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AMD 3015e vs AMD Athlon 300U

AMD 3015e

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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.

Architecture

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).

Performance

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.

Graphics

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.

Gaming is possible to a very limited extent with this iGPU. Even if it's CS:GO or a similarly old game that you want to play, be prepared to set the settings to Low.

Power consumption

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 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).

ModelAMD 3015eAMD Athlon 300U
SeriesAMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU)AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU)
CodenameZenZen
Series: Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU) Zen
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G compare3.6 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 2800H compare3.3 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U compare2.2 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U compare2.2 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G compare3.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 2600H compare3.2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U compare2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U compare2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B compare2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U compare2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U compare2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen Embedded R1606G compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200U compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen Embedded R1505G compare2.4 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD Athlon 300U2.4 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e compare1.4 - 2.8 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD 3020e compare1.2 - 2.6 GHz2 / 2 cores4 MB L3
AMD 3015e « 1.2 - 2.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD 3015Ce compare1.2 - 2.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G compare3.6 - 3.9 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 2800H compare3.3 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U compare2.2 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U compare2.2 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G compare3.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 2600H compare3.2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U compare2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U compare2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B compare2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U compare2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U compare2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen Embedded R1606G compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200U compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen Embedded R1505G compare2.4 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD Athlon 300U « 2.4 - 3.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e compare1.4 - 2.8 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD 3020e compare1.2 - 2.6 GHz2 / 2 cores4 MB L3
AMD 3015e1.2 - 2.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD 3015Ce compare1.2 - 2.3 GHz2 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock1200 - 2300 MHz2400 - 3300 MHz
L1 Cache192 KB192 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB
L3 Cache4 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 4
TDP6 Watt15 Watt
Technology14 nm12 nm
max. Temp.105 °C
SocketFT5AM4
FeaturesXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 3 ( - 600 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 ( - 1000 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU) 3015e
Transistors4500 Million

Benchmarks

Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
308 Points (35%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
637 Points (3%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
308 Points (3%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
119 Points (36%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
3968 Points (32%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
8724 Points (10%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
510 s (6%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
15.4 s (3%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
1623 Points (9%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
18.5 fps (7%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
88.6 fps (21%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
1.8 fps (4%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.9 GB/s (0%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
14.1 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
31.8 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
807 s (4%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
3427 Points (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
41974 Points (27%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
41029 Points (34%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
45359 Points (38%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
3217 Points (8%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
4729 Points (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
1361 Points (7%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
464 Points (20%)
867 Points (38%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
860 Points (3%)
1840 Points (6%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
765 Points (3%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
1552 Points (5%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
3287 Points (34%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
6053 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
3213 Points (50%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
5763 Points (14%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
6134 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
2919 Points (57%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
6471 Points (10%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
3196 Points (48%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
4852 Points (39%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
4449 Points (40%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
9250 Points (18%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
6447 Points (13%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
6868 Points (18%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
1452 ms (2%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
133.6 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
22253 Points (23%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
143 Points (36%)

Average Benchmarks AMD 3015e → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks AMD Athlon 300U → 200% n=2

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