AMD Ryzen 3 3250U vs Intel Core i7-3720QM

Compare AMD Ryzen 3 Mobile 2 core CPU vs Intel Core 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

17 %
29 %
70% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

32 %
39 %
21% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

13 %
25 %
92% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

13 %
24 %
84% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

1,410
2,680
90% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

639
695
8% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

2
4
100% significantly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
8
100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
Identical
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
200% significantly lower TDP
45 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

874th of 1,327
617th of 1,327

Family

The product line

Ryzen 3 Mobile
Core

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

June 2020
May 2012

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR3-1333

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
-

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
No

Ryzen 3 3250U vs Core i7-3720QM comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-3720QM is faster than the Ryzen 3 3250U. 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 i7-3720QM has significantly more cores than the Ryzen 3 3250U. Indeed, the Core i7-3720QM has 4 cores compared to 2 cores found in the Ryzen 3 3250U. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 3 3250U. Both the Ryzen 3 3250U and Core i7-3720QM have the same clock speed. Despite this, the Core i7-3720QM has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 3 3250U CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-3720QM CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Ryzen 3 3250U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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