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Intel Core i5-8259U vs AMD Ryzen 5 3550U gaming benchmark

Intel Core i5-8259U vs AMD Ryzen 5 3550U

Processor comparisons   20-01-2022
   If you can't decide which CPU to buy, you can make a decision after reading the comprehensive tests Intel Core i5-8259U vs AMD Ryzen 5 3550U and understand which is better for games or normal use for streaming, programming, video editing, rendering, machine learning. Here is all information from real streaming and video editing tests or several benchmarks. A careful analysis of all the specifications, to make it easier to read, is summarized in the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in synthetic type tests like PCMark 10, DaVinci Resolve Studio, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, Blender, 7zip, VeraCrypt, Handbrake, Furmark, UserBenchmark, 3DMark, PassMark, AIDA64, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Dolphin Emulator, SuperPi, Geekbench 5.2, Gears 5, MATLAB, RealBench, WPrime, Blender, Prime95.
   And how good the processors are in games:
  • Halo Infinite
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Apex Legends
  • Fortnite
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Valorant
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Borderlands 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Last Man Standing
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Valheim
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Death Stranding
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Overwatch
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Fallout 76

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to understand which CPU is better to buy for gaming AMD Ryzen 5 3550U or Intel Core i5-8259U.

 
Intel Core i5-8259U
AMD Ryzen 5 3550U

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors

Processor Benchmark
Core i5-8259U54% Ryzen 5 3550U54%


Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i5-8259U53% Ryzen 5 3550U52%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor at the moment. And it is clear that this is a server processor, on which no one will run games. Because this processor costs several tens of thousands of dollars. And if it seems to you that the selected CPU has a low game result, just look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of other games in which CPU comparisons were performed: NBA 2K20, League of Legends (LOL), Forza Horizon 4, Ghostrunner, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Monster Hunter World, DOTA 2A, Battlefield V, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Metro Exodus, Half-Life: Alyx, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Control, Hitman 3, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO).

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite94.892.8
Valorant107.7105.4
Cyberpunk 207760.359.0
Apex Legends101.399.1
Call of Duty Warzone80.879.1
Overwatch87.385.4
Red Dead Redemption 274.372.7
DOOM Eternal53.952.7
Warzone84.082.2
Assassin's Creed90.588.5
Valheim89.487.5
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the computer (RAM size and Video Card) and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Cinebench, GeekBench and Passmark becnmarks.
The tested computers not only did they have different amounts of RAM and different video cards. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: FullHD, 2K or 4K. So the game benchmark data is approximate. But all video cards met the average system requirements of games. You will get more accurate information about how powerful the processor will be in games, if you compare it in one assembly with the video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i5-8259U123% Ryzen 5 3550U197%
To make a finishing choice on which processor is better, you should also consider the generation of its core. The newer the processor generation, the better its performance in games and benchmarks, as well as its energy efficiency. In this case the Ryzen 5 3550U is more energy efficient than the Core i5-8259U as it consumes less power: 28W vs. 15W. Power consumption is particularly important for laptops. And TDP should be taken into account when choosing a processor cooling system. You need to buy a cooler that has the TDP data specified in the specification was greater than the TDP of the compared processor.


Software benchmarks

Let's say you plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for video rendering or video editing, programming, machine learning, streaming, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the CPU uses all threads and cores that it has to the maximum to achieve maximum efficiency. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using the data from these tests, be sure to find out whether the program that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Because there are still many programs that can use only one core to work, and all the benefit of multi-core mode turns out to be unnecessary.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
Intel Core i5-8259U AMD Ryzen 5 3550U
Cinbench 15 Single-core162134
Cinbench 15 Multi-core770707
Cinbench 20 Single-core377343
Cinbench 20 Multi-core16841581
Cinbench 23 Single-core903900
Cinbench 23 Multi-core35794232

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i5-8259U AMD Ryzen 5 3550U
Single-Core22272032
Multi-Core83207704

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i5-8259U AMD Ryzen 5 3550U
Single-Core1038888
Multi-Core44023078

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the processor release date and overclocking capability will be the most helpful. The newer the processor, the longer it will last you. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system in the future. The same can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS in the newest games. The economy are obvious! It turns out that you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Intel Core i5-8259U AMD Ryzen 5 3550U
Announcement dateApril 01, 2018April 01, 2020
TypeLaptopUnknown
SocketFCBGA1528FP5
Core nameCoffee LakeRaven Ridge
Architecturex86Zen
Generation81
Turbo Frequency3.8 MHz3.7 MHz
Frequency2.3 MHz2.1 MHz
Cores44
Threads88
Bus rate4 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography14 nm12 nm
Transistors count6900 millions4200 millions
Power consumption (TDP)28 W15 W
Memory typeDDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Max. Memory32 Gb
Memory Frequency2400
Memory bandwidth37.5 GB/s
L1 cache384KB
L2 cache2MB
L3 cache6 MB4MB
OverclockingNoNo
Supports ECCNoNo
Part numberExpansion Options
YM3500C4T4MFG
n/a
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i5-8259U is 8% better than Ryzen 5 3550U in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption (relevant for laptops).

Result:
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i5-8259U is better: 28
The number of parameters for which AMD Ryzen 5 3550U is better: 7
   The summary data in the article above do not mean that you should be guided entirely by them and trust a simple comparison of these numbers. Be sure to watch the testing video and read the reviews of of people who bought Intel Core i5-8259U and AMD Ryzen 5 3550U before making a choice which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


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