AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Benchmark, Test and specs

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The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U has 6 cores with 12 threads and is based on the 4. gen of the AMD Ryzen 5 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the FP6 socket and was released in Q1/2021. The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U scores 1,134 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 5,622 points.
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

At a glance

Name: AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
Family: AMD Ryzen 5 (86)
CPU group: AMD Ryzen 5000U (Lucienne) (3)
Architecture: Lucienne (Zen 2)
Technology: 7 nm
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 4
Predecessor: --
Successor: AMD Ryzen 5 5625U

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U has 6 CPU cores and can calculate 12 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is 2.10 GHz (4.00 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 6 / 12
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 6x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.10 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.00 GHz
Turbo Frequency (6 Cores): 3.40 GHz

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U uses the AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir), which has 448 texture shaders and 7 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir)
GPU frequency: 0.40 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.80 GHz
Compute units: 7
Shader: 448
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q1/2020
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 9
Direct X: 12
Technology: 7 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 2 GB
Frame Generation: No

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.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 32 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 51.2 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR4-4266
DDR4-3200
51.2 GB/s
51.2 GB/s
Max. Memory: 32 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: Yes
PCIe: 3.0 x 12
PCIe Bandwidth: 11.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 15 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 15 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: 25 W
TDP down: 10 W
Tjunction max.: 105 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is made in 7 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 8.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 7 nm
Chip design: Chiplet
Socket: FP6
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 8.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: AMD-V, SVM
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
Release date: Q1/2021
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

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The benchmark results for the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

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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 4600HS AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
67
Intel Core i7-8809G Intel Core i7-8809G
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
67
Intel Xeon W-3175X Intel Xeon W-3175X
28C 56T @ 3.80 GHz
67
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
66
Intel Core i3-10105F Intel Core i3-10105F
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
66
Intel Core i3-10105 Intel Core i3-10105
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
66
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
66

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 i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
443
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
8C 16T @ 4.10 GHz
441
Intel Core i7-1280P Intel Core i7-1280P
14C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
437
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
430
Intel Core i9-9980HK Intel Core i9-9980HK
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
424
AMD Ryzen 5 5625U AMD Ryzen 5 5625U
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
417
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
415

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 PRO 4650U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1171
Intel Core i3-10105 Intel Core i3-10105
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
1168
Intel Core i3-10105F Intel Core i3-10105F
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
1168
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1165
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350GE AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350GE
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1162
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1162
AMD Ryzen 5 4600U AMD Ryzen 5 4600U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1162

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 i5-10500H Intel Core i5-10500H
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6813
Intel Core i7-1250U Intel Core i7-1250U
10C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
6788
Intel Core i7-1260U Intel Core i7-1260U
10C 12T @ 2.10 GHz
6788
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
6784
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
6754
Intel Core i7-6800K Intel Core i7-6800K
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
6645
Intel Core i7-11375H Intel Core i7-11375H
4C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
6620

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 i3-10100 Intel Core i3-10100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1135
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-10100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1135
Intel Core i3-1110G4 Intel Core i3-1110G4
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1135
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1134
AMD Ryzen 3 4100 AMD Ryzen 3 4100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1134
AMD Ryzen 3 4300G AMD Ryzen 3 4300G
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1134
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
1134

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 Xeon Silver 4208 Intel Xeon Silver 4208
8C 16T @ 2.30 GHz
5639
Intel Core i5-8600K Intel Core i5-8600K
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
5631
Intel Xeon E5-2643 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2643 v3
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
5623
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
5622
Intel Core i7-11370H Intel Core i7-11370H
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
5612
Intel Core i3-12100T Intel Core i3-12100T
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
5560
Intel Core i7-5820K Intel Core i7-5820K
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
5537

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 Xeon E3-1275 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1275 v5
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1442
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1439
Intel Xeon Gold 6336Y Intel Xeon Gold 6336Y
24C 48T @ 3.60 GHz
1439
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1437
Intel Core i7-8665U Intel Core i7-8665U
4C 8T @ 4.80 GHz
1437
Intel Xeon E3-1245 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1245 v6
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1434
Intel Core i5-10400F Intel Core i5-10400F
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
1433

