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AMD Ryzen 5 3450U vs Ryzen 3 3250U

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2.1 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 3450U with 4-cores against the 2.6 GHz Ryzen 3 3250U with 2-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 3250U and 3450U
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3450U
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • More modern manufacturing process – 12 versus 14 nanometers
  • More than 10° C higher critical temperature
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
  • Consumes up to 29% less energy than the Ryzen 5 3450U – 25 vs 35 Watt


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)


Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 5 3450U and Ryzen 3 3250U


Vendor AMD AMD
Released January 1, 2020 January 6, 2020
Type Laptop Laptop
Codename Zen+ Zen+
Socket FP5 FP5
Integrated GPU Radeon Vega 8 Radeon RX Vega 3


Cores 4 2
Threads 8 4
Base Frequency 2.1 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 21x 26x
L1 Cache 96K (per core) 96K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 4MB (shared) 4MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 12 nm 14 nm
TDP 12-35 W 12-25 W
Max. temperature 105°C 95°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2400 DDR4-2400
Memory Size 32 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
ECC Support - No


Official site AMD Ryzen 5 3450U official page AMD Ryzen 3 3250U official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 12 16

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Total votes: 4


So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 3 3250U or Ryzen 5 3450U?