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AMD Ryzen 3 4300U vs AMD Ryzen 5 4680U vs AMD Ryzen 7 4700U

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 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 4680U

► remove from comparison AMD R5 4680U

The AMD Ryzen 5 4680U is a semi-custom APU of the Renoir family designed for Microsoft devices. The 4680U integrates six CPU cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture clocked at 2.2 GHz (base) to 4 GHz (Boost) with SMT support for a total 12 threads. The two advantages a 4680U has over the older Ryzen 5 4600U are its higher base clock speed and a faster iGPU.

Architecture

The chip is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process and in part thanks to this fact, AMD advertises a 2x performance per watt improvement over the 12 nm Ryzen 3000 mobile processors. The built-in dual-channel memory controller supports LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Furthermore, 8 MB of L3 cache can be found on the chip.

Just like the other mobile Ryzen 4000 CPUs, a 4680U supports PCI-Express 3.0. Please go to our Renoir processor hub page for additional information on the product family.

Performance

Multi-thread performance is most comparable to AMD Ryzen 7 4700U and Intel Core i5-10500H, the latter being a much more power-hungry CPU. This makes the Ryzen a more than decent CPU for most tasks, more demanding ones included.

Graphics

In addition to the six CPU cores, the APU also integrates a DX 12 compatible Radeon RX Vega 7 graphics adapter with 7 CUs (448 unified shaders) at up to 1,500 MHz. The Vega iGPU will have no trouble HW-decoding AVC, HEVC and VP9 videos, but the newer AV1 codec will only be decoded via software. In terms of gaming, we are looking at an MX150-level performance. Pretty much all games released in 2020 can be played on low to medium settings in 720p on this graphics adapter.

Power Consumption

This Ryzen 5 has a default TDP of 15 W (also known as the long-term power limit), a value that laptop manufacturers - Microsoft, in this case - are free to set to anything between 10 W and 25 W, with clock speeds and performance changing correspondingly. Indeed, we saw the CPU consuming roughly 23 watts when being stress tested.

The 7 nm TSMC process this Ryzen is built with makes for very, very decent energy efficiency.

AMD Ryzen 7 4700U

► remove from comparison AMD R7 4700U

The AMD Ryzen 7 4700U is a processor for thin and light laptops based on the Renoir architecture. The 4700U integrates all eight cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture. They are clocked at 2 (guaranteed base clock) to 4.1 GHz (Turbo). There is no support for the thread-doubling SMT tech. 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 R7 4800U, the 4700U offers slightly lower clock speeds and no support for SMT / Hyperthreading.

In addition to the eight CPU cores, the APU also integrates a Radeon RX Vega 7 integrated graphics card with 7 CUs and up to 1600 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.

Performance

The average 4700U in our database proves to be a rather competent little processor, exchanging shots with the much more power-hungry Intel Core i7-10750H as far as multi-thread performance is concerned. While it fails to get far enough away from Ryzen 5 4600U, this Ryzen 7 is still a good CPU for upper mid-range laptops of the thinner, lighter kind as well as high-performance mini-PCs.

Power consumption

This Ryzen 7 is a 15 W chip. However, laptop manufacturers are allowed to change the value to anything between 10 W and 25 W with clock speeds and performance changing accordingly. We are talking about the default TDP, also known as the long-term power limit, here; the processor's short-term power consumption can be much higher than that.

The fairly modern 7 nm TSMC process this CPU is manufactured on makes for above average energy efficiency.

ModelAMD Ryzen 3 4300UAMD Ryzen 5 4680UAMD Ryzen 7 4700U
SeriesAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)
CodenameRenoir (Zen 2)Renoir (Zen 2)Renoir (Zen 2)
Series: Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) Renoir (Zen 2)
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS3 - 4.3 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H3 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores11 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS3 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 8 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U2.2 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 6 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U « 2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS3 - 4.3 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H3 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores11 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS3 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 8 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U « 2.2 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 6 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H3.3 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS3 - 4.3 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800HS2.9 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H3 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores11 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS3 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U « 2 - 4.1 GHz8 / 8 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U2.2 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 6 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Clock2700 - 3700 MHz2200 - 4000 MHz2000 - 4100 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB384 KB512 KB
L2 Cache2 MB3 MB4 MB
L3 Cache6 MB8 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 46 / 128 / 8
TDP15 Watt15 Watt15 Watt
Technology7 nm7 nm7 nm
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C105 °C
SocketFP6FP6FP6
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 7 ( - 1500 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 ( - 1600 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R3 4300UAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4680UAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4700U

