AMD Ryzen 3 3250U vs Intel Core i7-4900MQ

Compare AMD Ryzen 3 Mobile 2 core CPU vs Intel 4th Generation Core i7 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 %
20 %
17% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

32 %
33 %
3% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

13 %
17 %
30% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

13 %
16 %
23% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

1,407
3,032
115% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

637
855
34% 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
3 GHz
7% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4 GHz
8% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
213% significantly lower TDP
47 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

1 MiB
Identical
1 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

4 MiB
8 MiB
100% significantly more L3 cache

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

880th of 1,337
807th of 1,337

Family

The product line

Ryzen 3 Mobile
4th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

June 2020
May 2013

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 i7-4900MQ comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-4900MQ 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.

With info from our database, we find that the Core i7-4900MQ has significantly more cores with 4 cores whereas the Ryzen 3 3250U has 2 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 3 3250U. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i7-4900MQ has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 3 3250U. Also, the Core i7-4900MQ has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 3 3250U CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-4900MQ CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. 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 i7-4900MQ also has significantly more L3 cache.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Ryzen 3 3250U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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