AMD Ryzen 5 5500U vs Intel Core i7-7700K

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Mobile 6 core CPU vs Intel 7th Generation Core i7 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Price

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$ 767
$ 365
$ 401.64 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

54 %
20% slightly better overall score
45 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

77 %
8% slightly better gaming score
71 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

46 %
21% slightly better multitasking score
38 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

44 %
22% slightly better heavy workload score
36 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

4,380
4,650
6% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

940
1,208
28% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
49% significantly more cores
4

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
49% significantly more threads
8

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
4 GHz
100% 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
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
Identical
8 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

290th of 1,327
379th of 1,327

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Mobile
7th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

December 2021
February 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-3200
DDR4-2133

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 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.

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