Intel Core i5-8265U vs AMD Ryzen 7 3700U

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i5-8265U CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
Intel Core i5-8265U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U

CPU comparison

Intel Core i5-8265U or AMD Ryzen 7 3700U - 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 Intel Core i5-8265U has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.90 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-8265U was released in Q3/2018.

The AMD Ryzen 7 3700U has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.00 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 7 3700U was released in Q1/2019.
Intel Core i5 (331) Family AMD Ryzen 7 (70)
Intel Core i 8000U (WL) (8) CPU group AMD Ryzen 3000U (10)
8 Generation 2
Whiskey Lake U Architecture Picasso (Zen+)
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-8265U is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 1.60 GHz (3.90 GHz). The AMD Ryzen 7 3700U has 4 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.30 GHz (4.00 GHz).

Intel Core i5-8265U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4 Cores 4
8 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
1.60 GHz Frequency 2.30 GHz
3.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.00 GHz
2.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.50 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.

Intel Core i5-8265U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 (Raven Ridge)
0.30 GHz GPU frequency 1.40 GHz
1.10 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
9.5 GPU Generation 8
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
24 Compute units 10
192 Shader 640
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
16 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.

Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 (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 Intel Core i5-8265U supports a maximum of 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 7 3700U can connect up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Core i5-8265U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
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
No ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
6.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 12
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 11.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Core i5-8265U has a TDP of 15 W, that of the AMD Ryzen 7 3700U is 15 W.

Intel Core i5-8265U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up 35 W
-- TDP down 12 W
-- Tjunction max. 105 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-8265U has a 6.00 MB cache, while the AMD Ryzen 7 3700U cache has a total of 4.00 MB.

Intel Core i5-8265U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
14 nm Technology 12 nm
Monolithic Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
BGA 1356 Socket FP5
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q3/2018 Release date Q1/2019
385 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-8265U (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U (83%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-8265U (92%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U (99%)

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.
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
909 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
762 (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.
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
2806 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
2684 (96%)

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.
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
1286 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1020 (79%)

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.
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
3267 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
3115 (95%)

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.
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
Intel UHD Graphics 620 @ 1.10 GHz
422 (24%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.40 GHz
1792 (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.
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
6062 (84%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
7220 (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.
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
637.2 (88%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
723.7 (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.
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
1737 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
1735 (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.
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
171 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
146 (85%)

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.
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
549 (78%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
701 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
606 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4C 8T @ 4.00 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.
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
1674 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4C 8T @ 3.50 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.
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
367 (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.
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1515 (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.
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
30 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4C 8T @ 3.50 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.
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
390 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i5-8265U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
Acer Aspire 3 (A315-54-56KY) - 15.6 Zoll Laptop
HP 250 G7 15.6 Zoll Business Laptop - Intel Core i5-8265U
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga - Intel i5-8265U
Acer Aspire 5 (A515-54G-59WR) - 15.6 Zoll Laptop
Lenovo ThinkPad E595 - AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
Acer Aspire 5 (A515-54G-59WR)
HP 14-dk0008ng 14 Zoll Laptop
HP 15-db1013ng 15.6 Zoll Laptop
HP 17-ca1245ng 17.3 Zoll Laptop
HP Envy x360 15-ds0007ng 15.6 Zoll Convertible Notebook

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