Intel Pentium Gold 5405U vs AMD Ryzen 3 3250U

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Intel Pentium Gold 5405U CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U

CPU comparison

Intel Pentium Gold 5405U or AMD Ryzen 3 3250U - 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 Pentium Gold 5405U has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.30 GHz. Up to 64 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Pentium Gold 5405U was released in Q1/2019.

The AMD Ryzen 3 3250U has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.50 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 3 3250U was released in Q1/2020.
Intel Pentium (150) Family AMD Ryzen 3 (33)
Intel Pentium 5000 (1) CPU group AMD Ryzen 3000U (Dali) (2)
8 Generation 2
Whiskey Lake U Architecture Dali (Zen+)
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Pentium Gold 5405U is a 2 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.30 GHz. The AMD Ryzen 3 3250U has 2 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.60 GHz (3.50 GHz).

Intel Pentium Gold 5405U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2 Cores 2
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.30 GHz Frequency 2.60 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.50 GHz
-- Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.60 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.

Intel Pentium Gold 5405U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

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 610 GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge)
0.30 GHz GPU frequency 1.00 GHz
0.95 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
9.5 GPU Generation 8
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
12 Compute units 3
96 Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
32 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 610 GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (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 Pentium Gold 5405U supports a maximum of 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 3 3250U can connect up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Pentium Gold 5405U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
LPDDR3-1866, DDR4-2133 Memory DDR4-2400
64 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
34.1 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 38.4 GB/s
No ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache 1.00 MB
2.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 3.0
12 PCIe lanes 8
6.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 7.9 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Pentium Gold 5405U has a TDP of 15 W, that of the AMD Ryzen 3 3250U is 15 W.

Intel Pentium Gold 5405U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up 25 W
12.5 W TDP down 12 W
100 °C Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

The Intel Pentium Gold 5405U has a 2.00 MB cache, while the AMD Ryzen 3 3250U cache has a total of 5.00 MB.

Intel Pentium Gold 5405U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
14 nm Technology 14 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 1528 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
Q1/2019 Release date Q1/2020
161 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U (74%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U (74%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U (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.
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
579 (74%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
783 (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.
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
1325 (81%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1632 (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.
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
Intel UHD Graphics 610 @ 0.95 GHz
182 (48%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.00 GHz
384 (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 Pentium Gold 5405U Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
2270 (59%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
3859 (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 Pentium Gold 5405U Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
666 (81%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
827 (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 Pentium Gold 5405U Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
535 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2C 4T @ 3.50 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 Pentium Gold 5405U Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
1395 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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 Pentium Gold 5405U Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
932 (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.
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
1588 (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.
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
309 (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 Pentium Gold 5405U Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
751 (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 Pentium Gold 5405U Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
22 (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 Pentium Gold 5405U Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
138 (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.
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
2C 4T @ 2.60 GHz
344 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Pentium Gold 5405U AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
Lenovo V340
Lenovo IdeaPad C340
Lenovo IdeaPad L340
DELL Inspiron 15 3583
Acer Aspire 3 (A314-22-R0YJ)
ASUS VivoBook 15 F512DA (90NB0LZ3-M22030)
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