Intel Core i5-4670 vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500

Compare Intel 4th Generation Core i5 4 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 162
$ 138
$ 23.67 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

28 %
71 %
153% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

49 %
93 %
89% significantly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

21 %
64 %
204% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

20 %
63 %
214% significantly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units

49% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

200% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
4 GHz
5% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4 GHz
10% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

84 W
65 W
29% slightly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

651st of 1,337
155th of 1,337


The product line

4th Generation Core i5
Ryzen 5 Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2013
April 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i5-4670 vs Ryzen 5 5500 benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 5 5500 beats the Core i5-4670 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-4670 in all gaming tests too.

With info from our database, we find that the Ryzen 5 5500 has significantly more cores with 6 cores whereas the Core i5-4670 has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i5-4670. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 5 5500 has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i5-4670. Also, the Ryzen 5 5500 has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Ryzen 5 5500 outputs less heat than Core i5-4670 thanks to a slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. For instance, the Core i5-4670 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


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