AMD Ryzen 3 3250U vs Intel Core i5-8250U

Compare AMD Ryzen 3 Mobile 2 core CPU vs Intel 8th Generation Core i5 4 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

15 %
20 %
33% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

28 %
34 %
21% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

11 %
16 %
45% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

11 %
15 %
36% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

51% significantly higher Blender score
Cinebench R23 score

Cinebench R23 score

Multi threaded benchmark

70% significantly higher Cinebench R23 score
Geekbench 5 (multi) score

Geekbench 5 (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

40% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (multi) score
Geekbench 5 (single) score

Geekbench 5 (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

3% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (single) score



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

2.6 GHz
62% significantly higher clock speed
1.6 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3.5 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed
3.4 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
15 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

192 KiB
256 KiB
33% slightly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

1 MiB
1 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

4 MiB
6 MiB
49% significantly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

744th of 1,239
621st of 1,239


The product line

Ryzen 3 Mobile
8th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

June 2020
August 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Ryzen 3 3250U vs Core i5-8250U specs and performance

In our benchmarks, the Core i5-8250U beats the Ryzen 3 3250U in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 3 3250U in all gaming tests too.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Core i5-8250U has significantly more cores than the Ryzen 3 3250U. Indeed, the Core i5-8250U has 4 cores compared to 2 cores found in the Ryzen 3 3250U. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 3 3250U. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 3 3250U has a significantly higher clock speed than the Core i5-8250U. Also, the Ryzen 3 3250U has a slightly higher turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. In terms of cache, both these CPUs have the same amount of L2 cache. The Core i5-8250U also has significantly 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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