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AMD Ryzen 3 4300U vs AMD Ryzen 5 3500U vs AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS

AMD Ryzen 3 4300U

► remove from comparison AMD R3 4300U

The AMD Ryzen 3 4300U is a processor for thin and light laptops based on the Renoir architecture. The 4500U integrates four cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture (quad core CPU). They are clocked at 2.7 (guaranteed base clock) to 3.7 GHz (Turbo) without SMT / Hyperthreading support (4 threads). The chip is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process and partly thanks to it AMD advertises a 2x improved performance per Watt for the Renoir chips. Compared to the faster Ryzen 5 4000 CPUs (e.g., Ryzen 5 4600U), the Ryzen 3 only offers 4 cores and lower Turbo clock speeds.

Thanks to the new Zen 2 cores, the Ryzen 3 4300U should offer a similar performance as the Ryzen 5 3500U. For an lower mid-range CPU, the performance is quite good and sufficient for most demanding tasks.

In addition to the four CPU cores, the APU also integrates a Radeon RX Vega 5 integrated graphics card with 5 CUs and up to 1400 MHz. The dual channel memory controller supports DDR4-3200 and energy efficient LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Furthermore, 4 MB of Level 3 cache can be found on the chip. See our hub page on the Renoir Processors for more information.

The TDP of the APU is specified at 15 Watt (default) and can be configured from 10 to 25 Watt by the laptop vendor. That means the chip is intended for thin and light laptops (but with fans).

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

► remove from comparison AMD R5 3500U

The AMD Ryzen 5 3500U is a mobile SoC that was announced in January 2019. It combines four Zen+ cores (8 threads) clocked at 2.1 GHz to 3.7 GHz with a Radeon RX Vega 8 iGPU with 8 CUs (512 Shaders) clocked at up to 1200 MHz. Specified at 15 Watt TDP, the SoC is intended for thin mid-range laptops. In Chromebooks, AMD calles the APU AMD Ryzen 5 3500C, but the specifications (and performance) are the same.

The Picasso SoC uses the Zen+ microarchitecture with slight improvements that should lead to a 3% IPS (performance per clock) improvements. Furthermore, the 12 nm process allows for higher clocks at similar power consumption.

The integrated dual-channel memory controller supports up to DDR4-2400 memory. As the features of the Picasso APUs are the same compared to the Raven Ridge predecessors, we point to our Raven Ridge launch article.

AMD states that the Picasso APUs are about 8% faster than the predecessors. Therefore, the Ryzen 5 3500U should be ahead the Ryzen 5 2500U (2 - 3.6 GHz) and nearly on par with the Ryzen 7 2700U (2.2 - 3.8 GHz). The performance in our tests depends a lot on the used TDP settings and cooling system. Looking at our Cinebench R15 loop you see a huge difference on the sustained performance, but not as high as for the Ryzen 7 3700U. The average Ryzen 5 3500U for example is even slightly faster than an average Ryzen 7 3700U in our tests (performance rating). Compared with Intel CPUs, the 3500U is on par with a Intel Core i5-8265U (Whiskey Lake Quad-Core 1.6 - 3.9 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS

► remove from comparison AMD R5 4600HS

The AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS is a mobile SoC for big laptops based on the Renoir architecture. The 4600HS integrates six of the eight cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture. They are clocked at 3 (guaranteed base clock) to 4 GHz (Turbo) and support SMT / Hyperthreading (12 threads). The chip is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process and partly thanks to it AMD advertises a 2x improved performance per Watt for the Renoir chips. Compared to the similar named Ryzen 5 4600H, the 4600HS is the power efficient version with a TDP of 35 Watt (10 Watt less).

Due to the two deactivated cores and the slower Turbo clock speed, the Ryzen 5 4600HS should be significantly slower than the Ryzen 7 4800HS. The old top model Ryzen 7 3750H is still clearly slower due to the four Zen+ cores. Compared to the competition, the Intel Core i7-8850H (6-core Coffee Lake 2.6 - 4.3 GHz) should offer a similar performance.

In addition to the six CPU cores, the APU also integrates a Radeon RX Vega 6 integrated graphics card with 6 CUs and up to 1500 MHz. The dual channel memory controller supports DDR4-3200 and energy efficient LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Furthermore, 8 MB level 3 cache can be found on the chip. See our hub page on the Renoir Processors for more information.

The TDP of the APU is specified at 35 Watt (default). Although the TDP is 10 Watt lower than the Ryzen 5 4600H, the chip is still intended for big and relatively heavy laptops. 