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 4680U
37.7 pt (42%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 4700U
38.4 pt (43%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
3571 Points (6%)
7073 Points (12%)
min: 6208     avg: 7102     median: 7378 (12%)     max: 7719 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1074 Points (47%)
1163 Points (51%)
min: 1217     avg: 1221     median: 1220.5 (54%)     max: 1224 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 412     avg: 420.3     median: 422 (49%)     max: 427 Points
451 Points (52%)
min: 448     avg: 466.7     median: 466 (54%)     max: 478 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1432     avg: 1537     median: 1571 (7%)     max: 1609 Points
2478 Points (11%)
min: 2401     avg: 2698     median: 2647 (11%)     max: 3095 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 545     avg: 563     median: 562.5 (6%)     max: 580 Points
1291 Points (13%)
min: 801     avg: 1091     median: 1094.5 (11%)     max: 1253 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 162.8     avg: 163.9     median: 163.9 (50%)     max: 165 Points
170 Points (52%)
min: 176     avg: 180.3     median: 180 (55%)     max: 185 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
15.6 Points (22%)
12.6 Points (18%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2 Points (6%)
2.1 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5301 Points (43%)
min: 5475     avg: 5524     median: 5524 (45%)     max: 5573 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
31826 Points (36%)
min: 23834     avg: 24771     median: 24770.5 (28%)     max: 25707 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
45303 Points (33%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
9491 Points (52%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
248.6 s (3%)
265.7 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
8.2 s (2%)
7.9 s (2%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2397 Points (14%)
3576 Points (21%)
min: 3888     avg: 3963     median: 3963 (23%)     max: 4038 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 15043     avg: 15824     median: 15824 (10%)     max: 16605 MIPS
32745 MIPS (20%)
min: 26652     avg: 30273     median: 30954 (19%)     max: 33890 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4014     avg: 4064     median: 4063.5 (49%)     max: 4113 MIPS
4077 MIPS (49%)
min: 4208     avg: 4361     median: 4361.5 (52%)     max: 4470 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
35 fps (13%)
57.4 fps (21%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
172.3 fps (40%)
191.3 fps (45%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 4.37     avg: 4.9     median: 4.9 (10%)     max: 5.36 fps
7.7 fps (16%)
min: 6.79     avg: 8.4     median: 8.4 (18%)     max: 10.1 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.3 GB/s (0%)
1.2 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.571     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.708 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.6 GB/s (0%)
1.4 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.929     avg: 1     median: 1 (0%)     max: 1.1 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
3.2 GB/s (0%)
8.3 GB/s (0%)
min: 5     avg: 5.3     median: 5.3 (0%)     max: 5.5 GB/s
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
min: 1310     avg: 1414     median: 1413.5 (19%)     max: 1517 Seconds
858 Seconds (12%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 868     avg: 888     median: 887.5 (6%)     max: 907 Seconds
458 Seconds (3%)
min: 407     avg: 479.6     median: 477.5 (3%)     max: 537 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.652     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (14%)     max: 0.686 sec
0.7 sec (15%)
min: 0.598     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (13%)     max: 0.651 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
6068 Points (13%)
min: 8497     avg: 8629     median: 8629 (18%)     max: 8761 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
10.5 s (2%)
10 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
24.6 s (1%)
23.4 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
581 s (3%)
599 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
20566 Points (19%)
34583 Points (32%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
6487 Points (18%)
10051 Points (28%)
min: 9347     avg: 10076     median: 9601.5 (26%)     max: 11537 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
57907 Points (37%)
min: 58167     avg: 61666     median: 61529.5 (40%)     max: 65439 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
63885 Points (53%)
min: 58593     avg: 62251     median: 64060 (53%)     max: 65582 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
66341 Points (56%)
min: 64456     avg: 68216     median: 67931 (57%)     max: 70845 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
5660 Points (14%)
min: 7698     avg: 9402     median: 9475 (24%)     max: 10860 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
8220 Points (15%)
16642 Points (31%)
min: 10953     avg: 13815     median: 14100 (26%)     max: 15386 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
2874 Points (14%)
5067 Points (25%)
min: 3420     avg: 4699     median: 4722 (23%)     max: 5345 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1027     avg: 1047     median: 1046.5 (45%)     max: 1066 Points
1078 Points (47%)
min: 1101     avg: 1134     median: 1131 (49%)     max: 1168 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3330     avg: 3439     median: 3438.5 (12%)     max: 3547 Points
5785 Points (20%)
min: 4792     avg: 5630     median: 5656 (20%)     max: 6502 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1036 Points (5%)
min: 1125     avg: 1140     median: 1128 (5%)     max: 1167 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
3358 Points (11%)
min: 4884     avg: 5220     median: 5018 (16%)     max: 5757 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
4517 Points (47%)
min: 4560     avg: 4792     median: 4841 (50%)     max: 4974 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
13503 Points (15%)
min: 19566     avg: 21030     median: 21001 (23%)     max: 22524 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
4404 Points (68%)
4751 Points (74%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
12789 Points (31%)
19818 Points (48%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
13134 Points (23%)
20656 Points (37%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
4042 Points (79%)
4351 Points (85%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
13741 Points (22%)
21923 Points (34%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4291 Points (64%)
4611 Points (69%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
8680 Points (70%)
8930 Points (72%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
6660 Points (60%)
6857 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
14171 Points (28%)
21332 Points (42%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
11775 Points (24%)
20116 Points (40%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
11281 Points (30%)
16771 Points (44%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 907     avg: 974     median: 973.5 (1%)     max: 1040 ms
877 ms (1%)
min: 805     avg: 838     median: 825 (1%)     max: 954 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
102.5 ms (1%)
90.4 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
33152 Points (34%)
47184 Points (49%)
min: 34607     avg: 43312     median: 43380.5 (45%)     max: 51878 Points
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
152.3 Points (48%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 185     avg: 194     median: 194 (49%)     max: 203 Points
198 Points (50%)
min: 192     avg: 205.6     median: 203 (51%)     max: 224 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
871 Points (34%)
926 Points (36%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
33.4 Watt (6%)
min: 26.5     avg: 35.3     median: 28 (5%)     max: 51.4 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
31.7 Watt (7%)
min: 36.5     avg: 37.5     median: 37 (8%)     max: 39.1 Watt
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
5 Watt (13%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
18.3 Points per Watt (21%)
min: 26.9     avg: 29.6     median: 28 (32%)     max: 34 Points per Watt

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 3 4300U → 100% n=23

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 4680U → 162% n=23

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 7 4700U → 146% n=23

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