Let’s compare one of the most efficient processors on the market – the Intel Core i7-8565U to one of AMD’s latest CPUs – the Ryzen 7 3750H. While they are both quad-core CPUs the difference between the two spreads further than the visible. One of them is meant for thin and light ultrabooks, while the other is aimed at gaming and computing power.
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Starting with the Red competitor – it is built on a 12nm Zen+ architecture and is rated at 35W of TDP. At the same time, the Core i7-8565U has a TDP of only 15W and is manufactured on a 14nm FinFET process. As we mentioned, both of them are quad-core/octa-thread CPUs, although the Ryzen 7 3750H has a Base frequency of 2.30 GHz and goes up to 4.00 GHz in Boost, whereas the Core i7-8565U has a significantly lower Base clock – 1.80 GHz, while the Turbo frequency can reach 4.60 GHz. Additionally, the AMD competitor features 4MB of Cache, while the Intel one has 8MB.
Memory-wise they both support up to 2400 MHz of DDR4 RAM. On the GPU side, they house the Radeon RX Vega 10 and the Intel UHD Graphics 620 for the Ryzen 7 3750H and the Core i7-8565U, respectively.
Only in one case, we would be able to declare the Core i7-8565U a winner – if it is located inside of the ASUS ZenBook 15 UX533. Otherwise, the gold goes to the Ryzen 7 3750H.
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)
If we include the isolated case of the ZenBook 15 UX533 where the laptop utilized the processor above the actual (as far as we knew) potential, the victory goes to the Core i7-8565U. However, if we take the average result with more weight – then the win is in the field of the Ryzen 7 3750H. Given the higher TDP, 9 out of 10 times, the Ryzen 7 3750H is going to emerge as the clear winner in this comparison.
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