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AMD Ryzen 7 4980U vs AMD Ryzen 7 4700U vs AMD Ryzen 3 4300U

AMD Ryzen 7 4980U

► remove from comparison AMD R7 4980U

The AMD Ryzen 7 4980U is a Renoir family processor designed for certain Microsoft Surface systems. 4980U has eight Zen 2 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz (base clock speed) to 4.4 GHz (Boost) with thread-doubling SMT tech enabled for a total of 16 threads. The chip is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process and partly thanks to that AMD promises a 2x improvement in performance-per-Watt over Ryzen 3000 series mobile CPUs.

Architecture

The Zen 2 microarchitecture has brought a sizeable per-thread performance boost compared to the outgoing Zen+ parts. Renoir product family is also the first to introduce 8-core ULV processors to laptop market, keeping power consumption within reasonable limits. This AMD processor family is very impressive from most perspectives. One of the disatvantages to keep in mind is the lack of PCI-Express 4 support, meaning these blazing-fast NVMe SSDs will be limited to 3.9 GB/s tops.

Ryzen 7 4980U is designed to work with quad-channel LPDDR4 memory at up to 4,267 MHz. 8 MB of Level 3 are present in this chip. The Ryzen 7 gets soldered straight to the motherboard (FP6 socket) and is thus not user-replaceable. Please go to our Renoir hub page for more information on the product family.

Performance

4980U is the fastest ULV Ryzen 4000 series model. As such, its clock speeds are 200 MHz higher (both the base and Boost) compared to the older Ryzen 7 4800U. We fully expect the new Zen 3 based Ryzen 7 5800U to be even faster thanks to the new architecture. In the meantime, 4980U proves to be nearly as fast as an i7-10870H in multi-core benchmarks while bending the knee to older Intel CPUs, such as the i5-8300H, when under single-thread load.

Graphics

In addition to its eight CPU cores, the Ryzen 7 also features the Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics adapter with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) at up to 1,950 MHz. This iGPU is compatible with FreeSync and DirectX 12 and is able to HW-decode AVC, HEVC, VP9-encoded videos (no AV1 support here). Vega 8 is capable of outputting UHD 2160p60 video signal to several monitors and, similar to Intel's Iris Xe (80 EUs), is good enough for a bit of light gaming on the go, provided one is content with sub-1080p resolutions and low/medium quailty presets.

Power Consumption

The APU has a 15 W TDP that OEMs are free to change to anywhere between 10 W to 25 W. 4980U is a good fit for ultraportable laptops but is unlikely to play well with passive cooling solutions.

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 3 4300U

► remove from comparison AMD R3 4300U

The AMD Ryzen 3 4300U is a processor for thin and light laptops based on the Renoir architecture. The 4300U integrates four cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture (quad core CPU). They are clocked at 2.7 (guaranteed base clock) to 3.7 GHz (Turbo) without SMT / Hyperthreading support (4 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 faster Ryzen 5 4000 CPUs (e.g., Ryzen 5 4600U), the Ryzen 3 only offers 4 cores and lower Turbo clock speeds.

Performance

The average 4300U in our database matches Intel Core i5-1035G4 and Core i5-11300H, both noticeably more power-hungry quad-core processors, in multi-thread performance. Technically a lower mid-range CPU, this Ryzen is light years ahead of Intel Pentiums and AMD Athlons commonly found in sub-US$500 laptops.

In addition to the four CPU cores, the APU also integrates a Radeon RX Vega 5 integrated graphics card with 5 CUs and up to 1400 MHz. The dual channel memory controller supports DDR4-3200 and energy efficient LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Furthermore, 4 MB of 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).

ModelAMD Ryzen 7 4980UAMD Ryzen 7 4700UAMD Ryzen 3 4300U
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
Clock2000 - 4400 MHz2000 - 4100 MHz2700 - 3700 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB512 KB256 KB
L2 Cache4 MB4 MB2 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 168 / 84 / 4
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 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1950 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 ( - 1600 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 ( - 1400 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4980UAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4700UAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R3 4300U

