AMD Ryzen 5 5500U vs Intel Core i5-10210U

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AMD Ryzen 5 5500U CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-10210U
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Intel Core i5-10210U

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U or Intel Core i5-10210U ? In this comparison, we check 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 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U was released in Q1/2021.

The Intel Core i5-10210U has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.20 GHz. The CPU supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The Intel Core i5-10210U was released in Q3/2019.
AMD Ryzen 5 Family Intel Core i5
AMD Ryzen 5000U CPU group Intel Core i 10000U
4 Generation 10
Lucienne (Zen 2) Architecture Comet Lake U
Mobile Segment Mobile
-- Predecessor --
AMD Ryzen 5 5625U 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 5500U or Intel Core i5-10210U 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.

6 Cores 4
12 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.10 GHz Frequency 1.60 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.20 GHz
3.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.80 GHz

Internal Graphics

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U or Intel Core i5-10210U 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 7 Graphics (Renoir) GPU Intel UHD Graphics (Comet Lake)
1.80 GHz GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 1.10 GHz
9 GPU Generation 9.5
7 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
7 Execution units 24
448 Shader 192
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 32 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.

DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-2666, LPDDR3-2133, LPDDR4-2933
32 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Bandwidth 45.8 GB/s
Yes ECC No
L2 Cache
8.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
12 PCIe lanes 16

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 25 W
10 W TDP down 10 W
105 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U or Intel Core i5-10210U 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.

7 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
FP6 Socket BGA 1526
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2021 Release date Q3/2019
-- Release price 300 $
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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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1165 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
1049 (90%)
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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
6784 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
4013 (59%)
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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
462 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
426 (92%)
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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
2573 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
1797 (70%)
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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1134 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
1067 (94%)
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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
5622 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
4146 (74%)
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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
475 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
408 (86%)
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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 2.10 GHz
2728 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
1894 (69%)
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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
AMD Radeon 7 Graphics (Renoir) @ 1.80 GHz
1612 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
Intel UHD Graphics (Comet Lake) @ 1.10 GHz
422 (26%)
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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
89 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
35 (39%)
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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
13474 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
8775 (65%)
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 2.10 GHz
4848 (100%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
2655 (55%)
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark 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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
168 (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 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
766 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



Devices using this processor

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Intel Core i5-10210U
Unknown Intel NUC10i5FNH
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-50F2
Lenovo ThinkBook 14-IML
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IML

News and articles for the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U and the Intel Core i5-10210U



This comparison between the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U and the Intel Core i5-10210U is about 2 processors from the mobile sector, i.e. CPUs that are mainly used in notebooks / laptops.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U came out in Q1 2021, making it significantly newer than the Intel Core i5-10210U that was released in Q3 2019. The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is based on the Lucienne architecture and is manufactured using the 7-nanometer process. The Intel Core i5-10210U comes from the tenth generation of the Core i series and is based on the Comet Lake U architecture, which is manufactured using the 14-nanometer process.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U has 6 cores and supports Hyperthreading, which gives it 12 threads. The maximum clock frequency of the cores is 4.00 gigahertz. The Intel Core i5-10210U only has 4 cores, but also supports Hyperthreading, which means that up to 8 Theras can be used here. The maximum clock frequency of the Intel processor at 4.20 gigahertz is slightly higher than that of the AMD processor.

According to our benchmarks, the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is about 10 percent faster with a single core load and about 40 percent faster with a load of all cores than the Intel Core i5-10210U.

Both processors have an internal graphics unit. In the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, the AMD Radeon 7 Graphics (Renoir) is used, this graphics unit clocks at 1.80 gigahertz and achieves an FP32 computing power of 1612 GigaFLOPS. The Intel UHD Graphics (Comet Lake) is used in the Intel Core i5-10210U. This graphics unit clocks at up to 1.10 Gigahertz and achieves a much lower FP32 computing power of 422 GigaFLOPS.

Both processors each have 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is thus able to control up to 32 gigabytes of DDR4-3200 RAM. The Intel Core i5-10210U can even operate up to 64 gigabytes of RAM. The following types are supported here: DDR4-2666, LPDDR3-2133, LPDDR4-2933.

Leaderboards

In our leaderboards, we have clearly compiled the best processors for specific categories for you. The leaderboards are always up to date and are regularly updated by us. The best processors are selected according to popularity and speed in benchmarks as well as the price-performance ratio.


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