AMD Ryzen 7 5800H vs AMD Athlon II 170u

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AMD Ryzen 7 5800H CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Athlon II 170u
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H AMD Athlon II 170u

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H and the AMD Athlon II 170u and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 8 core processor released in Q2/2021 with the AMD Athlon II 170u which has 1 CPU cores and was introduced in Q3/2010.
AMD Ryzen 7 (68) Family AMD Athlon II (52)
AMD Ryzen 5000H (11) CPU group AMD Athlon II 100u (1)
4 Generation 1
Cezanne (Zen 3) Architecture Sargas
Mobile Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800H is a 8 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.20 GHz (4.40 GHz). The processor can compute 16 threads at the same time. The AMD Athlon II 170u clocks with 2.00 GHz, has 1 CPU cores and can calculate 1 threads in parallel.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Characteristic AMD Athlon II 170u
8 Cores 1
16 Threads 1
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
3.20 GHz Frequency 2.00 GHz
4.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) --
3.80 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) --

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 7 5800H Characteristic AMD Athlon II 170u
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

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 8 (Renoir) GPU no iGPU
0.40 GHz GPU frequency --
1.75 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
9 GPU Generation --
7 nm Technology
3 Max. displays
8 Compute units --
512 Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
8 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 8 (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 7 5800H, while the AMD Athlon II 170u supports a maximum of GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of -- enabled.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Characteristic AMD Athlon II 170u
LPDDR4-4266, DDR4-3200 Memory DDR3, DDR2
64 GB Max. Memory
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth --
No ECC No
4.00 MB L2 Cache 1.00 MB
16.00 MB L3 Cache --
3.0 PCIe version --
12 PCIe lanes --
11.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800H has a TDP of 45 W. The TDP of the AMD Athlon II 170u is 20 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Characteristic AMD Athlon II 170u
45 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 20 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
80 W TDP up --
-- TDP down --
105 °C Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800H has 20.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 7 nm. The cache of AMD Athlon II 170u is at 1.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 45 nm.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Characteristic AMD Athlon II 170u
7 nm Technology 45 nm
Chiplet Chip design Unknown
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions MMX, 3DNow!, SSE3, SSE4a
FP6 Socket AM3
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization AMD-V
Yes AES-NI No
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q2/2021 Release date Q3/2010
-- Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 1 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u (18%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u (3%)

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 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1461 (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
1C 1T @ 2.00 GHz
268 (18%)

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 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
8397 (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
1C 1T @ 2.00 GHz
268 (3%)

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 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
21288 (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
1C 1T @ 2.00 GHz
340 (2%)

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 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
87 (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
1C 1T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
665 (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
1C 1T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1427 (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
1C 1T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
12179 (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
1C 1T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
1766 (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
1C 1T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
7816 (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
1C 1T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
560 (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
1C 1T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
5051 (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
1C 1T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Renoir) @ 1.75 GHz
1792 (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
184 (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
1C 1T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
557 (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
1C 1T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
5156 (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
1C 1T @ 2.00 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 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
235 (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
1C 1T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
2164 (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
1C 1T @ 2.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
12,179 CB R23 MC @ 75 W
162 (100%)
AMD Athlon II 170u AMD Athlon II 170u
2.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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