If you are looking to buy a laptop for gaming or desktop work, then when it comes to processors, only two companies can claim to have exactly what you need. Intel the former champ is on the losing side now, and AMD, the underdog for many years is now the titleholder. Both of these organizations have an almost religious following when it comes to their respective stock.
Intel has more expensive merchandise, and they used to have the best-performing CPUs. These days, the best performance comes with AMD and that comes with consumer-friendly prices too. AMD also has bigger jumps in their performance every generation while Intel makes only small steps. You can see that for yourself in some of our earlier articles – AMD Ryzen 3 4300U vs Ryzen 7 3700U – last year’s champ is today’s “nothing special” and Intel Core i7-10750H vs Core i7-9750H – just a refresh.
Intel’s processor Core i3-1005G1 has 2 cores and 4 threads, so it supports multithreading. Each core can go up to 3.40 GHz which is lower than its adversary. It’s made through a 10 nm process which is the smallest Intel can go. When it comes to the TDP, it starts at 13 W but it can go up to 25W.
AMD’s Ryzen 3 4300U has 4 cores and 4 threads – no multithreading but more physical cores. Every core’s frequency can go from 2.70 GHz up to 3.70 GHz. The size of the process is 7 nm, which is AMD’s smallest. The minimum TDP is 10 W, while its max is the same as Intel’s Core i3-1005G1, which is 25 W.
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 3 4300U||Intel Core i3-1005G1|
|Cores / Threads||4 / 4||2 / 4|
|Base / Max frequency||2.70 – 3.70 GHz||1.20 – 3.40 GHz|
|Cache||4 MB Cache||4 MB Cache|
|TDP / up / down||15 W / 25 W / 10 W||15 W / 25 W / 13 W|
|Memory support||DDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4-4266MHz||DDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4-3733MHz|
AMD’s CPU dominates in both tests with a 45.5% advantage in the 3D Rendering and a 3.61-second difference in the Photoshop benchmark.
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
With a 29.15% average advantage, AMD bests Intel in the graphics tests as well.
Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (higher the score, the better)
|CS:GO||HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)||HD 1080p, Medium (Check settings)||HD 1080p, MAX (Check settings)|
|AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 (4300U)||88 fps||59 fps||40 fps|
|Intel UHD Graphics G1 (1005G1)||51 fps||34 fps||20 fps|
|DOTA 2||HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)||HD 1080p, Normal (Check settings)||HD 1080p, High (Check settings)|
|AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 (4300U)||98 fps||62 fps||32 fps|
|Intel UHD Graphics G1 (1005G1)||61 fps||37 fps||22 fps|
Performance summary (gaming tests)
The 50% average advantage along with the fact that AMD’s known for being affordable, makes this the superior integrated GPU when it comes to gaming.
|AMD Ryzen 3 4300U over AMD Ryzen 5 3500U||CS:GO||DOTA2||Average|
|AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 (4300U)||+57%||+44%||+50%|
|Intel UHD Graphics G1(1005G1)||–||–||–|
The performance of the AMD processor, along with its integrated graphics, dominated the tests. It had higher scores in the CPU benchmarks, better results in the GPU tests, and higher fps. The Ryzen 3 4300U is superior when it comes to performance, so it all comes down to pricing.