AMD Athlon Silver 3050U Budget Laptop Processor

The AMD Athlon Silver 3050U is a budget-friendly laptop processor. It’s geared toward the usual home and office computing tasks. The processor provides basic performance, but good enough for fairly smooth web browsing, work on MS Office-type documents, e-mails, and similar.

Besides the Athlon Silver 3050U, AMD offers the Athlon Gold 3150U, which is slightly faster. These processors with two cores and two computing threads per core are similar to the AMD Ryzen 3 3200U / 3250U with four cores but a single thread per core.

As for graphics rendering, which is important for gaming performance, the Athlon Silver 3050U features a very basic Radeon integrated graphics processor with only two graphics processing cores, as opposed to three on the Athlon Gold and Ryzen 3. All of these graphics processors support only light gaming and the Athlon Silver 3050U is the slowest one among the trio in this aspect.

AMD Athlon Silver 3050U CPU Benchmark

AMD Athlon Silver 3050U Benchmark

Note: Performance and benchmark scores of the AMD Athlon Silver 3050U may vary depending on the notebook's other components, settings, cooling, and other factors. However, benchmark results are good indicators of its performance in comparison to other chips.

Specifications of the AMD Athlon Silver 3050U

Here's the specs sheet of the AMD Athlon Silver 3050U:

Processor Name AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
CPU Family AMD Athlon "Raven Ridge"
Number of Cores Dual-core / 2 computing threads per core
CPU Clock Speed 2.3 - 3.2 GHz
Cache Size 5MB
Memory Support DDR4 (2400 MHz max. speed)
Integrated Graphics AMD Radeon Graphics
Power Consumption 15W
Production Technology 12-nanometer
Typical Use Affordable laptops & 2-in-1 PCs

Mainstream laptops & 2-in-1 PCs
Notable Technologies Virtualization (allows the processor to run multiple virtual platforms)
Year of Release 2020

Written by Dan on September 12, 2020

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