Ryzen 5 2600X vs Ryzen 5 4500U comparison
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Ryzen 5 2600X performs better than the Ryzen 5 4500U. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 4500U in all gaming tests too.
Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores but the Ryzen 5 2600X has more threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 5 2600X has a significantly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 5 4500U. The Ryzen 5 4500U outputs less heat than Ryzen 5 2600X thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The data shows that both these CPUs have same sized L2 caches. The Ryzen 5 2600X 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 5 2600X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.