AMD Athlon Silver 3050U vs AMD Ryzen 5 3450U
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 5 3450U► remove from comparison
The AMD Ryzen 5 3450U is a mobile SoC that was announced in Q2 2020 as a refresh. It combines four Zen+ cores (8 threads) clocked at 2.1 GHz to 3.5 GHz (-200 MHz versus 3500U) with a Radeon RX Vega 8 iGPU with 8 CUs (512 Shaders) clocked at up to 1200 MHz. Specified at 15 Watt TDP, the SoC is intended for thin mid-range laptops.
The Picasso SoC uses the Zen+ microarchitecture with slight improvements that should lead to a 3% IPS (performance per clock) improvements. Furthermore, the 12 nm process allows for higher clocks at similar power consumption.
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.
The performance of the Ryzen 5 3450U is slightly behind the Ryzen 3500U at the same TDP configuration due to the slower boost clock (-200 MHz).
The SoC is manufactured in the 12LP process at GlobalFoundries.
|AMD Athlon Silver 3050U||AMD Ryzen 5 3450U|
|AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)||AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)|
|Series: Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Zen+|
|2300 - 3200 MHz||2100 - 3500 MHz|
|192 KB||384 KB|
|1 MB||2 MB|
|4 MB||4 MB|
|2 / 2||4 / 8|
|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 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) ( - 1200 MHz)|
|AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Athlon 3050U||AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3450U|