AMD Athlon Silver 3050U: specs and benchmarks

Price now 471$
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AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
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Year of release 2020
Performance 2.88


AMD started AMD Athlon Silver 3050U sales 7 January 2020. This is Zen architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 2 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3200 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


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

General info

Of Athlon Silver 3050U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1559
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesAMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)
Architecture codenameZen (2017−2020)
Release date7 January 2020 (2 years ago)
Price now$471 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)
Base clock speed2.3 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.2 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+


Information on Athlon Silver 3050U 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.

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

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Athlon Silver 3050U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT

Virtualization technologies

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


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Athlon Silver 3050U'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 Silver 3050U.

Integrated graphics cardAMD Radeon RX Vega 2


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 Silver 3050U. 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 Silver 3050U 2.88
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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 Silver 3050U 3054

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Athlon Silver 3050U performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon Silver 3050U from Intel is Core i5-5257U, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

Intel Core i5-5257U Core i5 5257U

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Similar processors

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