Ryzen 3 3200U vs Core i5-3330S benchmarks
In our benchmarks, the Core i5-3330S beats the Ryzen 3 3200U in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 3 3200U in all gaming tests too.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Core i5-3330S has significantly more cores than the Ryzen 3 3200U. Indeed, the Core i5-3330S has 4 cores compared to 2 cores found in the Ryzen 3 3200U. But they both have the same number of threads. Our comparison shows that the Core i5-3330S has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 3 3200U. Despite this, the Ryzen 3 3200U has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 3 3200U CPU outputs less heat than a Core i5-3330S CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
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 3200U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.