Ryzen 5 5500U vs Core i5-8600K comparison
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Ryzen 5 5500U performs better than the Core i5-8600K. Despite this, the Core i5-8600K has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count but the Ryzen 5 5500U has more threads. Our comparison shows that the Core i5-8600K has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 5 5500U. A Ryzen 5 5500U CPU outputs less heat than a Core i5-8600K 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, the Ryzen 5 5500U has significantly more L2 cache when compared to the Core i5-8600K. Despite this, the Core i5-8600K has slightly more L3 cache compared to the Ryzen 5 5500U.
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 5500U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.