AMD Ryzen 7 3700U vs AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

AMD Ryzen 7 3700U

► remove from comparison AMD R7 3700U

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700U is a mobile SoC that was announced in January 2019. It combines four Zen+ cores (8 threads) clocked at 2.3 - 4 GHz with a Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics card with 10 CUs (640 Shaders) clocked at up to 1400 MHz. Specified at 15 Watt TDP, the SoC is intended for thin mid-range laptops. In Chromebooks, AMD calles the APU AMD Ryzen 7 3700C, but with the exact same specifications (and performance).

The Picasso SoCs use the Zen+ microarchitecture with slight improvements that should lead to a 3% IPC (performance per clock) improvements. Furthermore, the 12nm process allows higher clock rates at similar power consumptions.

The integrated dual-channel memory controller supports up to DDR4-2400 memory. As the features of the Picasso APUs are the same compared to the Raven Ridge predecessors, we point to our Raven Ridge launch article.

The performance of the Ryzen 7 3700U is heavily depending on the TDP settings and the cooling solution of the laptop. The average 3700U at the time of writing is only as fast as a older Ryzen 5 2500U (in our performance rating). This comes from the differences of performance in different laptops. For example, the ThinkPad E595 offers a miles better short and long-term CPU performance compared to the HP Envy x360 (see Cinebench R15 loop below). Compared with Intel CPUs, the Ryzen 7 is on par with a Core i5-8250U on average, but e.g. in the E595 it can be matched with higher end Intel counter parts. However, even the slow examples offer enough performance for demanding multi tasking.

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

► remove from comparison AMD R5 3500U

The AMD Ryzen 5 3500U is a mobile SoC that was announced in January 2019. It combines four Zen+ cores (8 threads) clocked at 2.2 - 3.8 GHz with a Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics card with 8 CUs (512 Shaders) clocked at up to 1200 MHz. Specified at 15 Watt TDP, the SoC is intended for thin mid-range laptops. In Chromebooks, AMD calles the APU AMD Ryzen 5 3500C, but with the exact same specifications (and performance).

The Picasso SoCs use the Zen+ microarchitecture with slight improvements that should lead to a 3% IPS (performance per clock) improvements. Furthermore, the 12nm process allows higher clock rates at similar power consumptions.

The integrated dual-channel memory controller supports up to DDR4-2400 memory. As the features of the Picasso APUs are the same compared to the Raven Ridge predecessors, we point to our Raven Ridge launch article.

