AMD Ryzen 5 3500U vs Ryzen 3 3200G

We compared two 4-core CPUs: the 2.1 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (laptop) against the 3.6 GHz Ryzen 3 3200G (desktop). On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
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 3200G and 3500U
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
  • Consumes up to 46% less energy than the Ryzen 3 3200G – 35 vs 65 Watt
  • More than 10° C higher critical temperature
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR4-2933 RAM
  • Newer - released 9-months later
  • Around 7.95 GB/s (22%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • 8% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4 GHz vs 3.7 GHz)
  • 13% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 897 vs 797 points

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
3323
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
2227
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
3072
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Specifications

Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 5 3500U and Ryzen 3 3200G

General

Vendor AMD AMD
Released January 6, 2019 September 30, 2019
Type Laptop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Zen+ Zen+
Socket FP5 AM4
Integrated GPU Radeon Vega 8 Radeon Vega 8

Performance

Cores 4 4
Threads 8 4
Base Frequency 2.1 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 3.7 GHz 4 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 21x 36x
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 Yes

Power

Transistors 4.9 billions 4.9 billions
Fabrication process 12 nm 12 nm
TDP 12-35 W 45-65 W
Max. temperature 105°C 95°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Radeon Vega 8 Radeon Vega 8
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1100 MHz 1100 MHz
Shading Units 512 512
TMUs 32 32
ROPs 8 8
Execution Units 8 8
TGP 65 W 65 W
Max. Resolution 3840x2160 - 60 Hz 3840x2160 - 60 Hz
iGPU FLOPS
1.13 TFLOPS
1.13 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2400 DDR4-2933
Memory Size 32 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 35.76 GB/s 43.71 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes

Misc

Official site AMD Ryzen 5 3500U official page AMD Ryzen 3 3200G official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 12 8

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G or Ryzen 5 3500U?