AMD 3015e vs AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B vs AMD Ryzen 3 2300U
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.
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.
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 Embedded V1605B► remove from comparison
The AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B is an embedded APU for mini PCs and embedded solutions that was announced in February 2017. Compared to the similar consumer Ryzen 5 2500U, the V1605B offers different support and availability options.
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 3 2300U► remove from comparison
The AMD Ryzen 3 2300U is a mobile APU for thin and light laptops that was announced in October 2017. It includes four Zen cores clocked at 2 to 3.4 GHz and offers no SMT (four threads) and 4 MB L3-Cache. The integrated graphics card is called Radeon RX Vega 6 and offers 6 CUs (384 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.
|Model||AMD 3015e||AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B||AMD Ryzen 3 2300U|
|Series||AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU)||AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU)||AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU)|
|Series: Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU) Zen|
|Clock||1200 - 2300 MHz||2000 - 3600 MHz||2000 - 3400 MHz|
|L1 Cache||192 KB||384 KB||384 KB|
|L2 Cache||1 MB||2 MB||2 MB|
|L3 Cache||4 MB||4 MB||4 MB|
|Cores / Threads||2 / 4||4 / 8||4 / 4|
|TDP||6 Watt||15 Watt||15 Watt|
|Technology||14 nm||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||XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT|
|iGPU||AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 ( - 600 MHz)||AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) ( - 1100 MHz)||AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000) ( - 1100 MHz)|
|Manufacturer||AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU) 3015e||AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU) Ryzen V1605B|
|Transistors||4500 Million||4500 Million|