Intel Core i7-8705G vs AMD Ryzen 5 3550H

Intel Core i7-8705G
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H

General info

Comparing Core i7-8705G and Ryzen 5 3550H processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i7
 
AMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codename
Kaby Lake-G
 
Zen+
Release date
7 January 2018
 
6 January 2019

Technical specs

Core i7-8705G and Ryzen 5 3550H quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-8705G and Ryzen 5 3550H performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
8
Maximum frequency
4.1 GHz
 
3.7 GHz
L1 cache
256 KB
 
384 KB
L2 cache
1 MB
 
2 MB
L3 cache
8 MB
 
4 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
12 nm
Die size
no data
 
209.78 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
no data
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
no data
Transistor count
no data
 
4500 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-8705G and Ryzen 5 3550H 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
BGA2270
 
AM4
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-8705G and Ryzen 5 3550H. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
no data
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
-
 
no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
no data
Speed Shift
+
 
no data
My WiFi
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
no data
Hyper-Threading
+
 
no data
Idle States
+
 
no data
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
no data
Smart Response
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Core i7-8705G and Ryzen 5 3550H technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
no data
EDB
+
 
no data
Secure Key
+
 
no data
MPX
+
 
-
Identity Protection
+
 
-
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
no data
OS Guard
+
 
no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-8705G and Ryzen 5 3550H are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
no data
VT-x
+
 
no data
EPT
+
 
no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-8705G and Ryzen 5 3550H.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2400
 
DDR4 Dual-channel
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
64 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
37.5 GB / s
 
35.76 GB / s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-8705G and Ryzen 5 3550H.
Integrated graphics
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870 (931 - 1011 MHz)
 
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 ( - 1200 MHz)
Max video memory
64 GB
 
no data
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video
+
 
no data
Clear Video HD
+
 
no data
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
no data
InTru 3D
+
 
no data

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-8705G and Ryzen 5 3550H integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
no data
DVI
+
 
no data

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-8705G and Ryzen 5 3550H integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
no data
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096 x 2160 @30Hz
 
no data
Max resolution over eDP
4096 x 2160 @60Hz
 
no data
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096 x 2160 @60Hz
 
no data

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-8705G and Ryzen 5 3550H integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
no data
OpenGL
4.4
 
no data

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-8705G and Ryzen 5 3550H.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
8
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-8705G and Ryzen 5 3550H. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-8705G 10.02
Ryzen 5 3550H 10.35 +3.3%

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i7-8705G 6436 +40.2%
Ryzen 5 3550H 4592

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i7-8705G 23794 +21.9%
Ryzen 5 3550H 19521

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

i7-8705G 2 +17%
Ryzen 5 3550H 2

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

i7-8705G 8
Ryzen 5 3550H 9 +13.2%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

i7-8705G 174 +21.7%
Ryzen 5 3550H 143

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

i7-8705G 707
Ryzen 5 3550H 742 +5%

wPrime 32

i7-8705G 7 +15%
Ryzen 5 3550H 8

WinRAR 4.0

i7-8705G 4969 +69.6%
Ryzen 5 3550H 2929

x264 encoding pass 1

i7-8705G 181 +23.1%
Ryzen 5 3550H 147

x264 encoding pass 2

i7-8705G 50 +13.6%
Ryzen 5 3550H 44

TrueCrypt AES

i7-8705G 5
Ryzen 5 3550H 5 +2.2%

Passmark

i7-8705G 7865
Ryzen 5 3550H 8126 +3.3%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-8705G and Ryzen 5 3550H are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-8705G

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)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3550H

3.3% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (6 January 2019 vs 7 January 2018)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (35 vs 65 watts)
ECCMemory

So, Core i7-8705G or Ryzen 5 3550H?

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