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AMD Athlon Silver 3050U vs AMD Ryzen 3 3250U

AMD Athlon Silver 3050U

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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) and offers two Zen cores clocked at 2.3 to 3.2 GHz without SMT (two threads at once) and 4 MB of L3 Cache. The integrated graphics card is called Radeon RX Vega 2 and offers only 2 CUs (128 Shaders) clocked at up to 1,100 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).

The performance should be slightly below the AMD Athlon 300U and Athlon Pro 300U due to the lower clock speeds and missing SMT. Also the GPU offers one CU less and should be significantly slower.

AMD Ryzen 3 3250U

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The AMD Ryzen 3 3250U is an entry-level, dual-core APU that was announced in 2020. The Ryzen features two Zen cores (SMT is enabled for a total of 4 threads) running at 2.6 GHz to 3.5 GHz and a Radeon RX Vega 3 graphics adapter (3 Compute Units = 192 unified shaders) running at up to 1,200 MHz. The specifications are similar to the older Ryzen 3 3200U, with the lower peak operating temperature of Ryzen 3 3250U (95 °C versus the 105 °C) being the only difference between the two.

AMD Ryzen 3 3250C is a special edition of Ryzen 3 3250U designed for use in Chromebooks. The specifications and performance figures appear to be identical between the two.

Architecture

Unlike the costlier Ryzen 5 3500U, Ryzen 3 3250U is not Zen+ based. It makes use of the ageing Zen architecture and is manufactured on the same 14 nm TSMC process as Ryzen 2000-series laptop-grade processors. This has several repercussions; the limited RAM support is one of them. DDR4-3200, DDR4-2933, DDR4-2666 modules are not supported here. It's just the DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133 and lower on.

The CPU has several PCI-Express 3.0 lanes and is thus compatible with NVMe SSDs (read/write rates will be limited to 3.9 GB/s) as well as discrete graphics cards. Ryzen 3 3250U gets soldered permanently on to the motherboard (FP5 socket interface) and is thus not user-replaceable.

The Raven Ridge in detail page will give you plenty of information regarding the features and capabilities of the CPU family.

Performance

Ryzen 3 3250U is an entry-level processor as of 2021. As such, it competes with Intel's Core i3-10110U and other affordable Intel Core CPUs. While not a powerhouse, the Ryzen has enough muscle to chew through mundane tasks such as web browsing and a bit of casual gaming.

Graphics

The Vega 3 iGPU is fairly close to Intel's UHD Graphics 620 as far as performance and capabilities go. The graphics adapter supports UHD 2160p monitors at 60 fps, and it can HW-decode VP9, AVC, HEVC, MPEG-2 and other popular video codecs. The latest AV1 codec is not supported, though.

The Vega will allow for a bit of light gaming; F1 2021 runs well at 720p / Low, to give you an example. Quality RAM will allow for higher frame rates and the opposite is true as well; keep in mind that Vega 3 has no VRAM of its own.

Power Consumption

Energy efficiency isn't great here as the 14 nm manufacturing node is obsolete by now. Still, default TDP (also known as the long-term Power Limit) of 15 W makes the Ryzen a good fit for thinner, lighter, easy to carry around laptops.

ModelAMD Athlon Silver 3050UAMD Ryzen 3 3250U
SeriesAMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)
CodenameZenZen
Series: Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Zen
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U compare2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
» AMD Athlon Silver 3050U2.3 - 3.2 GHz2 / 24 MB
» AMD Ryzen 3 3250U2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U compare2.6 - 3.5 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U compare2.6 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U2.3 - 3.2 GHz2 / 24 MB
Clock2300 - 3200 MHz2600 - 3500 MHz
L1 Cache192 KB192 KB
L2 Cache1 MB1 MB
L3 Cache4 MB4 MB
Cores / Threads2 / 22 / 4
TDP15 Watt15 Watt
Transistors4500 Million4500 Million
Technology14 nm14 nm
max. Temp.95 °C95 °C
SocketFP5FP5
FeaturesXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 2 ( - 1100 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 ( - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Athlon 3050UAMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R3 3250U

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R3 3250U
27.3 pt (32%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
1876 Points (3%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
810 Points (40%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
234 Points (30%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
415 Points (2%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
351 Points (4%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
126 Points (43%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
4 Points (7%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.5 Points (5%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
4088 Points (37%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
10251 Points (14%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
457.3 s (5%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
14.5 s (3%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
1710 Points (10%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
9496 MIPS (7%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
3452 MIPS (49%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
21.1 fps (10%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
101 fps (27%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
1.8 fps (4%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.3 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
1.9 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
1399 Seconds (10%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.8 sec (17%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
3966 Points (8%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
12.7 s (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
28.8 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
668 s (3%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
4266 Points (15%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
46375 Points (30%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
45549 Points (38%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
44021 Points (37%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
3789 Points (10%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
5596 Points (14%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
1718 Points (9%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
743 Points (36%)
min: 687     avg: 768     median: 767.5 (38%)     max: 848 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
1429 Points (5%)
min: 1693     avg: 1753     median: 1753 (6%)     max: 1813 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
868 Points (44%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
1838 Points (6%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
3829 Points (44%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
7396 Points (9%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
1187 ms (1%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
313.8 ms (3%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
35541 Points (37%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
145 Points (38%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
20.5 Watt (4%)
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
25.2 Watt (7%)
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Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd *
6.4 Watt (21%)
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
13.9 Points per Watt (16%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Athlon Silver 3050U → 100% n=2

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 3 3250U → 113% n=2

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