AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 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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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 289.00
$ 566.25 significantly less expensive
$ 855.25

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

44 %
Identical
44 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

60 %
64 %
6% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

38 %
Identical
38 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

37 %
2% slightly better heavy workload score
36 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

5122
16% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
4380
Geekbench (single) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

942
Identical
942

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
Identical
6

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
Identical
12

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.6 GHz
71% significantly higher clock speed
2.1 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

95 W
15 W
533% significantly lower TDP

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

576 KiB
49% significantly more L1 cache
384 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
Identical
3 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
100% significantly more L3 cache
8 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

250th of 1,219
246th of 1,219

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
Ryzen 5 Mobile

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

November 2017
December 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR4-3200

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
No

Ryzen 5 1600X vs Ryzen 5 5500U comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 5 5500U is faster than the Ryzen 5 1600X. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 1600X in all gaming tests too.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count and the same number of threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 5 1600X has a significantly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 5 5500U. The Ryzen 5 5500U outputs less heat than Ryzen 5 1600X thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. When comparing cache sizes, these CPUs have an identical amount of L2 cache. The Ryzen 5 1600X also has significantly more L3 cache.

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. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 1600X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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