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Not worth it: AMD Ryzen 7 3750H is only 4 to 8 percent faster than the Ryzen 5 3550H

Not worth it: AMD Ryzen 7 3750H is only 4 to 8 percent faster than the Ryzen 5 3550H (Image source: Wikichip.org)
Not worth it: AMD Ryzen 7 3750H is only 4 to 8 percent faster than the Ryzen 5 3550H (Image source: Wikichip.org)
While raw performance is comparable to a Core i5-8300H as designed, the Ryzen 7 3750H offers almost no tangible benefits over the Ryzen 5 3550H. The performance differences are so incredibly minor between the two SKUs that AMD could have just launched with one SKU only to make life simpler.

AMD unveiled its mobile Ryzen H-series at CES 2019 to compete directly with Intel's Core i5 H-series in the entry-level gaming space. Two SKUs were announced for the series: the Ryzen 5 3550H and Ryzen 7 3750H. Initial benchmarks for the Ryzen 5 3550H proved to be promising as they traded blows with the 8th gen Core i5-8300H and even 9th gen Core i5-9300H to be a worthy AMD alternative. So, what about the Ryzen 7 3750H?

After checking out two Asus laptops equipped with the Ryzen 7 3750H, we can safely conclude that it adds almost nothing of value when compared to the cheaper Ryzen 5 3550H. CineBench benchmarks are just 8 percent higher than the Ryzen 5 3550H and this gap can become even narrower after accounting for any performance throttling as shown by our CineBench loop graph below. Single-threaded performance paints a similar picture as exemplified by Super Pi. Despite having a "7" in its nomenclature, the Ryzen 7 3750H performs nowhere near the 8th gen or 9th gen hexa-core Intel Core i7 series which could potentially confuse the average consumer shopping for a gaming laptop.

In other words, AMD could have just released one SKU only and there would have been almost no difference when gaming.

If you still wish to own a Ryzen 7 3750H laptop, then the Zephyrus G GA502DU is the best iteration thus far. This particular model can maintain faster clock rates for longer than the cheaper TUF FX505DT (3.9 GHz vs. 3.7 GHz) even though both are equipped with the same Ryzen 7 processor. As a result, the GA502DU can perform 6 to 7 percent faster than the FX505DT. No matter which Ryzen 5 3550H or Ryzen 7 3750H option you choose, however, any performance deltas between them will be within single digits.

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Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73 GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø741 (732.32-778.15)
Asus TUF FX505DY Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø725 (718.93-754.96)
Asus ROG GA502DU GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 3750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø790 (787.28-796.5)
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072 Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), 3550H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø710 (704.34-742)
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 3550H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø709 (702.86-742.45)
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2 GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop), 9300H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø707 (700.72-757)
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
Intel Core i5-9300H
176 Points ∼81%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
157 Points ∼72%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
145 Points ∼67%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
144 Points ∼66%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
144 Points ∼66%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
142 Points ∼65%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
805 Points ∼18%
Asus TUF FX505DT-EB73
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
799 Points ∼18%
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
757 Points ∼17%
Acer Aspire Nitro 5 AN515-54-53Z2
Intel Core i5-9300H
757 Points ∼17%
Asus TUF FX705DY-AU072
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
742 Points ∼17%
Asus TUF FX705DT-AU068T
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
742 Points ∼17%
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - ---
Asus TUF FX505DY
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
695 Seconds * ∼3%
Asus ROG GA502DU
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
649.703 Seconds * ∼3%

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Allen Ngo, 2019-07- 1 (Update: 2019-07- 1)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.