Coffee Lake Refresh versus the new Ryzen technology. This is the battle of the quad-cores. What is the difference between the Core i5-9300H and the Ryzen 7 3750H and which to choose when buying a new laptop? Is the higher price tag going to be justified by performance gains?
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Both processors are utilizing four cores and eight threads in their design. However, the Ryzen 7 3750H uses 35W of power, while its opponent rated at 45W. On the other side, the Core i5-9300H works at slightly higher clock speeds – 2.40 GHz Base and 4.10 GHz Turbo, whereas the Ryzen 7 3750H is working at 2.30 GHz Base clock and 4.00 GHz Boost. Additionally, the Core i5-9300H supports faster memory – 2666 MHz DDR4, while the Ryzen 7 3750H is limited at 2400 MHz.
Another big difference between the two is the amount of cache – the Intel CPU has 8MB, while the AMD counterpart is equipped with only 4MB. GPU-wise the Core i5-9300H features the Intel UHD Graphics 620, while the Ryzen 7 3750H – the RX Vega 10 Graphics.
Intel Core i5-9300H has a slight advantage in synthetic benchmarks.
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)
This battle is won by the Core i5-9300H, despite by just a little. Its higher clock speeds and cache are proving to offer better performance. However, is it worth the extra cache to go for the Core i5-9300H? Well, we can certainly say that the Ryzen 7 3750H is a capable CPU and is close to matching the performance of the Core i5-9300H at 10W of TDP less. Whether it is worth it or not, you have to answer this question based on your needs.
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