AMD Ryzen 3 3300U vs Intel Core i3-8109U

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD Ryzen 3 3300U CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i3-8109U
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U Intel Core i3-8109U

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 3 3300U or Intel Core i3-8109U - 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 Ryzen 3 3300U has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.50 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 3 3300U was released in Q1/2019.

The Intel Core i3-8109U has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.60 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-8109U was released in Q4/2017.
AMD Ryzen 3 (33) Family Intel Core i3 (205)
AMD Ryzen 3000U (10) CPU group Intel Core i 8000U (8)
2 Generation 8
Picasso (Zen+) Architecture Coffee Lake U
Mobile Segment Mobile
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U Predecessor --
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 3 3300U has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 3 3300U is 2.10 GHz (3.50 GHz) while the Intel Core i3-8109U has 2 CPU cores and 4 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i3-8109U is at 3.00 GHz (3.60 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 3 3300U Characteristic Intel Core i3-8109U
4 Cores 2
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.10 GHz Frequency 3.00 GHz
3.50 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.60 GHz
2.10 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.20 GHz

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 Ryzen 3 3300U Characteristic Intel Core i3-8109U
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The AMD Ryzen 3 3300U or Intel Core i3-8109U 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 6 (Raven Ridge) GPU Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
1.10 GHz GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 1.05 GHz
8 GPU Generation 9.5
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
6 Compute units 48
384 Shader 384
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 32 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

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 6 (Raven Ridge) GPU Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
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 & PCIe

The AMD Ryzen 3 3300U can use up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 38.4 GB/s. The Intel Core i3-8109U supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 38.4 GB/s.

AMD Ryzen 3 3300U Characteristic Intel Core i3-8109U
DDR4-2400 Memory LPDDR3-2133, DDR4-2400
32 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
38.4 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 38.4 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
4.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
12 PCIe lanes 16
11.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the AMD Ryzen 3 3300U is 15 W, while the Intel Core i3-8109U has a TDP of 28 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD Ryzen 3 3300U Characteristic Intel Core i3-8109U
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 28 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
35 W TDP up --
12 W TDP down 20 W
105 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 3 3300U is manufactured in 12 nm and has 4.00 MB cache. The Intel Core i3-8109U is manufactured in 14 nm and has a 4.00 MB cache.

AMD Ryzen 3 3300U Characteristic Intel Core i3-8109U
12 nm Technology 14 nm
Chiplet 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, AVX2
FP5 Socket BGA 1528
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2019 Release date Q4/2017
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U (86%)
Intel Core i3-8109U (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U (100%)
Intel Core i3-8109U (83%)

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 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
760 (86%)
Intel Core i3-8109U Intel Core i3-8109U
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
881 (100%)

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 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
4C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
2472 (100%)
Intel Core i3-8109U Intel Core i3-8109U
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
2021 (82%)

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 Ryzen 3 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
967 (82%)
Intel Core i3-8109U Intel Core i3-8109U
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
1185 (100%)

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 Ryzen 3 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
4C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
2567 (100%)
Intel Core i3-8109U Intel Core i3-8109U
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
2524 (98%)

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 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
309 (84%)
Intel Core i3-8109U Intel Core i3-8109U
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
366 (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 Ryzen 3 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.10 GHz
845 (100%)
Intel Core i3-8109U Intel Core i3-8109U
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 @ 1.05 GHz
806 (95%)

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 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
4C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
5684 (100%)
Intel Core i3-8109U Intel Core i3-8109U
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
4268 (75%)

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 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
138 (90%)
Intel Core i3-8109U Intel Core i3-8109U
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
153 (100%)

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 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
4C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
510 (100%)
Intel Core i3-8109U Intel Core i3-8109U
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
381 (75%)

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 Ryzen 3 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-8109U Intel Core i3-8109U
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
55 (100%)

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 Ryzen 3 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-8109U Intel Core i3-8109U
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
107 (100%)

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 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
4C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-8109U Intel Core i3-8109U
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
916 (100%)

Devices using this processor

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