Intel Core i5-8250U vs AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

General info

Comparing Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 5 3500U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i5
 
AMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codename
Kaby Lake Refresh
 
Picasso
Release date
21 August 2017
 
6 January 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$297
 
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Technical specs

Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 5 3500U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 5 3500U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
8
Base frequency
1.6 GHz
 
2.1 GHz
Maximum frequency
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3.7 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
128K (per core)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
6 MB (shared)
 
4 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
12 nm
Die size
123 mm2
 
209.78 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
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Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
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Transistor count
no data
 
4500 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 5 3500U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
FC-BGA1356
 
FP5
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 5 3500U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
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AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
-
 
no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
no data
Speed Shift
+
 
no data
My WiFi
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
no data
Hyper-Threading
+
 
no data
Idle States
+
 
no data
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
no data
Smart Response
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 5 3500U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
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EDB
+
 
no data
Secure Key
+
 
no data
Identity Protection
+
 
-
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
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OS Guard
+
 
no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 5 3500U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
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VT-x
+
 
no data
EPT
+
 
no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 5 3500U.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
 
DDR4 Dual-channel
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
64 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB/s
 
35.76 GB/s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 5 3500U.
Max video memory
32 GB
 
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Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video
+
 
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Clear Video HD
+
 
no data
Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
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Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 5 3500U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
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eDP
+
 
no data
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
DVI
+
 
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Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 5 3500U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
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Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
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Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
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Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
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Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 5 3500U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
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OpenGL
4.4
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 5 3500U.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
12
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 5 3500U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i5-8250U 7.71
Ryzen 5 3500U 9.02 +17%

3DMark06 CPU

i5-8250U 6348 +6.7%
Ryzen 5 3500U 5951

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i5-8250U 5533 +21.4%
Ryzen 5 3500U 4558

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i5-8250U 17987 +4.4%
Ryzen 5 3500U 17231

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

i5-8250U 1.64
Ryzen 5 3500U 1.65 +0.6%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

i5-8250U 5.9
Ryzen 5 3500U 7.6 +28.8%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

i5-8250U 144 +0%
Ryzen 5 3500U 144

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

i5-8250U 564
Ryzen 5 3500U 653 +15.8%

wPrime 32

i5-8250U 8.06 +59.8%
Ryzen 5 3500U 12.88

WinRAR 4.0

i5-8250U 3991 +62.6%
Ryzen 5 3500U 2455

x264 encoding pass 1

i5-8250U 138 +2.2%
Ryzen 5 3500U 135

x264 encoding pass 2

i5-8250U 32
Ryzen 5 3500U 39 +21.9%

TrueCrypt AES

i5-8250U 4
Ryzen 5 3500U 4 +0%

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

i5-8250U 3242
Ryzen 5 3500U 3443 +6.2%

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

i5-8250U 12742
Ryzen 5 3500U 13040 +2.3%

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

i5-8250U 4029 +9.8%
Ryzen 5 3500U 3669

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

i5-8250U 12131 +14.5%
Ryzen 5 3500U 10597

Passmark

i5-8250U 6158
Ryzen 5 3500U 7207 +17%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-8250U and Ryzen 5 3500U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-8250U

HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

17% faster in synthetic tests
More powerful video core
Much newer (6 January 2019 vs 21 August 2017)
Higher maximum frequency (3700 vs 3400 MHz)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
ECCMemory

So, Core i5-8250U or Ryzen 5 3500U?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Ryzen 5 3500U.
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