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Intel Core i5 9300H vs AMD Ryzen 5 3550H

We compared two 4-core laptop CPUs: the 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 9300H against the 2.1 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 3550H. 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 3550H and 9300H
Advantages of Intel Core i5 9300H
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-2666 RAM
  • Has 4 MB larger L3 cache size
  • 48% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1035 vs 701 points
  • Around 6.04 GB/s (17%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • 11% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.1 GHz vs 3.7 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
  • Consumes up to 22% less energy than the Core i5 9300H – 35 vs 45 Watt
  • More modern manufacturing process – 12 versus 14 nanometers


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 9300H and AMD Ryzen 5 3550H


Vendor Intel AMD
Released April 23, 2019 January 6, 2019
Type Laptop Laptop
Codename Coffee Lake Zen+
Model number i5-9300H -
Socket BGA-1440 FP5
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630 Radeon Vega 8


Cores 4 4
Threads 8 8
Base Frequency 2.4 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.1 GHz 3.7 GHz
Bus frequency - 100 MHz
Multiplier - 21x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s -
L1 Cache 128K (per core) 128K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 8MB (shared) 4MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Transistors - 4.9 billions
Fabrication process 14 nm 12 nm
TDP 45 W 35 W
Max. temperature 100°C 105°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2666, LPDDR3-2133 DDR4-2400
Memory Size 128 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 41.8 GB/s 35.76 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes


Official site Intel Core i5 9300H official page AMD Ryzen 5 3550H official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 12
Instruction Set SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2 -

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 3550H or Intel Core i5 9300H?
Atharv 09 October 2020 19:19
I5 9300h is good. Have a acer nitro 5 with i5 9300h and gtx 1650
+60 Reply
dhinesh 20 May 2020 11:08
Amd ryzen 5 processor
+146 Reply