AMD Ryzen 3 3250U: specs and benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 3 3250U

Summary

AMD started AMD Ryzen 3 3250U sales 6 January 2020. This is Picasso architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 12 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3500 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket FP5 processor with a TDP of 15 Watt. It supports DDR4 Dual-channel memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 4.72 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Ryzen 3 3250U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.57
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Series
AMD Ryzen 3
 
Architecture codename
Picasso
 
Launch date
6 January 2020 (1 year ago)
 
Price now
$430
 

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores
2 (Dual-core)
 
Threads
4
 
Base clock speed
2.6 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
3.5 GHz
 
L1 cache
128K (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
L3 cache
4 MB (shared)
 
Chip lithography
12 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Die size
246 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
95 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Number of transistors
4500 Million
 
of 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 3 3250U compatibility with other computer components and devices: 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
 
Socket
FP5
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
15 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 3 3250U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
 
AES-NI
+
 
FMA
+
 
AVX
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 3 3250U's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4 Dual-channel
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
38.397 GB/s
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Ryzen 3 3250U.

Integrated graphics card
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version
3.0
 
PCI Express lanes
12
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Ryzen 3 3250U. Overall benchmark performance 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.

4.72

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.

4144

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Ryzen 3 3250U is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 94% minimum and 84% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
94%
Recommended
84%
Minimum
94%
Recommended
84%

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 3 3250U from Intel is Core i5-7287U, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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