AMD Ryzen 5 3500U vs Intel Core i5-8250U – AMD comes narrowly ahead

This is a comparison between two Ultra-low voltage laptop processors. Actually, one of them is one of the most popular choices from recent years, both because of its brilliant performance per watt ratio and because it is cheaper than its Core i7-8550U counterpart. However, with the release of the latest Ryzen laptop CPUs, it should be quiet interesting to put them side by side.

Visit our Top Laptop CPU Ranking to check these two and many more CPUs.

Specs overview

Let’s start with the Red company’s competitor – it features a 12nm manufacturing process and a 64-bit interface. It comprises four cores and eight threads, which is exactly the same amount of units as the Core i5-8250U. Speaking of which it is built on a 14nm FinFET architecture. It lacks behind the Ryzen 5 3500U in terms of the clock speeds with 2.10 GHz vs 1.60 GHz Base frequency and 3.70 GHz vs 3.40 GHz maximum Boost. On the other side, the Core i5-8250 is equipped with more Cache – 6MB vs 4MB. They are both able to support memory with a maximum speed of 2400 MHz.

On the GPU side, the Ryzen 5 3500U houses an AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, while the Core i5-8250U is equipped with an Intel UHD Graphics 620.

You can check out the full specs of the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U and the Intel Core i5-8250U.

Benchmarks

For the purpose of this test we’ve used two generations of the same device – the Lenovo Ideapad 530S and the Ideapad S540, respectively. This shows a minor difference in favor of the Ryzen 5 3500U.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)


Conclusion

As we saw, the superior processor in terms of pure power is the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U. Even though it was by a tiny margin, it was able to outperform the Core i5-8250U, which is already a well-optimized CPU.

All laptops equipped with the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

All laptops equipped with the Intel Core i5-8250U

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Syawal azim
Syawal azim
3 years ago

Which is better for autoCAD ryzen 5 3500u or intel i5 ?

Likhit Reddy
Likhit Reddy
2 years ago
Reply to  Alex Iliev

this was a bout between the Ryzen 5 3500u vs i5, no big boys allowed. 🙂

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  Alex Iliev

Fuck off all i7s are all the same you can just say get an i7

John Smith
John Smith
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Well yes, but ACTUALLY NO!!!!!

Arun
Arun
2 years ago

I bought a ryzen 5 3500u laptop last day. It played 8k video with lot of stucks while it played well on i3.
Is there something that i have to do to improve its peformance like updates..

kowshik
kowshik
2 years ago
Reply to  Arun

funny man…stick to intel..the best

Deepak
Deepak
2 years ago
Reply to  Arun

I am sorry 8k ??!!!

Chayan Das
Chayan Das
1 year ago
Reply to  Arun

8k?

Satya
Satya
2 years ago

Asus Vivobook book 15 x512FA i3 8th Gen 256GB SSD 4gbRam VS Asus Vivobook Ryzen 5 3500u x512DA 256gbSSD 4gb ?
Which is the best and Why?

andreww11
andreww11
2 years ago
Reply to  Satya

The second, this ryzen CPU is more powerful

AYAN MALIK
AYAN MALIK
2 years ago
Reply to  Satya

I GUESS THE RAYZEN 5 IS BETTER THAN THE I3 BCZ THE CLOCK IS ENOUGH FAST AND THE BOTING IS GREAT IN RAYZEN 5 …..BT IT ALL DEPENDS ON TYOU

Surya
Surya
2 years ago

Is core i5 is better than AMD ryzen 5 3500u

Ankur
Ankur
2 years ago

Which is better for programing Or coding

sourav
sourav
2 years ago

(hp probook 450 G6 i5 8th gen) vs ( asus D570Dd amd 5 3550H). which one is better…

Dan
Dan
2 years ago

Hp 14 AMD ryzen5 3500 and the HP Spectre 6500u i5vpro ..which one is better in graphics and video editing??

uubhkib
uubhkib
1 year ago

sir which is best reyzon 5 or i5

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