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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Core i7-1065G7 4-Core 1.30GHz Ryzen 5 4600U 6-Core 2.1GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 6% 19%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 27% 9%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 9% 21%
FIFA 21 12% 24%
Grand Theft Auto VI 55% 33%
Far Cry 6 48% 28%
Genshin Impact 29% 39%
Hitman 3 27% 9%
eFootball PES 2021 1% 13%
Watch Dogs Legion 27% 9%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Ryzen 5 4600U 6-Core 2.1GHz is massively better than the Intel Core i7-1065G7 4-Core 1.30GHz when it comes to running the latest games. This also means it will be less likely to bottleneck more powerful GPUs, allowing them to achieve more of their gaming performance potential.

The Ryzen 5 4600U was released less than a year after the Core i7-1065G7 4-Core, and so they are likely to have similar levels of support, and similarly optimized performance when running the latest games.

Both CPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings (assuming they are accompanied by equivalently powerful GPUs).

The Ryzen 5 4600U has 2 more cores than the Core i7-1065G7 4-Core. 6 cores is probably excessive if you mean to just run the latest games, as games are not yet able to harness this many cores. The cores in the Core i7-1065G7 4-Core is more than enough for gaming purposes.

The Ryzen 5 4600U has 4 more threads than the Core i7-1065G7 4-Core. Both the Core i7-1065G7 4-Core and the Ryzen 5 4600U use hyperthreading. The Core i7-1065G7 4-Core has 2 logical threads per physical core and the Ryzen 5 4600U has 2.

Multiple threads are useful for improving the performance of multi-threaded applications. Additional cores and their accompanying thread will always be beneficial for multi-threaded applications. Hyperthreading will be beneficial for applications optimized for it, but it may slow others down. For games, the number of threads is largely irrelevant, as long as you have at least 2 cores (preferably 4), and hyperthreading can sometimes even hit performance.

More important for gaming than the number of cores and threads is the clock rate. Problematically, unless the two CPUs are from the same family, this can only serve as a general guide and nothing like an exact comparison, because the clock cycles per instruction (CPI) will vary so much.

The Core i7-1065G7 4-Core and Ryzen 5 4600U are not from the same family of CPUs, so their clock speeds are by no means directly comparable. Bear in mind, then, that while the Ryzen 5 4600U has a 0.8 GHz faster frequency, this is not always an indicator that it will be superior in performance, despite frequency being crucial when trying to avoid GPU bottlenecking. In this case, however, the difference is probably a good indicator that the Ryzen 5 4600U is superior.

Aside from the clock rate, the next-most important CPU features for PC game performance are L2 and L3 cache size. Faster than RAM, the more cache available, the more data that can be stored for lightning-fast retrieval. L1 Cache is not usually an issue anymore for gaming, with most high-end CPUs eking out about the same L1 performance, and L2 is more important than L3 - but L3 is still important if you want to reach the highest levels of performance. Bear in mind that although it is better to have a larger cache, the larger it is, the higher the latency, so a balance has to be struck.

The maximum Thermal Design Power is the power in Watts that the CPU will consume in the worst case scenario. The lithography is the semiconductor manufacturing technology being used to create the CPU - the smaller this is, the more transistors that can be fit into the CPU, and the closer the connections. For both the lithography and the TDP, it is the lower the better, because a lower number means a lower amount of power is necessary to run the CPU, and consequently a lower amount of heat is produced.

Both the Core i7-1065G7 4-Core and the Ryzen 5 4600U have the same TDP of 15 Watts, but the Ryzen 5 4600U has a lower lithography size, and so will affect your yearly electricity bills less adversely.

The Core i7-1065G7 4-Core has an on-board GPU, which means that it will be capable of running basic graphics applications (i.e., games) without the need for a dedicated graphics card. The Ryzen 5 4600U, however, does not, and you will probably have to look for a dedicated card if you wish to use it at all.

For in-depth GPU comparisons with the Iris Plus Graphics G7 1100MHz, click on the following GPU overview comparison icon (visible throughout Game-Debate), and choose a GPU from the list to compare against:

On-board GPUs tend to be fairly awful in comparison to dedicated cards from the likes of AMD or Nvidia, but as they are built into the CPU, they also tend to be cheaper and require far less power to run (this makes them a good choice for laptops). We would recommend a dedicated card for running the latest games, but integrated GPUs are improving all the time and casual gamers may find less recent games perform perfectly acceptably.

CPU Core Details

CPU Codename-Renoir
MoBo SocketFCBGA1440FP6
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date04 Feb 202030 Mar 2020
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs6
CPU Threads8vs12
Clock Speed1.3 GHzvs2.1 GHz
Turbo Frequency3.9 GHzvs4 GHz
Max TDP15 Wvs15 W
Lithography10 nmvs7 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs64 Bit
Max Temperature100°Cvs105°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno
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CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size-vs384 KB
L2 Cache Size-vs3072 KB
L3 Cache Size8 MBvs8 MB
Max Memory Size-vs64 GB
Memory Channels-vs2
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

GraphicsIris Plus Graphics G7 1100MHz
Base GPU Frequency300 MHzvs-
Max GPU Frequency1050 MHzvs-
DirectX12.1vs-
Displays Supported-vs-
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Gaming Performance Value

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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Core i7-1065G7 4-Core 1.30GHz is a CPU based on a refinement of the 14nm++ Comet Lake-S microarchitecture. It offers 4 physical cores (8 logical), initially clocked at 1.30 GHz, which may go up to 3.90 GHz using 4 cores with Turbo Boost. The Core i7-1065G7 has 8MB of L3 Cache.The AMD Ryzen 5 4600U 6-Core 2.1GHz is a mid-tier notebook APU based on AMD's 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. It offers 6 physical cores (12 logical), clocked at 2.1 GHz base clock speed and 4.0 GHz boost clock speed. It has a locked multiplier and therefore cannot be overclocked using traditional methods. It has 8MB of L3 Cache. Level 3 cache is a static memory bank of a processor and it is used to feed it instructions. It also has 3MB L2 Cache and 384KB L1 Cache. This processor also supports DDR4 based RAMs with maximum memory support of 64GB. The AMD Ryzen 5 4600U 6-Core 2.1GHz has a maximum Thermal Power Design of 15W, making it a low-end, power-efficient CPU that should extend laptop battery life. Among its many features are Cool n Quiet, CoolCore Technology, Extended Frequency Range (XFX), Pure Power and Precision Boost are enabled. It features an integrated Vega 6 GPU with 6 Execution units, 320 Shaders, and a maximum clock speed of 1,500MHz. This is a low-end graphics chip that can run less demanding eSports titles at 900p.