Intel Celeron N5100 vs AMD Ryzen 3 3250U

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron N5100 with 4-cores against the 2.6 GHz AMD 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 N5100
Advantages of Intel Celeron N5100
  • Consumes up to 76% less energy than the Ryzen 3 3250U – 6 vs 25 Watt
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Newer - released 1-year later
  • More modern manufacturing process – 10 versus 14 nanometers
  • More than 10° C higher critical temperature
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
  • Supports up to 32 GB DDR4-2400 RAM
  • 37% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 845 vs 617 points


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Full technical specification of Intel Celeron N5100 and AMD Ryzen 3 3250U


Vendor Intel AMD
Released January 11, 2021 January 6, 2020
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Jasper Lake Zen+
Model number N5100 -
Socket BGA-1338 FP5
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 24 EU) Radeon RX Vega 3


Cores 4 2
Threads 4 4
Base Frequency 1.1 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency - 3.5 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 11x 26x
L1 Cache - 96K (per core)
L2 Cache 384K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 4MB (shared) 4MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Transistors - 4.94 billions
Fabrication process 10 nm 14 nm
TDP 6 W 12-25 W
Max. temperature 105°C 95°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 24 EU) Radeon RX Vega 3
GPU Base Clock - 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 800 MHz 1200 MHz
Shading Units 256 192
TMUs 16 12
ROPs 8 8
Execution Units 24 3
TGP 10 W 15 W
Max. Resolution - 3840x2160 - 60 Hz

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2933, LPDDR4x-2933 DDR4-2400
Memory Size 16 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Celeron N5100 official page AMD Ryzen 3 3250U official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 8 8

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Total votes: 24


So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 3 3250U or Intel Celeron N5100?