AMD Ryzen 5 4500U vs Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD Ryzen 5 4500U CPU1 vs CPU2 Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U and the Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) 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 Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) which has 4 CPU cores and was introduced in Q4/2023.
AMD Ryzen 5 (85) Family AMD Ryzen 5 (85)
AMD Ryzen 4000U (11) CPU group AMD Sephiroth (Steam Deck Refresh 2023) (1)
3 Generation 4
Renoir (Zen 2) Architecture Sephiroth (Zen 2)
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor Valve Steam Deck (AMD Custom APU 0405)
-- Successor --

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 Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) clocks with 2.40 GHz (3.50 GHz), has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel.

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Characteristic Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
6 Cores 4
6 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.30 GHz Frequency 2.40 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.50 GHz
3.80 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 2.80 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Characteristic Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

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 AMD Custom Radeon Graphics (Steam Deck)
0.40 GHz GPU frequency 1.00 GHz
1.50 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.60 GHz
9 GPU Generation --
7 nm Technology 7 nm
3 Max. displays 2
6 Compute units 8
384 Shader 512
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 8 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 6 (Renoir) GPU AMD Custom Radeon Graphics (Steam Deck)
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

Up to 64 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, while the Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) supports a maximum of 16 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 102.4 GB/s enabled.

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Characteristic Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
LPDDR4-4266, DDR4-3200 Memory LPDDR5-6400
64 GB Max. Memory 16 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 102.4 GB/s
Yes ECC No
-- L2 Cache 2.00 MB
8.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
12 PCIe lanes 8
11.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 7.9 GB/s

Thermal Management

The AMD Ryzen 5 4500U has a TDP of 15 W. The TDP of the Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) is 15 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Characteristic Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
25 W TDP up --
10 W TDP down 4 W
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 Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) is at 6.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 6 nm.

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Characteristic Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
7 nm Technology 6 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 SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
FP6 Socket FF3
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems SteamOS (Arch Linux)
Q1/2020 Release date Q4/2023
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U (100%)
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) (89%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U (100%)
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) (88%)

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%)
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
975 (85%)

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%)
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
4359 (78%)

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%)
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1296 (92%)

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%)
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
4510 (98%)

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 (70%)
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
AMD Custom Radeon Graphics (Steam Deck) @ 1.60 GHz
1638 (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 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
57 (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 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
275 (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 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
1082 (100%)
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)

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%)
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 2.80 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%)
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 3.50 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%)
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 2.80 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%)
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)

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%)
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 2.80 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 @ 3.80 GHz
480 (100%)
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 2.80 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%)
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 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%)
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 3.50 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%)
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
Lenovo IdeaPad 5
Acer Swift 3
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)

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