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AMD Ryzen 5 3500U vs Ryzen 5 2500U

We compared two 4-core laptop CPUs: the 2.1 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 3500U against the 2 GHz Ryzen 5 2500U. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

NanoReview Review

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 Consumption
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 2500U and 3500U
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
  • Newer - released 1 year and 3 months later
  • More modern manufacturing process – 12 versus 14 nanometers
  • More than 10 °C higher critical temperature
  • 3% higher Turbo Boost frequency (3.7 GHz vs 3.6 GHz)


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 3500U and Ryzen 5 2500U


Vendor AMD AMD
Released January 6, 2019 October 26, 2017
Type Laptop Laptop
Codename Zen+ Zen
Socket FP5 FP5
Integrated GPU Radeon Vega 8 Radeon Vega 8


Cores 4 4
Threads 8 8
Base Frequency 2.1 GHz 2 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 3.7 GHz 3.6 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 21x 20x
L1 Cache 128K (per core) 128K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 4MB (shared) 4MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Transistors 4.9 billions 4.9 billions
Fabrication Process 12 nm 14 nm
TDP 15 W 15 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
Max. Memory Bandwidth 35.76 GB/s 35.76 GB/s
EEC Support Yes Yes


Official site AMD Ryzen 5 3500U official page AMD Ryzen 5 2500U official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 12 12


So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 2500U or Ryzen 5 3500U?