AMD Athlon Silver 3050U vs AMD Ryzen 3 3250U vs AMD Ryzen 5 3580U
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U► remove from comparison
The AMD Athlon Silver 3050U is a mobile processor for thin and light entry level laptops. It is based on the Picasso series (e.g. Ryzen 3000U APUs) or the same dual core die of the desktop Athlon 3000 and offers two Zen or Zen+ cores clocked at 2.3 to 3.2 GHz without SMT (two threads at once) and 4 MB L3-Cache. The integrated graphics card is called Radeon RX Vega 2 and offers only 2 CUs (128 Shaders) clocked at up to 1000 MHz. The TDP is configurable between 12 and 25 Watt (15 Watt nominal).
In Chromebooks, AMD calles the APU AMD Athlon Silver 3050C, but with the exact same specifications (and performance).
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U► remove from comparison
The AMD Ryzen 3 3250U is a dual-core SoC that was announced in 2020. The Ryzen 3 features two Zen cores (with SMT support for a total of 4 threads) clocked at 2.6 GHz to 3.5 GHz and a Radeon RX Vega 3 graphics adapter with 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. The specifications are similar to the older Ryzen 3 3200U with the lower max. operating temperature (95 °C versus 105 °C) being the only difference betwen the two.
A special edition of the Ryzen 3 3250U designed specifically for Chromebooks is called the AMD Ryzen 3 3250C. The specifications and performance appear to be identical between the two.
In comparison to the faster Ryzen 3000 CPUs, the 3250U is not using the newer Zen+ microarchitecture and is still manufactured in 14nm. Compared to the old Ryzen 3 2200U, the 3200U therefore only offers a slightly higher clock speed.
The Ryzen 3 is manufactured on a 14 nm process and 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 Ryzen 5 3580U► remove from comparison
The AMD Ryzen 5 3580U (Microsoft Surface Edition) is a mobile SoC that was announced in October 2019 as part of the Surface Book 15. It combines four Zen+ cores (8 threads) clocked at 2.2 - 3.8 GHz with a Radeon RX Vega 9 graphics card with 9 CUs (576 Shaders) clocked at up to 1300 MHz. Specified at 15 Watt TDP, the SoC is intended for thin mid-range laptops. Compared to the similar Ryzen 5 3500U, the 3580 integrates a faster GPU with 9 instead of 8 CUs.
The Picasso SoCs use the Zen+ microarchitecture with slight improvements that should lead to a 3% IPS (performance per clock) improvements. Furthermore, the 12nm process allows higher clock rates at similar power consumptions.
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.
As the Ryzen 5 3580U CPU specification is identical to the Ryzen 5 3500U, the processor performance should be similar. AMD states that the Picasso APUs are about 8% faster than the predecessors. Therefore, the Ryzen 5 3500U and 3580U should be ahead the Ryzen 5 2500U (2 - 3.6 GHz) and nearly on par with the Ryzen 7 2700U (2.2 - 3.8 GHz).
|AMD Athlon Silver 3050U||AMD Ryzen 3 3250U||AMD Ryzen 5 3580U|
|AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)||AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)||AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)|
|Series: Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Zen+|
|2300 - 3200 MHz||2600 - 3500 MHz||2100 - 3700 MHz|
|192 KB||192 KB||384 KB|
|1 MB||1 MB||2 MB|
|4 MB||4 MB||4 MB|
|2 / 2||2 / 4||4 / 8|
|95 °C||95 °C|
|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 2 ( - 1100 MHz)||AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 ( - 1200 MHz)||AMD Radeon RX Vega 9 ( - 1300 MHz)|
|AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Athlon 3050U||AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R3 3250U|