AMD Athlon 3000G vs Intel Core i5-3550

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AMD Athlon 3000G CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-3550
AMD Athlon 3000G Intel Core i5-3550

CPU comparison

AMD Athlon 3000G or Intel Core i5-3550 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD Athlon 3000G has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.50 GHz. Up to 64 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Athlon 3000G was released in Q4/2019.

The Intel Core i5-3550 has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.70 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-3550 was released in Q2/2012.
AMD Athlon (29) Family Intel Core i5 (331)
AMD Athlon 3000 (1) CPU group Intel Core i 3000 (31)
4 Generation 3
Dali (Zen) Architecture Ivy Bridge S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Athlon 3000G has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Athlon 3000G is 3.50 GHz (3.50 GHz) while the Intel Core i5-3550 has 4 CPU cores and 4 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-3550 is at 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz).

AMD Athlon 3000G Characteristic Intel Core i5-3550
2 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? No
3.50 GHz Frequency 3.30 GHz
3.50 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.70 GHz
3.50 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AMD Athlon 3000G Characteristic Intel Core i5-3550
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The AMD Athlon 3000G or Intel Core i5-3550 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge) GPU Intel HD Graphics 2500
1.00 GHz GPU frequency 0.65 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 1.15 GHz
8 GPU Generation 7
14 nm Technology 22 nm
3 Max. displays 3
3 Compute units 6
192 Shader 48
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
12 DirectX Version 11.0

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge) GPU Intel HD Graphics 2500
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode

Memory & PCIe

The AMD Athlon 3000G can use up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 42.7 GB/s. The Intel Core i5-3550 supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 25.6 GB/s.

AMD Athlon 3000G Characteristic Intel Core i5-3550
DDR4-2666 Memory DDR3-1600
64 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
42.7 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
Yes ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
4.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the AMD Athlon 3000G is 35 W, while the Intel Core i5-3550 has a TDP of 77 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD Athlon 3000G Characteristic Intel Core i5-3550
35 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 77 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The AMD Athlon 3000G is manufactured in 14 nm and has 4.00 MB cache. The Intel Core i5-3550 is manufactured in 22 nm and has a 6.00 MB cache.

AMD Athlon 3000G Characteristic Intel Core i5-3550
14 nm Technology 22 nm
Unknown Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX
AM4 (PGA 1331) Socket LGA 1155
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q4/2019 Release date Q2/2012
49 $ Release price 213 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
AMD Athlon 3000G (100%)
Intel Core i5-3550 (77%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
AMD Athlon 3000G (87%)
Intel Core i5-3550 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
933 (100%)
Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i5-3550
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
783 (84%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
2285 (83%)
Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i5-3550
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
2741 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1043 (100%)
Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i5-3550
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
724 (69%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
2169 (97%)
Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i5-3550
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
2237 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.00 GHz
384 (100%)
Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i5-3550
Intel HD Graphics 2500 @ 1.15 GHz
110 (29%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
4491 (94%)
Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i5-3550
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
4785 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1040 (74%)
Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i5-3550
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1402 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
52 (100%)
Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i5-3550
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
141 (100%)
Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i5-3550
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
877 (100%)
Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i5-3550
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
2163 (100%)
Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i5-3550
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
339 (100%)
Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i5-3550
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
887 (100%)
Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i5-3550
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
343 (100%)
Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i5-3550
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
139 (100%)
Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i5-3550
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Athlon 3000G AMD Athlon 3000G
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
388 (100%)
Intel Core i5-3550 Intel Core i5-3550
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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