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AMD Ryzen 5 3500U vs Ryzen 3 4300U

We compared two 4-core laptop CPUs: the 2.1 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 3500U against the 2.7 GHz Ryzen 3 4300U. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 4300U and 3500U
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
  • Around 32.51 GB/s (91%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • 87% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1045 vs 558 points
  • Newer - released 1-year later
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 12 nanometers


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)


Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 5 3500U and Ryzen 3 4300U


Vendor AMD AMD
Released January 6, 2019 January 6, 2020
Type Laptop Laptop
Codename Zen+ Zen 2
Socket FP5 FP6
Integrated GPU Radeon Vega 8 Radeon Vega 5


Cores 4 4
Threads 8 4
Base Frequency 2.1 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 3.7 GHz 3.7 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 21x 27x
L1 Cache 128K (per core) 32K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 4MB (shared) 4MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Transistors 4.9 billions -
Fabrication process 12 nm 7 nm
TDP 15 W 15 W
Max. temperature 105°C 105°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2400 DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-4266
Memory Size 32 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 35.76 GB/s 68.27 GB/s
ECC Support Yes No


Official site AMD Ryzen 5 3500U official page AMD Ryzen 3 4300U official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 12 16

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Total votes: 209


So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 3 4300U or Ryzen 5 3500U?