AMD Ryzen 5 2500U vs Intel Core i5 8250U: Intel is no longer the only option

After giving Intel a run for its money on the desktop side of things last year, AMD announced it’s Ryzen laptop processors, promising laptops powered by the same chipsets in early 2018. Acer was one of the first companies to bring these new chips to its existing lineups and Acer’s new Ryzen powered laptops are finally here in India. We took a look at the new Acer Swift 3 laptop, which is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor. This four core, eight thread chip is now a direct competitor to Acer’s own 8th gen Intel Core i5 powered laptop, we reviewed recently. Can the red team finally deliver on the laptop front? We found out.

Test systems

The reason you don’t see these CPU performance comparisons in the laptop category that often is because of its hard to get your hands on similarly specced laptops running AMD chipsets. For this test as well, the two units we are testing are not entirely same, but quite similar.

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