AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
The Ryzen 3 5300U is a 4 core CPU from AMD released in 2021. This chip has a good overall score at 32% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 47%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Ryzen 3 5300U scores 27% and 26% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.
The Ryzen 3 5300U has 4 cores and 8 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This AMD CPU has a clock speed of 2.6 GHz and a turbo speed of 3.8 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has a locked multiplier, so you are not able to overclock it beyond this frequency.
As for memory, the Ryzen 3 5300U makes use of DDR4-3200 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs.
In terms of cache, the Ryzen 3 5300U has 256 KiB of level 1 cache, 2 MiB of level 2 cache and 4 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.
This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs.
Power and thermals for the AMD Ryzen 3 5300U CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 15 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.
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