AMD Ryzen 5 5500U vs Intel Core i5-8600K

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Mobile 6 core CPU vs Intel 8th Generation Core i5 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 767
$ 275
$ 491.64 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

54 %
8% slightly better overall score
50 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

77 %
78 %
1% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

46 %
12% slightly better multitasking score
41 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

44 %
12% slightly better heavy workload score
39 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

4,380
5,435
24% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

940
1,204
28% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
Identical
6

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
100% significantly more threads
6

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
4 GHz
71% significantly higher clock speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
533% significantly lower TDP
95 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
Identical
384 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
100% significantly more L2 cache
2 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

8 MiB
9 MiB
12% slightly more L3 cache

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

289th of 1,326
334th of 1,326

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Mobile
8th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

December 2021
November 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-3200
DDR4-2666

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
Yes

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
No

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.

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