Notebookcheck Logo

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U vs Intel Core i7-1068G7 vs AMD Ryzen 5 4680U

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 nearly matches the Core i5-11300H, the Core i5-11320H and also the AMD Ryzen 3 5300U as far as multi-thread benchmark scores are concerned - thus delivering an undeniably impressive performance jump over the outgoing Ryzen 5 3500U.

Thanks to its decent cooling solution and a long-term power limit of 38 W, the Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5 is among the fastest systems powered by the R5 4500U that we know of. It can be about 20% faster in CPU-bound workloads than the slowest system built around the same chip in our database, as of August 2023.

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

This Ryzen chip is very energy efficient, as of mid 2022, thanks to the cutting-edge 7 nm TSMC manufacturing process and the mature Zen 2 architecture.

The Ryzen 5 4500U has a default TDP (also known as the long-term Power Limit) of 15 W that can be changed to anything between 10 W and 25 W by laptop makers if required, a right they use more often than not. Clock speeds and performance will change accordingly as a result. By going for the lowest value, it will be possible to use the APU as the heart of a passively cooled tablet, laptop, mini-PC.

Intel Core i7-1068G7

► remove from comparison Intel i7-1068G7

The Intel Core i7-1068G7 is a 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 2.3 (base) - 4.1 (single core Turbo) GHz. All four cores can run at up to 3.6 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 and Coffee-Lake predecessors (e.g. Core i7-8559U, 2.7 - 4.5 GHz). The Core i7-1068G7 is the fastest and only 28 Watt Ice Lake-U chip at the time of announcement in 2019.

The biggest improvement for Ice-Lake is the integrated Gen 11 graphics card called Iris Plus Graphics. The Core i7-1065G7 integrates the biggest G7 variant with 64 CUs clocked at 300 - 1100 MHz. The Iris Plus G7 should be twice as fast as the predecessors and best the AMD Vega 10 GPU in current Ryzen APUs.

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 i7-1068G7 is produced in the new  10nm process at Intel that should offer a comparable performance to the 7nm process at TSMC. The TDP is specified at 28 Watts and therefore the CPU is best used in small multimedia laptops from 13-inch upwards (e.g. like a MacBook Pro 13).

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 the Ryzen 7 4700U and the Core i5-10500H, the latter being a much more power-hungry chip. This makes the Ryzen a more than decent CPU for most tasks, as of early 2022.

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 series chip has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 15 W, a value that laptop makers - Microsoft, in this case - are free to change to anything between 10 W and 25 W, with clock speeds and performance changing accordingly as a result. Indeed, we saw the CPU consume roughly 23 watts when subjected to our usual stress testing routine.

The 7 nm TSMC process this Ryzen is built with makes for very decent, as of mid 2022, energy efficiency.

