AMD Ryzen 5 2500U vs Intel Core i5-8250U
Comparing Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
64 bit support
Information on Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Flex Memory Access
Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Yes with Intel® ME
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB / s
General parameters of GPUs integrated into Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U.
Graphics max frequency
Max video memory
Clear Video HD
Available interfaces and connections of Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
Graphics image quality
Maximum display resolutions supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
Max resolution over eDP
Max resolution over DisplayPort
Graphics API support
APIs supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U.
Max number of PCIe lanes
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Ryzen 5 2500U 22.91
Core i5-8250U 23.93 +4.5%
Ryzen 5 2500U 4828
Core i5-8250U 6348 +31.5%
Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
Ryzen 5 2500U 4411
Core i5-8250U 5533 +25.4%
Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
Ryzen 5 2500U 15684
Core i5-8250U 17987 +14.7%
Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
Ryzen 5 2500U 2
Core i5-8250U 2 +3.1%
Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
Ryzen 5 2500U 7 +11.9%
Core i5-8250U 6
Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
Ryzen 5 2500U 137
Core i5-8250U 144 +5.1%
Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
Ryzen 5 2500U 609 +9.7%
Core i5-8250U 555
Ryzen 5 2500U 10
Core i5-8250U 8 +24.3%
Ryzen 5 2500U 2426
Core i5-8250U 3991 +64.5%
x264 encoding pass 1
Ryzen 5 2500U 121
Core i5-8250U 138 +14%
x264 encoding pass 2
Ryzen 5 2500U 35 +9.4%
Core i5-8250U 32
Ryzen 5 2500U 3
Core i5-8250U 4 +6.1%
Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core
Ryzen 5 2500U 3383 +4.3%
Core i5-8250U 3242
Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core
Ryzen 5 2500U 11301
Core i5-8250U 12742 +12.8%
Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core
Ryzen 5 2500U 3582
Core i5-8250U 4029 +12.5%
Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core
Ryzen 5 2500U 9548
Core i5-8250U 12131 +27.1%
Ryzen 5 2500U 7353
Core i5-8250U 7679 +4.4%
Let's see how good Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
Somewhat newer (10 January 2018 vs 21 August 2017)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
AMD-V (Virtualization hardware acceleration used in AMD CPUs. Speeds up work with virtual machines)
Advantages of Intel Core i5-8250U
4.5% 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)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
Thermal Monitoring (prevents a CPU from overheating by lowering frequency upon reaching the critical temperature)
So, Ryzen 5 2500U or Core i5-8250U?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Ryzen 5 2500U and Intel Core i5-8250U. The differences in performance seem too small.
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