Ryzen 5 5500U vs Core i7-7700K specs and performance
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 5 5500U is faster than the Core i7-7700K. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-7700K in all gaming tests too.
With info from our database, we find that the Ryzen 5 5500U has significantly more cores with 6 cores whereas the Core i7-7700K has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i7-7700K. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i7-7700K has a significantly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 5 5500U. A Ryzen 5 5500U CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-7700K CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The cache sizes of these CPUs are different. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 5500U has significantly more L2 cache than the Core i7-7700K. However, both these chips have the same amount of 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.