AMD Ryzen 5 4500U vs Intel Core i5-1035G1
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U► remove from comparison
The AMD Ryzen 5 4500U is a processor for thin and light laptops based on the Renoir architecture. The 4500U integrates six cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture. They are clocked at 2.3 (guaranteed base clock) to 4 GHz (Turbo) without SMT / Hyperthreading support (6 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 Ryzen 5 4600U, the 4500U offers no SMT, but otherwise should perform quite similar.
With two less cores, the Ryzen 5 4500U is clearly slower than the Ryzen 7 4700U and 4800U in multi threaded workloads. However, it should still beat the fastest 15 Watt Ice Lake Intel Core i7-1065G7 (4 cores, 3.9 GHz). Thanks to the 4 GHz Boost clock, the single core performance should be similar. Therefore, the Ryzen 5 4600U is a very fast 15 Watt CPU and clearly faster than the old Ryzen 7 3700U.
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 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).
Intel Core i5-1035G1► remove from comparison
The Intel Core i5-1035G1 is a power efficient quad-core SoC for laptops and Ultrabooks based on the Ice -Lake-U generation that was announced in Mai 2019 (Computex). It integrates four Sunnycove processor cores (8 threads thanks to HyperThreading) clocked at 1 (base) - 3.6 (single core Turbo) GHz. 2 cores can reach 3.5 GHz (unverified) and all four 3.2 GHz using Turbo Boost. According to Intel the Sunnycove cores achieve 18% more IPCs (Instructions per Clock) and therefore the CPU performance should be similar to the higher clocked Whiskey-Lake predecessors (e.g. Core i5-8365U with up to 4.1 GHz). The difference of the Core i5-1035G1 to the similar i5-1035G4 and i5-1035G7 is the base clock (100 MHz each) and graphics card (UHD Graphics up to Iris Plus).
The biggest improvement for Ice-Lake is the integrated Gen 11 graphics card called UHD Graphics G1. The Core i5-1035G1 integrates the smallest GPU, the UHD Graphics that features 32 of the 64 CUs and clocks at 300 - 1050 MHz. The faster variants include Iris Plus G4 and G7.
Other improvements for Ice Lake are the AI hardware acceleration and the partial integration of Thunderbolt and Wifi 6 in the chip. The integrated DDR4 memory controller supports modules with up to 3200 MHz (and LPDDDR4 3733).
The Core i5-1035G1 is produced in the new 10nm process at Intel (2nd generation) that should offer a comparable performance to the 7nm process at TSMC. The TDP is specified at 15 Watts and therefore the CPU can be used in thin and light laptops (but usually with a fan). Intel offers a configurable TDP of 7.5 - 25 Watts for the partners resulting in significant performance differences (due to longer periods of Turbo Boost).
|AMD Ryzen 5 4500U||Intel Core i5-1035G1|
|AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)||Intel Ice Lake|
|Renoir (Zen 2)||Ice Lake U|
|Series: Ice Lake Ice Lake U|
|2300 - 4000 MHz||1000 - 3600 MHz|
|384 KB||192 KB|
|3 MB||2 MB|
|8 MB||6 MB|
|6 / 6||4 / 8|
|XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT||AVX512, DL Boost, Turbo Boost 2.0|
|iGPU||AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1500 MHz)||Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU) (300 - 1050 MHz)|
|AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U||Intel Ice Lake i5-1035G1|