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AMD 3015e vs AMD Ryzen Embedded R1606G vs AMD 3015Ce

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 Ryzen Embedded R1606G

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The AMD Ryzen Embedded R1606G is a dual-core SoC designed for embedded systems that was announced in March 2019. It is similar to the Ryzen 3 3200U (or the 2200U with slightly increased clock speed) and based on the first generation of the Zen architecture. The Ryzen features two Zen cores with support for the thread-doubling SMT tech, clocked at 2.6 GHz - 3.5 GHz. The built-in Radeon RX Vega 3 iGPU has 3 CUs (192 unified shaders) clocked at up to 1,200 MHz. The default TDP is 15 W which makes the Ryzen a good fit for thin mid-range laptops.

In comparison to the faster Ryzen 3000 CPUs, the 3200U and therefore the R1606G is not using the newer Zen+ microarchitecture and is still manufactured in 14nm. Compared to the old Ryzen 3 2200U, the 3200U and R1606G therefore only offers a 100 MHz higher clock speed.

The R1606G is compatible with single-channel or dual-channel DDR4-2400 RAM. Please go to our Raven Ridge launch article for details on the architecture and more.

AMD 3015Ce

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The AMD 3015Ce (Codename Dali) is a mobile APU that integrates two Zen cores (with SMT, therefore 4 threads) clocked at 1.2 to 2.3 GHz. It is the Chromebook version of the AMD 3015e with identical specifications. 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 600 MHz (Radeon RX Vega 3). The single channel memory controller supports only DDR4-1600. The chip is manufactured in 14nm and officially counted to the 3000 series of mobile processors.

AMD compares the performance of the 3015e (and therefore also the identical 3015Ce) against the entry level Intel Celeron N4120 (Quad-Core Atom). The 3015e should be 36% faster in single thread Cinebench R20 test. This is expected as the Atom cores offer a low single thread performance. Multi-thread benchmarks were not provided, so we guess the N4120 will be faster with its 4 cores. In PCMark 10 the 3015e should be 18% faster and in the 3DMark Night Raid the integrated GPU should beat the UHD Graphics 600 in the N4120 by 24%.

More information on Raven Ridge can be found in our launch article.

ModelAMD 3015eAMD Ryzen Embedded R1606GAMD 3015Ce
SeriesAMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU)AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU)AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU)
CodenameZenZenZen
Series: Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU) Zen
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G3.6 - 3.9 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 2800H3.3 - 3.8 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U2.2 - 3.8 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U2.2 - 3.8 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G3.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2600H3.2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen Embedded R1606G2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U2.5 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200U2.5 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen Embedded R1505G2.4 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon 300U2.4 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e1.4 - 2.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD 3020e1.2 - 2.6 GHz2 / 24 MB
» AMD 3015e1.2 - 2.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD 3015Ce1.2 - 2.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G3.6 - 3.9 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 2800H3.3 - 3.8 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U2.2 - 3.8 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U2.2 - 3.8 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G3.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2600H3.2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 44 MB
» AMD Ryzen Embedded R1606G2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U2.5 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200U2.5 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen Embedded R1505G2.4 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon 300U2.4 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e1.4 - 2.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD 3020e1.2 - 2.6 GHz2 / 24 MB
AMD 3015e1.2 - 2.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD 3015Ce1.2 - 2.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G3.6 - 3.9 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 2800H3.3 - 3.8 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U2.2 - 3.8 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U2.2 - 3.8 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G3.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2600H3.2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen Embedded R1606G2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U2.5 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200U2.5 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen Embedded R1505G2.4 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon 300U2.4 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e1.4 - 2.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD 3020e1.2 - 2.6 GHz2 / 24 MB
AMD 3015e1.2 - 2.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
» AMD 3015Ce1.2 - 2.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
Clock1200 - 2300 MHz2600 - 3500 MHz1200 - 2300 MHz
L1 Cache192 KB192 KB192 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB1 MB
L3 Cache4 MB4 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 42 / 42 / 4
TDP6 Watt15 Watt6 Watt
Technology14 nm14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C105 °C
SocketFT5FP5FT5
FeaturesXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 3 ( - 600 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 ( - 1200 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 ( - 600 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU) 3015eAMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU) R1606G
Transistors4500 Million

Benchmarks

Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
100%
1 R1606G +
1842 Points (3%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
100%
1 R1606G +
888 Points (39%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
100%
1 R1606G +
350 Points (40%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
100%
1 R1606G +
710 Points (3%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
100%
1 R1606G +
317 Points (3%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
100%
1 R1606G +
139 Points (42%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
100%
1 R1606G +
8969 MIPS (6%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
100%
1 R1606G +
3528 MIPS (42%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
100%
1 R1606G +
2 fps (4%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
100%
1 R1606G +
1456 Seconds (10%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
100%
1 R1606G +
0.8 sec (17%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
1 3015Ce +
35423 Points (30%)
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
100%
1 3015Ce +
2475 Points (31%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
464 Points (20%)
877 Points (38%)
564 Points (24%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
860 Points (3%)
1903 Points (7%)
1135 Points (4%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
1 R1606G +
1131 ms (1%)
100%
1 3015Ce +
1415 ms (2%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
100%
1 3015Ce +
344.3 ms (4%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
1 3015Ce +
23395 Points (24%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
100%
1 R1606G +
148 Points (39%)
80%
1 3015Ce +
118 Points (31%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 score
100%
1 3015Ce +
24872 Points (67%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 3.0
100%
1 3015Ce +
9775 Points (51%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
100%
1 R1606G +
626 Points (24%)
CrXPRT 2 - CrXPRT2 Performance Score
100%
1 3015Ce +
71 Points (39%)
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
100%
1 3015Ce +
5.7 Watt (14%)

Average Benchmarks AMD 3015e → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen Embedded R1606G → 205% n=2

Average Benchmarks AMD 3015Ce → 127% n=2

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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