AMD Ryzen 5 5600U vs AMD Ryzen 5 4500U

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600U CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 5 5600U or AMD Ryzen 5 4500U - 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 5600U has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.20 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600U was released in Q1/2021.

The AMD Ryzen 5 4500U has 6 cores with 6 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.00 GHz. The CPU supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 4500U was released in Q1/2020.
AMD Ryzen 5 (84) Family AMD Ryzen 5 (84)
AMD Ryzen 5000U (13) CPU group AMD Ryzen 4000U (11)
4 Generation 3
Cezanne (Zen 3) Architecture Renoir (Zen 2)
Mobile Segment Mobile
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U Predecessor --
AMD Ryzen 5 6600U Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600U is a 6 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.30 GHz (4.20 GHz). The AMD Ryzen 5 4500U has 6 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 2.30 GHz (4.00 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 5 5600U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6 Cores 6
12 Threads 6
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.30 GHz Frequency 2.30 GHz
4.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.00 GHz
3.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.80 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 5600U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir) GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Renoir)
0.40 GHz GPU frequency 0.40 GHz
1.80 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.50 GHz
9 GPU Generation 9
7 nm Technology 7 nm
3 Max. displays 3
7 Compute units 6
448 Shader 384
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 6 (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 5600U supports a maximum of 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 4500U can connect up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
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
3.00 MB L2 Cache --
16.00 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 TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600U has a TDP of 15 W, that of the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U is 15 W.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
25 W TDP up 25 W
10 W TDP down 10 W
105 °C Tjunction max. 105 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600U has a 19.00 MB cache, while the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U cache has a total of 8.00 MB.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
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 3 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U (82%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U (71%)

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 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1332 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
1151 (86%)

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 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6166 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
5620 (91%)

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 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1317 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
1082 (82%)

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 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
5437 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
4097 (75%)

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 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1776 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
1407 (79%)

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 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6637 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
4620 (70%)

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 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir) @ 1.80 GHz
1612 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Renoir) @ 1.50 GHz
1152 (71%)

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 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
127 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
67 (53%)

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 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
15456 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
11042 (71%)

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 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 2.30 GHz
3142 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 2.30 GHz
2065 (66%)

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 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
448 (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 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
1921 (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 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
480 (100%)

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 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
176 (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 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 3.80 GHz
894 (100%)

Devices using this processor

AMD Ryzen 5 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
Unknown Lenovo IdeaPad 5
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