Ryzen 7 2700X vs Ryzen 5 5500 specs and performance
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Ryzen 5 5500 performs better than the Ryzen 7 2700X. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 7 2700X in all gaming tests too.
With info from our database, we find that the Ryzen 7 2700X has slightly more cores with 8 cores whereas the Ryzen 5 5500 has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 5500. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 7 2700X has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 5 5500. Also, the Ryzen 7 2700X has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Ryzen 5 5500 outputs less heat than Ryzen 7 2700X thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The cache sizes of these CPUs are different. Indeed, the Ryzen 7 2700X has slightly more L2 cache than the Ryzen 5 5500. However, both these chips have the same amount of 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 7 2700X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.