Intel Core i3 1215U vs AMD Ryzen 3 5300U

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 1.2 GHz Intel Core i3 1215U with 6-cores against the 2.6 GHz AMD Ryzen 3 5300U with 4-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 5300U and 1215U
Advantages of Intel Core i3 1215U
  • Has 6 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Newer - released 1-year and 2-months later
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR5-4800 RAM
  • 57% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1572 vs 1000 points
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • 16% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.4 GHz vs 3.8 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 10 nanometers


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 Core i3 1215U and AMD Ryzen 3 5300U


Vendor Intel AMD
Released February 23, 2022 January 12, 2021
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Zen 2 (Lucienne)
Model number i3-1215U -
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics (64EU) Radeon RX Vega 6


Performance Cores
P-Cores 2 4
P-Threads 4 8
Base Frequency (P) 1.2 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.4 GHz 3.8 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 4 -
E-Threads 4 -
Base Frequency (E) 0.9 GHz -
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.3 GHz -
Total Cores 6 4
Total Threads 8 8
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 12x 26x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 10MB (shared) 4MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm
Socket BGA-1744 FP6
TDP 12-15 W (configurable) 10-25 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP 55 W -
Peak temperature 100°C 105°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics (64EU) Radeon RX Vega 6
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz -
GPU Boost Clock 1100 MHz 1500 MHz
Shading Units 512 384
TMUs 32 24
ROPs 16 8
Execution Units 64 -
TGP 45 W 15 W

Memory Support

Memory types DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200, LPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4x-4267 DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-4266
Memory Size 64 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i3 1215U official page AMD Ryzen 3 5300U official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 12

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 3 5300U or Intel Core i3 1215U?
Invidere 16 January 2023 16:03
i3-1215U's iGPU drivers seem to be less optimized even though in benchmarks it's on par with RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 7 4xxx-5xxx iGPU), so Ryzen 3 5300U with RX Vega 6 may give better performance in several games (as of now).
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Jarot 25 March 2022 16:47
I'm sorry, at intel ark core i3 1215u only have 2P-core and 4e-core so it has 8 threads only, thank you
+30 Reply
Sergey 26 March 2022 14:35
Sorry for disinformation, specs updated.
+14 Reply