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: The benchmark scores of the listed processors are averages measured across various devices with these processors. The scores and real-world performance of the AMD Athlon Silver 3050U and compared CPUs may vary depending on the notebooks' other components, settings, cooling, and other factors. However, the benchmark results are good indicators of the processors' performance.

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

Published on September 12, 2020

User Reviews and Q&A on the AMD Athlon Silver 3050U

Below you can read and submit user reviews, questions, and answers about the processor. Thank you for your contribution.

Current rating: 3 out of 5 stars
  1. Question

    bs

    WINDOWS 7 COMPATIBLE?

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    • mohamed miyas

      amd athlon silver 3050u with radeon graphics 2.30 ghz support fifa 18 game

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  2. athlon silever

    sagar surse

    dont suggest to buy athlon sliver processer laptop
    im buy new laptop last month but many time laptop very slow , slow start and restart many problem , im using pycharm , data software software this not support those software

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  3. Question

    Efra Mahmood

    Is AMD athalon silver 3050 u good for online classes?

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  4. 3 out of 5 Basic notebook for basic task

    JohnIL

    This is a duel core mobile low powered CPU. It’s not even close to having the performance for editing video, 3D gaming or any other CPU intensive task. But it’s plenty fast for web surfing, watching video streams, and doing Office work. If you want more you need to invest in the Ryzen platform such as a Ryzen 3 or 5 series. I would compare this CPU to a Celeron or Pentium Intel family of CPU’s.

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  5. Question

    Dawn

    Is it compatible w iOS, android, and most printers

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    • Dan

      Hi, this processor is designed for “desktop” operating systems like Windows and Linux. It can run mobile operating systems (OS) like iOS and Android via emulation programs. If your question is regarding the processor’s support for peripheral connectivity with iOS and Android phones (ie connection via USB cable), it is not a processor question. It’s ratrher a question whether OS supports that and in case of Windows and (I think most Linux distributions) it does. The same applies to printers.

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    • mat

      this laptop suck for gaming even u make overclock it still suck it only can use for shit in office , hate when they say it good for gaming but it totally suck

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  6. Question

    Lala

    Does it support directx 12?

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    • amk

      which amd driver should i use for my laptop amd athlon silver

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  7. Question

    ramcharan

    what is its core like i3,i5

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    • Dan

      It rather equivalent of Intel’s Pentium series, which is a bit weaker than the Core i3. It’s closer to the Core i3 than i5.

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