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
AMD Ryzen 5
 
Intel Core i5
Achitecture codename
Zen
 
Kaby Lake Refresh
Release date
26 October 2017
 
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
Bus support
n/d
 
4 GT / s
L1 cache
384 KB
 
256 KB
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
256K (per core)
L3 cache
4 MB
 
6 MB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
246 mm2
 
123 mm2
Maximum core temperature
n/d
 
100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
n/d
 
72 °C
Transistor count
4950 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 (Uniprocessor)
 
1
Socket
Socket FP5
 
FC-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.
Instruction set extensions
n/d
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
n/d
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
n/d
 
+
Speed Shift
n/d
 
+
My WiFi
n/d
 
+
Turbo Boost
n/d
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
n/d
 
+
Idle States
n/d
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
n/d
 
+
Smart Response
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
 
-
EDB
n/d
 
+
Secure Key
n/d
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
n/d
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
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
 
+
EPT
n/d
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2400
 
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
35.76 GB / s
 
34.1 GB / s
ECC memory support
+
 
-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U.
Max video memory
n/d
 
32 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video
n/d
 
+
Clear Video HD
n/d
 
+
Graphics max frequency
n/d
 
1.1 GHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
n/d
 
3
eDP
n/d
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
DVI
n/d
 
+

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
n/d
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
n/d
 
4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
n/d
 
4096x2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
n/d
 
12
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.4

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 2500U and Core i5-8250U.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
12
 
12

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 15.52
i5-8250U 16.16 +4.1%

3DMark06 CPU

Ryzen 5 2500U 4828
i5-8250U 6348 +31.5%

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 4411
i5-8250U 5533 +25.4%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 15684
i5-8250U 17987 +14.7%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 2
i5-8250U 2 +3.1%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 7 +11.9%
i5-8250U 6

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 137
i5-8250U 144 +5.1%

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 609 +9.7%
i5-8250U 555

wPrime 32

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

WinRAR 4.0

Ryzen 5 2500U 2426
i5-8250U 3991 +64.5%

x264 encoding pass 1

Ryzen 5 2500U 121
i5-8250U 138 +14%

x264 encoding pass 2

Ryzen 5 2500U 35 +9.4%
i5-8250U 32

TrueCrypt AES

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

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 3383 +4.3%
i5-8250U 3242

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 11301
i5-8250U 12742 +12.8%

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 3582
i5-8250U 4029 +12.5%

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

Ryzen 5 2500U 9548
i5-8250U 12131 +27.1%

Passmark

Ryzen 5 2500U 7351
i5-8250U 7655 +4.1%

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 (26 October 2017 vs 21 August 2017)
ECCMemory

Advantages of Intel Core i5-8250U

4.1% 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
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

So, Ryzen 5 2500U or Core i5-8250U?

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