Intel Core i5-8250U vs AMD Ryzen 3 3300U

Price now 668$
Games supported 91%
Intel Core i5-8250U
Intel Core i5-8250U
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 634$
Games supported 89%

General info

Comparing Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 3 3300U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating10881144
Place by popularity42no data
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
SeriesIntel Core i5AMD Ryzen 3
Architecture codenameKaby Lake Refresh (2017−2019)Picasso (2019−2020)
Release date21 August 2017 (5 years ago)6 January 2019 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$297no data
Current price$668 (2.2x MSRP)$634

Technical specs

Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 3 3300U basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)4 (Quad-Core)
Base clock speed1.6 GHz2.1 GHz
Boost clock speed3.4 GHz3.5 GHz
L1 cache64K (per core)128K (per core)
L2 cache256K (per core)512K (per core)
L3 cache6 MB (shared)4 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm12 nm
Die size123 mm2246 mm2
Maximum core temperature100 °Cno data
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °Cno data
Number of transistorsno data4500 Million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier-no data


Information on Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 3 3300U compatibility with other computer components: 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.

Number of CPUs in a configuration11 (Uniprocessor)
Thermal design power (TDP)15 Watt15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 3 3300U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
vPro-no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Speed Shift+no data
My WiFi+no data
Turbo Boost Technology2.0no data
Hyper-Threading Technology+no data
TSX-no data
Idle States+no data
Thermal Monitoring+no data
Flex Memory Access+no data
SIPP-no data
Smart Response+no data

Security technologies

Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 3 3300U technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT-no data
EDB+no data
Secure Key+no data
Identity Protection+no data
SGXYes with Intel® MEno data
OS Guard+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 3 3300U are enumerated here.

VT-d+no data
VT-x+no data
EPT+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 3 3300U. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133DDR4 Dual-channel
Maximum memory size32 GB64 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth37.5 GB/s38.397 GB/s
ECC memory support-+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardIntel UHD Graphics 620-
Max video memory32 GB-
Quick Sync Video+-
Clear Video+-
Clear Video HD+-
Graphics max frequency1.1 GHz-

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 3 3300U integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported3-

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 3 3300U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support+-
Max resolution over HDMI 1.44096x2304@24Hz-
Max resolution over eDP4096x2304@60Hz-
Max resolution over DisplayPort4096x2304@60Hz-

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 3 3300U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.



Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 3 3300U.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes1212

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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.

i5-8250U 6.11
Ryzen 3 3300U 5.72
  • Passmark
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • wPrime 32
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core
  • Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core
  • Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core
  • Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

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%

i5-8250U 6158
Ryzen 3 3300U 5765

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.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

i5-8250U 5533
Ryzen 3 3300U 4280

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.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

i5-8250U 17987
Ryzen 3 3300U 12357

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.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

i5-8250U 6348
Ryzen 3 3300U 4332

wPrime 32M is a math multi-thread processor test, which calculates square roots of first 32 million integer numbers. Its result is measured in seconds, so that the less is benchmark result, the faster the processor.

Benchmark coverage: 18%

i5-8250U 8.06
Ryzen 3 3300U 11.94

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

Benchmark coverage: 14%

i5-8250U 562
Ryzen 3 3300U 471

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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

i5-8250U 143
Ryzen 3 3300U 134

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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

i5-8250U 4
Ryzen 3 3300U 3

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.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

i5-8250U 32
Ryzen 3 3300U 26

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.  

Benchmark coverage: 12%

i5-8250U 138
Ryzen 3 3300U 132

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.

Benchmark coverage: 12%

i5-8250U 3991
Ryzen 3 3300U 2398

Benchmark coverage: 6%

i5-8250U 12742
Ryzen 3 3300U 10170

Benchmark coverage: 6%

i5-8250U 3242
Ryzen 3 3300U 3469

Benchmark coverage: 3%

i5-8250U 12131
Ryzen 3 3300U 10223

Benchmark coverage: 3%

i5-8250U 4029
Ryzen 3 3300U 3672

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 6.11 5.72
Novelty 21 August 2017 6 January 2019
Boost clock speed 3400 3500
Base clock speed 1600 2100
Chip lithography 14 nm 12 nm

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Competitors of Core i5-8250U by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-8250U from AMD is Mobile Sempron M100, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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Competitors of Ryzen 3 3300U by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 3 3300U from Intel is Core i7-4720HQ, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Intel Core i7-4720HQ Core i7 4720HQ

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