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Intel Pentium N4200 vs AMD Ryzen 3 2200U

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 1.1 GHz Intel Pentium N4200 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 Consumption
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 2200U and N4200
Advantages of Intel Pentium N4200
  • Consumes up to 60% less energy than the Ryzen 3 2200U – 6 vs 15 Watt
  • Has 2 physical cores more than the 2200U
  • More than 10 °C higher critical temperature
  • Around 2.64 GB/s (7%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
  • Supports up to 32 GB DDR4-2400 RAM
  • Newer - released 1 year and 5 months later
  • Newer PCI Express version – 3.0


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 Pentium N4200 and AMD Ryzen 3 2200U


Vendor Intel AMD
Released August 30, 2016 January 8, 2018
Launch price 161 USD -
Type Laptop Laptop
Codename Apollo Lake Zen
Model number N4200 -
Socket BGA-1296 FP5
Integrated GPU Intel HD Graphics 505 Radeon Vega 3


Cores 4 2
Threads 4 4
Base Frequency 1.1 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency - 3.4 GHz
Bus frequency - 100 MHz
Multiplier - 25x
L1 Cache 96K (per core) 128K (per core)
L2 Cache 2MB (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache - 4MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Transistors - 4.9 billions
Fabrication Process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 6 W 15 W
Max. temperature 105°C 95°C

Memory support

Memory types DDR3L-1866, LPDDR3-1866, LPDDR4-2400 DDR4-2400
Memory Size 8 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 38.4 GB/s 35.76 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes


Official site Intel Pentium N4200 official page AMD Ryzen 3 2200U official page
PCI Express Version 2.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 6 12

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