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AMD 3015e vs AMD Ryzen 5 2500U

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 AMD processor has a low default TDP (also known as PL1) of 6 W, making it one of the better options for companies planning on creating a passively cooled laptop, tablet, mini-PC.

The 14 nm process AMD 3015e is manufactured on is really old, as of early 2023, leading to subpar energy efficiency.

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.

ModelAMD 3015eAMD Ryzen 5 2500U
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 2500U2 - 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 compare2.4 - 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 « 2 - 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 compare2.4 - 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 MHz2000 - 3600 MHz
L1 Cache192 KB384 KB
L2 Cache1 MB2 MB
L3 Cache4 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 44 / 8
TDP6 Watt15 Watt
Technology14 nm14 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 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) ( - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU) 3015e
Transistors4500 Million

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R5 2500U
29.6 pt (33%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 338     avg: 351     median: 354.5 (41%)     max: 357 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1103     avg: 1267     median: 1298.5 (6%)     max: 1367 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 510     avg: 598     median: 609 (6%)     max: 642 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 124     avg: 136.2     median: 137 (42%)     max: 142 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.71     avg: 6.5     median: 6.6 (9%)     max: 6.91 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.53     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (5%)     max: 1.61 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4103     avg: 4371     median: 4410.5 (36%)     max: 4473 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 13850     avg: 15426     median: 15683.5 (18%)     max: 16471 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 251.1     avg: 313.5     median: 313.5 (4%)     max: 375.9 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 7.819     avg: 10.2     median: 10.2 (2%)     max: 12.64 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 2416     avg: 2426     median: 2425.5 (14%)     max: 2435 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 15360     avg: 16200     median: 16251 (10%)     max: 16988 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 2924     avg: 3269     median: 3441 (41%)     max: 3443 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 33     avg: 34.7     median: 34.7 (13%)     max: 36.4 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 118     avg: 121     median: 121 (28%)     max: 124 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 3.6     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (8%)     max: 3.74 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.357     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.403 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.543     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.568 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 3.2     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (0%)     max: 3.4 GB/s
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 757     avg: 771     median: 770.5 (5%)     max: 784 Seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 4155     avg: 4952     median: 4828 (10%)     max: 5873 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11.77     avg: 17.7     median: 12.3 (3%)     max: 29 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 26.95     avg: 27.4     median: 27.3 (1%)     max: 28 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 685     avg: 696     median: 697 (3%)     max: 706 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 14732     avg: 17114     median: 15610 (15%)     max: 21001 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 3941     avg: 5637     median: 5973 (16%)     max: 6648 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 31155     avg: 32374     median: 31862 (20%)     max: 34052 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 29317     avg: 32015     median: 32593.5 (27%)     max: 33556 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 28284     avg: 32266     median: 32009.5 (27%)     max: 37624 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1579     avg: 4508     median: 4609.5 (12%)     max: 6591 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 4922     avg: 7508     median: 7807 (14%)     max: 9138 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 2166     avg: 2523     median: 2566 (13%)     max: 2821 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
464 Points (20%)
831 Points (36%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
860 Points (3%)
2515 Points (9%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3275     avg: 3641     median: 3703 (38%)     max: 3789 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 9434     avg: 10029     median: 9952 (11%)     max: 10871 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3558     avg: 3582     median: 3581.5 (55%)     max: 3605 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 9480     avg: 9548     median: 9548 (23%)     max: 9616 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 10506     avg: 11390     median: 11301 (20%)     max: 12280 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 3234     avg: 3379     median: 3383 (66%)     max: 3477 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 11649     avg: 11774     median: 11773.5 (18%)     max: 11898 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3601     avg: 3674     median: 3673.5 (55%)     max: 3746 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
7330 Points (59%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
6320 Points (57%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
13912 Points (27%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
10715 Points (22%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
10616 Points (28%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1138     avg: 1349     median: 1411 (2%)     max: 1443 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 110.2     avg: 122     median: 117 (1%)     max: 143.7 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 21539     avg: 25871     median: 26534.5 (27%)     max: 29587 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
160 Points (41%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
32.6 Watt (6%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
39.4 Watt (8%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
15.5 Points per Watt (18%)

Average Benchmarks AMD 3015e → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 2500U → 236% n=2

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