AMD Ryzen 3 5300U vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

Compare AMD Ryzen 3 Mobile 4 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 5 Mobile 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

40 %
54 %
35% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

56 %
77 %
37% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

35 %
46 %
31% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

34 %
44 %
29% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

3,331
4,380
31% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

910
940
3% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Cinebench R23 score

Multi threaded benchmark

5,522
8,565
55% significantly higher Cinebench R23 score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
6
49% significantly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

8
12
49% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
23% slightly higher clock speed
2 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
Identical
15 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

256 KiB
384 KiB
49% significantly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

2 MiB
3 MiB
49% significantly more L2 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

4 MiB
8 MiB
100% significantly more L3 cache

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

446th of 1,327
290th of 1,327

Family

The product line

Ryzen 3 Mobile
Ryzen 5 Mobile

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

December 2021
December 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-3200
DDR4-3200

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
No

Ryzen 3 5300U vs Ryzen 5 5500U benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 5 5500U is faster than the Ryzen 3 5300U. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 3 5300U in all gaming tests too.

With info from our database, we find that the Ryzen 5 5500U has significantly more cores with 6 cores whereas the Ryzen 3 5300U has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 3 5300U. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 3 5300U has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 5 5500U. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The info from our database shows that the Ryzen 5 5500U has more L2 cache than the Ryzen 3 5300U. The Ryzen 5 5500U also has significantly more L3 cache.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Ryzen 3 5300U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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