AMD Ryzen 3 3250U vs Intel Core i7-6820HQ

Compare AMD Ryzen 3 Mobile 2 core CPU vs Intel 6th 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 %
28 %
64% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

32 %
45 %
40% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

13 %
23 %
76% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

13 %
22 %
69% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

122% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

29% slightly higher Geekbench (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

3 GHz
3 GHz
3% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed


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


Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

880th of 1,337
632nd of 1,337


The product line

Ryzen 3 Mobile
6th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

June 2020
August 2015

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 i7-6820HQ specs and performance

In our benchmarks, the Core i7-6820HQ 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.

With info from our database, we find that the Core i7-6820HQ 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. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i7-6820HQ has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 3 3250U. Also, the Core i7-6820HQ has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 3 3250U CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-6820HQ CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

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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