AMD Ryzen 5 2500U vs AMD Ryzen 5 1400 vs AMD Athlon 300U

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U

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The AMD Ryzen 5 2500U is a mobile APU for thin and light laptops that was announced in October 2017. It includes four Zen cores clocked at 2 to 3.6 GHz and offers 4 MB L3-Cache. The integrated graphics card is called Radeon RX Vega 8 and offers 8 CUs (512 Shaders) clocked at up to 1100 MHz. The TDP is configurable between 12 and 25 Watt (15 Watt nominal). More information on Raven Ridge can be found in our launch article.

AMD Ryzen 5 1400

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The AMD Ryzen 5 1400 is a desktop processor with 4 cores and Hyper Threading (SMT). It is the slowest Ryzen 5 quad-core processor in the beginning of 2017, but the 65-watt TDP is similar to the hexa-core Ryzen 5 1600.

The Ryzen 5 1400 has a base frequency of 3.2 GHz and can reach up to 3.4 GHz via Turbo (up to 2 cores) or 3.45 GHz via XFR (also up to 2 cores). The maximum clock for 3-4 cores is 3.2 GHz.

The processor based on the Zen architecture is not fully convincing in games. AMD blames missing optimizations from the gaming producers.

AMD Athlon 300U

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The AMD Athlon 300U is a mobile entry level dual core SoC that was announced in January 2019. It combines two Zen cores (with SMT / Hyperthreading so running 4 threads) clocked at 2.4 - 3.3 GHz with a Radeon RX Vega 3 graphics card with 3 CUs (192 Shaders) clocked at up to 1000 MHz. Specified at 15 Watt TDP, the SoC is intended for thin mid-range laptops. It is quite similar to the AMD Ryzen 3 3200U (2.6 - 3.5 GHz).

Compared to the Picasso APUs of the Ryzen 3000 series, the Athlon 300U is still based on the first generation of the 2000 series. Only the PRO variant is based on the new Zen+ microarchitecture that should lead to a 3% IPS (performance per clock) improvement.

The integrated dual-channel memory controller supports up to DDR4-2400 memory. As the features of the Picasso APUs are the same compared to the Raven Ridge predecessors, we point to our Raven Ridge launch article.

In contrast to the faster quad-core Picasso APUs, the Athlon 300U only supports 3 instead of 4 displays in total.

Performance wise, the Athlon 300 should be slightly slower than the Ryzen 3 2200U (2.5 - 3.4 GHz Dual Core with SMT).

AMD Ryzen 5 2500UAMD Ryzen 5 1400AMD Athlon 300U
AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU)AMD Ryzen 5AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU)
ZenZenZen
: Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU) Zen
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G3600 - 3900 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 2800H3300 - 3800 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U2200 - 3800 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U2200 - 3800 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2600H3200 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G3500 - 3700 MHz4 / 44 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 2500U2000 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U2000 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U2000 - 3400 MHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U2000 - 3400 MHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U2500 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200U2500 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon 300U2400 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 16003200 - 3600 MHz6 / 1216 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X3500 - 3700 MHz4 / 816 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 14003200 - 3400 MHz4 / 88 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G3600 - 3900 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 2800H3300 - 3800 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U2200 - 3800 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U2200 - 3800 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2600H3200 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G3500 - 3700 MHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U2000 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U2000 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U2000 - 3400 MHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U2000 - 3400 MHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U2500 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200U2500 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
» AMD Athlon 300U2400 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
2000 - 3600 MHz3200 - 3400 MHz2400 - 3300 MHz
384 KB384 KB192 KB
2 MB2 MB1 MB
4 MB8 MB4 MB
4 / 84 / 82 / 4
15 65 15
4500 4800 4500
14 14 12
AM4AM4AM4
XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 ( - 1100 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 ( - 1000 MHz)

Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
min: 338     avg: 351     median: 354.5 (69%)     max: 357 Points
329 Points (64%)
308 Points (60%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1103     avg: 1267     median: 1298.5 (15%)     max: 1367 Points
118%
1400 +
1537 Points (17%)
637 Points (7%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 510     avg: 598     median: 609 (14%)     max: 642 Points
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113%
1400 +
min: 682.2     avg: 687     median: 688 (16%)     max: 692 Points
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308 Points (7%)
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 124     avg: 136     median: 137 (63%)     max: 142 Points
min: 63.4     avg: 110     median: 133 (61%)     max: 134.5 Points
119 Points (55%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.71     avg: 6.5     median: 6.6 (17%)     max: 6.91 Points
117%
1400 +
min: 7.73     avg: 7.8     median: 7.8 (20%)     max: 7.82 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.53     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (64%)     max: 1.61 Points
min: 1.52     avg: 1.5     median: 1.5 (62%)     max: 1.53 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4103     avg: 4371     median: 4410.5 (45%)     max: 4473 Points
min: 4203     avg: 4205     median: 4204.5 (43%)     max: 4206 Points
3968 Points (41%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 13850     avg: 15426     median: 15683.5 (26%)     max: 16471 Points
112%
1400 +
min: 17385     avg: 17557     median: 17556.5 (30%)     max: 17728 Points
8724 Points (15%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 251.078     avg: 313     median: 313.5 (4%)     max: 375.873 seconds
101%
1400 +
min: 237     avg: 237     median: 237.2 (3%)     max: 237.3 seconds
510 seconds (6%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7.819     avg: 10.2     median: 10.2 (2%)     max: 12.643 seconds
100%
1400 +
7.8 seconds (2%)
15.4 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
min: 2416     avg: 2426     median: 2425.5 (28%)     max: 2435 KB/s
114%
1400 +
min: 2369     avg: 2758     median: 2758 (32%)     max: 3147 KB/s
1623 KB/s (19%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 15360     avg: 16200     median: 16251 (17%)     max: 16988 MIPS
118%
1400 +
19219 MIPS (21%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 2924     avg: 3269     median: 3441 (23%)     max: 3443 MIPS
3370 MIPS (22%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 33     avg: 34.7     median: 34.7 (22%)     max: 36.4 fps
124%
1400 +
min: 42.6     avg: 43     median: 43 (27%)     max: 43.4 fps
18.5 fps (12%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 118     avg: 121     median: 121 (43%)     max: 124 fps
121%
1400 +
min: 139.8     avg: 147     median: 146.9 (52%)     max: 154 fps
88.6 fps (31%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 3.6     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (13%)     max: 3.74 fps
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120%
1400 +
4.4 fps (16%)
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1.8 fps (6%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.357     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (19%)     max: 0.403 GB/s
111%
1400 +
min: 0.408     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (22%)     max: 0.41 GB/s
0.2 GB/s (11%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.543     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.568 GB/s
111%
1400 +
min: 0.602     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.647 GB/s
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3.2     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (17%)     max: 3.4 GB/s
124%
1400 +
4.1 GB/s (21%)
1.9 GB/s (10%)
Blender 2.79 *
min: 757.1     avg: 771     median: 770.6 (5%)     max: 784 Seconds
101%
1400 +
682 Seconds (5%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
100%
1400 +
min: 0.798     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (18%)     max: 0.848 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 4155     avg: 4952     median: 4828 (32%)     max: 5873 Points
133%
1400 +
min: 6274     avg: 6437     median: 6436.5 (43%)     max: 6599 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11.766     avg: 17.7     median: 12.3 (3%)     max: 29 Seconds
100%
1400 +
min: 13.8     avg: 13.9     median: 13.9 (3%)     max: 13.96 Seconds
100%
300U +
14.1 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 26.954     avg: 27.4     median: 27.3 (1%)     max: 28 Seconds
100%
1400 +
min: 30     avg: 30.3     median: 30.3 (1%)     max: 30.63 Seconds
100%
300U +
31.8 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 684.933     avg: 696     median: 696.9 (3%)     max: 706 Seconds
100%
1400 +
min: 704     avg: 733     median: 732.5 (3%)     max: 761 Seconds
807 Seconds (4%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 14732     avg: 17114     median: 15610 (22%)     max: 21001 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3941     avg: 5637     median: 5973 (29%)     max: 6648 points
123%
1400 +
min: 6550     avg: 7364     median: 7363.5 (36%)     max: 8177 points
3427 points (17%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 31155     avg: 32374     median: 31862 (20%)     max: 34052 Points
132%
300U +
41974 Points (27%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 29317     avg: 32015     median: 32593.5 (39%)     max: 33556 Points
126%
300U +
41029 Points (49%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 28284     avg: 32266     median: 32009.5 (37%)     max: 37624 Points
142%
300U +
45359 Points (52%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1579     avg: 4508     median: 4609.5 (12%)     max: 6591 Points
3217 Points (8%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4922     avg: 7508     median: 7807 (27%)     max: 9138 Points
136%
1400 +
min: 10416     avg: 10632     median: 10632 (36%)     max: 10848 Points
4729 Points (16%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
7330 Points (59%)
6321 Points (51%)
4852 Points (39%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6320 Points (57%)
5921 Points (54%)
4449 Points (40%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
13912 Points (27%)
13278 Points (26%)
9250 Points (18%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
10715 Points (22%)
108%
1400 +
11571 Points (23%)
6447 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
10616 Points (28%)
10513 Points (28%)
6868 Points (18%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 10506     avg: 11390     median: 11301 (20%)     max: 12280 Points
6134 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3234     avg: 3379     median: 3383 (70%)     max: 3477 Points
2919 Points (60%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 11649     avg: 11774     median: 11773.5 (18%)     max: 11898 Points
115%
1400 +
13536 Points (21%)
6471 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3601     avg: 3674     median: 3673.5 (75%)     max: 3746 Points
3379 Points (69%)
3196 Points (65%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3558     avg: 3582     median: 3581.5 (57%)     max: 3605 Points
102%
1400 +
min: 3417     avg: 3651     median: 3651 (58%)     max: 3885 Points
3213 Points (51%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 9480     avg: 9548     median: 9548 (27%)     max: 9616 Points
123%
1400 +
min: 10638     avg: 11712     median: 11711.5 (33%)     max: 12785 Points
5763 Points (16%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3275     avg: 3641     median: 3703 (58%)     max: 3789 Points
100%
1400 +
3715 Points (59%)
3287 Points (52%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 9434     avg: 10029     median: 9952 (17%)     max: 10871 Points
129%
1400 +
12846 Points (22%)
6053 Points (11%)
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
100%
1400 +
817 Points (61%)
765 Points (57%)
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
100%
1400 +
3410 Points (21%)
1552 Points (9%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1137.6     avg: 1349     median: 1411.1 (2%)     max: 1443.2 ms
100%
300U +
1452 ms (2%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 110.2     avg: 122     median: 117 (1%)     max: 143.7 ms
100%
300U +
134 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 21539     avg: 25871     median: 26534.5 (51%)     max: 29587 Points
22253 Points (42%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 2500U → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 1400 → 108%

Average Benchmarks AMD Athlon 300U → 77%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)