AMD Ryzen 3 3200U / 3250U Lower-Mid-Range Laptop CPU
The AMD Ryzen 3 3200U / 3250U belongs to the lower mid range processors for notebooks. It has two computing cores as opposed to four of the truly mid-tier chips such as the Ryzen 5 3500U from the same family. The Ryzen 3 3200U / 3250U has a maximal clock speed of 3.5 GHz, which is only a small boost over the previous-gen Ryzen 3 2200U.
The Ryzen 3 3200U and the newer 3250U are basically the same processor. The only difference is that the maximal temperature of the 3200U is rated at 105°C, while on the 3250U it’s 95°C.
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U / 3250U CPU Benchmark
The benchmarks confirm the lower-mid-tier status of the Ryzen 3 3200U / 3250U and its negligible over the Ryzen 3 2200U. The gap between the 3 3200U / 3250U and the quad-core 5 3500U is much bigger, as expected. The Ryzen 3 also can’t quite keep up with its current direct competitor by Intel, the Core i3-8145U.
However, in the real world-use the Ryzen 3 3200U / 3250U is a very capable processor for the usual daily computing chores, such as web surf, writing essays, spreadsheet calculations, media playback, and similar. For most users, the Ryzen 3 is sufficient performance-wise. The more powerful quad-core chips like the Ryzen 5 and Intel Core i5 are recommended if you regularly do heavier computing duties like movie making or professional photo editing, although these chips aren’t full-blown workstation-class CPUs neither.
The Ryzen 3 3200U / 3250U has only the basic Radeon Vega 3 integrated graphics. Gaming is another reason why one would like to get a laptop with the Ryzen 5 series instead of Ryzen 3, because the former has noticeably better Vega 8 integrated graphics. Nevertheless, the Ryzen 3 3200U / 3250U with Vega 3 is capable of running many of the popular games, mostly with lowered graphics and resolution settings, as shown in this YouTube gameplay video playlist:
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 Ryzen 3 3200U / 3250U 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 Ryzen 3 3200U / 3250U
Here are the most important specs of the AMD Ryzen 3 3200U / 3250U:
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
AMD Ryzen "Picasso"
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Dual-core / 2 computing threads per core
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DDR4 (2400 MHz max. speed)
AMD Radeon Vega 3
Affordable laptops & 2-in-1 PCs
AMD SenseMI performance management and boosting
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