AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs AMD Ryzen 5 4500U

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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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

42 %
31% slightly better overall score
32 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

57 %
13% slightly better gaming score
50 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

37 %
42% slightly better multitasking score
26 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

36 %
44% significantly better heavy workload score
25 %

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Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
Identical
6

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
100% significantly more threads
6

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.6 GHz
56% significantly higher clock speed
2.3 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

265th of 1,219
369th of 1,219

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
Ryzen 5 Mobile

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2018
June 2020

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 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.

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