Ryzen 7 5800U vs Core i5-11500 specs and performance
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 7 5800U is faster than the Core i5-11500. Despite this, the Core i5-11500 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Ryzen 7 5800U has slightly more cores with 8 cores compared to the Core i5-11500 that has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i5-11500. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i5-11500 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 7 5800U. Also, the Core i5-11500 has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 7 5800U CPU outputs less heat than a Core i5-11500 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Ryzen 7 5800U has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.