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
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 5500U and 5600G
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • Has 8 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • 35% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1493 vs 1108 points
  • 10% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.4 GHz vs 4 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  • Consumes up to 62% less energy than the Ryzen 5 5600G – 25 vs 65 Watt
  • More than 10° C higher critical temperature


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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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 Cezanne Lucienne
Socket AM4 FP6
Integrated GPU Radeon RX Vega 7 Radeon RX Vega 7


Cores 6 6
Threads 12 12
Base Frequency 3.9 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.4 GHz 4 GHz
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 45-65 W 10-25 W
Max. 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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