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AMD Ryzen 7 4700U vs AMD Ryzen 5 4680U

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. It trades blows with the much more power-hungry Intel Core i7-10750H, as far as multi-thread benchmark scores are concerned. While it fails to get far enough away from the more affordable Ryzen 5 4600U, this Ryzen 7 is still a good CPU for most tasks.

Your mileage may vary depending on how competent the cooling solution of your laptop is and how high the CPU power limits are.

Power consumption

The Ryzen 7 4700U is a 15 W chip. However, laptop makers are allowed to change that value to anything between 10 W and 25 W, with clock speeds and long-term performance changing accordingly as a result. By going for the lowest value, it is possible to build a passively cooled system around the APU.

The fairly modern 7 nm TSMC process this Ryzen is manufactured on makes for above average, as of mid 2022, 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 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 7 4700UAMD Ryzen 5 4680U
SeriesAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)
CodenameRenoir-U (Zen 2)Renoir-U (Zen 2)
Series: Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) Renoir-U (Zen 2)
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U compare2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U compare1.8 - 4.2 GHz8 / 16 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 4600U compare2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U compare2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 6 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4980U compare2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U compare1.8 - 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 4600U compare2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U compare2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 6 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U compare2.7 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock2000 - 4100 MHz2200 - 4000 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB384 KB
L2 Cache4 MB3 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 86 / 12
TDP15 Watt15 Watt
Technology7 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, SMELPDDR4-4266 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 7 ( - 1600 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 ( - 1500 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
Manufacturerwww.amd.comwww.amd.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 4700U
31.8 pt (44%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R5 4680U
31.1 pt (43%)
Cinebench 2024 - CB24 CPU Multi Core
68 Points (1%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 6208     avg: 7102     median: 7378 (7%)     max: 7719 Points
7073 Points (7%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1217     avg: 1221     median: 1220.5 (52%)     max: 1224 Points
1163 Points (49%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 448     avg: 466.7     median: 466 (52%)     max: 478 Points
451 Points (50%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2401     avg: 2698     median: 2647 (6%)     max: 3095 Points
2478 Points (6%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 801     avg: 1091     median: 1094.5 (7%)     max: 1253 Points
1291 Points (8%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 176     avg: 180.3     median: 180 (54%)     max: 185 Points
170 Points (51%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
12.6 Points (16%)
15.6 Points (20%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.1 Points (52%)
2 Points (50%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 5475     avg: 5524     median: 5524 (33%)     max: 5573 Points
5301 Points (32%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 23834     avg: 24771     median: 24770.5 (18%)     max: 25707 Points
31826 Points (23%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
45303 Points (31%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
9491 Points (12%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
265.7 s (3%)
248.6 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
7.9 s (2%)
8.2 s (2%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 3888     avg: 3963     median: 3963 (6%)     max: 4038 Points
3576 Points (6%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 26652     avg: 30273     median: 30954 (18%)     max: 33890 MIPS
32745 MIPS (19%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4208     avg: 4361     median: 4361.5 (52%)     max: 4470 MIPS
4077 MIPS (49%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
57.4 fps (20%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
191.3 fps (44%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 6.79     avg: 8.4     median: 8.4 (15%)     max: 10.1 fps
7.7 fps (13%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.571     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (19%)     max: 0.708 GB/s
1.2 GB/s (36%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.929     avg: 1     median: 1 (17%)     max: 1.1 GB/s
1.4 GB/s (24%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 5     avg: 5.3     median: 5.3 (14%)     max: 5.5 GB/s
8.3 GB/s (22%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
858 Seconds (11%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 407     avg: 479.6     median: 477.5 (3%)     max: 537 Seconds
458 Seconds (3%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.598     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (13%)     max: 0.651 sec
0.7 sec (15%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
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 s (2%)
10.5 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
23.4 s (1%)
24.6 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
599 s (3%)
581 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
34583 Points (31%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 9347     avg: 10076     median: 9601.5 (26%)     max: 11537 Points
10051 Points (27%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 58167     avg: 61666     median: 61529.5 (50%)     max: 65439 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 58593     avg: 62251     median: 64060 (52%)     max: 65582 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 64456     avg: 68216     median: 67931 (57%)     max: 70845 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 7698     avg: 9402     median: 9475 (24%)     max: 10860 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 10953     avg: 13815     median: 14100 (25%)     max: 15386 Points
16642 Points (30%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 3420     avg: 4699     median: 4722 (20%)     max: 5345 Points
5067 Points (21%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1101     avg: 1134     median: 1131 (48%)     max: 1168 Points
1078 Points (45%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 4792     avg: 5630     median: 5656 (10%)     max: 6502 Points
5785 Points (10%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1125     avg: 1140     median: 1128 (5%)     max: 1167 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 4884     avg: 5220     median: 5018 (16%)     max: 5757 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4560     avg: 4792     median: 4841 (48%)     max: 4974 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 19566     avg: 21030     median: 21001 (23%)     max: 22524 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
4751 Points (65%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
19818 Points (48%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
20656 Points (37%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
4351 Points (85%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
21923 Points (34%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4611 Points (69%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
8930 Points (72%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
6857 Points (62%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
21332 Points (42%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
20116 Points (40%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
16771 Points (44%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 805     avg: 838     median: 825 (1%)     max: 954 ms
877 ms (1%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
90.4 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 34607     avg: 43312     median: 43380.5 (39%)     max: 51878 Points
47184 Points (42%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 192     avg: 205.6     median: 203 (42%)     max: 224 Points
198 Points (41%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
926 Points (35%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 26.5     avg: 35.3     median: 28 (5%)     max: 51.4 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 36.5     avg: 37.5     median: 37 (7%)     max: 39.1 Watt
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
5 Watt (6%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 26.9     avg: 29.6     median: 28 (21%)     max: 34 Points per Watt

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 7 4700U → 100% n=32

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 4680U → 107% n=32

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