AMD Ryzen 5 3550H vs Intel Core i5-8257U

AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
Intel Core i5-8257U

General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 3550H and Core i5-8257U 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
Architecture codename
Picasso
 
Coffee Lake-U
Release date
6 January 2019
 
10 July 2019

Technical specs

Ryzen 5 3550H and Core i5-8257U quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 5 3550H and Core i5-8257U performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
8
Base frequency
2.1 GHz
 
2.1 GHz
Maximum frequency
3.7 GHz
 
3.9 GHz
L1 cache
128K (per core)
 
256 KB
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
1 MB
L3 cache
4 MB (shared)
 
6 MB
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
14 nm
Die size
209.78 mm2
 
no data
Maximum core temperature
no data
 
100 °C
Transistor count
4500 Million
 
no data
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 3550H and Core i5-8257U 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
FP5
 
FCBGA1528
Power consumption (TDP)
35 Watt
 
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 3550H and Core i5-8257U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
no data
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
no data
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
no data
 
+
eDRAM
no data
 
128 MB
Speed Shift
no data
 
+
My WiFi
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost
no data
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
no data
 
+
Idle States
no data
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
Flex Memory Access
no data
 
+

Security technologies

Ryzen 5 3550H and Core i5-8257U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
no data
 
-
EDB
no data
 
+
Secure Key
no data
 
+
MPX
-
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
SGX
no data
 
Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 3550H and Core i5-8257U are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
+
VT-d
no data
 
+
VT-x
no data
 
+
EPT
no data
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 3550H and Core i5-8257U.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Dual-channel
 
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
35.76 GB/s
 
37.5 GB/s
ECC memory support
+
 
-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Ryzen 5 3550H and Core i5-8257U.
Max video memory
no data
 
32 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video
no data
 
+
Clear Video HD
no data
 
+
Graphics max frequency
no data
 
1.05 GHz
InTru 3D
no data
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Ryzen 5 3550H and Core i5-8257U integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
no data
 
3
eDP
no data
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
DVI
no data
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Ryzen 5 3550H and Core i5-8257U integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
no data
 
+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
no data
 
4096x2304@30Hz
Max resolution over eDP
no data
 
4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
no data
 
4096x2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Ryzen 5 3550H and Core i5-8257U integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
no data
 
12
OpenGL
no data
 
4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 3550H and Core i5-8257U.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
12
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 5 3550H and Core i5-8257U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Ryzen 5 3550H 10.01
i5-8257U 10.14 +1.3%

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Ryzen 5 3550H 143
i5-8257U 159 +11.2%

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Ryzen 5 3550H 742 +16.3%
i5-8257U 638

Passmark

Ryzen 5 3550H 8134
i5-8257U 8246 +1.4%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 3550H and Core i5-8257U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3550H

Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)
SSE (Streaming SIMD Instructions - a SIMD instruction extension working with 128-bit registers)
MMX (MultiMedia Extensions - the very first (1996) SIMD instruction expansion for Intel desktop CPUs, works with 64-bit registers)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
ECCMemory

Advantages of Intel Core i5-8257U

1.3% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (10 July 2019 vs 6 January 2019)
Less power hungry (15 vs 35 watts)
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

So, Ryzen 5 3550H or Core i5-8257U?

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