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AMD Ryzen 7 5700U vs Ryzen 5 5500U

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 1.8 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 5700U with 8-cores against the 2.1 GHz Ryzen 5 5500U with 6-cores. 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 5700U
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • 7% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.3 GHz vs 4 GHz)


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)


Full technical specification of AMD Ryzen 7 5700U and Ryzen 5 5500U


Vendor AMD AMD
Released January 12, 2021 January 12, 2021
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Zen 2 Zen 2
Socket FP6 FP6
Integrated GPU Radeon RX Vega 8 Radeon RX Vega 7


Cores 8 6
Threads 16 12
Base Frequency 1.8 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.3 GHz 4 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 18x 21x
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 8MB (shared) 8MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


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


Integrated Graphics Radeon RX Vega 8 Radeon RX Vega 7
GPU Base Clock 0 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1750 MHz 1600 MHz
Shading Units 512 448
TMUs 32 28
ROPs 8 7
TGP 15 W 10-45 W
1.108 TFLOPS

Memory support

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


Official site AMD Ryzen 7 5700U official page AMD Ryzen 5 5500U official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 12 12

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Total votes: 595


So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 5500U or Ryzen 7 5700U?
alex08154711 09 October 2021 23:00
I paid 579€ for 5500u 8gb 256gb. 5700u 16gb 512gb 789€. In real life you will not recognize the difference between the CPU
+5 Reply
louay 09 July 2021 15:00
ryzen7 5700u is best because the 2c_4t more and his higher clock speed but the ryzen5 suppurts ecc and ryzen7 dosn't and the 5500u is more cheaper
+162 Reply
TAZER 26 August 2021 06:11
My choice is conflicting in ThinkPad E14 Gen 3.. so which cpu should i choose??
+49 Reply