AMD Athlon Silver 3050U Benchmark, Test and specs

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The AMD Athlon Silver 3050U was released in Q1/2020 and has 2 cores. The processor can process 2 threads simultaneously and uses a mainboard with the socket FP5. In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the AMD Athlon Silver 3050U achieved a result of 749 points (single-core) or 1,436 points (multi-core).
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U

CPU lineage

In this classification you can see to which group of processors the AMD Athlon Silver 3050U belongs. We also show the direct predecessor and successor of AMD Athlon Silver 3050U.

Name: AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
Family: AMD Athlon (29)
CPU group: AMD Athlon Silver 3000 (3)
Architecture: Dali (Zen)
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 4
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Athlon Silver 3050U has 2 cores. The clock frequency of the AMD Athlon Silver 3050U is 2.30 GHz (3.20 GHz). An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

CPU Cores / Threads: 2 / 2
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 2x
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.30 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.20 GHz
Turbo Frequency (2 Cores): 2.30 GHz

Internal Graphics

The AMD Athlon Silver 3050U has an integrated graphics that the system can use to efficiently play back videos. The AMD Athlon Silver 3050U has the AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge) installed, which has 3 streaming multiprocessors (192 shaders).

GPU name: AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge)
GPU frequency: 1.10 GHz
GPU (Turbo): No turbo
Compute units: 3
Shader: 192
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q1/2018
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 8
Direct X: 12
Technology: 14 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 2 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors with integrated graphics can process video codecs faster. Support for modern codecs can significantly increase system efficiency during video playback.

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

Memory & PCIe

The AMD Athlon Silver 3050U supports a maximum of 32 GB memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 38.4 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR4-2400
38.4 GB/s
Max. Memory: 32 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: Yes
PCIe: 3.0 x 8
PCIe Bandwidth: 7.9 GB/s

Thermal Management

The AMD Athlon Silver 3050U has a TDP of 15 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

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

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The AMD Athlon Silver 3050U is made in 14 nm and has 4.00 MB cache.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design:
Socket: FP5
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems:
Virtualization: AMD-V, SVM
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
Release date: Q1/2020
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the AMD Athlon Silver 3050U have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


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 i7-4722HQ Intel Core i7-4722HQ
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
751
Intel Core i5-3380M Intel Core i5-3380M
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
750
Intel Core i7-4700EQ Intel Core i7-4700EQ
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
750
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
749
Intel Core i5-3450 Intel Core i5-3450
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
749
Intel Core i5-6350HQ Intel Core i5-6350HQ
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
749
Intel Core i5-6300HQ Intel Core i5-6300HQ
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
749

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 i7-3555LE Intel Core i7-3555LE
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1439
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 non LTE Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 non LTE
8C 8T @ 2.20 GHz
1439
Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Core i5-5200U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1438
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
1436
Intel Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1436
AMD A8-7650K AMD A8-7650K
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
1433
Intel Core i5-4300U Intel Core i5-4300U
2C 4T @ 2.90 GHz
1433

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.
MediaTek Dimensity 900 MediaTek Dimensity 900
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
887
HiSilicon Kirin 980 HiSilicon Kirin 980
8C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
885
Intel Core m5-6Y54 Intel Core m5-6Y54
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
875
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
873
Intel Xeon D-1520 Intel Xeon D-1520
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
869
Intel Xeon E5-2650L v4 Intel Xeon E5-2650L v4
14C 28T @ 2.50 GHz
867
AMD Ryzen Embedded R1600 AMD Ryzen Embedded R1600
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
866

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 m3-7Y30 Intel Core m3-7Y30
2C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
1547
Intel Core i3-4000M Intel Core i3-4000M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1542
Intel Core i7-870 Intel Core i7-870
4C 8T @ 2.93 GHz
1541
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
1524
Intel Pentium Gold G6400T Intel Pentium Gold G6400T
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1515
UNISOC T618 UNISOC T618
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
1513
Intel Core i3-5020U Intel Core i3-5020U
2C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
1507

