Intel Core i7-4860EQ vs AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

Intel Core i7-4860EQ
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

General info

Comparing Core i7-4860EQ and Ryzen 5 3500U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
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AMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codename
Release date
29 August 2013
6 January 2018

Technical specs

Core i7-4860EQ and Ryzen 5 3500U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-4860EQ and Ryzen 5 3500U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
3.2 GHz
3.7 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
384 KB
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
2 MB
L3 cache
8 MB (shared)
4 MB
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
12 nm
Die size
264 mm2
209.78 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
100 °C
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Transistor count
1,400 million
4500 Million
64 bit support


Information on Core i7-4860EQ and Ryzen 5 3500U 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 (Uniprocessor)
Intel BGA1364
Power consumption (TDP)
47 Watt
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-4860EQ and Ryzen 5 3500U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
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Security technologies

Core i7-4860EQ and Ryzen 5 3500U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-4860EQ and Ryzen 5 3500U are enumerated here.
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-4860EQ and Ryzen 5 3500U.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Dual-channel
Maximum memory size
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64 GB
Max memory channels
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Maximum memory bandwidth
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35.76 GB / s
ECC memory support

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-4860EQ and Ryzen 5 3500U.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD 5200
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 ( - 1200 MHz)


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-4860EQ and Ryzen 5 3500U.
PCIe revision
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Max number of PCIe lanes
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-4860EQ and Ryzen 5 3500U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-4860EQ 6.96
Ryzen 5 3500U 9.47 +36.1%


i7-4860EQ 5329
Ryzen 5 3500U 7247 +36%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-4860EQ and Ryzen 5 3500U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-4860EQ

Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
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)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

36.1% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (6 January 2018 vs 29 August 2013)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 22 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 47 watts)
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)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

So, Core i7-4860EQ or Ryzen 5 3500U?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Ryzen 5 3500U.
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