AMD Ryzen 3 5400U vs AMD Ryzen 7 1700

Compare AMD Ryzen 3 Mobile 4 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 7 Desktop 8 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

71 %
26% slightly better overall score
56 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

89 %
39% slightly better gaming score
64 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

66 %
22% slightly better multitasking score
54 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

65 %
22% slightly better heavy workload score
53 %

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Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
3 GHz
15% slightly higher clock speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
333% significantly lower TDP
65 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

256 KiB
768 KiB
200% significantly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

2 MiB
4 MiB
100% significantly more L2 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

8 MiB
16 MiB
100% significantly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

152nd of 1,327
266th of 1,327


The product line

Ryzen 3 Mobile
Ryzen 7 Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

December 2021
February 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


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.


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