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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$ 855.25
$ 255.93
$ 599.32 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

44 %
76 %
72% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

64 %
91 %
42% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

38 %
71 %
86% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

36 %
69 %
91% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

135% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score
Geekbench (single) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

76% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score
Cinebench R23 score

Cinebench R23 score

Multi threaded benchmark

83% significantly higher Cinebench R23 score



Number of physical processing units

33% slightly more cores


Number of logical processing units

33% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

2.1 GHz
3.8 GHz
80% significantly higher clock speed


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


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

245th of 1,219
56th of 1,219


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


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


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.

With info from our database, we find that the Ryzen 7 5800X has slightly more cores with 8 cores whereas the Ryzen 5 5500U has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 5500U. With our hardware info, we find 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.

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.


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