AMD Ryzen 5 3500U vs Intel Core i7-7820EQ

General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i7-7820EQ processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
AMD Ryzen 5
Intel Core i7
Architecture codename
Kaby Lake
Release date
6 January 2019
3 January 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
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Technical specs

Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i7-7820EQ quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i7-7820EQ performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Base frequency
2.1 GHz
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Maximum frequency
3.7 GHz
3.1 GHz
Bus support
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8 GT/s
L1 cache
128K (per core)
256 KB
L2 cache
512K (per core)
1 MB
L3 cache
4 MB (shared)
8 MB
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
14 nm
Die size
209.78 mm2
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Transistor count
4500 Million
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64 bit support


Information on Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i7-7820EQ 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)
1 (Uniprocessor)
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Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
45 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i7-7820EQ. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
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Security technologies

Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i7-7820EQ technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i7-7820EQ are enumerated here.
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i7-7820EQ.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Dual-channel
Maximum memory size
64 GB
64 GB
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
35.76 GB/s
31.79 GB/s
ECC memory support

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i7-7820EQ.


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i7-7820EQ.
PCIe revision
Max number of PCIe lanes

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i7-7820EQ. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen 5 3500U 8.06 +1.3%
i7-7820EQ 7.96


Ryzen 5 3500U 7148 +1.3%
i7-7820EQ 7059

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i7-7820EQ are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

1.3% faster in synthetic tests
More powerful video core
Much newer (6 January 2019 vs 3 January 2017)
Higher maximum frequency (3700 vs 3100 MHz)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 45 watts)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

Advantages of Intel Core i7-7820EQ

TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)

So, Ryzen 5 3500U or Core i7-7820EQ?

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