AMD Ryzen 5 3550H vs AMD FX-8300

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Mobile with Radeon Vega Graphics 4 core CPU vs AMD FX 8-Core Black Edition 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

36 %
38% slightly better overall score
26 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

55 %
41% slightly better gaming score
39 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

30 %
36% slightly better multitasking score
22 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

29 %
38% slightly better heavy workload score
21 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

2,800
16% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
2,404

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

768
45% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score
529

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

2 GHz
3 GHz
57% significantly higher clock speed

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
Identical
384 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

2 MiB
8 MiB
300% significantly more L2 cache

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

493rd of 1,326
682nd of 1,326

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Mobile with Radeon Vega Graphics
FX 8-Core Black Edition

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2019
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Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

-
DDR3

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
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Ryzen 5 3550H vs FX-8300 comparison

In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 5 3550H beats the FX-8300 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the FX-8300 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 FX-8300 has a significantly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 5 3550H.

In terms of cache, the FX-8300 has significantly more L2 cache when compared to the Ryzen 5 3550H. The FX-8300 also has significantly more L3 cache.

In conclusion, all specs and CPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Ryzen 5 3550H over the FX-8300.

CPU comparison

Use the table to the left to compare both the Ryzen 5 3550H and the FX-8300, 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 5 3550H 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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