Intel Core i3 1115G4 vs AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 1.7-3.0 GHz Intel Core i3 1115G4 with 2-cores against the 2.1 GHz AMD 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 1115G4
Advantages of Intel Core i3 1115G4
  • 2.3x faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1263 vs 554 points
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • Newer - released 1-year and 8-months later
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Consumes up to 20% less energy than the Ryzen 5 3500U – 28 vs 35 Watt
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • More modern manufacturing process – 10 versus 12 nanometers
  • 11% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.1 GHz vs 3.7 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
  • Has 2 more physical cores

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
3168
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
2704
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
7078
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1273
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
2880
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i3 1115G4 and AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

General

Vendor Intel AMD
Released September 2, 2020 January 6, 2019
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Tiger Lake UP3 Picasso
Model number i3-1115G4 -
Socket BGA-1449 FP5
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics Xe G4 Radeon Vega 8

Performance

Cores 2 4
Threads 4 8
Base Frequency 1.7-3.0 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.1 GHz 3.7 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 17-30x 21x
Bus Bandwidth 4 GT/s -
L1 Cache 96K (per core) 96K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 6MB (shared) 4MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No

Power

Transistors - 4.9 billions
Fabrication process 10 nm 12 nm
TDP 12-28 W 12-35 W
Max. temperature 100°C 105°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 Radeon Vega 8
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1250 MHz 1200 MHz
Shading Units 384 512
TMUs 24 32
ROPs 12 8
Execution Units 48 8
TGP 15 W 65 W
Max. Resolution - 3840x2160 - 60 Hz
iGPU FLOPS
0.84 TFLOPS
1.13 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-3200, LPDDR4X-3733 DDR4-2400
Memory Size 64 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth - 35.76 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes

Misc

Official site Intel Core i3 1115G4 official page AMD Ryzen 5 3500U official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 12

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U or Intel Core i3 1115G4?
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Ahem 18 November 2022 12:22
The ryzen 3500u is pretty slow, it can only play Minecraft without optifine at 30fps 1080p. I know cos I have it.
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Tech Burner 11 January 2022 12:58
i3 1115g4 is an unlocked chipset and you can overclock it up to 5.0 GHz. So definitely i3 is best.
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