AMD 3015e vs AMD 3020e
AMD 3015e► remove from comparison
The AMD 3015e is a dual-core, quad-thread processor (APU) of the Pollock product family. Its cores run at 1.2 GHz to 2.3 GHz and it has a low 6 W TDP, making it a good option for use in passively cooled laptops and ultra-small mini-PCs of the more affordable flavour. The processor first saw the light of day in 2020; it has a built-in Vega 3 graphics adapter running at up to 600 MHz.
3015e is based on the rather dated Zen architecture for comparatively poor performance-per-MHz values. It has 4 MB of L3 cache and several PCI-Express 3.0 lanes for connecting NVMe SSDs, discrete graphics cards and other devices; its RAM controller functions in single-channel mode and supports DDR4-1600 memory or slower. AMD 3015e is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 11, and many Linux distros as well. Please note this is not a user-replaceable CPU. It gets soldered permanently to the motherboard (FT5 socket interface).
The AMD processor directly competes with Intel's N-class Celeron and Pentium processors (such as the N4500), making it an undeniably low-end option suitable for basic tasks only.
The Vega 3 runs at an unusually low clock rate of 600 MHz, or less. It will let you connect several monitors in resolutions as high as UHD 2160p, and it will happily decode AVC, HEVC and VP9-encoded videos, too. The latest AV1 video codec is not supported; such a video will have to be software-decoded, with the limited CPU horsepower putting a hard limit on video resolution that can be played back without stuttering. Expect to see a lot of dropped frames when watching a 1080p30 video.
This little processor has a low default TDP (also known as PL1) of 6 W. The 14 nm process it is manufactured on is not really known for great energy efficiency, though.
AMD 3020e► remove from comparison
The AMD 3020e (Codename Dali) is a mobile APU that integrates two Zen cores (without SMT, therefore 2 threads) clocked at 1.2 to 2.6 GHz. The TDP is specified at 6 Watt and therefore the chip can be passively cooled. The integrated Radeon graphics card offers 3 CUs at up to 1,000 MHz (Radeon RX Vega 3). The dual channel memory controller supports DDR4-2400.
More information on Raven Ridge product family can be found in our launch article.
The average 3020e in our database sits close to Intel Celeron N4100 and Intel Core m3-8100Y as far as multi-thread performance is concerned. Both the Celeron and the Core m3 are a couple of years old and are not exactly performance monsters, low power consumption being their main advantage. Much like those two, AMD's 3020e will let you binge-watch Netflix and type e-mails but anything tougher than that will bring the APU to its limits quickly.
This little AMD processor has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 6 W.
AMD 3020e is built with a 14 nm process, by the looks of it, making for subpar energy efficiency.
|Model||AMD 3015e||AMD 3020e|
|Series||AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU)||AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU)|
|Series: Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU) Zen|
|Clock||1200 - 2300 MHz||1200 - 2600 MHz|
|L1 Cache||192 KB||192 KB|
|L2 Cache||1 MB||1 MB|
|L3 Cache||4 MB||4 MB|
|Cores / Threads||2 / 4||2 / 2|
|TDP||6 Watt||6 Watt|
|Technology||14 nm||14 nm|
|max. Temp.||105 °C||105 °C|
|Features||XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT||XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT|
|iGPU||AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 ( - 600 MHz)||AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 ( - 1000 MHz)|
|Manufacturer||AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU) 3015e||AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU) 3020e|