In the last few years AMD has taken the CPU world in a storm with the Ryzen line of processors. Not only do they offer spectacular performance but they also provide great value.
Since their release at the beginning of 2017 AMD has taken the top spot in the CPU world. In today’s comparison, we have the entry-mid level CPU Ryzen 3 4300U against the mid-high level Ryzen 7 4700. We are going to see how these processors perform against one another and how comparable are they.
In terms of specifications, we can see that the Ryzen 7 4700U is clearly the leader. The CPU has double the cores and threads plus a higher cache and a higher max frequency. All in all, it is better suited for every type of task with Ryzen 3 4300U only excelling in having a higher Base frequency.
|AMD Ryzen 3 4300U||AMD Ryzen 7 4700U|
|Cores / Threads||4 / 4||8 / 8|
|Base / Max frequency||2.70 – 3.70 GHz||2.00 – 4.10 GHz|
|Cache||4 MB Cache||8 MB Cache|
|TDP / up / down||15W / 25W / 10W||15W / 25W / 10W|
|Memory support||DDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4-4266MHz||
It comes to no surprise that the Ryzen 7 4700U does better than the Ryzen 3 4300U. In our benchmarks the Ryzen 7 4700U does from 20% to 67% better than the Ryzen 3 4300U.
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)
Again, in the GPU department, the Ryzen 7 takes the lead and does better than the Ryzen 3.
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)|
|Ryzen 3 4300U||88 fps||59 fps||40 fps|
|Ryzen 7 4700U||87 fps||62 fps||46 fps|
|DOTA 2||HD 1080p, Low (Check settings)||HD 1080p, Normal (Check settings)||HD 1080p, High (Check settings)|
|Ryzen 3 4300U||98 fps||62 fps||32 fps|
|Ryzen 7 4700U||103 fps||65 fps||37 fps|
All in all, the Ryzen 7 4700U does better than the Ryzen 3 4300U. However, considering the difference between those two CPUs, the Ryzen 3 4300U does a very commendable job of keeping up with the Ryzen 7. Overall, these are both great CPUs and you can’t go wrong with either of them.