AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Lower-Mid-Range Laptop CPU

The AMD Ryzen 3 3200U 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 has a maximal clock speed of 3.5 GHz, which is only a small boost over the previous-gen Ryzen 3 2200U.

AMD Ryzen 3 3200U CPU Benchmark

AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Benchmark

The benchmarks confirm the lower-mid-tier status of the Ryzen 3 3200U and its negligible over the Ryzen 3 2200U. The gap between the 3 3200U 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 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 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 / 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: Performance and benchmark scores of the AMD Ryzen 3 3200U 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 Ryzen 3 3200U

Here's the specs sheet of the AMD Ryzen 3 3200U:

Processor Name AMD Ryzen 3 3200U
CPU Family AMD Ryzen "Picasso"
Number of Cores Dual-core / 2 computing threads per core
CPU Clock Speed 2.6-3.5GHz
Cache Size 5MB
Memory Support DDR4 (2400 MHz max. speed)
Integrated Graphics AMD Radeon Vega 3
Power Consumption 15W
Production Technology 14-nanometer
Typical Use Affordable laptops & 2-in-1 PCs

Mainstream laptops & 2-in-1 PCs
Notable Technologies AMD SenseMI performance management and boosting

Virtualization (allows the processor to run multiple virtual platforms)
Year of Release 2019

Written by Dan on June 14, 2019

User Reviews and Q&A on the AMD Ryzen 3 3200U

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

  1. Question

    Sairam

    Does this processor is suitable for play euro truck simulator game ..and will it be better than intel integrated graphics on i3 8th gen

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  2. Question

    Smith

    Do you think the battery of my ryzen 3 is damaged because it drainsbso fast, not even last for 3-4 hrs. But I just bought it yesterday. Help me.

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  3. Question

    Farzeen

    LAPTOP- HP 15s-eq0001ne/AMD R3-3200u/4GB RAM/ 256 GB SSD/ WINDOWS 10 HOME
    I would like to buy this laptop,
    I have to do web browsing with at least opening 5 to 6 tab at a time and some office suite application.
    Will it be better for me.

    With regards

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    • Dan

      Hi, if it’s at least 5-6 tabs, I would recommend at least 8GB of RAM in the first place. 4GB can be a problem for running many browser tabs. The R3 3200U is a decent processor for browsing and office apps. I can recommend it as a good and affordable solution for light tasks like browsing and office. But, if you have a chance to get the faster Ryzen 5 or newer R3 4300U for around $50-$100 more for instance, I can recommend that also for extra peace of mind.

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    • Farzeen

      Can I add additional Ram on this lap model.

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    • Dan

      Hi, I can’t find the manual for this particular configuration, but there are other 15s-eq models with 8GB and 16GB (2x8GB) RAM. So upgrade is most likely possible on your model, but sometimes accessing the RAM slots for upgrades on this kind of laptops can be difficult. The model doesn’t have a dedicated RAM door for easy upgrades, so the whole bottom has to be removed in order to access RAM and maybe some other parts as well.

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    • Farzeen

      Thank you for your fast and efficient response to my inquiries.

      With regards

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  4. Question

    Abhay

    Is ryzen 3 3200U is good for auto CAD?

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    • Dan

      It’s good in my opinion, but if you have a chance to get the newer 3 4300U or Ryzen 5 3000 or 4000 series, I would go for that if the price isn’t more than $50 higher. That’s for extra peace of mind and eventually to handle some heavy computing scenarios better if they occur.

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  5. Ryzen

    Ros

    I have this processor on my laptop but I’m not satisfied about the performance. I do have like 800gb available space on my disc, less than 10 light apps and yet it lags. I followed every instructions in youtube but nothing happens. I don’t know if it is a hardware issue or software. Kinda frustrated.

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    • Dan

      Hi, does your laptop have a hard drive or solid state drive and what is your RAM size? The Ryzen 3 3200U should be able to handle stuff like web browsing, work in MS Office, email etc without major lags. But, if your laptop uses a hard drive instead of SSD, that could be the cause of laggy user experience, especially when booting up Windows and starting apps. Also, if your RAM size is small, for instance 4GB, you will encounter lags when you multi-task a lot and exceed 4GB, like having many programs or browser tabs running at the same time.

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  6. Question

    Justin

    Is the Ryzen 3 3200u overclockable

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    • Alejandro

      No, esta
      bloqueado.

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  7. Question

    Anna T

    j’aimerais savoir si Antidote 10 est compatible avec le processeur de mon portable soit AMD RYZEN 3 3200.
    Merci.
    J’attends votre réponse pour un achat de logiciel.

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