Intel Core i7-4720HQ vs AMD Ryzen 3 3300U

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Intel Core i7-4720HQ
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
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  • Core clock speed
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Price now 634$
Games supported 89%

General info

Comparing Core i7-4720HQ and Ryzen 3 3300U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating11611159
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
SeriesIntel Core i7AMD Ryzen 3
Architecture codenameHaswell (2013−2015)Picasso (2019−2020)
Release date1 January 2015 (7 years ago)6 January 2019 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$378no data
Current price$813 (2.2x MSRP)$634

Technical specs

Core i7-4720HQ and Ryzen 3 3300U basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)4 (Quad-Core)
Threads84
Base clock speed2.6 GHz2.1 GHz
Boost clock speed3.6 GHz3.5 GHz
L1 cache256 KB128K (per core)
L2 cache1 MB512K (per core)
L3 cache6 MB4 MB (shared)
Chip lithography22 nm12 nm
Die size177 mm2246 mm2
Maximum core temperature100 °Cno data
Number of transistors1400 Million4500 Million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility-+
Unlocked multiplier-no data

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-4720HQ and Ryzen 3 3300U compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration11 (Uniprocessor)
SocketFCBGA1364FP5
Thermal design power (TDP)47 Watt15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-4720HQ and Ryzen 3 3300U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
AES-NI++
AVX++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Hyper-Threading Technology+no data
TSX-no data
Idle States+no data
Thermal Monitoring+no data
FDI+no data

Security technologies

Core i7-4720HQ and Ryzen 3 3300U technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT-no data
EDB+no data
Secure Key+no data
Identity Protection+no data
Anti-Theft+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-4720HQ and Ryzen 3 3300U are enumerated here.

AMD-V++
VT-d+no data
VT-x+no data
EPT+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i7-4720HQ and Ryzen 3 3300U. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR4 Dual-channel
Maximum memory size32 GB64 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth25.6 GB/s38.397 GB/s
ECC memory support-+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD Graphics 4600-
Max video memory2 GB-
Quick Sync Video+-
Clear Video HD+-
Graphics max frequency1.2 GHz-
InTru 3D+-

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-4720HQ and Ryzen 3 3300U integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported3-
eDP+-
DisplayPort+-
HDMI+-
VGA+-

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-4720HQ and Ryzen 3 3300U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.43840x2160@30Hz-
Max resolution over DisplayPort3840x2160@60Hz-
Max resolution over VGA2880x1800@60Hz-

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-4720HQ and Ryzen 3 3300U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX11.2/12-
OpenGL4.3-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-4720HQ and Ryzen 3 3300U.

PCIe version33.0
PCI Express lanes1612

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i7-4720HQ 5.70
Ryzen 3 3300U 5.72
+0.4%
  • Passmark
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • wPrime 32
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core
  • Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

i7-4720HQ 5750
Ryzen 3 3300U 5765
+0.3%

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

i7-4720HQ 5145
+20.2%
Ryzen 3 3300U 4280

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

i7-4720HQ 19580
+58.5%
Ryzen 3 3300U 12357

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

i7-4720HQ 6930
+60%
Ryzen 3 3300U 4332

wPrime 32M is a math multi-thread processor test, which calculates square roots of first 32 million integer numbers. Its result is measured in seconds, so that the less is benchmark result, the faster the processor.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

i7-4720HQ 7.33
+62.9%
Ryzen 3 3300U 11.94

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

i7-4720HQ 642
+36.3%
Ryzen 3 3300U 471

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

i7-4720HQ 138
+3%
Ryzen 3 3300U 134

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

i7-4720HQ 4
+44.4%
Ryzen 3 3300U 3

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 13%

i7-4720HQ 38
+44.3%
Ryzen 3 3300U 26

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 13%

i7-4720HQ 152
+15.3%
Ryzen 3 3300U 132

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

i7-4720HQ 4281
+78.5%
Ryzen 3 3300U 2398

Benchmark coverage: 6%

i7-4720HQ 12296
+20.9%
Ryzen 3 3300U 10170

Benchmark coverage: 6%

i7-4720HQ 3321
Ryzen 3 3300U 3469
+4.5%

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 5.70 5.72
Recency 1 January 2015 6 January 2019
Boost clock speed 3600 3500
Base clock speed 2600 2100
Chip lithography 22 nm 12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 47 Watt 15 Watt

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Competitors of Core i7-4720HQ by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-4720HQ from AMD is Ryzen 3 3300U, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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Competitors of Ryzen 3 3300U by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 3 3300U from Intel is Core i7-3920XM, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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