AMD Ryzen 5 2500U vs Intel Core i7-8550U

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AMD Ryzen 5 2500U CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-8550U
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U Intel Core i7-8550U

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U or Intel Core i7-8550U ? In this comparison, we check which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD Ryzen 5 2500U has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.60 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 2500U was released in Q4/2017.

The Intel Core i7-8550U has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.00 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The Intel Core i7-8550U was released in Q3/2017.
AMD Ryzen 5 Family Intel Core i7
AMD Ryzen 2000U CPU group Intel Core i 8000U
1 Generation 8
Raven Ridge (Zen) Architecture Kaby Lake U Refresh
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U or Intel Core i7-8550U can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

4 Cores 4
8 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.00 GHz Frequency 1.80 GHz
3.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.00 GHz
3.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.40 GHz

Internal Graphics

The AMD Ryzen 5 2500U or Intel Core i7-8550U has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620
1.10 GHz GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 1.15 GHz
8 GPU Generation 9.5
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
8 Execution units 24
512 Shader 192
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 16 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

DDR4-2400 Memory DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM
32 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
38.4 GB/s Bandwidth --
Yes ECC No
L2 Cache
4.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
12 PCIe lanes 12

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

15 W TDP (PL1) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
25 W TDP up --
12 W TDP down --
95 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U or Intel Core i7-8550U as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

14 nm Technology 14 nm
Chiplet Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
AM4 (LGA 1331) Socket BGA 1356
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q4/2017 Release date Q3/2017
150 $ Release price 385 $
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
797 (77%)
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1032 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2865 (62%)
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
4626 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
328 (93%)
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
354 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
1352 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
1211 (90%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
672 (83%)
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
806 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2524 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
2461 (98%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
329 (87%)
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
378 (100%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
1462 (88%)
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
1666 (100%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics @ 1.10 GHz
1126 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
Intel UHD Graphics 620 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (39%)
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
37 (100%)
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
7956 (93%)
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
8579 (100%)
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
671.5 (100%)
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
130 (78%)
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
167 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
584 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
564 (97%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
3479 (84%)
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
4162 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
11065 (91%)
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
12116 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1.6 (85%)
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1.89 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
6.44 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
6.18 (96%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics @ 1.10 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
Intel UHD Graphics 620 @ 1.15 GHz
43.3 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



Devices using this processor

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