ModelAMD Ryzen 5 4500UIntel Core i7-1068G7AMD Ryzen 5 4680U
SeriesAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)Intel Ice LakeAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)
CodenameRenoir-U (Zen 2)Ice Lake URenoir-U (Zen 2)
Series: Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) Renoir-U (Zen 2)
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 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 4500U « 2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 6 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Intel Core i7-1068G7 « 2.3 - 4.1 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Intel Core i5-1034G10.8 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores6 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 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 cores4 MB L3
Clock2300 - 4000 MHz2300 - 4100 MHz2200 - 4000 MHz
L1 Cache384 KB192 KB384 KB
L2 Cache3 MB2 MB3 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads6 / 64 / 86 / 12
TDP15 Watt28 Watt15 Watt
Technology7 nm10 nm7 nm
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C
SocketFP6FP6
FeaturesDDR4-3200/LPDDR4-4266 RAM, PCIe 3, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4A, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, SMEP, SMAP, CPB, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHA, SMEAVX512, DL Boost, Turbo Boost 2.0LPDDR4-4266 RAM, PCIe 3, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4A, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, SMEP, SMAP, SMT, CPB, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHA
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1500 MHz)Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) (300 - 1100 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 ( - 1500 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
Manufacturerwww.amd.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R5 4500U
30.5 pt (42%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R5 4680U
31.1 pt (43%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
5920 Points (5%)
7073 Points (7%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1152 Points (49%)
1163 Points (49%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 424     avg: 445.8     median: 447.5 (50%)     max: 453 Points
451 Points (50%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1843     avg: 2236     median: 2219 (5%)     max: 2530 Points
2478 Points (6%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 715     avg: 896     median: 892 (6%)     max: 1007 Points
1291 Points (8%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 156     avg: 172.8     median: 174 (52%)     max: 177 Points
170 Points (51%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 10.22     avg: 10.9     median: 10.9 (14%)     max: 11.6 Points
15.6 Points (20%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.02     avg: 2     median: 2 (50%)     max: 2.04 Points
2 Points (50%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5319     avg: 5337     median: 5337 (32%)     max: 5355 Points
5301 Points (32%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 22934     avg: 24156     median: 24155.5 (18%)     max: 25377 Points
31826 Points (23%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
38477 Points (27%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
9139 Points (11%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 170.4     avg: 171.9     median: 171.9 (2%)     max: 173.4 s
248.6 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 5.7     avg: 7.8     median: 8.3 (2%)     max: 9.48 s
8.2 s (2%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 3420     avg: 3493     median: 3493 (6%)     max: 3566 Points
3576 Points (6%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 22466     avg: 24384     median: 24101 (14%)     max: 25891 MIPS
32745 MIPS (19%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4235     avg: 4290     median: 4288 (51%)     max: 4338 MIPS
4077 MIPS (49%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
59.3 fps (21%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
210 fps (48%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 5.86     avg: 6.8     median: 6.9 (12%)     max: 7.33 fps
7.7 fps (13%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.511     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (0%)     max: 0.541 GB/s
1.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.865     avg: 0.9     median: 0.9 (15%)     max: 0.922 GB/s
1.4 GB/s (24%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
4.9 GB/s (13%)
8.3 GB/s (22%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 533     avg: 603     median: 584 (4%)     max: 748 Seconds
458 Seconds (3%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.614     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (14%)     max: 0.654 sec
0.7 sec (15%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
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
10.5 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
24 s (1%)
24.6 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
581 s (3%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 7061     avg: 8121     median: 8095 (22%)     max: 8704 Points
10051 Points (27%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 61260     avg: 63475     median: 63892 (52%)     max: 65272 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 57910     avg: 62775     median: 63587.5 (52%)     max: 66013 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 68588     avg: 69178     median: 69062 (58%)     max: 69884 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 6900     avg: 7494     median: 7616 (19%)     max: 7925 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 9800     avg: 11318     median: 11477 (20%)     max: 12259 Points
16642 Points (30%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 3316     avg: 3759     median: 3734 (16%)     max: 4187 Points
5067 Points (21%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1082     avg: 1109     median: 1097 (46%)     max: 1220 Points
1173 Points (49%)
1078 Points (45%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 4352     avg: 4774     median: 4632 (8%)     max: 6234 Points
4449 Points (8%)
5785 Points (10%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1074 Points (5%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
4282 Points (14%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4486     avg: 4624     median: 4624 (46%)     max: 4762 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 17798     avg: 18561     median: 18561 (20%)     max: 19324 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
18690 Points (33%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3960 Points (77%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
19029 Points (30%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4162 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
6630 Points (53%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
5771 Points (52%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
20968 Points (41%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
16596 Points (33%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
14964 Points (39%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 819     avg: 851     median: 853 (1%)     max: 871 ms
877 ms (1%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
99 ms (1%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
90.9 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 33759     avg: 43608     median: 48506 (43%)     max: 48558 Points
47184 Points (41%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 191     avg: 196.5     median: 197 (41%)     max: 202 Points
198 Points (41%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
816 Points (31%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 28.8     avg: 42     median: 43 (7%)     max: 53 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 26.8     avg: 37.8     median: 30.7 (6%)     max: 53 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 16.5     avg: 24.7     median: 25.3 (19%)     max: 31.7 Points per Watt

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 4500U → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-1068G7 → 101% n=2

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 4680U → 112% n=2

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

v1.28
log 23. 16:31:21

#0 checking url part for id 11687 +0s ... 0s

#1 checking url part for id 11444 +0s ... 0s

#2 checking url part for id 13178 +0s ... 0s

#3 redirected to Ajax server, took 1719153081 +0s ... 0s

#4 did not recreate cache, as it is less than 5 days old! Created at Sat, 22 Jun 2024 05:15:04 +0200 +0s ... 0s

#5 composed specs +0.011s ... 0.011s

#6 did output specs +0s ... 0.011s

#7 getting avg benchmarks for device 11687 +0.004s ... 0.015s

#8 got single benchmarks 11687 +0.022s ... 0.037s

#9 getting avg benchmarks for device 11444 +0.001s ... 0.038s

#10 got single benchmarks 11444 +0.003s ... 0.041s

#11 getting avg benchmarks for device 13178 +0.003s ... 0.044s

#12 got single benchmarks 13178 +0.003s ... 0.047s

#13 got avg benchmarks for devices +0s ... 0.047s

#14 min, max, avg, median took s +0.046s ... 0.094s

#15 return log +0s ... 0.094s

Please share our article, every link counts!
> Expert Reviews and News on Laptops, Smartphones and Tech Innovations > Benchmarks / Tech > Processor Comparison - Head 2 Head
Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2023-07- 1)