Compact laptops with AMD processors are comparable to powerful desktops 2-3 years ago.
TechPowerUp experts found in the database of the synthetic benchmark GeekBench 4 the test results of an unknown Lenovo laptop equipped with the new AMD Ryzen 7 4700U.
Judging by the test results, AMD for the first time in many years has created a powerful processor for thin and light laptops that can provide enough performance for demanding tasks such as video editing, graphic design and games (with a discrete graphics card).
The processor has 8 cores, 8 threads and frequencies from 2 GHz to 4.19 GHz with a declared heat dissipation (TDP) of 15 watts. In the single-core test, he scored 4910 points and 21693 points in the multi-core.
Based on these results, only approximate preliminary conclusions can be made, since the exact configuration of the entire system, BIOS version and other parameters are unknown. Nevertheless, now you can compare them with popular existing processors.
According to GeekBench, the performance of the Ryzen 7 4700U is comparable and even surpasses the results of the desktop Ryzen 7 2700 of the previous generation, but significantly lags behind the current Ryzen 7 3700X. Both desktop options have 8 cores, 16 threads and a significantly higher TDP of 65 watts.
The Ryzen 7 4700U’s results are comparable to Intel’s current flagship 10nm chip for thin Core i7-10710U laptops. Intel’s SoC (system-on-chip) more often shows a higher result in a single-core test than the new AMD product, but lags behind in a multi-core test despite a larger number of threads (6/12 for Intel versus 8/8 for AMD).
At the same time, the new product with a TDP of 15 W exceeds all multithreaded tests of the popular desktop processor Intel Core i7-7700. The pre-flagship processor of 2017 has 4 physical cores, 8 computing threads and operates at frequencies of 3.6-4.2 GHz. The claimed TDP i7-7700 is 65 watts.
In the current AMD product line, the tested Ryzen 7 4700U takes a pre-flagship position. The more powerful Ryzen 7 4800U has 16 processing threads, a higher maximum frequency and more Vega graphics cores.
Datamainers previously discovered the first tests of the integrated Radeon Vega graphics from the new Ryzen 4000 SoCs. They are comparable to entry-level discrete NVIDIA graphics chips.
Announcements and the release of the first laptops with the new Ryzen 7 processors 4000 series are expected until the end of the 1st quarter of 2020.