ModelAMD Ryzen 3 4300UAMD Ryzen 5 3500UAMD Ryzen 5 4600HS
SeriesAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)
CodenameRenoir (Zen 2)Zen+Renoir (Zen 2)
Series: Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) Renoir (Zen 2)
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS3 - 4.3 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H3 - 4 GHz6 / 1211 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS3 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 88 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U2.2 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 68 MB
» AMD Ryzen 3 4300U2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 46 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3780U2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H2.1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 84 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 3500U2.1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U2.1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U2.1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3450U2.1 - 3.5 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3350U2.1 - 3.5 GHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U2.1 - 3.5 GHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U2.1 - 3.5 GHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS3 - 4.3 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H3 - 4 GHz6 / 1211 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS3 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 88 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U2.2 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 68 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 46 MB
Clock2700 - 3700 MHz2100 - 3700 MHz3000 - 4000 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB384 KB384 KB
L2 Cache2 MB2 MB3 MB
L3 Cache6 MB4 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 44 / 86 / 12
TDP15 Watt15 Watt35 Watt
Technology7 nm12 nm7 nm
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C
SocketFP6AM4FP6
FeaturesXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 5 ( - 1400 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) ( - 1200 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1500 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R3 4300UAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4600HS
Transistors4500 Million

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R3 4300U
35.5 pt (42%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R5 3500U
33.3 pt (39%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 422     avg: 424.5     median: 424.5 (55%)     max: 427 Points
min: 317     avg: 354.3     median: 364 (47%)     max: 372 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1432     avg: 1502     median: 1501.5 (6%)     max: 1571 Points
min: 1063     avg: 1436     median: 1477 (6%)     max: 1540 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
580 Points (6%)
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min: 482     avg: 642     median: 650 (7%)     max: 682 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
165 Points (57%)
min: 131     avg: 142.4     median: 143 (49%)     max: 147 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
7.6 Points (14%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.7 Points (5%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4542     avg: 4556     median: 4557.5 (41%)     max: 4565 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 13249     avg: 16322     median: 17230.5 (24%)     max: 17578 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
368.2 s (4%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
12.9 s (3%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2397 Points (14%)
2455 Points (14%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
15043 MIPS (11%)
min: 15825     avg: 16929     median: 17024.5 (12%)     max: 17508 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4014 MIPS (58%)
min: 3502     avg: 3541     median: 3538 (51%)     max: 3580 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
35 fps (16%)
39.2 fps (18%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
172.3 fps (47%)
134.8 fps (37%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
4.4 fps (9%)
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min: 3.35     avg: 3.9     median: 4 (9%)     max: 4.15 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.3 GB/s (12%)
0.4 GB/s (15%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.6 GB/s (12%)
0.7 GB/s (14%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
3.2 GB/s (12%)
4.4 GB/s (16%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
907 Seconds (6%)
min: 680     avg: 704     median: 694 (5%)     max: 796 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.7 sec (15%)
min: 0.734     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (16%)     max: 0.804 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
6068 Points (13%)
min: 5044     avg: 5951     median: 5950.5 (13%)     max: 6857 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
12 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
27.8 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
697 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
20566 Points (21%)
18229 Points (19%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
6487 Points (23%)
min: 5213     avg: 6267     median: 6402.5 (22%)     max: 6967 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
57907 Points (37%)
min: 29562     avg: 32942     median: 30254 (19%)     max: 48997 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
63885 Points (53%)
min: 30656     avg: 34184     median: 31241.5 (26%)     max: 49067 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
66341 Points (56%)
min: 26201     avg: 36686     median: 32088 (27%)     max: 54995 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
5660 Points (14%)
min: 5217     avg: 6435     median: 6613 (17%)     max: 7132 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
8220 Points (20%)
min: 7496     avg: 9199     median: 9380 (23%)     max: 10054 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
2874 Points (15%)
min: 2450     avg: 2660     median: 2696 (14%)     max: 2880 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1027 Points (50%)
min: 777     avg: 884     median: 898.5 (44%)     max: 905 Points
1100 Points (54%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
3330 Points (12%)
min: 2543     avg: 3076     median: 3155.5 (11%)     max: 3234 Points
6345 Points (22%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1036 Points (53%)
min: 772     avg: 880     median: 896 (46%)     max: 913 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
3358 Points (11%)
min: 2599     avg: 3035     median: 3118.5 (10%)     max: 3244 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
4517 Points (52%)
min: 3400     avg: 3785     median: 3893 (45%)     max: 3924 Points
4630 Points (53%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
13503 Points (17%)
min: 10099     avg: 11388     median: 11783 (15%)     max: 12171 Points
20170 Points (25%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
4404 Points (68%)
3669 Points (57%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
12789 Points (31%)
10597 Points (26%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
13134 Points (23%)
min: 9503     avg: 12182     median: 13040 (23%)     max: 13145 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
4042 Points (79%)
min: 3258     avg: 3405     median: 3442.5 (67%)     max: 3478 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
13741 Points (22%)
13873 Points (22%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4291 Points (70%)
3682 Points (60%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
8680 Points (70%)
6193 Points (50%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
6660 Points (60%)
6118 Points (55%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
14171 Points (28%)
16467 Points (32%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
11775 Points (24%)
12317 Points (25%)