AMD Ryzen 5 5500U vs Ryzen 5 5500

We compared two 6-core CPUs: the 2.1 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (laptop) against the 3.6 GHz Ryzen 5 5500 (desktop). 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 5500 and 5500U
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  • More than 15° C higher critical temperature
  • Includes an integrated GPU Radeon RX Vega 7
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5500
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • Newer - released 1-year and 2-months later
  • Has 8 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • 29% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1433 vs 1108 points
  • 5% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.2 GHz vs 4 GHz)

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
1370
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
10480
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
3049
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
19551
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
1441
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
7237
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Specifications

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

General

Vendor AMD AMD
Released January 12, 2021 March 15, 2022
Type Laptop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Zen 2 (Lucienne) Zen 3 (Cezanne)
Integrated GPU Radeon RX Vega 7 No

CPU

Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 6
P-Threads 12 12
Base Frequency (P) 2.1 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4 GHz 4.2 GHz
Total
Total Cores 6 6
Total Threads 12 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 21x 36x
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 8MB (shared) 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes

Package

Fabrication process 7 nm 7 nm
Socket FP6 AM4
TDP 10-25 W (configurable) 65 W
Peak temperature 105°C 90°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Radeon RX Vega 7 -
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz -
GPU Boost Clock 1800 MHz -
Shading Units 448 -
TMUs 28 -
ROPs 7 -
TGP 10-45 W -
iGPU FLOPS
1.108 TFLOPS

Memory Support

Memory types DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-4266 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 32 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth - 47.68 GB/s
ECC Support No No

Misc

Official site AMD Ryzen 5 5500U official page AMD Ryzen 5 5500 official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 12 24

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 5500 or Ryzen 5 5500U?