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AMD Ryzen 3 4300U vs AMD Ryzen 5 4500U

AMD Ryzen 3 4300U

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The AMD Ryzen 3 4300U is a processor for thin and light laptops based on the Renoir architecture. The 4300U 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.

In addition to the four CPU cores, the APU also has the 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.

Performance

The average 4300U in our database matches Intel Core i5-1035G4 and Core i5-11300H, both noticeably more power-hungry quad-core processors, in multi-thread performance. Technically a lower mid-range CPU, this Ryzen is light years ahead of Intel Pentiums and AMD Athlons that so many sub-US$500 laptops have.

Power consumption

The Ryzen 3 has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 15 W, a value that laptop manufacturers are free to change to anything between 10 W and 25 W with performance and clock speeds changing correspondingly. The 7 nm TSMC process this AMD APU is built with makes for very good energy efficiency.

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U

► remove from comparison AMD R5 4500U

The AMD Ryzen 5 4500U is an upper mid-range, hexa-core processor of the Renoir product family. The APU was unveiled in H1 2020; it is designed for use in thinner, lighter laptops. Its six Zen 2 CPU cores run at 2.3 GHz (base clock speed) to 4.0 GHz (highest Boost frequency possible). Ryzen 5 4500U features the Vega 6 iGPU.

The sole advantage of Ryzen 5 4600U over Ryzen 5 4500U is the thread-doubling SMT technology support. The former has SMT while the latter does not.

Architecture

Zen 2 is a resounding success, delivering massive improvements over outgoing Zen Plus-based processors. Ryzen 5 4500U is manufactured on the cutting-edge 7 nm TSMC process; it is compatible with dual-channel DDR4-3200 or quad-channel LPDDR4-4266 memory. This processor has 8 MB of Level 3 cache.

While the APU uses Zen 2 cores just like the desktop-grade Ryzen 3000-series processors do, Ryzen 7 3800XT included, it does does not have PCI-Express 4.0 support. It does feature several PCI-Express 3.0 lanes for connecting discrete graphics cards, SSDs and other devices. Four PCI-Express 3.0 lanes allow for read/write rates of up to 3.9 GB/s provided a suitably fast NVMe SSD is used.

Ryzen 5 4500U gets soldered permanently on to the motherboard (FP6 socket interface) and is anything but user-replaceable.

Performance

The average Ryzen 5 4500U in our database matches Intel's Core i5-11300H, Core i5-11320H and AMD Ryzen 3 5300U, as far as multi-thread performance is concerned. This is a very potent 15 W CPU delivering an undeniably impressive performance jump over the outgoing Ryzen 5 3500U.

Your mileage may vary depending on how high the Power Limits and how competent the cooling solution of your laptop are.

Graphics

Just like its name suggests, the Radeon RX Vega 6 graphics adapter has 6 Compute Units (6 x 64 = 384 unified shaders). In the case of Ryzen 5 4500U, this graphics adapter runs at up to 1,500 MHz. The iGPU definitely supports UHD 2160p monitors at 60 Hz; it will have no trouble HW-decoding HEVC, AVC, VP9, MPEG-2 and other widespread video codecs. AV1 is not supported though; such a video will have to be software-decoded for much lower energy efficiency.

Vega 6 will let you play many titles of 2020 and 2021 as long as you stick to low settings and low resolutions. F1 2021 (720p, Low) runs at 32 fps; Outriders (720p, Low) runs at 27 fps, to give you an example or two. As the iGPU has no VRAM of its own, it is paramount that fast system RAM is used.

Power Consumption

Laptop-grade Ryzen 4000-series processors are rather energy-efficient thanks to the cutting-edge 7 nm process and the mature architecture. Ryzen 5 4500U has a default TDP (also known as the long-term Power Limit) of 15 W that can be changed to anywhere between 10 W and 25 W by an OEM if required, a right they use more often than not. All this makes the chip a good fit for thinner, lighter laptops (with an active cooling solution, preferably) as well as gaming consoles, mini-PCs and other gadgetry.

