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AMD Ryzen 5 4500U vs Ryzen 5 3500U

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2.3 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 4500U with 6-cores against the 2.1 GHz Ryzen 5 3500U with 4-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
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 3500U and 4500U
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  • Has 4 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • Around 32.51 GB/s (91%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 12 nanometers
  • Newer - released 1-year later
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Consumes up to 29% less energy than the Ryzen 5 3500U – 25 vs 35 Watt
  • 19% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1073 vs 898 points
  • 8% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4 GHz vs 3.7 GHz)

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
5887
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
2452
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
11038
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
4443

Specifications

Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 5 4500U and Ryzen 5 3500U

General

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

Performance

Cores 6 4
Threads 6 8
Base Frequency 2.3 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4 GHz 3.7 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 23x 21x
L1 Cache 32K (per core) 96K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 8MB (shared) 4MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No

Power

Transistors - 4.9 billions
Fabrication process 7 nm 12 nm
TDP 10-25 W 12-35 W
Max. temperature 105°C 105°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Radeon RX Vega 6 Radeon Vega 8
GPU Base Clock 0 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1500 MHz 1100 MHz
Shading Units 384 512
TMUs 24 32
ROPs 8 8
Execution Units - 8
TGP 15 W 65 W
Max. Resolution - 3840x2160 - 60 Hz
iGPU FLOPS
1.13 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-4266 DDR4-2400
Memory Size 64 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 68.27 GB/s 35.76 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes

Misc

Official site AMD Ryzen 5 4500U official page AMD Ryzen 5 3500U official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 12

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Total votes: 273

Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U or Ryzen 5 4500U?
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Matt 17 August 2020 23:20
Between the AMD Ryzen 3500u and 4500u, both 12 GB Ram When it comes to Web browsing and leaving multiple window open. Which is better?
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henry 14 September 2020 19:29
4500u is better in every way
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