AMD Ryzen 3 5300U vs Intel Core i5-8350U

Compare AMD Ryzen 3 Mobile 4 core CPU vs Intel 8th Generation Core i5 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

40 %
53% significantly better overall score
26 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

56 %
27% slightly better gaming score
44 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

35 %
66% significantly better multitasking score
21 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

34 %
69% significantly better heavy workload score
20 %

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Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
Identical
4

Threads

Number of logical processing units

8
Identical
8

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
52% significantly higher clock speed
2 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
5% slightly higher turbo speed
4 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
Identical
15 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

256 KiB
Identical
256 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

2 MiB
100% significantly more L2 cache
1 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

4 MiB
6 MiB
49% significantly more L3 cache

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

445th of 1,326
673rd of 1,326

Family

The product line

Ryzen 3 Mobile
8th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

December 2021
August 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-3200
DDR4-2400

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
No

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
No

Ryzen 3 5300U vs Core i5-8350U comparison

In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 3 5300U beats the Core i5-8350U in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-8350U in all gaming tests too.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores and the same number of threads.

Our database shows that the Ryzen 3 5300U has a significantly higher clock speed than the Core i5-8350U. Also, the Ryzen 3 5300U has a slightly higher turbo speed.

Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

In terms of cache, the Ryzen 3 5300U has significantly more L2 cache when compared to the Core i5-8350U. Despite this, the Core i5-8350U has significantly more L3 cache compared to the Ryzen 3 5300U.

In conclusion, all specs and CPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Ryzen 3 5300U over the Core i5-8350U.

CPU comparison

Use the table to the left to compare both the Ryzen 3 5300U and the Core i5-8350U, the advantages and disadvantages of each are shown.

CPU rating

Our CPU rating is split into 4 categories: Overall, Gaming, Multitasking and Heavy Workloads. The overall score accesses performance using all CPU cores, gaming prioritises the first six cores, multitasking takes the first eight cores into account and finally heavy workloads are measured using a sixteen-core baseline.

Processor specifications

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 5300U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

Clock speed and Turbo speed are important when comparing per core performance, generally the higher, the better. A higher clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a processor is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the CPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance.

Cache is very fast memory built into the processor. It stores what the CPU is currently working on and anything that doesn't fit is sent to the main system memory, which is slower but more plentiful. It is split into three levels, with Level 1 being the fastest and Level 3 being the slowest. More CPU cache is desirable for high-performance scenarios.

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