AMD Ryzen 5 3500 vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600U

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

53 %
54 %
1% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

82 %
24% slightly better gaming score
66 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

43 %
50 %
16% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

41 %
49 %
19% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

4,819
5,283
9% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1,131
1,212
7% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
Identical
6

Threads

Number of logical processing units

6
12
100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
56% significantly higher clock speed
2 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
15 W
333% significantly lower TDP

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
Identical
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
Identical
16 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

304th of 1,327
286th of 1,327

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
Ryzen 5 Mobile

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

-
December 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR4-3200

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

-
No

Ryzen 5 3500 vs Ryzen 5 5600U specs and performance

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Ryzen 5 5600U performs better than the Ryzen 5 3500. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 3500 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores but the Ryzen 5 5600U has more threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 5 3500 has a significantly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 5 5600U. The Ryzen 5 5600U outputs less heat than Ryzen 5 3500 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 and L3 cache.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. For instance, the Ryzen 5 3500 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.

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