AMD Ryzen 3 4300U: specs and benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 3 4300U

Summary

AMD started AMD Ryzen 3 4300U sales 6 January 2020. This is Renoir (Zen 2) architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 7 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3700 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket FP6 processor with a TDP of 15 Watt. It supports DDR4-4266 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 9.23 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Ryzen 3 4300U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.57
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Series
AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)
 
Architecture codename
Renoir (Zen 2)
 
Launch date
6 January 2020 (1 year ago)
 
Price now
$520
 

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores
4 (Quad-Core)
 
Threads
4
 
Base clock speed
2.7 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
3.7 GHz
 
L1 cache
128K (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
L3 cache
4 MB (shared)
 
Chip lithography
7 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature
105 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 3 4300U compatibility with other computer components and devices: 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 configuration
1
 
Socket
FP6
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
15 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 3 4300U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 3 4300U's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4-4266
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Ryzen 3 4300U.

Integrated graphics card
 

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Ryzen 3 4300U. Overall benchmark performance 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.

9.23

3DMark06 CPU

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.

6068

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

13134

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

4042

Geekbench 2

11281

TrueCrypt AES

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.

3.2

x264 encoding pass 2

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.  

35

x264 encoding pass 1

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.  

172

WinRAR 4.0

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.

2397

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

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

580

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

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.

165

Passmark

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.

8102

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Ryzen 3 4300U is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 100% minimum and 98% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
98%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
98%

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 3 4300U from Intel is Core i7-8706G, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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