Intel Core i5 1135G7 vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 0.9-2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 1135G7 with 4-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
Multi-Core Performance
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 1135G7
Advantages of Intel Core i5 1135G7
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • 19% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1313 vs 1108 points
  • 5% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.2 GHz vs 4 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 10 nanometers


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 Intel Core i5 1135G7 and AMD Ryzen 5 5500U


Vendor Intel AMD
Released September 2, 2020 January 12, 2021
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Tiger Lake Zen 2 (Lucienne)
Model number i5-1135G7 -
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EU Radeon RX Vega 7


Performance Cores
P-Cores 4 6
P-Threads 8 12
Base Frequency (P) 0.9-2.4 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.2 GHz 4 GHz
Total Cores 4 6
Total Threads 8 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 9-24x 21x
Bus Bandwidth 4 GT/s -
L1 Cache 96K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 8MB (shared) 8MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm
Socket BGA-1449 FP6
TDP 12-28 W (configurable) 10-25 W (configurable)
Peak temperature 100°C 105°C


Integrated Graphics Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EU Radeon RX Vega 7
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1300 MHz 1800 MHz
Shading Units 640 448
TMUs 40 28
ROPs 20 7
Execution Units 80 -
TGP 15 W 10-45 W
1.108 TFLOPS

Memory Support

Memory types DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-4267 DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-4266
Memory Size 64 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i5 1135G7 official page AMD Ryzen 5 5500U official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 12

