Home > CPU Comparisons > Ryzen 5 5500U or Ryzen 5 4500U: what's better?

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U vs Ryzen 5 4500U

We compared two 6-core laptop CPUs: the 2.1 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 5500U against the 2.3 GHz Ryzen 5 4500U. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 4500U and 5500U
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  • Newer - released 1-year and 1-month later
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR4-3200 RAM

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
7205
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
13798
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)

Specifications

Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 5 5500U and Ryzen 5 4500U

General

Vendor AMD AMD
Released January 12, 2021 January 6, 2020
Type Laptop Laptop
Codename Zen 2 Zen 2
Socket FP6 FP6
Integrated GPU Radeon RX Vega 7 Radeon RX Vega 6

Performance

Cores 6 6
Threads 12 6
Base Frequency 2.1 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4 GHz 4 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 21x 23x
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 32K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 8MB (shared) 8MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No

Power

Fabrication process 7 nm 7 nm
TDP 10-25 W 10-25 W
Max. temperature 105°C 105°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Radeon RX Vega 7 Radeon RX Vega 6
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 0 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1600 MHz 1500 MHz
Shading Units 448 384
TMUs 28 24
ROPs 7 8
TGP 10-45 W 15 W
iGPU FLOPS
1.108 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-4266 DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-4266
Memory Size 32 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth - 68.27 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes

Misc

Official site AMD Ryzen 5 5500U official page AMD Ryzen 5 4500U official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 16

Cast your vote

Choose between two processors
772 (76.4%)
239 (23.6%)
Total votes: 1011

Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 4500U or Ryzen 5 5500U?
Avatar
Lat 10 September 2021 16:13
I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 14 with Ryzen 5500u and executed the Geekbench 5 benchmark. Performance really depends on the Ram configuration : having 2 RAM sticks (dual channel) adds around 10 to 20% of performance compared to a single RAM stick configuration. With stock 8GB RAM, a single stick of CL22 3200Mhz of DDR4, I was getting 1061 for single core performance and around 3960 for multicore. Upgraded to 16GB of RAM, 2x 8GB of CL20 3200Mhz (Kingston FURY), getting 1116 in single core and 5784 multicore!
0 Reply
Avatar
Akshitha 19 August 2021 06:16
I want to buy AMD processor..suggest me best among ryzen 5 4500 u 8gb and ryzen 5 5500u 8gb
+55 Reply
Avatar
Chris 03 May 2021 22:47
The 4500u was a mind blowing cpu on launch to the extent it thrash almost all 10th gen mobile cpu Intel had to offer but now it looks like Intel got the message and has responded with the 11th gen Tiger lake which is roughly equal to AMD 4000 series counterpart. Compared to that I can hardly see a leap in performance from the 4500u to the 5500u. In fact the newer 5500u is more of a downgrade than an upgrade to the 4500u by having a lower base frequency and memory size, it's more of a let down than adding some few threads and minor tweaks. AMD decided to screw this one up giving Intel more pace to catch up(which Intel won't squander lol). As for the 5500u, it's a shame it didn't live up to the hype and you probably will still be better off with the 4500u or Intel's 11th gen.
+83 Reply
Avatar
Isaac 26 July 2021 23:43
It is NOT a downgrade at all. Lowering the base frequency enables the 5500 squeeze more time out of the battery on idle -> light load while still maintaining the max frequency during heavy work loads. As for the reduction in maximum memory supported, absolutely nobody that buys a laptop (especially those in the price point featuring a Ryzen 4500u or 5500u) ever upgrades beyond 32GB. All the benchmarks show that the decisions taken lead to a better overall product. While it might look marginal per benchmark, in typical usage, the performance improvements add up to a noticeably better user experience.
+16 Reply
Avatar
Benaya Trabelsi 15 April 2021 09:27
beside (maybe) the extra 6 threads, nothing new about the newer 5500u. only cosmetic performance improvements. same zen2 tech, same bellow-intel single-core performance. (in comparison, lets say the 1135g7 i5). the new "hype" is going down in my opinion, and only for lack of effort from the amd side.
+25 Reply
Avatar
Basil 15 May 2021 08:54
So i5 1135g7 is good in single core performence
+45 Reply