AMD Ryzen 5 5500U vs AMD Ryzen 7 4700U

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AMD Ryzen 5 5500U CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U or AMD Ryzen 7 4700U - 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 5500U has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.00 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U was released in Q1/2021.

The AMD Ryzen 7 4700U has 8 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.10 GHz. The CPU supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 7 4700U was released in Q1/2020.
AMD Ryzen 5 (85) Family AMD Ryzen 7 (68)
AMD Ryzen 5000U (Lucienne) (3) CPU group AMD Ryzen 4000U (11)
4 Generation 3
Lucienne (Zen 2) Architecture Renoir (Zen 2)
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
AMD Ryzen 5 5625U Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U has 6 CPU cores and can calculate 12 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is 2.10 GHz (4.00 GHz) while the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U has 8 CPU cores and 8 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U is at 2.00 GHz (4.10 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
6 Cores 8
12 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.10 GHz Frequency 2.00 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.10 GHz
3.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.40 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 5500U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U or AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 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 7 (Renoir) GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir)
0.40 GHz GPU frequency 0.40 GHz
1.80 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.60 GHz
9 GPU Generation 9
7 nm Technology 7 nm
3 Max. displays 3
7 Compute units 7
448 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 7 (Renoir) 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 5500U can use up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 51.2 GB/s. The AMD Ryzen 7 4700U supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 51.2 GB/s.

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
LPDDR4-4266, DDR4-3200 Memory LPDDR4-4266, DDR4-3200
32 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
8.00 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 5500U is 15 W, while the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U has a TDP of 15 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
25 W TDP up 35 W
10 W TDP down 10 W
105 °C Tjunction max. 105 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is manufactured in 7 nm and has 8.00 MB cache. The AMD Ryzen 7 4700U is manufactured in 7 nm and has a 8.00 MB cache.

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
7 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
FP6 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
Q1/2021 Release date Q1/2020
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (99%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 8 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (99%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U (93%)

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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
66 (97%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
68 (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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
430 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
341 (79%)

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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1165 (98%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1184 (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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
6784 (99%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
6874 (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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1134 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1115 (98%)

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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
5622 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
5530 (98%)

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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1437 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1439 (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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
5237 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
4647 (89%)

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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
462 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
464 (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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
2573 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
2424 (94%)

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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir) @ 1.80 GHz
1612 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir) @ 1.60 GHz
1433 (89%)

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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
89 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
72 (81%)

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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
13210 (98%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
13510 (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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 2.10 GHz
2728 (94%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
2902 (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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
475 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
188 (100%)

Devices using this processor

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
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Acer Swift 3

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Comparison of the two processors

This comparison clarifies how the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U released in the first quarter of 20201 fares against the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U released a year earlier in the first quarter of 2020. The processors are both manufactured using the 7 nanometer process, but the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is based on the improved "Zen 2" architecture with the code name "Lucienne", whereas the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U is still based on the "Zen 2" architecture with the code name "Renoir" based. As you can see from the “U” at the end of the processor designation, both processors are models for the mobile sector. So they are mostly used in notebooks.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U has 6 processor cores with a base clock frequency of 2.10 gigahertz and a maximum turbo clock frequency of 4.00 gigahertz. The AMD Ryzen 7 4700U has 8 cores, 2 cores more, has a base clock frequency of 2.00 gigahertz and the maximum turbo clock is 4.10 gigahertz. In addition, the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U has the advantage over the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U that it supports Hyper-Threading technology.

In our benchmarks, there are not too great differences in single core utilization; the processors here are roughly the same speed. In the multi-core benchmarks, the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is then a bit faster due to the existing Hyper-Threading technology. The 2 additional cores don't help the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U either.

The internal graphics unit AMD Radeon 7 Graphics (Renoir) is used in both processors. This iGPU has 7 execution units with 448 shaders and is manufactured using the 7 nanometer process. In the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, however, the graphics unit clocks at up to 1.80 gigahertz, whereas in the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U the maximum is reached at 1.60 gigahertz. This clock rate gives the iGPU in the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U an 11% higher FP32 computing power.

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