AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U vs AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U► remove
The AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U is a mobile SoC for business laptops that was announced in April 2019. It combines four Zen+ cores (8 threads) clocked at 2.1 - 3.7 GHz with a Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics card 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. Compared to the similar consumer variant Ryzen 5 3500U, the PRO model features additional management and security features (e.g., full memory encryption) and longer warranty / availability.
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.
AMD states that the Picasso APUs are about 8% faster than the predecessors. Therefore, the Ryzen 5 3500U should be ahead the Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U (2 - 3.6 GHz) and nearly on par with the Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U (2.2 - 3.8 GHz).
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U► remove
The AMD Athlon Gold 3150U 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 2.6 to 3.3 GHz with SMT (four threads at once) and 4 MB L3-Cache. The integrated graphics card is called Radeon RX Vega 3 and offers only 3 CUs (192 Shaders) clocked at up to 1000 MHz. The TDP is configurable between 12 and 25 Watt (15 Watt nominal).
The performance should be similar to the older Ryzen 3 2200U (+100 MHz Boost, but older Zen cores of the Raven Ridge series).
|AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U||AMD Athlon Gold 3150U|
|AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)||AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)|
|: Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Zen+|
|2100 - 3700 MHz||2600 - 3300 MHz|
|384 KB||192 KB|
|2 MB||1 MB|
|4 MB||4 MB|
|4 / 8||2 / 4|
|XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT||XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT|
|iGPU||AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 ( - 1200 MHz)||AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 ( - 1000 MHz)|
|AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 PRO 3500U||AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Athlon 3150U|