An unreleased APU (opens in new tab)from AMD has been spotted on Geekbench. The chip in question is the AMD Ryzen 3 3250U, with the U denoting that it is for mobile devices.
AMD has already launched the Ryzen 3 3200U, part of the chipmaker's Picasso family (opens in new tab). The 12nm APU comes wielding Zen+ CPU cores (opens in new tab)and Vega 3 graphics. Judging by the specifications listed on Geekbench, the 3250U is very similar to the 3200U.
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U vs. AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Specs
|Processor||Cores / Threads||Base / Boost (GHz)||L1 Cache (KB)||L2 Cache (MB)||L3 Cache (MB)||GPU||GPU Cores||GPU Clock (MHz)||TDP (W)|
|AMD Ryzen 5 3250U||2 / 4||2.60 / 3.47||192||1||4||Radeon Vega 3||3||1,200||?|
|AMD Ryzen 5 3200U||2 / 4||2.60 / 3.50||192||1||4||Radeon Vega 3||3||1,200||15|
*Specifications for the Ryzen 5 3250U are not confirmed.
The Ryzen 5 3250U reportedly uses the same dual-core, four-thread (opens in new tab)configuration and runs with a 2.6 GHz base clock speed (opens in new tab). The chip appears to have a 30 MHz lower boost clock, but that could be a detection error on Geekbench's part. Additionally, the AMD Family 23 Model 24 Stepping 1 processor ID confirms the Ryzen 3 3250's usage of the Picasso architecture.
Let's not forget that AMD also produces custom solutions for some of its partners. The Ryzen 3 3250U could either be a new SKU or a custom-made APU for a big-name PC vendor.
As for the cache (opens in new tab), the Ryzen 5 3250U is equipped with 192KB of L1 cache, 1MB of L2 cache and 4MB of L3 cache. There are no surprises there. The APU once again features Radeon Vega 3 graphics, meaning it has three Computes Units (CUs) clocked up to 1,200 MHz.
Geekbench 4 might not be the best tool for comparing two processors, but one listing (opens in new tab) comparing two PCs shows the Ryzen 3 3250U performing 3% and 1.3% faster than the Ryzen 3 3200U at single-and multi-core workloads, respectively. However, both systems were running with different memory and different versions of Geekbench 4, so the actual difference might be smaller or even non-existent.