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 4980U
43.8 pt (52%)
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 - R3 4300U
33.9 pt (40%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
9164 Points (15%)
min: 6208     avg: 7102     median: 7378 (12%)     max: 7719 Points
3571 Points (6%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1260 Points (62%)
min: 1217     avg: 1221     median: 1220.5 (60%)     max: 1224 Points
1074 Points (53%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
492 Points (63%)
min: 448     avg: 466.7     median: 466 (59%)     max: 478 Points
min: 412     avg: 420.3     median: 422 (54%)     max: 427 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
3453 Points (15%)
min: 2401     avg: 2698     median: 2647 (11%)     max: 3095 Points
min: 1432     avg: 1537     median: 1571 (7%)     max: 1609 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
1658 Points (17%)
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min: 801     avg: 1091     median: 1094.5 (11%)     max: 1253 Points
0651301952603253904555205856507157808459109751040110511701235Tooltip
min: 545     avg: 563     median: 562.5 (6%)     max: 580 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
182 Points (56%)
min: 176     avg: 180.3     median: 180 (56%)     max: 185 Points
min: 162.8     avg: 163.9     median: 163.9 (51%)     max: 165 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
18.9 Points (35%)
12.6 Points (23%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.2 Points (7%)
2.1 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5715 Points (51%)
min: 5475     avg: 5524     median: 5524 (49%)     max: 5573 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
35106 Points (48%)
min: 23834     avg: 24771     median: 24770.5 (34%)     max: 25707 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
45303 Points (37%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
9491 Points (58%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
265.7 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
7.9 s (2%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
236.1 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
7.4 s (4%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 3888     avg: 3963     median: 3963 (23%)     max: 4038 Points
2397 Points (14%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
42368 MIPS (30%)
min: 26652     avg: 30273     median: 30954 (22%)     max: 33890 MIPS
min: 15043     avg: 15824     median: 15824 (11%)     max: 16605 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4320 MIPS (52%)
min: 4208     avg: 4361     median: 4361.5 (53%)     max: 4470 MIPS
min: 4014     avg: 4064     median: 4063.5 (49%)     max: 4113 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
57.4 fps (24%)
35 fps (15%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
191.3 fps (51%)
172.3 fps (46%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
9.8 fps (21%)
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min: 6.79     avg: 8.4     median: 8.4 (18%)     max: 10.1 fps
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min: 4.37     avg: 4.9     median: 4.9 (10%)     max: 5.36 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.571     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.708 GB/s
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.929     avg: 1     median: 1 (0%)     max: 1.1 GB/s
0.6 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 5     avg: 5.3     median: 5.3 (0%)     max: 5.5 GB/s
3.2 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
min: 1310     avg: 1414     median: 1413.5 (25%)     max: 1517 Seconds
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
342 Seconds (2%)
min: 407     avg: 479.6     median: 477.5 (3%)     max: 537 Seconds
min: 868     avg: 888     median: 887.5 (6%)     max: 907 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.6 sec (14%)
min: 0.598     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (13%)     max: 0.651 sec
min: 0.652     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (14%)     max: 0.686 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 8497     avg: 8629     median: 8629 (18%)     max: 8761 Points
6068 Points (13%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.6 s (2%)
10 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
24.8 s (1%)
23.4 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
758 s (3%)
599 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
34583 Points (34%)
20566 Points (20%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
11759 Points (41%)
min: 9347     avg: 10076     median: 9601.5 (33%)     max: 11537 Points
6487 Points (22%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 58167     avg: 61666     median: 61529.5 (40%)     max: 65439 Points
57907 Points (37%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 58593     avg: 62251     median: 64060 (53%)     max: 65582 Points
63885 Points (53%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 64456     avg: 68216     median: 67931 (57%)     max: 70845 Points
66341 Points (56%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
10152 Points (26%)
min: 7698     avg: 9402     median: 9475 (24%)     max: 10860 Points
5660 Points (14%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
18654 Points (43%)
min: 10953     avg: 13815     median: 14100 (33%)     max: 15386 Points
8220 Points (19%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
5917 Points (32%)
min: 3420     avg: 4699     median: 4722 (25%)     max: 5345 Points
2874 Points (15%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1133 Points (50%)
min: 1101     avg: 1134     median: 1131 (50%)     max: 1168 Points
min: 1027     avg: 1047     median: 1046.5 (46%)     max: 1066 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
7156 Points (25%)
min: 4792     avg: 5630     median: 5656 (20%)     max: 6502 Points
min: 3330     avg: 3439     median: 3438.5 (12%)     max: 3547 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1125     avg: 1140     median: 1128 (51%)     max: 1167 Points
1036 Points (47%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 4884     avg: 5220     median: 5018 (16%)     max: 5757 Points
3358 Points (11%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 4560     avg: 4792     median: 4841 (53%)     max: 4974 Points
4517 Points (49%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 19566     avg: 21030     median: 21001 (26%)     max: 22524 Points
13503 Points (17%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
4751 Points (74%)
4404 Points (68%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
19818 Points (48%)
12789 Points (31%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
20656 Points (37%)
13134 Points (23%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
4351 Points (85%)
4042 Points (79%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
21923 Points (34%)
13741 Points (22%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4611 Points (75%)
4291 Points (70%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
8930 Points (72%)
8680 Points (70%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
6857 Points (62%)
6660 Points (60%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
21332 Points (42%)
14171 Points (28%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
20116 Points (40%)
11775 Points (24%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
16771 Points (44%)
11281 Points (30%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
811 ms (1%)
min: 805     avg: 838     median: 825 (1%)     max: 954 ms
min: 907     avg: 974     median: 973.5 (1%)     max: 1040 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
90.4 ms (1%)
102.5 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 34607     avg: 43312     median: 43380.5 (45%)     max: 51878 Points
33152 Points (34%)
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
152.3 Points (49%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
210 Points (55%)
min: 192     avg: 205.6     median: 203 (54%)     max: 224 Points