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 FX-6200 AMD FX-6200
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
183
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4450U AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4450U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
183
AMD A6-9225 AMD A6-9225
2C 2T @ 3.00 GHz
182
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
181
AMD FX-8300 AMD FX-8300
8C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
180
Intel Xeon X3440 Intel Xeon X3440
4C 8T @ 2.93 GHz
178
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
4C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
178

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 i5-7500 Intel Core i5-7500
Intel HD Graphics 630 @ 1.10 GHz
422
Intel Core i5-7600T Intel Core i5-7600T
Intel HD Graphics 630 @ 1.10 GHz
422
Intel Core i7-6700T Intel Core i7-6700T
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.10 GHz
422
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.10 GHz
422
AMD Athlon Silver Pro 3125GE AMD Athlon Silver Pro 3125GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.10 GHz
422
AMD Athlon Gold Pro 3150G AMD Athlon Gold Pro 3150G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.10 GHz
422
AMD Athlon Gold 3150GE AMD Athlon Gold 3150GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.10 GHz
422

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 i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
3009
Intel Core i7-5600U Intel Core i7-5600U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
3008
Intel Core i5-4308U Intel Core i5-4308U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
3005
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
3004
Intel Core i3-7130U Intel Core i3-7130U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
3000
AMD Phenom II X4 900e AMD Phenom II X4 900e
4C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
2990
Intel Core i7-940 Intel Core i7-940
4C 8T @ 2.93 GHz
2989

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 G3420 Intel Pentium G3420
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
673
Intel Core i3-7100U Intel Core i3-7100U
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
671
Intel Pentium G3250 Intel Pentium G3250
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
671
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 2.30 GHz
668
Intel Pentium Gold 5405U Intel Pentium Gold 5405U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
666
AMD A8-7650K AMD A8-7650K
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
665
Intel Celeron N4100 Intel Celeron N4100
4C 4T @ 1.10 GHz
664

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 i7-5500U Intel Core i7-5500U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
123
Intel Core i7-5550U Intel Core i7-5550U
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
123
Intel Pentium G3240 Intel Pentium G3240
2C 2T @ 3.10 GHz
123
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
2C 2T @ 3.20 GHz
122
Intel Core i7-4712HQ Intel Core i7-4712HQ
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
122
Intel Xeon Platinum 8153 Intel Xeon Platinum 8153
16C 32T @ 2.80 GHz
122
Intel Xeon Gold 5115 Intel Xeon Gold 5115
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
122

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The AMD Athlon Silver 3050U is a 2-core processor for very small devices or inexpensive notebooks or Chromebooks. The processors base frequency is 2.3 GHz. The processor can increase the clock frequency up to 3.2 GHz via Turbo mode when only one core is used. If both cores are utilized, the processor is only allowed to run them with its base clock of 2.3 GHz. The two CPU cores have to make do with a rather small L3 cache of 4 MB.

The AMD Athlon Silver 3050U is based on the AMD Dali design, which uses Zen+ cores. The processor is still manufactured in the older 14 nm process to keep the processors price low. AMD normally manufactures the 2020 processors (AMD Zen 2) in 7 nm. The 15-watt processor can also be operated with a TDP of 25 watts, but this hardly increases the speed. This is because the 2-core processor also manages with 15 watts. With a cTDP of 12 watts, some more energy can be saved, but the performance hardly changes here either.

The processor has AMDs Radeon Vega 3 Graphics, which has 3 execution units and clocks with up to 1.1 GHz. This is the smallest configuration of the AMD Vega iGPUs. Even undemanding games cannot usually be rendered smoothly, so the graphics are not aimed at gamers, but solely ensure that one or more screens can be controlled without having to resort to a dedicated graphics solution.

The small AMD Athlon Silver 3050U can address up to 32 GB of working memory (DDR4-2400) in dual-channel mode. The memory bandwidth can be greatly increased by using two memory channels, which can have a big impact depending on the application. The processor provides 8 PCIe 3.0 lines for connecting devices.



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