AMD Ryzen 5 5600G vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 5000 G-Series Desktop 6 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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$ 158
$ 138
$ 19.66 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

76 %
7% slightly better overall score
71 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

102 %
9% slightly better gaming score
93 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

68 %
6% slightly better multitasking score
64 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

66 %
4% slightly better heavy workload score
63 %

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

0% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units


Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
8% slightly higher clock speed
4 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4% slightly higher turbo speed
4 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
65 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
384 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
3 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
16 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

134th of 1,335
154th of 1,335


The product line

Ryzen 5 5000 G-Series Desktop
Ryzen 5 Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2021
April 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Ryzen 5 5600G vs Ryzen 5 5500 comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 5 5600G is faster than the Ryzen 5 5500. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 5500 in all gaming tests too.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count and the same number of threads. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 5 5600G has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 5 5500. Also, the Ryzen 5 5600G has a slightly higher turbo speed. 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, both these CPUs have the same amount of L2 cache and 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 5600G has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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