AMD Ryzen 5 4500U vs Intel Core i7-1065G7 – 6 cores for everybody

We all love to read about the most powerful CPUs or GPUs that money can buy but the truth is that most people are more rational and they prefer a good product with a decent price / performance ratio that will not cost a whole fortune. If you only browse the Web and watch some entertaining YouTube videos there is no point to buy a 16-thread CPU monster. The sweet spot is always somewhere in the middle. While Intel was dictating the “rules” on the mobile market, the usual choice was always a 4-core processor or if your budget was tight – a modest 2-core 4-thread chip was the only choice.

Luckily, things are about to change and AMD will give us fresh products with more cores without forcing you to break the bank for a new laptop with more than four cores. Processors like the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U will bring the much-desired higher core count to the masses. There is a leaked result regarding this CPU and its performance and we will compare it to a still modern and fast Intel CPU – i7-1065G7.

Quick Specs

The 4500U is a 6-core processor with no SMT – that means there are no additional logical threads. It has 2.30 GHz – 4.00 GHz base and boost clocks which are pretty respectable because the i7-1065G7 has lower ones – 1.30 GHz – 3.90 GHz. The latter has 4 cores and 8 threads and its cache size is 8MB – the same as 4500U. Both CPUs have almost identical TDP levels – the Intel contender has a bit higher TDP down value. The AMD processor has an advantage thanks to its LPDDR4X memory support – 4266MHz while with Intel you can go up to 3733MHz.

The 4500U uses a 7nm tech process while the Ice Lake CPU already looks a bit dated with its 10nm.



More detailed specs here – AMD Ryzen 5 4500U / Intel Core i7-1065G7

Specs table:

AMD Ryzen 5 4500UIntel Core i7-1065G7
Cores / Threads6 / 64 / 8
Base / Max frequency2.30 – 4.00 GHz1.30 – 3.90 GHz
Cache8 MB Cache8 MB Intel Smart Cache
TDP / up / down15W / 25W / 10W15W / 25W / 12W
Memory supportDDR4-3200, LPDDR4-4266
 DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-3733

CPU Benchmarks

So, the i7-1065G7 is 16% slower when compared to its AMD rival. We are really happy to see a result like this one that comes from an unpretentious CPU as 4500U.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU options

Additionally, the difference remains similar when it comes to the iGPU power – the Intel one is 15% slower on average.

Results are from the 3DMark: Time Spy (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Results are from the Unigine Superposition benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Gaming tests


CS:GOHD 1080p, Low (Check settings)HD 1080p, Medium (Check settings)HD 1080p, MAX (Check settings)
AMD Radeon Graphics109 fps76 fps53 fps
Intel Irus Plus Graphics G779 fps53 fps33 fps

DOTA 2HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)HD 1080p, Normal (Check settings)HD 1080p, High (Check settings)
AMD Radeon Graphics111 fps73 fps42 fps
Intel Irus Plus Graphics G794 fps46 fps29 fps

Performance summary (gaming tests)

As you can see, in real-life, the advantage of the AMD processor in gaming situations is even more significant.

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U over Intel Core i7-1067G7CS:GODOTA2Average
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U+47%+41%+44%
Intel Core i7-1067G7


Good, we can finally enjoy more than 4 cores without buying an expensive laptop thanks to AMD and their 4500U CPU (there are even more Ryzen 5 siblings than will hit the shelves soon). If you still think that 4 cores are enough, think twice  – you can enjoy better multitasking, your machine will be snappier and you don’t have to buy a new laptop that often because a processor with six cores is much more future-proof than a standard and boring 4-core Intel CPU. Yes, 6 cores are always better than a chip with 4 cores and 8 threads (like i7-1065G7), no matter the IPC of the latter.

Those CPUs are still good enough for daily usage, gaming, and even for heavier tasks like photo editing but a 6-core product is always faster – this will save you time and maybe some money as well. Don’t forget the fact that AMD uses a 7nm tech process for their Zen 2 mobile CPU so (perhaps)  they will dissipate less heat because of the lower power consumption and when you add the additional performance boost over the Zen+ processors in the mix, we can only smile from joy. We can expect even smaller, thinner, super portable devices with those efficient mid-range Zen 2 ULV chips.

The i7-1065G7 still has its place on the market, but maybe it’ll go through a price-reduction to be still competitive against the low and mid-end Zen 2 processors. This CPU is still fast but as you may know from our previous comparisons, in a lot of cases it’s too expensive and even now there are better alternatives.

We are pretty sure that the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U will quickly become a new people’s champion when it comes to affordable but still fast laptops. We are eager to see what will be Intel’s response to this AMD multicore gem but at least for now, it seems that they will just keep refreshing their old processors.

All laptops with AMD Ryzen 5 4500U:

All laptops with Core i7-1065G7:

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4 years ago

Come on where is the single score test

4 years ago
Reply to  Rog195

Its 2020 who cares?

3 years ago
Reply to  Rog195

would you like price/watt comparison per core too, while at it? 😀

4 years ago

AMD is seriously impressive here!