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Total votes: 17392


So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 5500U or Intel Core i5 1135G7?
Danya 31 March 2023 09:21
Is it worth paying an extra $70-80 to get a laptop with an i5 1235u processor instead of a Ryzen 5 5500U? Laptop with single-channel 8GB RAM.
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Mat 31 March 2023 11:45
No, it's not. They will provide you with a very similar performance so I thinks it's not worth it.
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Stephen 01 March 2023 02:04
Hey, there I’m looking at a Asus 425qa want to know if any good for basic music and video editing I’m not a professional or anything but it will be my 2nd ever-owned computer. I just need to know if can use it for my drone video 4k and if has enough grunt to do it.
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Chester 06 October 2022 06:25
I got an HP laptop with Ryzen 5 5500U a few months ago, direct from HP for $470+sales tax. Now HP wants $699 for it. Yesterday I found a new/opened Acer laptop with Intel i5-1135g7 on Craigslist, for $225. Both have 8GB RAM. Purchased that Acer today. Will compare them. Installed Xubuntu on both.
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Omkar 26 September 2022 04:19
I am going to purchase MSI modern 14 equipped with i5 11 gen and 8GB ram & 512GB SSD for video editing should I go for it?? Suggest me.
+251 Reply
Shivam 27 September 2022 15:31
Great!! This is the best choice👍
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Coconut 25 July 2022 14:45
I am considering Asus Zenbook 13" because of the small, light, and OLED screen. Which is better i5-1135G7 or R5-5500U?? Both are 8GB/512GB... Or any suggestions for another brand?
+2034 Reply
Zoomer generation 09 May 2022 15:12
I got the i5 one on Dell Latitude 8GB 256ssd, however, the performance of iris and i5 gen 11 really bad in my experience. For example when I use zoom, WhatsApp, and edge, the "low resources" warning in zoom appears, making the sound come out bad. Anyone got the same experience, I'm still infuriated about it.
+191 Reply
Chetan 11 May 2022 14:10
If you on battery saver this could be causing the issue because the laptop keeps going to lower clock speeds. I had this happen on an older laptop and by moving the slider 1 up from the battery saver did the trick.
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Sagor Kumar 26 April 2022 15:04
I'm gonna work for 4k Video Editing. I need to buy laptops under budget. By considering overall ratings and performance on battery, clock speed, frequency whether intel i5 11Gen or ryzen-5 (5500u) which is better?
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Kai L 19 May 2022 00:45
For Video editing, you have to consider more factors than the CPU alone. CPU, RAM SSD, and graphic cards all count. Just compare between CPUs, based on the core number and frequency of the CPU the 5500u seems a better option. remember, the modern video software is 64bit and multicore supported. on the other hand, if you've found a laptop setup with i5 1135g7 with more RAM like 32GB and Ryzen 5500u with 16GB RAM. Then, i5 definitely the option.
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Hariharan J 12 April 2022 08:58
I'm gonna work for a software company. I need to buy laptops under budget. By considering overall ratings and performance on battery, clock speed, frequency whether intel5, 11 gen, or ryzen 5 which is better?
+1077 Reply
pv mac 27 March 2022 21:57
hp amd ryzen 5 5500u 8gb or lenovo intel i5 1135g7 12gb ram?
+398 Reply
Pain 28 March 2022 12:36
Lenovo intel i5 1135g7 12gb ram
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Gio 08 April 2022 15:23
Pain, hp amd ryzen 5 5500u 16gb or lenovo intel i5 1135g7 12gb ram?
+124 Reply
TYo 08 April 2022 21:26
Gio, hp amd ryzen 5 5500u 16gb
+63 Reply
DDG 01 March 2022 06:44
I think for a low budget point of you and also multitasking performance AMD is too good
+139 Reply
shadow 04 February 2022 17:03
I bought Ryzen 5 5500u. It's a beast. Compared to Intel, Ryzen consumes less power and got more cores and threads that contribute to getting the best performance.
+262 Reply
New Laptop buyer 12 January 2022 03:19
Opinions are so divided here, please tell me which laptop to consider when I get all similar specifications but with a different processor like AMD ryzen 5 5500u and intel i5 1135g7. I need a professional laptop for long-term use.
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I Am Not A Bot Lmao 13 January 2022 19:12
Get the 5500U. It is the best out of the two.
+293 Reply
Mostly depends on workflow 15 August 2022 04:07
Depending on your workflow either laptop would be the better option. Intel has the single core speed crown among these 2 chips, but Ryzen has better multicore performance. Intel is not as efficient as AMD so if you plan on using on battery a lot you might consider this. AMD has a far superior iGPU and better drivers if you plan on playing some esports-type games. Intel has thunderbolt so if you want to plug a thunderbolt GPU into it you can for better gaming and/or GPU-heavy workloads. There are ups and downs to both these laptops, but really for most things nowadays either will be sufficient.
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NerdBird7 11 January 2022 14:03
