Intel Core i3 1005G1 vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 1.2 GHz Intel Core i3 1005G1 with 2-cores against the 2.1 GHz AMD 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 1005G1
Advantages of Intel Core i3 1005G1
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • Consumes up to 40% less energy than the Ryzen 5 5500U – 15 vs 25 Watt
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  • Has 4 more physical cores
  • Has 4 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Newer - released 1-year and 6-months later
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 10 nanometers
  • 18% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4 GHz vs 3.4 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 Intel Core i3 1005G1 and AMD Ryzen 5 5500U


Vendor Intel AMD
Released August 1, 2019 January 12, 2021
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Ice Lake Lucienne
Model number i3-1005G1 -
Socket BGA-1526 FP6
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics G1 Radeon RX Vega 7


Cores 2 6
Threads 4 12
Base Frequency 1.2 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 3.4 GHz 4 GHz
Bus frequency - 100 MHz
Multiplier 12x 21x
Bus Bandwidth 4 GT/s -
L1 Cache 96K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 512K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 4MB (shared) 8MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm
TDP 15 W 10-25 W
Max. temperature 100°C 105°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics G1 Radeon RX Vega 7
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 900 MHz 1800 MHz
Shading Units 256 448
TMUs 32 28
ROPs 4 7
TGP 15 W 10-45 W
Max. Resolution 5120x3200 - 60 Hz -
1.108 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-3733 DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-4266
Memory Size 64 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i3 1005G1 official page AMD Ryzen 5 5500U official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes - 12
Extended instructions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2, AVX-512 -

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