Intel Core i3 1215U vs AMD Ryzen 3 5425U

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 1.2 GHz Intel Core i3 1215U with 6-cores against the 2.7 GHz AMD Ryzen 3 5425U 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 5425U and 1215U
Advantages of Intel Core i3 1215U
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • 20% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1572 vs 1315 points
  • 7% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.4 GHz vs 4.1 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 3 5425U
  • 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 5425U


Vendor Intel AMD
Released February 23, 2022 January 4, 2022
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake -
Model number i3-1215U -
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics (64EU) Radeon Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 2 4
P-Threads 4 8
Base Frequency (P) 1.2 GHz 2.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.4 GHz 4.1 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 27x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 10MB (shared) 8MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Transistors - 10.7 billions
Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm
Socket BGA-1744 FP6
TDP 12-15 W (configurable) 15 W
Max. Boost TDP 55 W -
Peak temperature 100°C 95°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics (64EU) AMD Radeon Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz -
GPU Boost Clock 1100 MHz 1600 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, LPDDR4x-4267
Memory Size 64 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
ECC Support No Yes


Official site Intel Core i3 1215U official page AMD Ryzen 3 5425U official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 16

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Total votes: 131


So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 3 5425U or Intel Core i3 1215U?
Raman 14 February 2023 10:53
Not a great difference in performance, simply get the one that is available for cheaper.
+6 Reply
Lul 15 November 2022 11:53
I3 wins, the modern UHD graphics are a bit better than vega 6.
+28 Reply
Rafael 13 November 2022 22:19
Although AMD is slightly slower in single core, has got AMD Radeon Vega 6 and is made in a 7nm process. therefore AMD wins for me in this competition.
+37 Reply