Intel Core i5-5200U vs AMD Ryzen 5 2500U

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i5-5200U CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
Intel Core i5-5200U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U

CPU comparison

Intel Core i5-5200U or AMD Ryzen 5 2500U - 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 Intel Core i5-5200U has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.70 GHz. Up to 16 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-5200U was released in Q1/2015.

The AMD Ryzen 5 2500U has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.60 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 2500U was released in Q4/2017.
Intel Core i5 (331) Family AMD Ryzen 5 (86)
Intel Core i 5000U (16) CPU group AMD Ryzen 2000U (7)
5 Generation 1
Broadwell U Architecture Raven Ridge (Zen)
Mobile Segment Mobile
Intel Core i5-4200U Predecessor --
Intel Core i5-6200U Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-5200U has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-5200U is 2.20 GHz (2.70 GHz) while the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U has 4 CPU cores and 8 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U is at 2.00 GHz (3.60 GHz).

Intel Core i5-5200U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
2 Cores 4
4 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.20 GHz Frequency 2.00 GHz
2.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.60 GHz
2.50 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.00 GHz

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.

Intel Core i5-5200U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Core i5-5200U or AMD Ryzen 5 2500U 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.

Intel HD Graphics 5500 GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Raven Ridge)
0.30 GHz GPU frequency 1.10 GHz
0.90 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
8 GPU Generation 8
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
24 Compute units 8
192 Shader 512
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
16 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
11.2 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.

Intel HD Graphics 5500 GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Raven Ridge)
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i5-5200U can use up to 16 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 25.6 GB/s. The AMD Ryzen 5 2500U supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 38.4 GB/s.

Intel Core i5-5200U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
DDR3-1600 Memory DDR4-2400
16 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
25.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 38.4 GB/s
No ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
3.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
2.0 PCIe version 3.0
12 PCIe lanes 12
6.0 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 11.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Core i5-5200U is 15 W, while the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U has a TDP of 15 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Core i5-5200U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up 25 W
7.5 W TDP down 12 W
-- Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-5200U is manufactured in 14 nm and has 3.00 MB cache. The AMD Ryzen 5 2500U is manufactured in 14 nm and has a 4.00 MB cache.

Intel Core i5-5200U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
14 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
BGA 1168 Socket AM4 (PGA 1331)
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q1/2015 Release date Q4/2017
-- Release price 150 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-5200U (84%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-5200U (46%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U (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.
Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Core i5-5200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
671 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
672 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Core i5-5200U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1438 (57%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2524 (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.
Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Core i5-5200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
248 (76%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
328 (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.
Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Core i5-5200U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
584 (43%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
1352 (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.
Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Core i5-5200U
Intel HD Graphics 5500 @ 0.90 GHz
346 (31%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.10 GHz
1126 (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.
Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Core i5-5200U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
2509 (32%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
7956 (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.
Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Core i5-5200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
249 (76%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
329 (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.
Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Core i5-5200U
2C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
743 (51%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
1462 (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.
Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Core i5-5200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
110 (85%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
130 (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.
Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Core i5-5200U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
264 (45%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
584 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Core i5-5200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
39 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 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.
Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Core i5-5200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
88 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 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.
Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Core i5-5200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
797 (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.
Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Core i5-5200U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2865 (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.
Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Core i5-5200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
845 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.60 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.
Intel Core i5-5200U Intel Core i5-5200U
2C 4T @ 2.50 GHz
1770 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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