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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