AMD Ryzen 3 3300X vs AMD Ryzen 5 4600U

Compare AMD Ryzen 3 Desktop 4 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 5 Mobile 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

48 %
72 %
49% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

76 %
1% slightly better gaming score
75 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

40 %
72 %
79% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

39 %
72 %
84% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

5% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

31% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

49% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

49% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
80% significantly higher clock speed
2 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
15 W
333% significantly lower TDP

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

256 KiB
384 KiB
49% significantly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

2 MiB
3 MiB
49% significantly more L2 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
100% significantly more L3 cache
8 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

349th of 1,337
150th of 1,337


The product line

Ryzen 3 Desktop
Ryzen 5 Mobile

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2020
June 2020

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Ryzen 3 3300X vs Ryzen 5 4600U benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 5 4600U beats the Ryzen 3 3300X in overall performance. Despite this, the Ryzen 3 3300X has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Ryzen 5 4600U has significantly more cores with 6 cores compared to the Ryzen 3 3300X that has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 3 3300X. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 3 3300X has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 5 4600U. The Ryzen 5 4600U outputs less heat than Ryzen 3 3300X thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The cache sizes of these CPUs are different. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 4600U has significantly more L2 cache than the Ryzen 3 3300X. Despite this, the Ryzen 3 3300X has significantly more L3 cache compared to the Ryzen 5 4600U.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Ryzen 3 3300X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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