AMD Ryzen 5 4500U vs Intel Core i5-2435M

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AMD Ryzen 5 4500U CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-2435M
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Intel Core i5-2435M

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U and the Intel Core i5-2435M and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 6 core processor released in Q1/2020 with the Intel Core i5-2435M which has 2 CPU cores and was introduced in Q4/2011.
AMD Ryzen 5 (86) Family Intel Core i5 (331)
AMD Ryzen 4000U (11) CPU group Intel Core i 2000M (46)
3 Generation 2
Renoir (Zen 2) Architecture Sandy Bridge H
Mobile Segment Mobile
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CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 5 4500U is a 6 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.30 GHz (4.00 GHz). The processor can compute 6 threads at the same time. The Intel Core i5-2435M clocks with 2.40 GHz (3.00 GHz), has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel.

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Characteristic Intel Core i5-2435M
6 Cores 2
6 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.30 GHz Frequency 2.40 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.00 GHz
3.80 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

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 4500U Characteristic Intel Core i5-2435M
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Renoir) GPU Intel HD Graphics 3000
0.40 GHz GPU frequency 0.65 GHz
1.50 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.30 GHz
9 GPU Generation 6
7 nm Technology 32 nm
3 Max. displays 2
6 Compute units 12
384 Shader 96
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
12 DirectX Version 10.1

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 6 (Renoir) GPU Intel HD Graphics 3000
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

Up to 64 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, while the Intel Core i5-2435M supports a maximum of 16 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 21.3 GB/s enabled.

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Characteristic Intel Core i5-2435M
LPDDR4-4266, DDR4-3200 Memory DDR3-1333
64 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 21.3 GB/s
Yes ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
8.00 MB L3 Cache 3.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 2.0
12 PCIe lanes 16
11.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 8.0 GB/s

Thermal Management

The AMD Ryzen 5 4500U has a TDP of 15 W. The TDP of the Intel Core i5-2435M is 35 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Characteristic Intel Core i5-2435M
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 35 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
25 W TDP up --
10 W TDP down --
105 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 5 4500U has 8.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 7 nm. The cache of Intel Core i5-2435M is at 3.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 32 nm.

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Characteristic Intel Core i5-2435M
7 nm Technology 32 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, AVX
FP6 Socket BGA 1023
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q1/2020 Release date Q4/2011
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U (100%)
Intel Core i5-2435M (46%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U (100%)
Intel Core i5-2435M (24%)

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 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
1082 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2435M Intel Core i5-2435M
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
584 (54%)

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 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
4097 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2435M Intel Core i5-2435M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1260 (31%)

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 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
1407 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2435M Intel Core i5-2435M
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
525 (37%)

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 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
4620 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2435M Intel Core i5-2435M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
1025 (22%)

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 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Renoir) @ 1.50 GHz
1152 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2435M Intel Core i5-2435M
Intel HD Graphics 3000 @ 1.30 GHz
250 (22%)

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 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
11042 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2435M Intel Core i5-2435M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
2060 (19%)

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 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
1151 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2435M Intel Core i5-2435M
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
5620 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2435M Intel Core i5-2435M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)

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 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
448 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2435M Intel Core i5-2435M
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
1921 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2435M Intel Core i5-2435M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)

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 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
67 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2435M Intel Core i5-2435M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)

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 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
480 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2435M Intel Core i5-2435M
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 2.30 GHz
2065 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2435M Intel Core i5-2435M
2C 4T @ 2.40 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 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
176 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2435M Intel Core i5-2435M
2C 4T @ 3.00 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 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
894 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2435M Intel Core i5-2435M
2C 4T @ 2.40 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Intel Core i5-2435M
Lenovo IdeaPad 5
Acer Swift 3
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