AMD Ryzen 5 2500U vs Intel Core i5-8250U

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
Intel Core i5-8250U

General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
Ryzen 5
 
Core i5
Achitecture codename
Zen
 
Kaby Lake Refresh
Release date
10 January 2018
 
21 August 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$297

Technical specs

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
4
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
8
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
 
3.4 GHz
L1 cache
384 KB
 
256 KB
L2 cache
2 MB
 
1 MB
L3 cache
4 MB
 
6 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
246 mm2
 
123 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
72 °C
Transistor count
4500 Million
 
n/d
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

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
1
 
1
Socket
AM4
 
BGA1356
Power consumption (TDP)
15 Watt
 
15 Watt

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.
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
+

Security technologies

Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
n/d
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
n/d
 
+
VT-x
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U.
Supported memory types
DDR4
 
DDR4

Benchmark performance

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 25.22
Core i5-8250U 26.30 +4.3%

3DMark06 CPU

Ryzen 5 2500U 4492
Core i5-8250U 6348 +41.3%

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 4434
Core i5-8250U 5533 +24.8%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 14854
Core i5-8250U 17987 +21.1%

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 +10%
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 589 +5.7%
Core i5-8250U 557

wPrime 32

Ryzen 5 2500U 10
Core i5-8250U 8 +24.3%

WinRAR 4.0

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

TrueCrypt AES

Ryzen 5 2500U 3
Core i5-8250U 4 +6.1%

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 3428 +5.7%
Core i5-8250U 3242

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 11283
Core i5-8250U 12742 +12.9%

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%

Passmark

Ryzen 5 2500U 7345
Core i5-8250U 7660 +4.3%

Gaming performance

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)
SSE 4.2
SSE4A
SSE4.1
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

4.3% 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)

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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