AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

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  • iGPU: AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  • Boost/Base Clock: 4 GHz / 2.1 GHz
  • Core/Thread Count: 6 Core / 12 Thread
  • Cache: 384 KB of level 1 cache + 3 MB of level 2 cache + 8MB of Total L3 Cache
  • TDP: 15 Watts
  • Memory Speed: DDR4 3200MHz, LPDDR4 4266 MHz
  • CPU Socket: FP6
  • CPU Transistor size: 7 Nanometer
  • CPU Series: Zen 2 (AMD Lucienne)

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Last updated on July 27, 2021 3:46 AM

Description

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Performance Review | Comparison

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is a Mid Range processor for thin and light laptops based on Zen 2 architecture. The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U has 6 cores and 12 threads with a base clock of 2.1 GHz and can be boosted to 4 GHz. The chip is based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture is manufactured on a 7 nm process by TSMC. The TDP of this Chip is specified by AMD to be at 15 Watts but can vary anywhere from 10 to 25 watts. The 6 core APU comes with integrated Vega 7 graphics and supports DDR4-3200 and Low power LPDDR4-4266 RAM.

Integrated GPU

AMD Radeon RX Vega 7

The AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 Graphics comes integrated with AMD Ryzen 7 4000 series CPUs and Ryzen 5 5000 series CPUs. Launched in January of 2020 the iGPU is based on Vega architecture and comes with 7 CUs.

How is AMD Ryzen 5 5500U for gaming 

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is powered by the Vega 7 Graphics which has a performance comparable to that of Nvidia Mx250 with 2GB of graphics memory and slightly below Vega 8 graphics and is capable of gaming at the medium setting with decent frame rates. That being said performance of the Vega 7 Graphics depends on a number of factors such as the configured TDP (12-25 Watts), Clock Speed, Cooling Solution, and RAM configuration.

Benchmark

Performance | How is AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (Good or Bad)

The Ryzen 5 5500U trades blow with the likes of the 10th Gen Intel Core i7 10750H which is is high-end gaming CPU with a TDP of 45 Watts. This goes without saying it can easily handle your day-to-day tasks such as Browsing, Streaming, and using office productivity software. If your day-to-day workflow involves using video editing, photo editing, and CAD applications, the 5500U should have no problem handling such workloads. According to a lot of industry experts, it is just a rebranded 4600U since the performance is strikingly similar.

Benchmarks

How is AMD Ryzen 5 5500U for 3D Animation and Rendering

We see that the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U performs slightly better than its intel counterparts with a massive lead in multi-core performance and only losing to intel in single-core performance with significant margins. Overall AMD Ryzen 5 5500U has a performance similar to that of AMD Ryzen 7 4700U and is significantly better for rendering and encoding than its intel counterparts with only losing to intel in software responsiveness under active workloads.

  • Blender
  • Cinebench R20
  • Cinebench R23
  • Cinebench R15
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Vs (AMD Ryzen 7 4800H | AMD Ryzen 7 5700U | AMD Ryzen 5 4600H | AMD Ryzen 5 4500U | Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Core i7-1165G7 | AMD Ryzen 5 3550H | AMD Ryzen 7 4700U| AMD Ryzen 5 5600U)

Blender is an open-source digital content creation software for 3D-Modeling, Animation, Rendering, Video Editing & Compositing Solutions on the market. Blender has its own benchmarks and is used to measure the rendering capabilities of a CPU or GPU. The following bars indicate the time is taken to render a scene ( Less is better)

In the blender benchmark, the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U beats its intel and its 4000 series counterparts with huge margins

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Vs (AMD Ryzen 7 4800H | AMD Ryzen 7 5700U | AMD Ryzen 5 4600H | AMD Ryzen 5 4500U | Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Core i7-1165G7 | AMD Ryzen 5 3550H | AMD Ryzen 7 4700U| AMD Ryzen 5 5600U) Based on cinema 4d the Cinebench R20 measures CPU performance in animation, 3d-modeling, simulation, and rendering. Single-core performance measures the responsiveness of the software under active workloads while the multi-core score measures the CPU’s ability to handle tasks such as rendering, encoding, and other workloads that benefit from better multi-threaded performance. In Cinebench R20 single-core benchmark the 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 beats AMD Ryzen 5 5500U by 14.2 percent and the 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 beats it by 22.5 percent. However, in the Cinebench R20 multi-core benchmark, it’s a very different story where AMD Ryzen 5 5500U beats its intel counterparts such as i5-1135G7 and i7-1165G7 with an impressive margin of 30 percent. Overall the Ryzen 5 5500U is comparable to Ryzen 7 4700U in terms of performance.
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Vs (AMD Ryzen 7 4800H | AMD Ryzen 7 5700U | AMD Ryzen 5 4600H | AMD Ryzen 5 4500U | Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Core i7-1165G7 | AMD Ryzen 5 3550H | AMD Ryzen 7 4700U| AMD Ryzen 5 5600U)

Cinebench R23 is the updated version of Cinebench R20 now with AVX instruction set support. Single-core performance measures responsiveness and the multi-core score measures the CPU’s ability to handle tasks such as rendering, encoding, and other workloads that benefit from better multi-threaded performance.

