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

AMD Ryzen 3 3200U 3250U 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's the specs sheet of the AMD Ryzen 3 3200U / 3250U:

Processor Name AMD Ryzen 3 3200U

AMD Ryzen 3 3250U
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 / 3250U

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

  1. Question

    Anik Bhunia

    Does Ryzen 3 or any other Ryzen processors get overheated?

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    • lol

      i have never had my cpu temp over 70-80c so i think your good

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  2. Question

    Riya

    Will ryzen 3 3200u will be good for multitasking and productivity if compiled with 8gb of ram??

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    • Dan

      Hi, if you use a few typical programs like web browser, email, MS Office etc, the Ryzen 3 3200U will be sufficient. The user experience won’t be much different than with the faster Ryzen 5 or 7. 8GB RAM is sufficient for these tasks, too. The only common problem I experienced with 8GB RAM is that you can exceed it if you use dozens of web browser tabs at the same time.

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    Jenny H

    What about floating point performance?

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  4. Question

    jerry jacob

    How is the performance compared to intel i5 processor. which is better?

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    • Dan

      Hi, it depends on which Generation of Intel i5 is in question. The current i5 Generation is 10th Gen, which is much faster than the Ryzen 3 3200U in tests. Even the old 7th Gen i5 is somewhat faster than the Ryzen 3 3200U in tests. However, depending on the computing task, the difference in the real life might not be overly noticeable. Primarily in light tasks.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Question

    Justin

    Is the Ryzen 3 3200u overclockable

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    • Alejandro

      No, esta
      bloqueado.

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  11. 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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