AMD Ryzen 3 3250U vs. Intel Core i5-8500

CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD Ryzen 3 3250U CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-8500
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U Intel Core i5-8500
AMD Ryzen Family Intel Core i5
AMD Ryzen 3000U CPU group Intel Core i 8000
2 Generation 8
Dali (Zen+) Architecture Coffee Lake S
Mobile Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor Intel Core i5-7500
-- Successor Intel Core i5-9500

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

2 Cores 6
4 Threads 6
2.60 GHz Frequency 3.00 GHz
3.50 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 4.10 GHz
2.60 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 3.70 GHz
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
1.00 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 1.15 GHz
8 GPU Generation 9.5
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
3 Execution units 24
192 Shader 192
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

Memory DDR4-2666
32 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 Memory channels 2
Yes ECC No
L2 Cache
4.00 MB L3 Cache 9.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
8 PCIe lanes 16

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

15 W TDP (PL1) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
25 W TDP up --
12 W TDP down --
95 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

14 nm Technology 14 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
FP5 Socket LGA 1151-2
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q1/2020 Release date Q1/2018
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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 Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2x 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6x 3.00 GHz (4.10 GHz)
1052 (100%)
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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 Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2x 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6x 3.00 GHz (4.10 GHz)
5612 (100%)
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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 Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2x 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
309 (77%)
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Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6x 3.00 GHz (4.10 GHz)
403 (100%)
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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 Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2x 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
751 (33%)
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Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6x 3.00 GHz (4.10 GHz)
2287 (100%)
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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 Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2x 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
138 (79%)
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Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6x 3.00 GHz (4.10 GHz)
174 (100%)
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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 Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2x 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
344 (37%)
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Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6x 3.00 GHz (4.10 GHz)
934 (100%)
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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 Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2x 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
670 (62%)
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Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6x 3.00 GHz (4.10 GHz)
1086 (100%)
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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 Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2x 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
1437 (30%)
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Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6x 3.00 GHz (4.10 GHz)
4761 (100%)
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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 Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics @ 1.00 GHz
384 (87%)
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Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 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 Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2x 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6x 3.00 GHz (4.10 GHz)
4337 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 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 Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2x 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6x 3.00 GHz (4.10 GHz)
18529 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2x 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6x 3.00 GHz (4.10 GHz)
2.16 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2x 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6x 3.00 GHz (4.10 GHz)
9.96 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

AMD Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2x 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6x 3.00 GHz (4.10 GHz)
52.6 (100%)
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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 Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2x 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz) HT
4202 (37%)
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Intel Core i5-8500 Intel Core i5-8500
6x 3.00 GHz (4.10 GHz)
11501 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

AMD Ryzen 3 3250U Intel Core i5-8500
Acer Aspire 3 (A314-22-R0YJ)
ASUS VivoBook 15 F512DA (90NB0LZ3-M22030)
Laptops
HP EliteDesk 800 G4 DM mit i5-8500
HP ProDesk 400 G5 SFF mit i5-8500

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