AMD Ryzen 5 5600G vs Ryzen 5 5500U

We compared two 6-core CPUs: the 3.9 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 5600G (desktop) against the 2.1 GHz Ryzen 5 5500U (laptop). On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Multi-Core Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of power consumption
Integrated Graphics
iGPU capabilities for gaming and 3D-intensive tasks
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating
The "iGPU" and "Power Efficiency" have a minor impact on the NanoReview Score when comparing desktop CPUs.

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 5500U and 5600G
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • Has 8192 KB larger L3 cache size
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • 34% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 1957 vs 1457 points
  • 10% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.4 GHz vs 4 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  • More than 10° C higher critical temperature

Test in Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs across various tasks

Cinebench R23

Reputable cross-platform benchmark for high-performance processors
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

GeekBench v6

The new version of this benchmark emulates common operations often used in real-world apps
Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
File compression 864.4 MB/sec 447.7 MB/sec
Clang compilation 59.8 Klines/sec 35.7 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 156.3 pages/sec 114.7 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 219.2 Mpixels/sec 180.1 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 207.8 pages/sec 114.9 pages/sec
Background blur 40.9 images/sec 27.5 images/sec
Photo processing 60 images/sec 40.4 images/sec
Ray tracing 15 Mpixels/sec 9.84 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1], [2]


Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Integer math 68.7 GOps/sec 46.4 GOps/sec
Floating point math 38.1 GOps/sec 26.8 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 59M Primes/sec 26M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 25.8M Strings/sec 19.7M Strings/sec
Data encryption 15.4 GBytes/sec 10.8 GBytes/sec
Data compression 250.2 MBytes/sec 179.3 MBytes/sec
Physics 912 Frames/sec 541 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 17.2B Matrices/sec 11.1B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 5 5600G and Ryzen 5 5500U


Vendor AMD AMD
Released April 13, 2021 January 12, 2021
Type Desktop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Zen 3 (Cezanne) Zen 2 (Lucienne)
Integrated GPU Radeon RX Vega 7 Radeon RX Vega 7


Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 6
P-Threads 12 12
Base Frequency (P) 3.9 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.4 GHz 4 GHz
Total Cores 6 6
Total Threads 12 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 39x 21x
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 16MB (shared) 8MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes No


Transistors 10.7 billions -
Fabrication process 7 nm 7 nm
TDP (PL1) 45-65 W (configurable) 10-25 W (configurable)
Socket AM4 FP6
Peak temperature 95°C 105°C


Integrated Graphics Radeon RX Vega 7 Radeon RX Vega 7
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1900 MHz 1800 MHz
Shading Units 448 448
TMUs 28 28
ROPs 7 7
TGP 10-45 W 10-45 W
1.108 TFLOPS
1.108 TFLOPS

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR4-3200 - DDR4-3200
- LPDDR4-4266
Memory Size 128 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
ECC Support No No


Official site AMD Ryzen 5 5600G official page AMD Ryzen 5 5500U official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 24 12

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 5500U or Ryzen 5 5600G?
40FPS 25 April 2022 03:31
Own both of these chips. Solid Performance Check out reviews on 40FPS Benchmarks YT
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