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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Core i7-1060G7 4-Core 1.00GHz Ryzen 7 3780U 4-Core 2.3GHz
Hitman 3 61% 42%
Cyberpunk 2077 19% 5%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 61% 42%
Resident Evil 8 32% 17%
FIFA 21 12% 1%
Grand Theft Auto VI 96% 73%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 16% 2%
Genshin Impact 10% 20%
Far Cry 6 88% 66%
The Medium 105% 81%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Ryzen 7 3780U 4-Core 2.3GHz is significantly better than the Intel Core i7-1060G7 4-Core 1.00GHz 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 Core i7-1060G7 4-Core was released less than a year after the Ryzen 7 3780U, 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 Core i7-1060G7 4-Core and the Ryzen 7 3780U both have 4 cores, which is not likely to be a limiting factor for gaming.

Both the Intel Core i7-1060G7 4-Core 1.00GHz and the AMD Ryzen 7 3780U 4-Core 2.3GHz have the same number of threads. Both the Core i7-1060G7 4-Core and the Ryzen 7 3780U use hyperthreading. The Core i7-1060G7 4-Core has 2 logical threads per physical core and the Ryzen 7 3780U 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 i7-1060G7 4-Core and Ryzen 7 3780U 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 7 3780U has a 1.3 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 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.

The Core i7-1060G7 4-Core has a 26 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Ryzen 7 3780U, and was created with a 2 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Core i7-1060G7 4-Core will consume significantly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill significantly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

The Core i7-1060G7 4-Core and the Ryzen 7 3780U both have an on-board GPU, which means that they will be capable of running basic graphics applications (i.e., games) without the need for a dedicated graphics card.

For an in-depth GPU comparison, click on the GPU comparison icon that you can find throughout Game-Debate:

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-Zen+
MoBo SocketFCBGA1440Socket AM4
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date04 Feb 202010 Oct 2019
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs4
CPU Threads8vs8
Clock Speed1 GHzvs2.3 GHz
Turbo Frequency3.8 GHzvs4 GHz
Max TDP9 Wvs35 W
Lithography10 nmvs12 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-vs2048 KB
L3 Cache Size8 MBvs4 MB
Max Memory Size-vs32 GB
Memory Channels-vs2
ECC Memory Supportnovsno
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CPU Graphics

GraphicsIris Plus Graphics G7 1100MHzRadeon RX Vega 11
Base GPU Frequency300 MHzvs-
Max GPU Frequency1050 MHzvs-
DirectX12.1vs-
Displays Supported-vs-
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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Core i7-1060G7 4-Core 1.00GHz is a CPU based on 10nm microarchitecture. It offers 4 physical cores (8 logical), initially clocked at 1.00 GHz, which may go up to 3.80 GHz using 4 cores with Turbo Boost. The Core i7-1060G7 has 8MB of L3 Cache.The AMD Ryzen 7 3780U 4-Core 2.3GHz is a budget notebook APU based on AMD's 12nm Zen+ micro-architecture. It offers 4 physical cores (8 logical), clocked at 2.3 GHz base clock speed and 4.0 GHz boost clock speed. It has a locked multiplier and therefore cannot overclocked using traditional methods. It has 4MB 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 2MB L2 Cache and 384KB L1 Cache. This processor also supports DDR4 based RAMs with maximum memory support of 32GB. The AMD Ryzen 7 3780U 4-Core 2.3GHz has a maximum Thermal Power Design of 35W, making it a mid-range, fairly 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 11 GPU with 11 Execution units, 704 Shaders, and a maximum clock speed of 1400MHz. This is a low-end graphics chip that can run less demanding eSports titles at 1080p screen resolution.