AMD Ryzen 5 5500U vs Intel Core i5-10210U

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Mobile 6 core CPU vs Intel 10th Generation Core i5 4 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

44 %
100% significantly better overall score
22 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

64 %
68% significantly better gaming score
38 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

38 %
123% significantly better multitasking score
17 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

36 %
125% significantly better heavy workload score
16 %

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Other Benchmarks

Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

116% significantly higher Blender score
Cinebench R23 score

Cinebench R23 score

Multi threaded benchmark

95% significantly higher Cinebench R23 score
Geekbench 5 (multi) score

Geekbench 5 (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

57% significantly higher Geekbench 5 (multi) score
Geekbench 5 (single) score

Geekbench 5 (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

35% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (single) score



Number of physical processing units

49% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

49% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2.1 GHz
31% slightly higher clock speed
1.6 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
15 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
49% significantly more L1 cache
256 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
200% significantly more L2 cache
1 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

8 MiB
33% slightly more L3 cache
6 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

254th of 1,239
585th of 1,239


The product line

Ryzen 5 Mobile
10th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

December 2021
August 2019

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Ryzen 5 5500U vs Core i5-10210U comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 5 5500U is faster than the Core i5-10210U. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-10210U in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Ryzen 5 5500U has significantly more cores with 6 cores compared to the Core i5-10210U that has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i5-10210U. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 5 5500U has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i5-10210U. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The info from our database shows that the Ryzen 5 5500U has more L2 cache than the Core i5-10210U. The Ryzen 5 5500U also has slightly more L3 cache.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 5500U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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