AMD Ryzen 5 5500U vs AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Mobile 6 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 7 Desktop 8 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
$ 310
$ 456.83 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

54 %
92 %
70% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

77 %
107 %
38% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

46 %
86 %
86% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

44 %
85 %
93% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

4,380
10,319
135% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

940
1,669
77% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score

Cinebench R23 score

Multi threaded benchmark

8,565
15,241
77% significantly higher Cinebench R23 score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
8
33% slightly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
16
33% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2 GHz
4 GHz
80% significantly higher clock speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

15 W
599% significantly lower TDP
105 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
512 KiB
33% slightly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
4 MiB
33% slightly more L2 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

8 MiB
32 MiB
300% significantly more L3 cache

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

289th of 1,326
75th of 1,326

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Mobile
Ryzen 7 Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

December 2021
May 2020

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-3200
DDR4

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
Yes

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
Yes

Ryzen 5 5500U vs Ryzen 7 5800X comparison

In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 7 5800X beats the Ryzen 5 5500U in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 5500U in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that Ryzen 7 5800X has slightly more cores with 6 compared to the Ryzen 5 5500U that has 8. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 5500U.

Our database shows that the Ryzen 7 5800X has a significantly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 5 5500U.

A Ryzen 5 5500U CPU outputs less heat than a Ryzen 7 5800X 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 7 5800X has slightly more L2 cache when compared to the Ryzen 5 5500U. The Ryzen 7 5800X also has significantly more L3 cache.

In conclusion, all specs and CPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Ryzen 7 5800X over the Ryzen 5 5500U.

CPU comparison

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CPU rating

Our CPU rating is split into 4 categories: Overall, Gaming, Multitasking and Heavy Workloads. The overall score accesses performance using all CPU cores, gaming prioritises the first six cores, multitasking takes the first eight cores into account and finally heavy workloads are measured using a sixteen-core baseline.

Processor specifications

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 5500U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

Clock speed and Turbo speed are important when comparing per core performance, generally the higher, the better. A higher clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a processor is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the CPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance.

Cache is very fast memory built into the processor. It stores what the CPU is currently working on and anything that doesn't fit is sent to the main system memory, which is slower but more plentiful. It is split into three levels, with Level 1 being the fastest and Level 3 being the slowest. More CPU cache is desirable for high-performance scenarios.

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