AMD Ryzen 3 4300U vs Intel Core i7-4960HQ

Compare AMD Ryzen 3 Mobile 4 core CPU vs Intel 4th Generation Core i7 4 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

34 %
3% slightly better overall score
33 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

61 %
35% slightly better gaming score
45 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

26 %
29 %
11% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

25 %
28 %
11% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

29% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

7% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
3% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
213% significantly lower TDP
47 W

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

522nd of 1,327
538th of 1,327


The product line

Ryzen 3 Mobile
4th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

June 2020
November 2013

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Ryzen 3 4300U vs Core i7-4960HQ comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 3 4300U is faster than the Core i7-4960HQ. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-4960HQ in all gaming tests too.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores but the Core i7-4960HQ has more threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 3 4300U has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i7-4960HQ. Despite this, the Core i7-4960HQ has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 3 4300U CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-4960HQ CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. For instance, the Ryzen 3 4300U has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


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