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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Core i7-1068NG7 4-Core 2.30GHz Ryzen 7 4800U 8-Core 1.8GHz
Cyberpunk 2077 32% 53%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 8% 36%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 34% 54%
FIFA 21 36% 56%
Grand Theft Auto VI 12% 22%
Far Cry 6 7% 25%
Genshin Impact 48% 64%
Hitman 3 8% 36%
Watch Dogs Legion 8% 36%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 27% 49%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U 8-Core 1.8GHz is massively better than the Intel Core i7-1068NG7 4-Core 2.30GHz 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 7 4800U was released less than a year after the Core i7-1068NG7 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 7 4800U has 4 more cores than the Core i7-1068NG7 4-Core. 8 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 i7-1068NG7 4-Core is more than enough for gaming purposes. However, if you intend on running a server with the Ryzen 7 4800U, it would seem to be a decent choice.

The Ryzen 7 4800U has 8 more threads than the Core i7-1068NG7 4-Core. Both the Core i7-1068NG7 4-Core and the Ryzen 7 4800U use hyperthreading. The Core i7-1068NG7 4-Core has 2 logical threads per physical core and the Ryzen 7 4800U 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 i7-1068NG7 4-Core and Ryzen 7 4800U 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 Core i7-1068NG7 4-Core has a 0.5 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 enough that it possibly indicates the superiority of the Ryzen 7 4800U.

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 Ryzen 7 4800U has a 13 Watt lower Maximum TDP than the Core i7-1068NG7 4-Core, and was created with a 3 nm smaller manufacturing technology. What this means is the Ryzen 7 4800U will consume slightly less power and consequently produce less heat, enabling more prolonged computational tasks with fewer adverse effects. This will lower your yearly electricity bill slightly, as well as prevent you from having to invest in extra cooling mechanisms (unless you overclock).

The Core i7-1068NG7 4-Core and the Ryzen 7 4800U 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-Renoir
MoBo SocketFCBGA1440Not sure
Notebook CPUyesyes
Release Date04 Feb 202030 Mar 2020
CPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

CPU Technical Specifications

CPU Cores4vs8
CPU Threads8vs16
Clock Speed2.3 GHzvs1.8 GHz
Turbo Frequency4.1 GHzvs4.2 GHz
Max TDP28 Wvs15 W
Lithography10 nmvs7 nm
Bit Width64 Bitvs64 Bit
Max Temperature100°Cvs105°C
Virtualization Technologynovsno

CPU Cache and Memory

L1 Cache Size-vs512 KB
L2 Cache Size-vs4096 KB
L3 Cache Size8 MBvs8 MB
Max Memory Size-vs64 GB
Memory Channels-vs2
ECC Memory Supportnovsno

CPU Graphics

GraphicsIris Plus Graphics G7 1100MHzRadeon RX Vega 8
Base GPU Frequency300 MHzvs-
Max GPU Frequency1050 MHzvs-
Displays Supported-vs-

CPU Package and Version Specifications

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Gaming Performance Value

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CPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe Core i7-1068NG7 4-Core 2.30GHz is a CPU based on a 10nm microarchitecture. It offers 4 physical cores (8 logical), initially clocked at 2.30 GHz, which may go up to 4.10 GHz using 4 cores with Turbo Boost. The Core i7-1068NG7 has 8MB of L3 Cache.The AMD Ryzen 7 4800U 8-Core 1.8GHz is a mid to high-end yet low power notebook APU based on AMD's 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. It offers 8 physical cores (16 logical), clocked at 1.8 GHz base clock speed and 4.2 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 4MB L2 Cache and 512KB L1 Cache. This processor also supports DDR4 based RAMs with maximum memory support of 64GB. The AMD Ryzen 7 4800U 8-Core 1.8GHz 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 8 GPU with 8 Execution units, 512 Shaders, and a maximum clock speed of 1,750MHz. This is a low-end graphics chip that can run less demanding eSports titles at 1080p.