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.