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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
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
  • More powerful Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EU integrated graphics: 1.41 vs 1.108 TFLOPS
  • 19% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1325 vs 1112 points
  • 5% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.2 GHz vs 4 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
  • Newer - released 5-months later
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 10 nanometers
  • Consumes up to 11% less energy than the Core i5 1135G7 – 25 vs 28 Watt


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
Codename Tiger Lake UP3 Zen 2
Model number i5-1135G7 -
Socket BGA-1449 FP6
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EU Radeon RX Vega 7


Cores 4 6
Threads 8 12
Base Frequency 0.9-2.4 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.2 GHz 4 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 9-24x 21x
Bus Bandwidth 4 GT/s -
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1250K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 8MB (shared) 8MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm
TDP 12-28 W 10-25 W
Max. 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 1100 MHz 1600 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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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 5500U or Intel Core i5 1135G7?
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
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intelboy 07 October 2021 06:29
get ryzen bro, 6 core will help here and there
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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
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Anony 23 September 2021 20:29
Buy msi modern 15. I have ordered mine
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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.
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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???
+9 Reply
Krishnna 24 September 2021 16:47
joe, Let me reply to you and extend character length to 20
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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.
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Sushil 11 October 2021 12:18
What about lenovo ideapad slim 3 with almost same specifications
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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.
+431 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.
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shahadat 26 June 2021 20:41
i've ordered a laptop with amd.. it's more powerful than intel
+270 Reply
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.
+193 Reply
Saswata Saha 09 May 2021 19:30
This Ching-Chong Slayer CEO of AMD will kill this company! hahahahahahahahahah!
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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!
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TMKC 28 May 2021 03:36
Bloody AMD Give 2GB V Ram for ir GPU Intel Sucks
+71 Reply
ur bro 09 June 2021 05:33
i also bought intel - intel iris xe wins in igpu as compared to vega 7
+91 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.
+115 Reply
shahadat 18 August 2021 20:57
guest_946 , i've opened youtube and facebook and played video in both..and replying to you ..it 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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