AMD Ryzen 5 3550H vs Intel Core i7-5930K

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Mobile with Radeon Vega Graphics 4 core CPU vs Intel Core X-series 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

36 %
47 %
30% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

55 %
65 %
18% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

30 %
42 %
40% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

29 %
40 %
37% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

2,800
5,562
98% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

768
922
20% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

3,087
6,034
95% significantly higher 3DMark Physics 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

2 GHz
4 GHz
66% significantly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
Identical
4 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

35 W
300% significantly lower TDP
140 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
4
100% significantly more memory channels

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

494th of 1,327
357th of 1,327

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Mobile with Radeon Vega Graphics
Core X-series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2019
August 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

-
DDR4-1600

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
-

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
No

Ryzen 5 3550H vs Core i7-5930K comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i7-5930K beats the Ryzen 5 3550H in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 3550H in all gaming tests too.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Core i7-5930K has significantly more cores than the Ryzen 5 3550H. Indeed, the Core i7-5930K has 6 cores compared to 4 cores found in the Ryzen 5 3550H. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 3550H. Our comparison shows that the Core i7-5930K has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 5 3550H. Furthermore, both these CPUs have identical turbo speeds. A Ryzen 5 3550H CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-5930K CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

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 3550H has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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