Guys... I need help here ... I'm getting Hp Pavillion Ryzen 5 5500U with 16GB RAM and 512 SSD at Rs.59,990/- Hp Ryzen 7 5700U 14s-fq1083au with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD at Rs.59,990/-. I just entered engineering college and want a laptop for coding /video editing /running software. Please help.
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Alvin Ahammed 19 January 2022 10:02
The 5700u does have more grunt but with only 8GB ram it would not be great for things like video editing. I would suggest the 5500u version with 16Gb ram. But if you can upgrade the ram on the 5700u version, later on, it would be better. But out of the box, the 5500u with 16GB ram would be better.
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Lol 29 January 2022 15:47
I recommend ryzen 7 hp 14
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user 31 January 2022 12:19
Im writing this comment with my hp pavilion ryzen 5 5500u. It is upgradable and comes at 56000/- mrp. And also , im in an engineering college too. its great for coding and video editing
+31 Reply
Prashant 10 April 2022 20:19
Ryzen 7 is best and you can after upgrade ram and hdd, SSD but you can't upgrade the processor. So in my opinion you should buy Ryzen 7 processor laptop.
+12 Reply
Mr.solo 17 April 2022 21:07
Go for Ryzen 7 with 8GB RAM
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Billy Marts 10 July 2022 18:31
If you can upgrade the Ram for HP Ryzen 7, Go for it bro then if not I would suggest Ryzen 5. Both are good at editing and coding 💪
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Niko 10 January 2022 20:06
I used both and they are very good, responsive, and fast. Anyway, I would prefer the Rizen, in terms of battery life these processors are incompatible, the Intel drains the battery ~2 times faster under the same conditions.
+65 Reply
Noobie 31 December 2021 08:14
So which one to buy? AMD 5500U or Intel i5 11th gen. Still confused. Need a to-the-point answer. With irl exp if possible.
+238 Reply
OMAR HAMEED 31 December 2021 22:37
I bought 5500U , that's a beast
+67 Reply
Harman 11 January 2022 11:27
Both are good, but the one which comes with less price that one is the best.
+48 Reply
Mukesh 31 January 2022 07:29
Harman, Intel Corei5 11th Gen Maximum Ram supports and more turbo boost and Powerful Graphics the vega 7?
+19 Reply
Arif Osman 07 April 2022 01:00
OMAR HAMEED, Never will get AMD. after keep getting overloads and stuck.
+17 Reply
SC1 29 November 2021 17:42
In the lowest layman terms pls. AMD Ryzan 5 5500U or 11th generation intel core i5 1135G7. Will a novice user notice the difference?
+605 Reply
Karan 22 December 2021 03:42
I have bought a laptop (15-EH1101AU)@5500 Config - AMD RAYZEN 5 5500U APU 512 SSD, 8GB RAM, DDR4,15.6 INCH is it a good buy? Better than Intel i5 11 the generation?
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hello 29 December 2021 08:39
Karan, yes it is because it is better
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Hell 15 January 2022 05:04
Yes, in terms of battery life. Intel consumes more battery life than ryzen about 1.5 to 2 times
+8 Reply
Alvin Ahammed 19 January 2022 10:03
With the 5500u there is a lot more battery life because it takes less power. That would be better for a novice user.
+8 Reply
Nilu 25 November 2021 12:28
Could anyone please tell me, which processor is best from AMD Ryzen 5 5500U and intel core i5 1135G7? I am confused now and please help me.
+763 Reply
Viv 27 December 2021 15:26
AMD has achieved 7-nanometer technology vis-a-vis 10 nanometers of intel, however, close scrutiny of the above numbers clearly pronounces intel's superiority over AMD. (7nm with 6 cores is misleading). Go with "intel core i5 1135G7"
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Lol 29 January 2022 15:50
Viv, Intel is worse and delivers low performance than ryzen. It sucks in power consumption and iris xe graphics is worse. And actually, you will get Radeon vega '8' graphics in 5500U. I rise with ryzen
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Guest 7291 16 November 2021 14:28
If you going to use the Integrated GPU don't even consider AMD. Iris XE is 2 times better than Vega 7.
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Soe 08 May 2022 20:21
Make sure to look at other sources other than this site. Both are almost the same as their rival counterpart (It's like comparing Iris Xe 96EU with RX Vega 8) Source: It's important to note benchmarks and real-world are quite different, and i5-1135G7's higher single-core clock makes up for that difference. AMD has their drivers are better than Intel's (i.e intel's new igpu drivers are more likely to crash) Source:
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SendHelp 27 September 2021 17:24
Guys please help me, im trying to choose a laptop for my class in programming with these specs. AMD Ryzen 5 5500U with 16gb ram AMD Radeon graphics with 512gb SSD Vs Intel core i5 1135G7 with 8gb ram Intel Iris X Graphics with 512 SSD
+1077 Reply
intelboy 07 October 2021 06:29
get ryzen bro, 6 core will help here and there
+268 Reply
Akash 27 November 2021 05:53
Go for AMD Ryzen 5500u
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Mushroom 22 September 2021 10:02
I was planning to buy a laptop what do you think is the best decision? THANKS MSI MODERN 15 Ryzen 5500u with 8gb RAM with extra slot, 512gb SSD with extra slot Asus Vivobook 15 Ryzen 5 5500u with 8gb RAM with extra slot, 512gb SSD with extra slot Acer Swift Ryzen 5 5500u with 16gb RAM and 512gb SSD without extra slot
+214 Reply
