AMD Ryzen 5 8500G vs AMD Ryzen 5 8600G

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AMD Ryzen 5 8500G CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
AMD Ryzen 5 8500G AMD Ryzen 5 8600G

CPU comparison

AMD Ryzen 5 8500G or AMD Ryzen 5 8600G - 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 8500G has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 5.00 GHz. Up to 256 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 8500G was released in Q1/2024.

The AMD Ryzen 5 8600G has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 5.00 GHz. The CPU supports up to 256 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 8600G was released in Q1/2024.
AMD Ryzen 5 (78) Family AMD Ryzen 5 (78)
AMD Ryzen 8000G (4) CPU group AMD Ryzen 8000G (4)
6 Generation 6
Phoenix (Zen 4) Architecture Phoenix (Zen 4)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 5 8500G has 6 CPU cores and can calculate 12 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 8500G is 4.10 GHz (5.00 GHz) while the AMD Ryzen 5 8600G has 6 CPU cores and 12 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 8600G is at 4.30 GHz (5.00 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 5 8500G Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
6 Cores 6
12 Threads 12
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? Yes
4.10 GHz (5.00 GHz)
2x Zen 4
A-Core 4.30 GHz (5.00 GHz)
6x Zen 4
3.20 GHz (3.70 GHz)
4x Zen 4c
B-Core --

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 8500G Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
-- AI hardware AMD Ryzen AI
-- AI specifications AMD dedicated AI XDNA Technology @ 16 TOPS

Internal Graphics

The AMD Ryzen 5 8500G or AMD Ryzen 5 8600G 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 740M GPU AMD Radeon 760M
0.80 GHz GPU frequency 0.80 GHz
2.80 GHz GPU (Turbo) 2.80 GHz
10 GPU Generation 10
4 nm Technology 4 nm
4 Max. displays 4
4 Compute units 8
256 Shader 512
Yes Hardware Raytracing Yes
AMD FSR Frame Generation AMD FSR
32 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.

AMD Radeon 740M GPU AMD Radeon 760M
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 Codec VP9 Decode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec AV1 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec AVC Decode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The AMD Ryzen 5 8500G can use up to 256 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 83.2 GB/s. The AMD Ryzen 5 8600G supports up to 256 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 83.2 GB/s.

AMD Ryzen 5 8500G Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
DDR5-5200 Memory DDR5-5200
256 GB Max. Memory 256 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
83.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 83.2 GB/s
No ECC No
6.00 MB L2 Cache 6.00 MB
16.00 MB L3 Cache 16.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 4.0
14 PCIe lanes 20
27.6 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the AMD Ryzen 5 8500G is 65 W, while the AMD Ryzen 5 8600G has a TDP of 65 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

AMD Ryzen 5 8500G Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
45 W TDP down 45 W
95 °C Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 5 8500G is manufactured in 4 nm and has 22.00 MB cache. The AMD Ryzen 5 8600G is manufactured in 4 nm and has a 22.00 MB cache.

AMD Ryzen 5 8500G Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
4 nm Technology 4 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2,FMA3, AVX2, AVX512 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2,FMA3, AVX2, AVX512
AM5 (LGA 1718) Socket AM5 (LGA 1718)
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2024 Release date Q1/2024
179 $ Release price 229 $
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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 8500G AMD Ryzen 5 8500G
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
101 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 8600G AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
101 (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 8500G AMD Ryzen 5 8500G
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
742 (96%)
AMD Ryzen 5 8600G AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
770 (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 8500G AMD Ryzen 5 8500G
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
1965 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 8600G AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
1947 (99%)

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 8500G AMD Ryzen 5 8500G
6C 12T @ 4.45 GHz
8768 (82%)
AMD Ryzen 5 8600G AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
6C 12T @ 4.75 GHz
10638 (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 8500G AMD Ryzen 5 8500G
AMD Radeon 740M @ 2.80 GHz
1434 (50%)
AMD Ryzen 5 8600G AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
AMD Radeon 760M @ 2.80 GHz
2868 (100%)

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 8500G AMD Ryzen 5 8500G
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 8600G AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
1792 (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 8500G AMD Ryzen 5 8500G
6C 12T @ 4.45 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 8600G AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
6C 12T @ 4.75 GHz
14067 (100%)

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 8500G AMD Ryzen 5 8500G
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 8600G AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
2671 (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 8500G AMD Ryzen 5 8500G
6C 12T @ 4.45 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 8600G AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
6C 12T @ 4.75 GHz
11453 (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 8500G AMD Ryzen 5 8500G
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 8600G AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
697 (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 8500G AMD Ryzen 5 8500G
6C 12T @ 4.45 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 8600G AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
6C 12T @ 4.75 GHz
5505 (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 8500G AMD Ryzen 5 8500G
6C 12T @ 4.45 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 8600G AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
6C 12T @ 4.75 GHz
25955 (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 8500G AMD Ryzen 5 8500G
4.10 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 8600G AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
14,067 CB R23 MC @ 68 W
207 (100%)

Performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

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. The performance is given in the number (trillions) of arithmetic operations per second (TOPS).
AMD Ryzen 5 8500G AMD Ryzen 5 8500G
6C 12T @ 4.10 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 8600G AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
16 (100%)

Devices using this processor

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