AMD states that the Picasso APUs are about 8% faster than the predecessors. Therefore, the Ryzen 5 3500U should be ahead the Ryzen 5 2500U (2 - 3.6 GHz) and nearly on par with the Ryzen 7 2700U (2.2 - 3.8 GHz). The performance in our tests depends a lot on the used TDP settings and cooling system. Looking at our Cinebench R15 loop you see a huge difference on the sustained performance, but not as high as for the Ryzen 7 3700U. The average Ryzen 5 3500U for example is even slightly faster than an average Ryzen 7 3700U in our tests (performance rating). Compared with Intel CPUs, the 3500U is on par with a Intel Core i5-8265U (Whiskey Lake Quad-Core 1.6 - 3.9 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 7 3700UAMD Ryzen 5 3500U
AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)
Zen+Zen+
Series: Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Zen+
AMD Ryzen 7 3780U compare2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H compare2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 84 MB
» AMD Ryzen 7 3700U2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U compare2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H compare2.1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U2.1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U compare2.1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U compare2.1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U compare2.1 - 3.5 GHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U compare2.1 - 3.5 GHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U compare2.3 - 3.2 GHz2 / 24 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3780U compare2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H compare2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U compare2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H compare2.1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 84 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 3500U2.1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U compare2.1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U compare2.1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U compare2.1 - 3.5 GHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U compare2.1 - 3.5 GHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U compare2.3 - 3.2 GHz2 / 24 MB
2300 - 4000 MHz2100 - 3700 MHz
384 KB384 KB
2 MB2 MB
4 MB4 MB
4 / 84 / 8
15 15
4500 4500
12 12
AM4AM4
XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 10 ( - 1400 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) ( - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 3700U
36.2 pt (36%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R5 3500U
37.6 pt (38%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 285     avg: 339     median: 343 (54%)     max: 368 Points
min: 317     avg: 354     median: 364 (57%)     max: 372 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1047     avg: 1344     median: 1499 (14%)     max: 1560 Points
min: 1063     avg: 1436     median: 1477 (14%)     max: 1540 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 537     avg: 648     median: 672 (15%)     max: 683 Points
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min: 482     avg: 642     median: 650 (14%)     max: 682 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 127     avg: 138     median: 139 (51%)     max: 146 Points
min: 131     avg: 142     median: 143 (53%)     max: 147 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.02     avg: 7     median: 7.6 (15%)     max: 7.71 Points
7.6 Points (15%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.23     avg: 1.5     median: 1.6 (51%)     max: 1.67 Points
1.7 Points (53%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4045     avg: 4411     median: 4410.5 (39%)     max: 4776
min: 4542     avg: 4556     median: 4557.5 (41%)     max: 4565
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 12881     avg: 15461     median: 15461 (26%)     max: 18041
min: 13249     avg: 16322     median: 17230.5 (29%)     max: 17578
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 27166     avg: 27205     median: 27205 (26%)     max: 27244 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 7765     avg: 7767     median: 7767 (58%)     max: 7769 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
450 s (5%)
368 s (4%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
13.5 s (3%)
12.9 s (3%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2392 (15%)
2455 (16%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 12738     avg: 15166     median: 15386.5 (12%)     max: 17153 MIPS
min: 15825     avg: 16929     median: 17024.5 (13%)     max: 17508 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3038     avg: 3423     median: 3492.5 (23%)     max: 3668 MIPS
min: 3502     avg: 3541     median: 3538 (23%)     max: 3580 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
27.1 fps (12%)
39.2 fps (18%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
105 fps (31%)
135 fps (40%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 2.76     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (10%)     max: 3.9 fps
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min: 3.35     avg: 3.9     median: 4 (13%)     max: 4.15 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.4 GB/s (16%)
0.4 GB/s (18%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.6 GB/s (17%)
0.7 GB/s (18%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
3.8 GB/s (14%)
4.4 GB/s (16%)
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 671     avg: 797     median: 703 (5%)     max: 1017.7 Seconds
min: 680     avg: 704     median: 694 (5%)     max: 795.9 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.734     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (16%)     max: 0.804 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
4595 Points (25%)
min: 5044     avg: 5951     median: 5950.5 (33%)     max: 6857 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
12.6 s (3%)
12 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
29.6 s (1%)
27.8 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
748 s (3%)
697 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
18229 Points (21%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 5060     avg: 5955     median: 5416 (22%)     max: 7250 Points
min: 5213     avg: 6267     median: 6402.5 (26%)     max: 6967 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 30752     avg: 31840     median: 31238.5 (20%)     max: 34132 Points
min: 29562     avg: 32942     median: 30254 (19%)     max: 48997 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 30487     avg: 32042     median: 31393 (33%)     max: 34896 Points
min: 30656     avg: 34184     median: 31241.5 (33%)     max: 49067 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 24397     avg: 31189     median: 30959.5 (32%)     max: 38440 Points
min: 26201     avg: 36686     median: 32088 (33%)     max: 54995 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 2957     avg: 4954     median: 4978 (13%)     max: 7033 Points
min: 5217     avg: 6435     median: 6613 (17%)     max: 7132 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 6380     avg: 8272     median: 8698.5 (22%)     max: 9457 Points
min: 7496     avg: 9199     median: 9380 (24%)     max: 10054 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 2012     avg: 2427     median: 2224 (16%)     max: 3044 Points
min: 2450     avg: 2660     median: 2696 (19%)     max: 2880 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
7277 Points (59%)
6193 Points (50%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
5738 Points (52%)
6118 Points (55%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
12851 Points (25%)
16467 Points (32%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
10434 Points (21%)
12317 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
10025 Points (26%)
11917 Points (31%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
10238 (18%)
min: 9503     avg: 12182     median: 13040 (23%)     max: 13145
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
3003 (62%)
min: 3258     avg: 3405     median: 3442.5 (71%)     max: 3478
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
10881 (17%)
13873 (22%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
3354 (68%)
3682 (75%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
3247 (50%)
3669 (57%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
9117 (22%)
10597 (26%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3445     avg: 3785     median: 3843.5 (52%)     max: 4009
min: 3400     avg: 3785     median: 3893 (53%)     max: 3924
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 8907     avg: 10275     median: 10542 (17%)     max: 11107
min: 10099     avg: 11388     median: 11783 (19%)     max: 12171
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 772     avg: 880     median: 896 (53%)     max: 913
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2599     avg: 3035     median: 3118.5 (19%)     max: 3244
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 777     avg: 884     median: 898.5 (50%)     max: 905
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2543     avg: 3076     median: 3155.5 (19%)     max: 3234
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1285.1     avg: 1321     median: 1299.2 (2%)     max: 1405.2 ms
min: 1101     avg: 1272     median: 1274.4 (2%)     max: 1692.7 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
147 ms (2%)
129 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 23657     avg: 26597     median: 27490 (44%)     max: 28301 Points
min: 19083     avg: 26794     median: 27809 (44%)     max: 32938 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 24     avg: 33.7     median: 34.7 (9%)     max: 42.5 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 34.5     avg: 37     median: 38 (10%)     max: 38.5 Watt

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 7 3700U → 100% n=47

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 3500U → 110% n=47

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