AMD Ryzen 5 5600G vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600G CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5500

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the AMD Ryzen 5 5600G and the AMD Ryzen 5 5500 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 6 core processor released in Q2/2021 with the AMD Ryzen 5 5500 which has 6 CPU cores and was introduced in Q2/2022.
AMD Ryzen 5 (86) Family AMD Ryzen 5 (86)
AMD Ryzen 5000G (16) CPU group AMD Ryzen 5000G (16)
4 Generation 4
Cezanne (Zen 3) Architecture Cezanne (Zen 3)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
AMD Ryzen 5 4600G Predecessor --
AMD Ryzen 5 8600G Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G is a 6 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.90 GHz (4.40 GHz). The processor can compute 12 threads at the same time. The AMD Ryzen 5 5500 clocks with 3.60 GHz (4.20 GHz), has 6 CPU cores and can calculate 12 threads in parallel.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6 Cores 6
12 Threads 12
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.90 GHz Frequency 3.60 GHz
4.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.20 GHz
4.20 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 5600G Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5500
-- 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 7 (Renoir) GPU no iGPU
0.40 GHz GPU frequency --
1.90 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
9 GPU Generation --
7 nm Technology
3 Max. displays
7 Compute units --
448 Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory --
12 DirectX Version --

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 no iGPU
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
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 5600G, while the AMD Ryzen 5 5500 supports a maximum of 64 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 51.2 GB/s enabled.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5500
DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-3200
64 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
No ECC No
3.00 MB L2 Cache 3.00 MB
16.00 MB L3 Cache 16.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
20 PCIe lanes 24
19.7 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 23.6 GB/s

Thermal Management

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G has a TDP of 65 W. The TDP of the AMD Ryzen 5 5500 is 65 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5500
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
88 W TDP up --
45 W TDP down 45 W
95 °C Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G has 19.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 7 nm. The cache of AMD Ryzen 5 5500 is at 19.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 7 nm.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5500
7 nm Technology 7 nm
Monolithic 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
AM4 (PGA 1331) Socket AM4 (PGA 1331)
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q2/2021 Release date Q2/2022
-- Release price 159 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 (96%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 8 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G (99%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 (96%)

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 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
85 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
82 (96%)

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 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
589 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
582 (99%)

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 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1421 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1396 (98%)

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 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
10202 (93%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
10940 (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 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1507 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1355 (90%)

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 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
7612 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
5979 (79%)

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 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1896 (98%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1928 (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 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
7965 (99%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
8027 (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 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
574 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
535 (93%)

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 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
4479 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
4086 (91%)

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 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
143 (98%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
146 (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 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
19920 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
19622 (99%)

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 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
586 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
584 (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 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
4615 (99%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
4643 (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 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir) @ 1.90 GHz
1702 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
@ 0.00 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 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
221 (100%)

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 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
1714 (100%)

CPU performance per watt (efficiency)

Efficiency of the processor under full load in the Cinebench R23 (multi-core) benchmark. The benchmark result is divided by the average energy required (CPU package power in watts). The higher the value, the more efficient the CPU is under full load.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
10,202 CB R23 MC @ 74 W
137 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 AMD Ryzen 5 5500
3.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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