AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
The Ryzen 5 5600U is a 6 core CPU from AMD released in 2021. This chip has a very good overall score at 44% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 56%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Ryzen 5 5600U scores 41% and 39% respectively. Indeed, this is a good rating for very heavy workloads.
The Ryzen 5 5600U has 6 cores and 12 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This AMD CPU has a clock speed of 2.3 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.2 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has a locked multiplier, so you are not able to overclock it beyond this frequency.
As for memory, the Ryzen 5 5600U makes use of DDR4-3200 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs.
In terms of cache, the Ryzen 5 5600U has 384 KiB of level 1 cache, 3 MiB of level 2 cache and 16 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.
This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs.
Power and thermals for the AMD Ryzen 5 5600U CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 15 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.
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