Intel Core i5-8269U vs AMD Ryzen 5 3550H

General info

Comparing Core i5-8269U and Ryzen 5 3550H processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

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Value for money (0-100)
24.24
 
1.79
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i5
 
AMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codename
Coffee Lake
 
Picasso
Launch date
5 April 2018 (3 years ago)
 
6 January 2019 (2 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$320
 
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Price now
$54 (0.2x MSRP)
 
$734

Technical specs

Core i5-8269U and Ryzen 5 3550H 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 cores
4 (Quad-Core)
 
4 (Quad-Core)
Threads
8
 
8
Base clock speed
2.6 GHz
 
2.1 GHz
Boost clock speed
4.2 GHz
 
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)
Chip lithography
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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Number of transistors
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4500 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-8269U and Ryzen 5 3550H 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 configuration
1
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
FCBGA1528
 
FP5
Thermal design power (TDP)
28 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-8269U and Ryzen 5 3550H. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
-
 
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Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
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eDRAM
128 MB
 
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Speed Shift
+
 
no data
My WiFi
+
 
no data
Turbo Boost Technology
2.0
 
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Hyper-Threading Technology
+
 
no data
Idle States
+
 
no data
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
no data

Security technologies

Core i5-8269U and Ryzen 5 3550H technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT
-
 
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EDB
+
 
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Secure Key
+
 
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MPX
+
 
-
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 i5-8269U and Ryzen 5 3550H are enumerated here.

AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
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VT-x
+
 
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EPT
+
 
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i5-8269U and Ryzen 5 3550H. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

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
37.5 GB/s
 
38.397 GB/s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Max video memory
32 GB
 
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Quick Sync Video
+
 
-
Clear Video
+
 
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Clear Video HD
+
 
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Graphics max frequency
1.1 GHz
 
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InTru 3D
+
 
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Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-8269U and Ryzen 5 3550H integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported
3
 
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eDP
+
 
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DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
DVI
+
 
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Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-8269U and Ryzen 5 3550H integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support
+
 
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Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@30Hz
 
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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 i5-8269U and Ryzen 5 3550H integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX
12
 
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OpenGL
4.5
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-8269U and Ryzen 5 3550H.

PCIe version
3.0
 
3.0
PCI Express lanes
16
 
12

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.

i5-8269U 9.18
Ryzen 5 3550H 9.22 +0.4%

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.

i5-8269U 8055
Ryzen 5 3550H 8092 +0.5%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-8269U and Ryzen 5 3550H are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

i5-8269U satisfies the 100% minimum and 98% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
98%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
98%

Ryzen 5 3550H satisfies the 100% minimum and 98% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
98%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
98%

Advantages of Intel Core i5-8269U

More powerful video core

Cheaper ($54 vs $734)

Higher boost clock speed (4200 vs 3700 MHz)

Higher base clock speed (2600 vs 2100 MHz)

Lower power consumption (28W vs 35W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

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

MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion

IdentityProtectionTechVersion

QuickSyncVideo

DisplayPortMenu

HDMIMenu

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3550H

0.4% better performance in benchmarks

Somewhat newer (6 January 2019 vs 5 April 2018)

Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)

ECCMemory

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i5-8269U and AMD Ryzen 5 3550H. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions on choice between Core i5-8269U and Ryzen 5 3550H, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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