AMD Athlon Silver 3050U vs AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
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 mobile Dual-Core-SoC that was announced in January 2019. It combines two Zen+ cores (with SMT / Hyperthreading so running 4 threads) clocked at 2.6 - 3.5 GHz with a Radeon RX Vega 3 graphics card with 3 CUs (192 Shaders) clocked at up to 1200 MHz. Specified at 15 Watt TDP, the SoC is intended for thin mid-range laptops. The difference to the older Ryzen 3 3200U is only the reduced maximum temperature specification of 95 versus 105°C.
In Chromebooks, AMD calles the APU AMD Ryzen 3 3250C, but with the exact same specifications (and performance).
The Picasso SoCs use the Zen+ microarchitecture with slight improvements that should lead to a 3% IPS (performance per clock) improvements. The Ryzen 3 is manufactured on a 14 nm process.
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.
In contrast to the faster quad-core Picasso APUs, the Ryzen 3 3250U only supports 3 instead of 4 displays in total.
AMD states that the Picasso APUs are about 8% faster than the predecessors. Therefore, the Ryzen 3 3250U should be faster than the Ryzen 3 2200U (2.5 - 3.4 GHz Dual Core with SMT).
|AMD Athlon Silver 3050U||AMD Ryzen 3 3250U|
|AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)||AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)|
|Series: Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Zen+|
|2300 - 3200 MHz||2600 - 3500 MHz|
|192 KB||192 KB|
|1 MB||1 MB|
|4 MB||4 MB|
|2 / 2||2 / 4|
|95 °C||95 °C|
|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 Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Athlon 3050U|