AMD Ryzen 5 3500U vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

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AMD Ryzen 5 3500U CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U or AMD Ryzen 5 5500U - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The AMD Ryzen 5 3500U has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.70 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 3500U was released in Q1/2019.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.00 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U was released in Q1/2021.
AMD Ryzen 5 (86) Family AMD Ryzen 5 (86)
AMD Ryzen 3000U (10) CPU group AMD Ryzen 5000U (Lucienne) (3)
2 Generation 4
Picasso (Zen+) Architecture Lucienne (Zen 2)
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor AMD Ryzen 5 5625U

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 5 3500U has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U is 2.10 GHz (3.70 GHz) while the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U has 6 CPU cores and 12 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is at 2.10 GHz (4.00 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
4 Cores 6
8 Threads 12
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.10 GHz Frequency 2.10 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.00 GHz
3.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.40 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The AMD Ryzen 5 3500U or AMD Ryzen 5 5500U 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.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Raven Ridge) GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir)
1.20 GHz GPU frequency 0.40 GHz
-- GPU (Turbo) 1.80 GHz
8 GPU Generation 9
14 nm Technology 7 nm
3 Max. displays 3
8 Compute units 7
512 Shader 448
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 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.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Raven Ridge) GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir)
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 AMD Ryzen 5 3500U can use up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 38.4 GB/s. The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 51.2 GB/s.

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
DDR4-2400 Memory LPDDR4-4266, DDR4-3200
32 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
38.4 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
4.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
12 PCIe lanes 12
11.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 11.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U is 15 W, while the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U has a TDP of 15 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
35 W TDP up 25 W
12 W TDP down 10 W
105 °C Tjunction max. 105 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 5 3500U is manufactured in 12 nm and has 4.00 MB cache. The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is manufactured in 7 nm and has a 8.00 MB cache.

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
12 nm Technology 7 nm
Chiplet Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
FP5 Socket FP6
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2019 Release date Q1/2021
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (73%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 8 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (52%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
53 (80%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
66 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
228 (53%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
430 (100%)

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 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
876 (75%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1165 (100%)

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 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
3544 (52%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
6784 (100%)

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 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
727 (64%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1134 (100%)

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 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2579 (46%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
5622 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
976 (68%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1437 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2907 (56%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
5237 (100%)

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 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
360 (78%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
462 (100%)

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 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
1483 (58%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
2573 (100%)

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 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.20 GHz
1229 (76%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir) @ 1.80 GHz
1612 (100%)

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 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
33 (37%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
89 (100%)

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 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
7020 (53%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
13210 (100%)

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 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
350 (74%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
475 (100%)

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 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 2.10 GHz
1647 (60%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 2.10 GHz
2728 (100%)

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 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
574.1 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
0 (0%)

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 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
141 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
620 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
0 (0%)

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