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)
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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 Lucienne Lucienne
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 - 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1900 MHz 1800 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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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 5500U or Ryzen 7 5700U?
Johan 09 November 2022 08:32
These are lower-powered mobile laptop chips. You won't notice a difference between the two for web browsing and daily tasks. For multi-tasks like Photoshop, 3D rendering, and Games this is not suitable but if you have no choice then the 7 is a notable jump up for these tasks.
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Minecrafter 23 July 2022 15:10
What do I choose, I play Minecraft so the graphics performance is very important, vega 7 is way better than vega 8, but I will have to sacrifice some CPU perf for GPU perf, what do I choose. (I don't stream)
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Guest 09 September 2022 21:35
??? Why would Vega 7 be better than Vega 8? If they're of the same iteration i.e. same generation. The Vega 8 has 1 more execute unit than the 7. hence the name Vega 8...
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Saad 11 May 2022 08:17
Lower base clock for power saving and turbo clock for performance.
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Bhargav 13 February 2022 02:47
How does a lower base clock speed affect performance? Examples, please
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Maruf 07 February 2022 18:08
Should I choose Ryzen 7 5700u or ryzen 5 5500u? As I am from a middle-class family, I am planning to use this for at least 4 years. Most of the usage will be related to work-related stuff… and I am also gonna do some casual gaming(2-3 hours a day).
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LordRacphe 13 February 2022 19:23
You can have ryzen 7 with more cores and make videos, make live streams, or see twitch/youtube and games at the same time. it's not too different with the ryzen 5, you will notice low fps...
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Poweruser 390 06 June 2022 15:18
no, do not go with it if you are planning to use it for 3-4 years go with a laptop with ryzen 5 5600h and gtx 1650 that will cost almost the same it will last longer ryzen 7 5700u laptop is gonna become a potato in terms of graphics in a year or 2(you probably wont even be able to play minecraft with that laptop) i think i replied late
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Monish 18 September 2022 08:49
Poweruser 390, I wanna ask you if I want to do a good level of video editing and VFX work then I should prefer ryzen 5 5600H or ryzen 7 5600u.
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Guest 11294 10 November 2021 14:49
I have dell inspiron 5515 with AMD Ryzen 5500u. Can i upgrade mine processor with AMD Ryzen 5700 without replacing motherboard?
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biggie chees 02 December 2021 23:15
Yes, all you need to do is to replace the motherboard.
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Sam 04 December 2021 18:12
Just change the CPU.
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Sandip 26 December 2021 06:20
Sam, Thank you so much for your reply.
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Tttt 30 January 2022 22:33
Yes, you can.
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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
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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
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TAZER 26 August 2021 06:11
My choice is conflicting in ThinkPad E14 Gen 3.. so which cpu should i choose??
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Ibrahim 30 March 2022 16:21
TAZER, Of course, Ryzen 7 if no money problems
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jonk 18 April 2022 16:24
TAZER, Ryzen 5 is best for 90% of users. The Ryzen 7 will only be worthwhile for niche users who do video editing, crazy streaming, or rendering. If not, just a waste of money.
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devcoder 19 July 2022 16:27
jonk, Also, the Ryzen 7 5700 would be ideal for programmers compiling heavy loads (say Android Development for example). Ryzen 5 5500 would also be a good choice, however, if you're using the laptop in the office or for business then you're always looking for that a little extra to push through. Ryzen 7 5700 seems ideal here. Can't wait to try the newer 5800u.
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