AMD Ryzen 5 2500U vs AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

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AMD Ryzen 5 2500U CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U or AMD Ryzen 5 3500U - 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 5 2500U has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.60 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 2500U was released in Q4/2017.

The AMD Ryzen 5 3500U has 4 cores with 8 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 AMD Ryzen 5 3500U was released in Q1/2019.
AMD Ryzen 5 (84) Family AMD Ryzen 5 (84)
AMD Ryzen 2000U (7) CPU group AMD Ryzen 3000U (10)
1 Generation 2
Raven Ridge (Zen) Architecture Picasso (Zen+)
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 5 2500U has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U is 2.00 GHz (3.60 GHz) while the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U has 4 CPU cores and 8 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U is at 2.10 GHz (3.70 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4 Cores 4
8 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.00 GHz Frequency 2.10 GHz
3.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.70 GHz
3.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.00 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The AMD Ryzen 5 2500U or AMD Ryzen 5 3500U 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 8 (Raven Ridge) GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Raven Ridge)
1.10 GHz GPU frequency 1.20 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) --
8 GPU Generation 8
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
8 Compute units 8
512 Shader 512
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 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 8 (Raven Ridge) GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Raven Ridge)
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 5 2500U can use up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 38.4 GB/s. The AMD Ryzen 5 3500U 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 5 2500U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
DDR4-2400 Memory 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 12
11.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 11.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U is 15 W, while the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U has a TDP of 15 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
25 W TDP up 35 W
12 W TDP down 12 W
95 °C Tjunction max. 105 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 5 2500U is manufactured in 14 nm and has 4.00 MB cache. The AMD Ryzen 5 3500U is manufactured in 12 nm and has a 4.00 MB cache.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
14 nm Technology 12 nm
Chiplet Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
AM4 (PGA 1331) Socket FP5
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q4/2017 Release date Q1/2019
150 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (92%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (92%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (98%)

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 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
797 (91%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
876 (100%)

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 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2865 (81%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
3544 (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 Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
672 (92%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
727 (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 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2524 (98%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2579 (100%)

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 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
328 (91%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
360 (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 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
1352 (91%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
1483 (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 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.10 GHz
1126 (92%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.20 GHz
1229 (100%)

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 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
7956 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
7020 (88%)

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 Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
329 (94%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
350 (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 Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
1462 (89%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 2.10 GHz
1647 (100%)

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 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
130 (92%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
141 (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 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
584 (94%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
620 (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 Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
53 (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 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
228 (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 Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
976 (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 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2907 (100%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
33 (100%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
574.1 (100%)

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