Ryzen 3 5400U vs Ryzen 7 1700 comparison
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Ryzen 3 5400U performs better than the Ryzen 7 1700. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 7 1700 in all gaming tests too.
When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Ryzen 7 1700 has significantly more cores with 8 cores compared to the Ryzen 3 5400U that has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 3 5400U. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 7 1700 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 3 5400U. A Ryzen 3 5400U CPU outputs less heat than a Ryzen 7 1700 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The info from our database shows that the Ryzen 7 1700 has more L2 cache than the Ryzen 3 5400U. The Ryzen 7 1700 also has significantly more L3 cache.
Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Ryzen 3 5400U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.