AMD Ryzen 3 3250U vs Intel Core i5-5257U

Compare AMD Ryzen 3 Mobile 2 core CPU vs Intel 5th Generation Core i5 2 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

17 %
17 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

32 %
3% slightly better gaming score
31 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

13 %
14 %
7% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

13 %
13 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

4% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

6% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units


Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
3 GHz
3% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
12% slightly higher turbo speed
3 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
53% significantly lower TDP
23 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

192 KiB
49% significantly more L1 cache
128 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

1 MiB
100% significantly more L2 cache
1 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

4 MiB
33% slightly more L3 cache
3 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

880th of 1,335
871st of 1,335


The product line

Ryzen 3 Mobile
5th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

June 2020
February 2015

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Ryzen 3 3250U vs Core i5-5257U benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Core i5-5257U beats the Ryzen 3 3250U in overall performance. Despite this, the Ryzen 3 3250U has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. Our comparison shows that the Core i5-5257U has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 3 3250U. Despite this, the Ryzen 3 3250U has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 3 3250U CPU outputs less heat than a Core i5-5257U 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 3 3250U has more L2 cache than the Core i5-5257U. The Ryzen 3 3250U also has slightly more L3 cache.

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 3 3250U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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