We have the classic show-off between AMD and Intel. This time we have the AMD Ryzen 3 4300U versus the Intel core i5-1035G4. Both of these processors represent the mid-level CPUs for both companies and they are roughly in the same price range.
These mobile processors are about to go head to head to show which CPU is the better bang for the buck and which processor performs better.
In terms of specifications, the Intel Core i5 seemingly has the upper hand. It has 4 more threads than the Ryzen which are useful in more CPU intensive tasks and it also has 2MB of cache more than the Ryzen 3 4300U. However, the AMD chip has a significantly higher Base frequency, which may be a big advantage in some scenarios.
|AMD Ryzen 3 4300U||Intel Core i5-1035G4|
|Cores / Threads||4 / 4||4 / 8|
|Base / Max frequency||2.70 – 3.70 GHz||1.10 – 3.70 GHz|
|Cache||4 MB Cache||6 MB Cache|
|TDP / up / down||15W / 25W / 10W||15W / 25W / 12W|
|Memory support||DDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4-4266MHz||
|Integrated GPU||AMD Radeon RX Vega 5|
In our first benchmark, we can see that the Ryzen 3 4300U does better than the Intel but the difference is below 5% so it is really inconsequential. For the second benchmark, we can see that the Intel is 11% faster than the Ryzen. Overall, the differences in CPU performance are not huge.
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)
In the graphics department, the Ryzen 3 4300U has the upper hand. On average the integrated GPU in the Ryzen is 17% more powerful than the one in the Core i5-1035G4.
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)
In terms of casual gaming, the AMD Radeon RX Vega 5 does strikingly better than the Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4. For a game like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive the RX Vega 5 is 97% faster on average.
|CS:GO||HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)||HD 1080p, Medium (Check settings)||HD 1080p, MAX (Check settings)|
|AMD Radeon RX Vega 5||88 fps (+69%)||59 fps (+84%)||40 fps (+135%)|
|Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4||52 fps||32 fps||17 fps|
|DOTA 2||HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)||HD 1080p, Normal (Check settings)||HD 1080p, High (Check settings)|
|AMD Radeon RX Vega 5||98 fps (+29%)||62 fps (+38%)||32 fps (+23%)|
|Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4||76 fps||45 fps||26 fps|
Overall, in this comparison, we have two very capable mobile chips. In terms of their CPU power, the Intel Core i5 does slightly better in tasks such as rendering and photo-editting due to the extra threads. On the other side, in terms of their graphics power, the Ryzen takes on Intel by performing 17% faster on average. In conclusion, both of these CPUs perform very well. If your work mainly relies on the sheer CPU power, you would want to go for the Core i5-1035G4, otherwise, the Ryzen 3 4300U is the better choice.
Both of these CPUs are available in our Top Laptop CPU Ranking.