AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Geekbench score indicates a tough competition for the Intel Core i7-1065G7 and Core i7-10710U

An AMD Ryzen 7 4700U running on a Lenovo laptop has recently surfaced on Geekbench. The APU seems to have posted impressive single-core and multi-core scores finally giving the Intel Core i7-1065G7 and Core i7-10710U some good competition indicating the improvements brought forth by Zen 2 and the transition to 7nm.

AMD announced the Zen 2-based Ryzen 4000 APU series at CES 2020 and earned quite a praise for the purported performance improvements, especially against the Intel Ice Lake Core i7-1065G7. Earlier this week, a Geekbench listing surfaced online showing the RYZEN 7 4700U posting some impressive scores. 

According to the Geekbench listing, the Ryzen 7 4700U was shown to score 4,910 in single-core and 21,693 in multi-core. The APU looks to have been tested in a Lenovo laptop with a base clock of 2 GHz and a boost clock of 4.19 GHz. 

Do note that a single Geekbench record does not really tell the whole story as a range of scores are possible depending on the laptop's configuration and thermals. Still, a quick comparison can be done with the highest scores from Intel's 15W offerings for perspective's sake. The core i7-1065G7 scores about 5752 points in single-core and about 18,772 points in multi-core in Geekbench 4. The Comet Lake-U core i7-10710u, on the other hand, scores about 5,366 in single-core and 22,182 in multi-core. Taking these into account, the Ryzen 7 4700U's score looks to be pretty much on par with Intel's 15W offerings.

There's another important aspect to keep in mind here. The Ryzen 7 4700U does not feature simultaneous multithreading (SMT) while the competing offerings from Intel support HyperThreading. Although the Ryzen has the advantage of a higher core count among the three, it is evident that AMD has invested resources to make Ryzen mobile finally more competitive, and clearly a huge step-up from the likes of the Ryzen 7 3700U. 

AMD Ryzen 7 4700U Geekbench score.

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