 Samples/s ∼75%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
377 Samples/s ∼75% 0%
Average of class Office
  (17 - 803, n=86)
185 Samples/s ∼37% -51%
Sala GPUs-only
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
910 Samples/s ∼100% +34%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
678 Samples/s ∼75%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
678 Samples/s ∼75% 0%
Average of class Office
  (28 - 1321, n=87)
367 Samples/s ∼40% -46%
Geekbench 4.4 - Compute OpenCL Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
41545 Points ∼100% +25%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
37854 Points ∼91% +14%
Asus VivoBook 14 X412FJ-EB023T
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
35588 Points ∼86% +7%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
33331 Points ∼80%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
33331 Points ∼80% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
32092 Points ∼77% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14API
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
31970 Points ∼77% -4%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
30636 Points ∼74% -8%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000), AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
27360 Points ∼66% -18%
Average of class Office
  (1257 - 53710, n=101)
25038 Points ∼60% -25%
Geekbench 5
Vulkan Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
13325 Points ∼100% +28%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
10420 Points ∼78%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
 
10420 Points ∼78% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-41-R8HZ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
7638 Points ∼57% -27%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000), AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
6400 Points ∼48% -39%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i5-8265U
6315 Points ∼47% -39%
Average of class Office
  (4296 - 10420, n=9)
5500 Points ∼41% -47%
OpenCL Score