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AMD Ryzen 7 5700U vs AMD Ryzen 7 4980U vs AMD Ryzen 7 4700U

AMD Ryzen 7 5700U

► remove from comparison AMD R7 5700U

The AMD Ryzen 7 5700U is an APU of the Lucienne product family designed for leaner laptops. The Ryzen features eight Zen 2 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz (base clock speed) to 4.3 GHz (Boost) as well as a Vega 8 iGPU. Thread-doubling SMT tech is enabled in this CPU for up to 16 concurrent processing threads.

Architecture

In spite of what its name may suggest, Ryzen 7 5700U is not a Zen 3 part, meaning this is a Ryzen 4000 series mobile processor in disguise. Nevertheless, the CPU is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process and its performance as well as energy efficiency figures are very strong compared to what Intel currently has to offer in this segment.

The Ryzen 7 features 8 MB of Level 3 cache. Its built-in memory controller is designed to work with dual-channel DDR4-3200 or quad-channel LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Unlike the desktop Ryzen 5000 processors, Ryzen 7 5700U does not support PCI-Express 4.0, meaning those speedy NVMe SSDs will be limited to read/write rates of 3.9 GB/s.

The Ryzen gets soldered directly to the motherboard (FP6 socket) and is thus not user-replaceable.

Performance

Long-term performance sustainability of a mobile CPU tends to depend heavily on cooling system performance as well as TDP settings of a laptop. That said, Ryzen 7 5700U is one of the fastest U-class CPUs of 2021. As such, a 5700U will outshine any U-class Intel CPU, beating certain H-class Intel processors such as the Intel Core i5-11400H in the process. AMD Zen 2 is a fairly mature architecture, and eight Zen 2 cores are a force to be reckoned with, even at a 15 W TDP.

Graphics

In addition to its eight CPU cores, Ryzen 7 5700U features the Radeon RX Vega series graphics adapter with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) running at up to 1,900 MHz. This iGPU trails behind the 96 EU Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 in synthetic benchmarks, yet its real-world performance is good enough for many games released in 2020 and 2021 at reasonable resolutions (up to Full HD 1080p) and low to medium quality. As the Vega has no VRAM of its own, it is paramount that fast system RAM is used.

The graphics adapter definitely supports UHD 2160p monitors at 60 Hz, and will gladly HW-decode AVC, HEVC and VP9-encoded videos. There is no AV1 support here though.

Power Consumption

This Ryzen is manufactured on the 7 nm TSMC process for a very decent energy efficiency. Ryzen 7 5700U has a default TDP of 15 W that can be changed to anywhere between 10 W and 25 W by and OEM. The chip won't look out of place in super-slim laptops of all sizes (with an active cooling solution, if possible) as well as mini-PCs and portable gaming consoles and other fancy things.

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.

Due to the missing SMT and slightly lower boost clock, the Ryzen 7 4700U should be a bit slower than the Ryzen 7 4800U (fastest 15W model at launch). Therefore, it should still beat the Intel Core i7-1065G7 (Ice Lake, 4 cores, 3.9 GHz) in multi-threaded loads easily. The single core performance should be similar (as the 4800U is 4% faster compared to the i7 in Cinebench R20 according to AMD). Therefore, the R7 4700U is one of the fastest 15W processors, if the cooling of the laptop is sufficient.

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).

ModelAMD Ryzen 7 5700UAMD Ryzen 7 4980UAMD Ryzen 7 4700U
SeriesAMD Lucienne (Zen 2, Ryzen 5000)AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)
CodenameLucienne U (Zen 2)Renoir (Zen 2)Renoir (Zen 2)
Series: Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) Renoir (Zen 2)
» AMD Ryzen 7 5700U1.8 - 4.3 GHz8 / 168 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 128 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 84 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
Clock1800 - 4300 MHz2000 - 4400 MHz2000 - 4100 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L2 Cache4 MB4 MB4 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 168 / 168 / 8
TDP25 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) ( - 1900 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1950 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 ( - 1600 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Lucienne (Zen 2, Ryzen 5000) R7 5700UAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4980UAMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4700U

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 5700U
45.9 pt (54%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 4980U
45.9 pt (54%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 4700U
42.2 pt (50%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 7438     avg: 8695     median: 8722 (14%)     max: 10139 Points
9164 Points (15%)
min: 6208     avg: 7102     median: 7378 (12%)     max: 7719 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1177     avg: 1250     median: 1256 (62%)     max: 1267 Points
1260 Points (63%)
min: 1217     avg: 1221     median: 1220.5 (61%)     max: 1224 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 478     avg: 488.6     median: 490 (63%)     max: 494 Points
492 Points (63%)
min: 448     avg: 466.7     median: 466 (60%)     max: 478 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2309     avg: 3275     median: 3367 (14%)     max: 3877 Points
3453 Points (15%)
min: 2401     avg: 2698     median: 2647 (11%)     max: 3095 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1196     avg: 1457     median: 1482 (15%)     max: 1614 Points
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1658 Points (17%)
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min: 801     avg: 1091     median: 1094.5 (11%)     max: 1253 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 184     avg: 187.3     median: 188 (64%)     max: 190 Points
182 Points (62%)
min: 176     avg: 180.3     median: 180 (62%)     max: 185 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
16.8 Points (31%)
18.9 Points (35%)
12.6 Points (23%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.2 Points (7%)
2.2 Points (7%)
2.1 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5780 Points (52%)
5715 Points (51%)
min: 5475     avg: 5524     median: 5524 (49%)     max: 5573 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
31131 Points (43%)
35106 Points (48%)
min: 23834     avg: 24771     median: 24770.5 (34%)     max: 25707 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
45303 Points (40%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
9491 Points (58%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
110.9 s (1%)
265.7 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.5 s (1%)
7.9 s (2%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
100.1 s (0%)
236.1 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
3.5 s (2%)
7.4 s (4%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
3763 Points (22%)
min: 3888     avg: 3963     median: 3963 (23%)     max: 4038 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 32529     avg: 40227     median: 41347 (29%)     max: 46127 MIPS
42368 MIPS (30%)
min: 26652     avg: 30273     median: 30954 (22%)     max: 33890 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4476     avg: 4566     median: 4587 (66%)     max: 4620 MIPS
4320 MIPS (62%)
min: 4208     avg: 4361     median: 4361.5 (63%)     max: 4470 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
72.4 fps (33%)
57.4 fps (26%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
191.5 fps (52%)
191.3 fps (52%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 6.97     avg: 9.7     median: 10.1 (22%)     max: 11.6 fps
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9.8 fps (21%)
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min: 6.79     avg: 8.4     median: 8.4 (18%)     max: 10.1 fps