ModelAMD Ryzen 3 4300UAMD Ryzen 5 4500U
SeriesAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)
CodenameRenoir (Zen 2)Renoir (Zen 2)
Series: Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) Renoir (Zen 2)
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H compare3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS compare3 - 4.3 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H compare2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS compare2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U compare2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U compare1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H compare3 - 4 GHz6 / 1211 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS compare3 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U compare2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 88 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U compare2.2 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U compare2.1 - 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 9 4900H compare3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS compare3 - 4.3 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H compare2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS compare2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U compare2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U compare1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H compare3 - 4 GHz6 / 1211 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS compare3 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U compare2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 88 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U compare2.2 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U compare2.1 - 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 MHz2300 - 4000 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB384 KB
L2 Cache2 MB3 MB
L3 Cache6 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 46 / 6
TDP15 Watt15 Watt
Technology7 nm7 nm
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C
SocketFP6FP6
FeaturesXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 5 ( - 1400 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1500 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R3 4300UAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R3 4300U
32.6 pt (37%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R5 4500U
36.1 pt (40%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
3571 Points (6%)
5920 Points (10%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1074 Points (47%)
1152 Points (51%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 412     avg: 420.3     median: 422 (49%)     max: 427 Points
min: 424     avg: 445.8     median: 447.5 (51%)     max: 453 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1432     avg: 1537     median: 1571 (7%)     max: 1609 Points
min: 1843     avg: 2236     median: 2219 (9%)     max: 2530 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 545     avg: 563     median: 562.5 (6%)     max: 580 Points
min: 715     avg: 896     median: 892 (9%)     max: 1007 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 162.8     avg: 163.9     median: 163.9 (50%)     max: 165 Points
min: 156     avg: 172.8     median: 174 (53%)     max: 177 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 10.22     avg: 10.9     median: 10.9 (15%)     max: 11.6 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.02     avg: 2     median: 2 (6%)     max: 2.04 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5319     avg: 5337     median: 5337 (44%)     max: 5355 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 22934     avg: 24156     median: 24155.5 (28%)     max: 25377 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
38477 Points (29%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
9139 Points (50%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 170.4     avg: 171.9     median: 171.9 (2%)     max: 173.4 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 5.7     avg: 7.8     median: 8.3 (2%)     max: 9.48 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2397 Points (14%)
min: 3420     avg: 3493     median: 3493 (20%)     max: 3566 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 15043     avg: 15824     median: 15824 (10%)     max: 16605 MIPS
min: 22466     avg: 24384     median: 24101 (15%)     max: 25891 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4014     avg: 4064     median: 4063.5 (49%)     max: 4113 MIPS
min: 4235     avg: 4290     median: 4288 (51%)     max: 4338 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
35 fps (13%)
59.3 fps (22%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
172.3 fps (40%)
210 fps (49%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 4.37     avg: 4.9     median: 4.9 (10%)     max: 5.36 fps
min: 5.86     avg: 6.8     median: 6.9 (15%)     max: 7.33 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.3 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.511     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.541 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.6 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.865     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (0%)     max: 0.922 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
3.2 GB/s (0%)
4.9 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
min: 1310     avg: 1414     median: 1413.5 (19%)     max: 1517 Seconds
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 868     avg: 888     median: 887.5 (6%)     max: 907 Seconds
min: 533     avg: 603     median: 584 (4%)     max: 748 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.652     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (14%)     max: 0.686 sec
min: 0.614     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (14%)     max: 0.654 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
6068 Points (13%)
min: 8933     avg: 8934     median: 8933.5 (19%)     max: 8934 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 10     avg: 10.3     median: 10.3 (2%)     max: 10.5 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
24 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 620     avg: 622     median: 622 (3%)     max: 624 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
20566 Points (19%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
6487 Points (18%)
min: 7061     avg: 8121     median: 8095 (22%)     max: 8704 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
57907 Points (37%)
min: 61260     avg: 63475     median: 63892 (41%)     max: 65272 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
63885 Points (53%)
min: 57910     avg: 62775     median: 63587.5 (53%)     max: 66013 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
66341 Points (56%)
min: 68588     avg: 69178     median: 69062 (58%)     max: 69884 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
5660 Points (14%)
min: 6900     avg: 7494     median: 7616 (19%)     max: 7925 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
8220 Points (15%)
min: 9800     avg: 11318     median: 11477 (21%)     max: 12259 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
2874 Points (14%)
min: 3316     avg: 3759     median: 3734 (19%)     max: 4187 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1027     avg: 1047     median: 1046.5 (45%)     max: 1066 Points
min: 1082     avg: 1109     median: 1097 (47%)     max: 1220 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3330     avg: 3439     median: 3438.5 (12%)     max: 3547 Points
min: 4352     avg: 4774     median: 4632 (16%)     max: 6234 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1036 Points (46%)
1074 Points (48%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
3358 Points (11%)
4282 Points (14%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
4517 Points (47%)
min: 4486     avg: 4624     median: 4624 (48%)     max: 4762 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
13503 Points (15%)
min: 17798     avg: 18561     median: 18561 (21%)     max: 19324 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
4404 Points (68%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
12789 Points (31%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
13134 Points (23%)
18690 Points (33%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
4042 Points (79%)
3960 Points (77%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
13741 Points (22%)
19029 Points (30%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4291 Points (70%)
4162 Points (68%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
8680 Points (70%)
6630 Points (53%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
6660 Points (60%)
5771 Points (52%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
14171 Points (28%)
20968 Points (41%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
11775 Points (24%)
16596 Points (33%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
11281 Points (30%)
14964 Points (39%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 907     avg: 974     median: 973.5 (1%)     max: 1040 ms
min: 819     avg: 851     median: 853 (1%)     max: 871 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
102.5 ms (1%)
99 ms (1%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
90.9 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
33152 Points (34%)
min: 33759     avg: 43608     median: 48506 (50%)     max: 48558 Points
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
152.3 Points (48%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 185     avg: 194     median: 194 (51%)     max: 203 Points
min: 191     avg: 196.5     median: 197 (52%)     max: 202 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
871 Points (34%)
816 Points (32%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
33.4 Watt (6%)
min: 28.8     avg: 42     median: 43 (7%)     max: 53 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
31.7 Watt (7%)
min: 26.8     avg: 37.8     median: 30.7 (6%)     max: 53 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
18.3 Points per Watt (21%)
min: 16.5     avg: 24.7     median: 25.3 (29%)     max: 31.7 Points per Watt

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 3 4300U → 100% n=45

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 4500U → 124% n=45

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