Last updated on December 8th, 2022 at 02:04 pm
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While Ryzen 4000’s high-performance mobile APUs are already available on laptops, energy-efficient ones are harder. The second time AMD did not announce them, there are several tests on the Web, and it seems that laptops with such processors are not yet available or are available only to a limited extent.
Why buy laptops with Intel processors if you have a new Ryzen 4000? Ryzen 7 4700U copes with more expensive competitor solutions
Meanwhile, the source got a model of Acer Swift 3 worth $ 650, equipped with APU Ryzen 7 4700U, so that we are able to get acquainted with a number of tests.
To begin with, we recall that the Ryzen 7 4700U is a pre-top energy-efficient hybrid processor with eight cores without STM support, the Vega 7 graphics core, and 15 watts TDP. What is he capable of? It is worth noting that from a technical point of view this processor has no direct competitors from the Intel camp, since almost all energy-efficient CPUs of the company have a maximum of four cores, and only the Core i7-10710U model has six with Hyper-Threading support. However, for ordinary buyers, this does not matter, since the price is much more important. And here Ryzen 7 4700U is clearly not a competitor for the top-end Core i7-1065G7 and Core i7-10710U. Although AMD does not indicate the cost of mobile processors, we know the prices of Intel models: 426 and 443 dollars, respectively. Recall, the entire Acer Swift 3 laptop with Ryzen 7 4700U costs $ 650. and it will obviously not be the most affordable model with this APU. However, the comparison is more interesting.
So, as you can see, Ryzen 7 4700U almost always wins in processor tests. Only in the V-Ray Core i7-10710U is it significantly faster. With graphics more difficult. In Vega 7 benchmarks, it is clearly faster than Intel G7, and in World of Tank everything depends on resolution: in HD it turns out to be much faster Core i7-1065G7, and in Full HD – Ryzen 7 4700U. But various tests before this showed that Vega 7 in games is still faster than Intel’s top-end integrated graphics core.
As for autonomy, here Acer Swift 3 showed a good result, having worked in the video playback mode for more than 8 hours, but this is far from a record. However, the autonomy of a laptop depends not only on the CPU, so here you still need to look at specific models. In particular, the diagram shows that the Acer Swift 3 with a 14-nanometer Core i5-8250U for some reason outperformed the same model with a 10-nanometer Core i5-1035G1.
Summing up, we can say that the Ryzen 7 4700U turned out to be a very successful processor. It is significantly cheaper than top-end energy-efficient Intel models, and often it is much faster.