Intel Core i5-8279U vs AMD Ryzen 5 3550H

General info

Comparing Core i5-8279U and Ryzen 5 3550H 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
Coffee Lake-U
 
Picasso
Release date
3 April 2019
 
6 January 2019

Technical specs

Core i5-8279U and Ryzen 5 3550H quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-8279U and Ryzen 5 3550H performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
8
Base frequency
no data
 
2.1 GHz
Maximum frequency
4.1 GHz
 
3.7 GHz
L1 cache
256 KB
 
128K (per core)
L2 cache
1 MB
 
512K (per core)
L3 cache
6 MB
 
4 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
12 nm
Die size
no data
 
209.78 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
no data
Transistor count
no data
 
4500 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-8279U and Ryzen 5 3550H 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
FCBGA1528
 
FP5
Power consumption (TDP)
28 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-8279U 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
 
no data
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
-
 
no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
no data
eDRAM
128 MB
 
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

Security technologies

Core i5-8279U and Ryzen 5 3550H technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
no data
EDB
+
 
no data
Secure Key
+
 
no data
MPX
+
 
-
Identity Protection
+
 
-
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
no data
OS Guard
+
 
no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-8279U and Ryzen 5 3550H are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
no data
VT-x
+
 
no data
EPT
+
 
no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-8279U and Ryzen 5 3550H.
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
 
35.76 GB/s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-8279U and Ryzen 5 3550H.
Max video memory
32 GB
 
no data
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video
+
 
no data
Clear Video HD
+
 
no data
Graphics max frequency
1.15 GHz
 
no data
InTru 3D
+
 
no data

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-8279U and Ryzen 5 3550H integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
no data
eDP
+
 
no data
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
DVI
+
 
no data

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-8279U and Ryzen 5 3550H integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
no data
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@30Hz
 
no data
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
no data
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
no data

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-8279U and Ryzen 5 3550H integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
no data
OpenGL
4.5
 
no data

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-8279U and Ryzen 5 3550H.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
12

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-8279U and Ryzen 5 3550H. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i5-8279U 9.99
Ryzen 5 3550H 10.18 +1.9%

3DMark06 CPU

i5-8279U 8830 +23.1%
Ryzen 5 3550H 7174

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i5-8279U 6551 +42.7%
Ryzen 5 3550H 4592

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i5-8279U 24096 +23.4%
Ryzen 5 3550H 19521

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

i5-8279U 1.93 +17%
Ryzen 5 3550H 1.65

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

i5-8279U 8.3
Ryzen 5 3550H 8.6 +3.6%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

i5-8279U 168 +16.7%
Ryzen 5 3550H 144

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

i5-8279U 750 +1.1%
Ryzen 5 3550H 742

wPrime 32

i5-8279U 8.55
Ryzen 5 3550H 7.67 +11.5%

WinRAR 4.0

i5-8279U 5862 +100.1%
Ryzen 5 3550H 2929

x264 encoding pass 1

i5-8279U 190 +29.3%
Ryzen 5 3550H 147

x264 encoding pass 2

i5-8279U 46 +4.5%
Ryzen 5 3550H 44

Passmark

i5-8279U 7983
Ryzen 5 3550H 8134 +1.9%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-8279U and Ryzen 5 3550H are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-8279U

More powerful video core
Somewhat newer (3 April 2019 vs 6 January 2019)
Higher maximum frequency (4100 vs 3700 MHz)
Higher base frequency (2400 vs 2100 MHz)
Less power hungry (28 vs 35 watts)
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

1.9% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
ECCMemory

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