Ryzen 5 5500U vs Ryzen 7 3700U comparison
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Ryzen 5 5500U performs better than the Ryzen 7 3700U. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 7 3700U in all gaming tests too.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Ryzen 5 5500U has significantly more cores than the Ryzen 7 3700U. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 5500U has 6 cores compared to 4 cores found in the Ryzen 7 3700U. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 7 3700U. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 7 3700U has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 5 5500U. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). 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 Ryzen 7 3700U. The Ryzen 5 5500U 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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