Intel Core i5-6200U vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600U

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Intel Core i5-6200U CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
Intel Core i5-6200U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U

CPU comparison

Intel Core i5-6200U or AMD Ryzen 5 5600U - 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 i5-6200U has 2 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 2.80 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-6200U was released in Q3/2015.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600U has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.20 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600U was released in Q1/2021.
Intel Core i5 (331) Family AMD Ryzen 5 (84)
Intel Core i 6000U (20) CPU group AMD Ryzen 5000U (13)
6 Generation 4
Skylake U Architecture Cezanne (Zen 3)
Mobile Segment Mobile
Intel Core i5-5200U Predecessor AMD Ryzen 5 4600U
Intel Core i5-7200U Successor AMD Ryzen 5 6600U

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-6200U has 2 CPU cores and can calculate 4 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-6200U is 2.30 GHz (2.80 GHz) while the AMD Ryzen 5 5600U has 6 CPU cores and 12 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 5600U is at 2.30 GHz (4.20 GHz).

Intel Core i5-6200U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
2 Cores 6
4 Threads 12
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.30 GHz Frequency 2.30 GHz
2.80 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.20 GHz
2.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.60 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.

Intel Core i5-6200U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i5-6200U or AMD Ryzen 5 5600U 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 520 GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir)
0.30 GHz GPU frequency 0.40 GHz
1.00 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.80 GHz
9 GPU Generation 9
14 nm Technology 7 nm
3 Max. displays 3
24 Compute units 7
192 Shader 448
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
32 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.

Intel HD Graphics 520 GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir)
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode 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 Intel Core i5-6200U can use up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 34.1 GB/s. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600U supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 51.2 GB/s.

Intel Core i5-6200U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
DDR4-2133 Memory LPDDR4-4266, DDR4-3200
32 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
34.1 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
No ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache 3.00 MB
3.00 MB L3 Cache 16.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
12 PCIe lanes 12
11.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 11.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Core i5-6200U is 15 W, while the AMD Ryzen 5 5600U has a TDP of 15 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Core i5-6200U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up 25 W
-- TDP down 10 W
-- Tjunction max. 105 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-6200U is manufactured in 14 nm and has 3.00 MB cache. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600U is manufactured in 7 nm and has a 19.00 MB cache.

Intel Core i5-6200U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
14 nm Technology 7 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 1356 Socket FP6
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q3/2015 Release date Q1/2021
281 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-6200U (53%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-6200U (25%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U (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.
Intel Core i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
716 (54%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1332 (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 i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
1706 (28%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6166 (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 i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
688 (52%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1317 (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 i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
1346 (25%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
5437 (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 i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
946 (53%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1776 (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.
Intel Core i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
1867 (28%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6637 (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 i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
Intel HD Graphics 520 @ 1.00 GHz
384 (24%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir) @ 1.80 GHz
1612 (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 i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
3009 (19%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
15456 (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 i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
753 (24%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 2.30 GHz
3142 (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 i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
282 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 4.20 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.
Intel Core i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
735 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 3.60 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.
Intel Core i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
127 (100%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
Intel Core i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
1878.1 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 3.60 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.
Intel Core i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
252 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 3.60 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.
Intel Core i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
119 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 4.20 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.
Intel Core i5-6200U Intel Core i5-6200U
2C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
290 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
0 (0%)

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