AMD Ryzen 5 4600G vs AMD EPYC 7742

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 4000 G-Series Desktop 6 core CPU vs AMD EPYC 7002 Series 64 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

66 %
69 %
4% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

91 %
167% significantly better gaming score
34 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

58 %
83 %
43% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

56 %
91 %
62% significantly better heavy workload score

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Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
64
966% significantly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
128
966% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
64% significantly higher clock speed
2 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
23% slightly higher turbo speed
3 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
246% significantly lower TDP
225 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
8
300% significantly more memory channels

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
6,144 KiB
1500% significantly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
infinity significantly more L2 cache
-32 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

8 MiB
256 MiB
3100% significantly more L3 cache

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

191st of 1,337
170th of 1,337

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 4000 G-Series Desktop
EPYC 7002 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2020
August 2019

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR4

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
Yes

Ryzen 5 4600G vs EPYC 7742 benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the EPYC 7742 beats the Ryzen 5 4600G in overall performance. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 4600G has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the EPYC 7742 has significantly more cores than the Ryzen 5 4600G. Indeed, the EPYC 7742 has 64 cores compared to 6 cores found in the Ryzen 5 4600G. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 4600G. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 5 4600G has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the EPYC 7742. Also, the Ryzen 5 4600G has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 5 4600G CPU outputs less heat than a EPYC 7742 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 5 4600G has more L2 cache than the EPYC 7742. Despite this, the EPYC 7742 has significantly more L3 cache compared to the Ryzen 5 4600G.

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 5 4600G has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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