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Intel Core i5 8250U vs AMD Ryzen 3 2200U

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 8250U with 4-cores against the 2.5 GHz AMD Ryzen 3 2200U 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 2200U and 8250U
Advantages of Intel Core i5 8250U
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size
  • 12% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 801 vs 713 points
  • Around 1.74 GB/s (5%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
  • Newer - released 5-months later


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 Intel Core i5 8250U and AMD Ryzen 3 2200U


Vendor Intel AMD
Released August 21, 2017 January 8, 2018
Launch price 297 USD -
Type Laptop Laptop
Codename Kaby Lake R Zen
Model number i5-8250U -
Socket BGA-1356 FP5
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620 Radeon Vega 3


Cores 4 2
Threads 8 4
Base Frequency 1.6 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 3.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 16x 25x
Bus Bandwidth 4 GT/s -
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 128K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 6MB (shared) 4MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Transistors - 4.9 billions
Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 15 W 15 W
Max. temperature 100°C 95°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133 DDR4-2400
Memory Size 32 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 37.5 GB/s 35.76 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes


Official site Intel Core i5 8250U official page AMD Ryzen 3 2200U official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 12 12
Instruction Set SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2 -

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 3 2200U or Intel Core i5 8250U?