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AMD Ryzen 5 4680U vs AMD Ryzen 7 4700U vs AMD Ryzen 5 4500U

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

While the TDP of the APU is specified at 15 watts, it consumed roughly 23 watts under prolonged load in our testing. The chip is a good fit for the thinner, lighter laptops provided an active cooling system is present.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 outpaces Intel's Core i7-1065G7 (4 cores; up to 3.9 GHz), the fastest consumer-level Ice Lake-U family processor, by a comfortable margin while understandably being noticeably slower than the octa-core Ryzen 7 4700U and Ryzen 7 4800U. In fact, the Ryzen 5's real-world performance approaches that of entry-level H-class Intel Core CPUs such as the i5-9300H and i5-11300H. 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 a 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. 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 5 4680UAMD Ryzen 7 4700UAMD Ryzen 5 4500U
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 / 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 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 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
Clock2200 - 4000 MHz2000 - 4100 MHz2300 - 4000 MHz
L1 Cache384 KB512 KB384 KB
L2 Cache3 MB4 MB3 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads6 / 128 / 86 / 6
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 7 ( - 1500 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 ( - 1600 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1500 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4680UAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4700UAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R5 4680U
39.5 pt (47%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 4700U
40.2 pt (47%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R5 4500U
37.6 pt (44%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
7073 Points (12%)
min: 6208     avg: 7102     median: 7378 (12%)     max: 7719 Points
5920 Points (10%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1163 Points (57%)
min: 1217     avg: 1221     median: 1220.5 (60%)     max: 1224 Points
1152 Points (56%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
451 Points (57%)
min: 448     avg: 466.7     median: 466 (59%)     max: 478 Points
min: 424     avg: 445.8     median: 447.5 (57%)     max: 453 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
2478 Points (11%)
min: 2401     avg: 2698     median: 2647 (11%)     max: 3095 Points
min: 1843     avg: 2236     median: 2219 (9%)     max: 2530 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1291 Points (13%)
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min: 801     avg: 1091     median: 1094.5 (11%)     max: 1253 Points
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min: 715     avg: 896     median: 892 (9%)     max: 1007 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
170 Points (52%)
min: 176     avg: 180.3     median: 180 (56%)     max: 185 Points
min: 156     avg: 172.8     median: 174 (54%)     max: 177 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
15.6 Points (29%)
12.6 Points (23%)
min: 10.22     avg: 10.9     median: 10.9 (20%)     max: 11.6 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2 Points (6%)
2.1 Points (7%)
min: 2.02     avg: 2     median: 2 (6%)     max: 2.04 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5301 Points (47%)
min: 5475     avg: 5524     median: 5524 (49%)     max: 5573 Points
min: 5319     avg: 5337     median: 5337 (48%)     max: 5355 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
31826 Points (43%)
min: 23834     avg: 24771     median: 24770.5 (34%)     max: 25707 Points
min: 22934     avg: 24156     median: 24155.5 (33%)     max: 25377 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
45303 Points (37%)
38477 Points (32%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
9491 Points (58%)
9139 Points (56%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
248.6 s (3%)
265.7 s (3%)
min: 170.4     avg: 171.9     median: 171.9 (2%)     max: 173.4 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
8.2 s (2%)
7.9 s (2%)
min: 5.7     avg: 7.8     median: 8.3 (2%)     max: 9.48 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
3576 Points (21%)
min: 3888     avg: 3963     median: 3963 (23%)     max: 4038 Points
min: 3420     avg: 3493     median: 3493 (20%)     max: 3566 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
32745 MIPS (23%)
min: 26652     avg: 30273     median: 30954 (22%)     max: 33890 MIPS
min: 22466     avg: 24384     median: 24101 (17%)     max: 25891 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4077 MIPS (49%)
min: 4208     avg: 4361     median: 4361.5 (53%)     max: 4470 MIPS
min: 4235     avg: 4290     median: 4288 (52%)     max: 4338 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
57.4 fps (24%)
59.3 fps (25%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
191.3 fps (51%)
210 fps (56%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
7.7 fps (16%)
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min: 6.79     avg: 8.4     median: 8.4 (18%)     max: 10.1 fps
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min: 5.86     avg: 6.8     median: 6.9 (15%)     max: 7.33 fps