AMD Ryzen 5 5500U vs Intel Core i5-11400

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Mobile 6 core CPU vs Intel 11th Generation Core i5 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Price

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$ 855.25
$ 154.99
$ 700.26 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

44 %
58 %
31% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

64 %
84 %
31% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

38 %
49 %
28% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

36 %
47 %
30% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

4380
6752
54% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score
Geekbench (single) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

942
1466
55% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
Identical
6

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
Identical
12

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2.1 GHz
3.6 GHz
71% significantly higher clock speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
333% significantly lower TDP
65 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
480 KiB
25% slightly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
Identical
3 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

8 MiB
12 MiB
49% significantly more L3 cache

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

245th of 1,219
130th of 1,219

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Mobile
11th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

December 2021
February 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-3200
DDR4-3200

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
No

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
No

Ryzen 5 5500U vs Core i5-11400 specs and performance

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i5-11400 performs better than the Ryzen 5 5500U. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 5500U in all gaming tests too.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i5-11400 has a significantly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 5 5500U. A Ryzen 5 5500U CPU outputs less heat than a Core i5-11400 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. In terms of cache, both these CPUs have the same amount of L2 cache. The Core i5-11400 also has significantly more 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. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 5500U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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