Intel Core i5-8300H vs AMD Ryzen 5 3550H

Intel Core i5-8300H
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H

General info

Comparing Core i5-8300H and Ryzen 5 3550H processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
11.18
 
n/d
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Intel Core i5
 
AMD Ryzen 5
Achitecture codename
Coffee Lake
 
Zen+
Release date
2 April 2018
 
6 January 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$250
 
n/d
Price now
$250
 
n/d

Technical specs

Core i5-8300H 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 i5-8300H 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
Maximum frequency
4 GHz
 
2.1 GHz
FSB
4 × 8 GT / s
 
n/d
L1 cache
256 KB
 
384 KB
L2 cache
1 MB
 
2 MB
L3 cache
8 MB
 
4 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
12 nm
Die size
126 mm2
 
209.78 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
n/d
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
n/d
Transistor count
n/d
 
4940 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-8300H 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
FCBGA1440
 
AM4
Power consumption (TDP)
45 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-8300H and Ryzen 5 3550H. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
-
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
Speed Shift
+
 
n/d
My WiFi
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
+
 
n/d
Idle States
+
 
n/d
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
Flex Memory Access
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core i5-8300H and Ryzen 5 3550H technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d
Secure Key
+
 
n/d
MPX
+
 
-
Identity Protection
+
 
-
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
n/d
OS Guard
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-8300H and Ryzen 5 3550H are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
+
 
n/d
VT-x
+
 
n/d
EPT
+
 
n/d

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-8300H and Ryzen 5 3550H.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666, LPDDR3-2133
 
DDR4-2400
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
64 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
41.8 GB / s
 
35.76 GB / s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-8300H and Ryzen 5 3550H.
Integrated graphics
Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1000 MHz)
 
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 ( - 1200 MHz)
Graphics max frequency
1 GHz
 
n/d
Max video memory
64 GB
 
n/d
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video
+
 
n/d
Clear Video HD
+
 
n/d
InTru 3D
+
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-8300H and Ryzen 5 3550H integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
n/d
eDP
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
DVI
+
 
n/d

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-8300H and Ryzen 5 3550H integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
n/d
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@30Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over VGA
N / A
 
n/d

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-8300H and Ryzen 5 3550H integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
n/d

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-8300H 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 i5-8300H and Ryzen 5 3550H. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i5-8300H 29.83 +11.9%
Ryzen 5 3550H 26.66

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

i5-8300H 6464 +40.3%
Ryzen 5 3550H 4606

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

i5-8300H 22267 +14.6%
Ryzen 5 3550H 19437

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

i5-8300H 2 +15.2%
Ryzen 5 3550H 2

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

i5-8300H 8
Ryzen 5 3550H 9 +10.3%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

i5-8300H 170 +19.7%
Ryzen 5 3550H 142

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

i5-8300H 805 +8.5%
Ryzen 5 3550H 742

wPrime 32

i5-8300H 8 +0.1%
Ryzen 5 3550H 8

x264 encoding pass 1

i5-8300H 169 +15%
Ryzen 5 3550H 147

x264 encoding pass 2

i5-8300H 40
Ryzen 5 3550H 44 +10%

TrueCrypt AES

i5-8300H 4
Ryzen 5 3550H 5 +20.5%

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

i5-8300H 3740 +11.6%
Ryzen 5 3550H 3351

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

i5-8300H 15050 +7.8%
Ryzen 5 3550H 13956

Passmark

i5-8300H 9490 +11.9%
Ryzen 5 3550H 8483

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-8300H 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 i5-8300H

11.9% faster in synthetic tests
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

Somewhat newer (6 January 2019 vs 2 April 2018)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
Less power hungry (35 vs 45 watts)
ECCMemory

So, Core i5-8300H or Ryzen 5 3550H?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Core i5-8300H.
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