AMD Athlon Silver 3050U: specs and benchmarks



AMD started Athlon Silver 3050U sales 7 January 2020. This is a Dali (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 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 2.37% of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

EPYC 9654EPYC9654

General info

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

Place in performance ranking1719
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesAMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)
Architecture codenameDali (Zen)
Release date7 January 2020 (3 years old)
Current price$471 of 15710 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

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 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache192 KBof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache1 MBof 36 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache4 MBof 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography14 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Maximum core temperature95 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors4500 Millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 5 7645HX)
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.

Power consumption (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 extensionsDDR4-2400 RAM, PCIe 3, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4A, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, SMEP, SMAP, CPB, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHA, SME

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 typesDDR4of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Maximum memory size32 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth38.397 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)
ECC memory support+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Athlon Silver 3050U.

Integrated graphics cardAMD Radeon RX Vega 2


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
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.

Combined synthetic benchmark 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 2.37


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.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

Athlon Silver 3050U 2992

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 41%

Athlon Silver 3050U 772

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 41%

Athlon Silver 3050U 1343

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

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

Intel equivalent

According to our data, the closest Intel alternative to Athlon Silver 3050U is Core i5-4308U, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our ranking.

i5-4308UCore i54308U

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Athlon Silver 3050U:

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Ryzen Embedded R1305GRyzenEmbedded R1305G
Pentium Gold 6500YPentium Gold6500Y
i3-10100YCore i310100Y
Athlon Silver 3050eAthlon Silver3050e
Pentium Silver N6000Pentium SilverN6000
m3-8100YCore m38100Y

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Athlon Silver 3050U, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Athlon Silver 3050U in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 18514 configurations based on Athlon Silver 3050U in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.9% (173/18514)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.03% (5/18514)
RX 7900 XTX Radeon RX 7900 XTX
0.005% (1/18514)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.7% (123/18514)
RX 7900 XT Radeon RX 7900 XT
0.01% (2/18514)
RX 6950 XT Radeon RX 6950 XT
0.05% (9/18514)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
1% (176/18514)
RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.5% (101/18514)
RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
0.7% (121/18514)
RTX 4070 GeForce RTX 4070
0.01% (2/18514)

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