AMD Ryzen 3 4300GE vs AMD Ryzen 5 1600

Compare AMD Ryzen 3 4000 G-Series Desktop 4 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 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

36 %
42 %
16% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

60 %
5% slightly better gaming score
57 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

30 %
37 %
23% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

28 %
36 %
28% slightly better heavy workload score

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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

3.5 GHz
9% slightly higher clock speed
3.2 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

35 W
85% significantly lower TDP
65 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

256 KiB
576 KiB
125% 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

4 MiB
16 MiB
300% significantly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

338th of 1,255
280th of 1,255


The product line

Ryzen 3 4000 G-Series Desktop
Ryzen 5 Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2020
November 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Ryzen 3 4300GE vs Ryzen 5 1600 specs and performance

In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 5 1600 beats the Ryzen 3 4300GE in overall performance. Despite this, the Ryzen 3 4300GE has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

With info from our database, we find that the Ryzen 5 1600 has significantly more cores with 6 cores whereas the Ryzen 3 4300GE has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 3 4300GE. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 3 4300GE has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 5 1600. A Ryzen 3 4300GE CPU outputs less heat than a Ryzen 5 1600 CPU because of its 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 1600 has significantly more L2 cache than the Ryzen 3 4300GE. The Ryzen 5 1600 also has significantly more L3 cache.

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 4300GE has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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