Anony 23 September 2021 20:29
Buy msi modern 15. I have ordered mine
+53 Reply
DataCruncher 28 October 2021 08:34
16gb RAM model as dual channel RAM is around 20% faster than single channel.
+15 Reply
joe 10 September 2021 11:31
should i buy hp 5500u laptop or hp i51135g7 both are similiar specs laptop i am going to use for general use and would like great OVERALL cpu performance, great OVERALL igpu performance and great battery life please tell me. i am also going to use it unplugged more instead of plugged in as i am on the go.
+323 Reply
Santa 19 September 2021 05:23
Go with ryzen it's performs better than intel i5 11gen on multi-tasking
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joe 23 September 2021 12:03
bruh why did i get 170 likes and only 1 reply... is this website full of bots then???
+34 Reply
Krishnna 24 September 2021 16:47
joe, Let me reply to you and extend character length to 20
+42 Reply
Pica 27 September 2021 14:30
Krishnna, Hahahha! Nice reply Krishna! I bought the Lenovo Slim 3i 5500U. so far so good! hexa core!
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Aviral 07 October 2021 22:39
Pica, Hi Pica, can you please give me a genuine review about how Lenovo slim 3i 5500U is? Considering I am gonna use it for office purpose and student purpose.
+29 Reply
Sushil 11 October 2021 12:18
What about lenovo ideapad slim 3 with almost same specifications
+16 Reply
payam 18 November 2021 11:34
Intel has better gpu and it's better in usage of buttery but 5500u has better multi core performance
+7 Reply
Guest 11996 10 December 2021 22:03
Pica, I have the same laptop, just don't update windows 11 cos it will override the AMD Radeon driver
+15 Reply
Miguel 14 December 2021 21:42
joe, Because the "Like" symbol ^ seems a collapse symbol, you press it expecting to appear something else and bum! you have liked the post.
+51 Reply
Soe 09 May 2022 09:39
payam, @payam Intel is better when plugged in, when not go with AMD. I seriously doubt Intel has better igpu performance since AMD has been shipping out a lot better igpu for longer. Also, for better igpu drivers, AMD wins.
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Sanjib Malo 29 July 2021 05:21
I bought my first laptop with Ryzen 5 5500u processor worth 57k, is it a good buy or I made a fool of myself, please tell me.
+470 Reply
IKD 01 August 2021 17:50
You made an excellent choice, if you had gone for intel then you would have made fool of yourself.
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User 7023 21 September 2021 16:51
Its a good buy though ryzen 5 5500u offers u good gaming experience even without a dedicated GPU.ryzen 5000 series laptops generally don't get priced under 60k . So considering all these u shud consider it a good buy.
+18 Reply
shahadat 26 June 2021 20:41
i've ordered a laptop with amd.. it's more powerful than intel
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Ryan 25 May 2021 11:59
Based on this comparison, AMD definitely win in terms of TDP(lower watt = lower battery consumption). When its plugged-in, intel definitely better.
+215 Reply
Saswata Saha 09 May 2021 19:30
This Ching-Chong Slayer CEO of AMD will kill this company! hahahahahahahahahah!
+89 Reply
bob 09 January 2022 07:33
what... how does that relate to this at all?
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Chinchongbingbong 15 January 2022 21:39
bob, AMD vs Intel. I love AMD CEO tho.
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Madarchod 25 April 2021 20:34
Bloody amd I will kill you. You just gave me 5.9gb of usable ram. I am not able to change it in bios too. All madarchod YouTubers never mentioned this con. All bloody moneysuckers.....I finally bought Intel it gave me 7.8gb of ram out of 8gb
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Angel 03 May 2021 22:05
Yes now with that 7.8Gb of RAM, I hope you are satisfied. This is not a con. If you had done your research right you would have understood. Anyway as long as your happy. I would go with better processor any day than more RAM. In fact both goes hand in hand. But did you even stop to think 5.9gb usable RAM is because it's been used by the Graphic processor. How funny!
+168 Reply
TMKC 28 May 2021 03:36
Bloody AMD Give 2GB V Ram for ir GPU Intel Sucks
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ur bro 09 June 2021 05:33
i also bought intel - intel iris xe wins in igpu as compared to vega 7
+109 Reply
guest_946 01 July 2021 21:56
Angel, with windows 10, opening 2 tabs of chrome and youtube will eat your (realistically speaking) 2.5GB of free ram in no time.
+129 Reply
shahadat 18 August 2021 20:57
guest_946 , i've opened youtube and facebook and played video in both..and replying to you took 1gb of ram with windows 10 home😃😎
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Axv 25 August 2021 16:23
Intel also takes away your 2GB but doesn't show that it has taken away, lol
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Cyber 14 September 2021 17:07
TMKC, 2gb is reserved in physical ram.. but can be changed in bios depending on laptop manufacturers
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Cyber 14 September 2021 17:09
Axv, What?? In intel it is shared memory and in amd it is dedicated memory of 2gb which can be changed to 512 mb in bios depending on laptop.
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sussy baka 17 September 2021 06:51
2gb is for the graphics card man
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