AMD Ryzen 5 5500

AMD Ryzen 5 5500 Benchmark and Specs

AMD Ryzen 5 5500 Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GHz 6 core AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop AM4 CPU rating. Is the Ryzen 5 5500 good for gaming?

Benchmark Score

57 %
Very Good score from 6 samples
Medium uncertainty
Performance
Very Good
Ranking
102nd of 627
Popularity
19th of 627
Samples
6 benchmarks

CPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this CPU in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.

Overall

Very Good

57 %

Gaming

Very Good

77 %

Multitasking

Very Good

51 %

Heavy Workloads

Very Good

49 %

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

3DMark Physics

3DMark Physics

Physics simulation benchmark

7,668
Blender

Blender

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

155
Geekbench 5 (multi)

Geekbench 5 (multi)

Multi threaded benchmark

7,589
Geekbench 5 (single)

Geekbench 5 (single)

Single threaded benchmark

1,833
Geekbench 6 (multi)

Geekbench 6 (multi)

Multi threaded benchmark

7,565
Geekbench 6 (single)

Geekbench 6 (single)

Single threaded benchmark

1,825

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CPU Comparison

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
61 %
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
58 %
AMD Ryzen 5 5500
57 %
AMD Ryzen 5 4500
53 %
Intel Core i3-12100F
52 %
AMD Ryzen 5 3500X
42 %
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
35 %

Specifications

Clock Speed 3.6 GHz
Turbo Speed 4.2 GHz
Cores 6
Threads 12
L1 Cache 384 KiB
L2 Cache 3072 KiB
L3 Cache 16 MiB
PCIe Revision 3
Socket AM4
Family Ryzen 5 Desktop
Memory Type DDR4
Memory Channels 2
Release Date 2022-04-04
Has Unlocked Multiplier Yes
TDP 65 W

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AMD Ryzen 5 5500

The Ryzen 5 5500 is a 6 core CPU from AMD released in 2022. This chip has a very good overall score at 57% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 77%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Ryzen 5 5500 scores 51% and 49% respectively. Indeed, this is a very good rating for very heavy workloads.

The Ryzen 5 5500 has 6 cores and 12 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This AMD CPU has a clock speed of 3.6 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.2 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has an unlocked multiplier and allows for overclocking. With adequate cooling and a good power supply, it's possible to run this CPU at a higher clock speed.

As for memory, the Ryzen 5 5500 makes use of DDR4 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled.

In terms of cache, the Ryzen 5 5500 has 384 KiB of level 1 cache, 3 MiB of level 2 cache and 16 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs.

Power and thermals for the AMD Ryzen 5 5500 CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 65 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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