Cinebench R15 Score is based on cinema 4D and is the predecessor of Cinebench R20 benchmarks.

How is AMD Ryzen 5 5500U for Video Editing

  • HWBOT x265 v2.2 4K

The HWBOT x265 v2.2 4K benchmark renders a video with a 4K resolution using x265/HEVC encoder and can be used to measure how fast a CPU will encode a video.

How is AMD Ryzen 5 5500U for Web Browsing

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is competitive with its ryzen counterparts and beats its 10th Intel Counterparts with decent margins. However, if we compare the 5500U with intel’s 11th gen offerings it is not very competitive.

  • Mozilla Kraken 1.1
  • WebXPRT 3 Score

Laptops/PCs

PC/Laptops Powered by AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

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Specs

Specification: AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

Model
Model

Specs
Processor/CPU Model

CPU Base Clock

2.1 GHz

CPU Boost Clock

4 GHz

CPU Core Count

6 Core

Level 1 Cache

384 KB

Level 2 Cache

3 MB

L3 Cache/SLC

8MB of Total L3 Cache

TDP

15 Watts

CPU Thread Count

12 Thread

CPU Generation

CPU/Processor

CPU Class

Processor’s Series

Zen 2 (AMD Lucienne)

Socket

Transistor size

RAM Speed

,

After Effects
PugetBench After Effects

381

PugetBench After Effects GPU

9.8

PugetBench After Effects Multi-Core

35.4

PugetBench After Effects RAM

29.6

PugetBench After Effects Render

31

PugetBench After Effects Tracking

72.1

DaVinci Resolve (Video Editing Benchmark)
PugetBench DaVinci Resolve

280

PugetBench DaVinci Resolve 4K Media

23

PugetBench DaVinci Resolve Fusion

53

PugetBench DaVinci Resolve GPU Effects

8

Premiere Pro
PugetBench Premiere Pro Effects

18.5

PugetBench Premiere Pro Export

16.1

PugetBench Premiere Pro GPU

5.6

PugetBench Premiere Pro Overall

173

PugetBench Premiere Pro Playback

18.4

Blender (Less is better)
Blender 2.93 (bmw27)

381

Blender 2.79

411

Photoshop
PugetBench Photoshop Filter

58.5

PugetBench Photoshop General

45.2

PugetBench Photoshop GPU

50.9

PugetBench Photoshop Overall

519

3D Mark CPU
3DMark Time Spy Score

3DMark Ice Storm Physics

57871

Cloud Gate Physics

9917

FireStrike Standard Physics

16326

Ice Storm Extreme Physics

58122

Ice Storm Unlimited Physics

65174

CPU Benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Multi-core)

5631

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)

1128

Cinebench R15 Multi Core

1251

Cinebench R15 Single Core

177

Cinebench R20 Multi Core

2599

Cinebench R20 Single Core

458

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

7328

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

1169

Geekbench 4.1 Multi-Core

4771

Geekbench 4.1 Single-Core

21611

HWBOT x265 v2.2 4K

8.8

Mozilla Kraken 1.1

850

Octane V2

48811

WebXPRT 3 Score

208

TrueCrypt AES

4.31

TrueCrypt Serpent

0.52

TrueCrypt Twofish

0.8

PassMark (Multi Core)

13193

PassMark (Single Core)

2454

WinRAR

3947

GPU Specs
Dedicated GPU Model

GPU VRAM

iGPU Model

Gaming
GTA V (1024x768) Low

87

GTA V (1366x768) Med

72

GTA V (FHD) High

24

GTA V (FHD) Ultra

11

Halo Infinite | High FHD

4

Halo Infinite | low 1280x720

23

Halo Infinite | Med FHD

8

Halo Infinite | Ultra FHD

1

Halo Infinite | Ultra QHD

1

Witcher 3 | High FHD

18

Witcher 3 | low 1024x768

60

Witcher 3 | med 1366x768

34

Witcher 3 | Ultra FHD

13

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