AMD Athlon Gold 3150U: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U
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Year of release 2020
Performance 3.79

Summary

AMD started AMD Athlon Gold 3150U sales 7 January 2020. This is Zen architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3300 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FP5 processor with a TDP of 15 Watt. It supports DDR4-2400 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

3.79%

of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX.

General info

Of Athlon Gold 3150U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1349
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesAMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)
Architecture codenameZen (2017−2020)
Release date7 January 2020 (2 years ago)
Price now$446 of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)
Threads4
Base clock speed2.6 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.3 GHzof 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
L1 cache192 KBof 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache1 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache4 MBof 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature95 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors4500 Millionof 57000 (Apple M1 Max)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+

Compatibility

Information on Athlon Gold 3150U compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

SocketFP5
Thermal design power (TDP)15 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Athlon Gold 3150U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
AES-NI+
FMA+
AVX+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon Gold 3150U's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2400of 4800 (Ryzen 9 6980HX)
Maximum memory size32 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth38.397 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Athlon Gold 3150U.

Integrated graphics cardAMD Radeon RX Vega 3

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0
PCI Express lanes12of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Athlon Gold 3150U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Athlon Gold 3150U 3.79
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • Passmark

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Athlon Gold 3150U 3639

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Athlon Gold 3150U 4189

WinRAR 4.0

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Athlon Gold 3150U 1631

TrueCrypt AES

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Athlon Gold 3150U 2.2

x264 encoding pass 2

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Athlon Gold 3150U 22

x264 encoding pass 1

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Athlon Gold 3150U 107

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Athlon Gold 3150U 352

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Athlon Gold 3150U 117

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Athlon Gold 3150U 4

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

Athlon Gold 3150U 1.36

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Athlon Gold 3150U 7566

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Athlon Gold 3150U 4023

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon Gold 3150U performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.


Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon Gold 3150U from Intel is Pentium M 750, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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