Intel Core i7-3740QM vs AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U

Intel Core i7-3740QM
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U

General info

Comparing Core i7-3740QM and Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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Value for money (0-100)
12.25
 
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Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
AMD Ryzen 3
Architecture codename
Ivy Bridge
 
Raven Ridge
Release date
3 September 2012
 
26 October 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
$378
 
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Price now
$240
 
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Technical specs

Core i7-3740QM and Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-3740QM and Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
4
Base frequency
2.7 GHz
 
2 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.7 GHz
 
3.4 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
128K (per core)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
6 MB (shared)
 
4 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
160 mm2
 
246 mm2
Maximum core temperature
105 °C
 
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Transistor count
1,400 million
 
4500 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-3740QM and Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
FCPGA988
 
FP5
Power consumption (TDP)
45 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-3740QM and Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® AVX
 
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AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
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Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
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My WiFi
+
 
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Turbo Boost
2.0
 
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Hyper-Threading
+
 
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Idle States
+
 
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Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
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Demand Based Switching
-
 
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FDI
+
 
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Fast Memory Access
+
 
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Security technologies

Core i7-3740QM and Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
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EDB
+
 
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Secure Key
+
 
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Identity Protection
+
 
-
Anti-Theft
+
 
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-3740QM and Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
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VT-x
+
 
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EPT
+
 
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-3740QM and Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U.
Supported memory types
DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600
 
DDR4 Dual-channel
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB/s
 
35.76 GB/s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-3740QM and Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U.
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video HD
+
 
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Graphics max frequency
1.3 GHz
 
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InTru 3D
+
 
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Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-3740QM and Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
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eDP
+
 
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DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
SDVO
+
 
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CRT
+
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-3740QM and Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-3740QM and Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-3740QM 7.01
Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U 7.12 +1.6%

Passmark

i7-3740QM 5698
Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U 5788 +1.6%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-3740QM and Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
5.9 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-3740QM and Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-3740QM

HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U

1.6% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (26 October 2017 vs 3 September 2012)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 22 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 45 watts)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
ECCMemory

So, Core i7-3740QM or Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i7-3740QM and AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U. The differences in performance seem too small.
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