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.
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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.
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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