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 3 4300G AMD Ryzen 3 4300G
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
5257
AMD Ryzen 3 4300GE AMD Ryzen 3 4300GE
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
5248
Intel Core i3-10325 Intel Core i3-10325
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
5245
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
5237
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350GE AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350GE
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
5224
Intel Core i5-8500B Intel Core i5-8500B
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz
5220
Intel Core i7-7740X Intel Core i7-7740X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
5220

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 3500X AMD Ryzen 5 3500X
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
464
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
464
Intel Core i7-8665U Intel Core i7-8665U
4C 8T @ 4.80 GHz
464
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
462
Intel Core i9-7900X Intel Core i9-7900X
10C 20T @ 4.30 GHz
461
Intel Core i7-10710U Intel Core i7-10710U
6C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
460
Intel Core i3-10105 Intel Core i3-10105
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
459

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 i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.30 GHz
2624
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
2588
Intel Core i5-10400T Intel Core i5-10400T
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
2582
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
2573
Intel Core i7-11375H Intel Core i7-11375H
4C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
2564
AMD Ryzen 5 4680U AMD Ryzen 5 4680U
6C 12T @ 2.20 GHz
2554
AMD Ryzen 3 4300GE AMD Ryzen 3 4300GE
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
2540

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 2700U AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.30 GHz
1664
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
AMD Custom Radeon Graphics (Steam Deck) @ 1.60 GHz
1638
Valve Steam Deck (AMD Custom APU 0405) Valve Steam Deck (AMD Custom APU 0405)
AMD Custom Radeon Graphics (Steam Deck) @ 1.60 GHz
1638
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir) @ 1.80 GHz
1612
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5675U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5675U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir) @ 1.80 GHz
1612
AMD Ryzen 5 5625U AMD Ryzen 5 5625U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir) @ 1.80 GHz
1612
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir) @ 1.80 GHz
1612

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 i7-7700K Intel Core i7-7700K
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
97
Intel Core i5-8500B Intel Core i5-8500B
6C 6T @ 3.70 GHz
96
AMD Ryzen 5 3500X AMD Ryzen 5 3500X
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
94
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
89
Intel Core i3-10100 Intel Core i3-10100
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
88
Intel Core i7-5820K Intel Core i7-5820K
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
88
Intel Core i3-10105 Intel Core i3-10105
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
86

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 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
13230
Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
13224
Intel Core i3-13100T Intel Core i3-13100T
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
13218
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
13210
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
13207
Intel Xeon E-2334 Intel Xeon E-2334
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
13204
Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
13147

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 3500 AMD Ryzen 5 3500
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
483
Intel Core i7-10870H Intel Core i7-10870H
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
482
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
480
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
475
Intel Core i7-10750H Intel Core i7-10750H
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
474
Intel Core i3-10105F Intel Core i3-10105F
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
472
Intel Core i3-1110G4 Intel Core i3-1110G4
2C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
471

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 Xeon E5-2620 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4
8C 16T @ 2.10 GHz
2785
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
2776
Intel Core i5-8600K Intel Core i5-8600K
6C 6T @ 3.60 GHz
2731
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 2.10 GHz
2728
Intel Xeon E5-1650 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1650 v2
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
2719
Intel Core i7-8850H Intel Core i7-8850H
6C 12T @ 2.60 GHz
2709
Intel Xeon E-2176M Intel Xeon E-2176M
6C 12T @ 2.70 GHz
2703

Benchmarks


News and articles for the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U


Description of the processor

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is a 6-core mobile processor from AMD. It supports SMT (Simultaneous Multi Threading) and can process 12 threads at the same time. The processor clocks its CPU cores with up to 2.1 GHz in the base. It can increase its clock frequency to up to 3.4 GHz (load on several CPU cores) or even up to 4.0 GHz (single core operation) via the turbo mode.

The AMD Radeon 7 Graphics (Renoir) is used as the internal graphics unit (iGPU). With 7 execution units and 448 shaders, the graphics are suitable for one or two games in FullHD (1080p) resolution. The FP32 computing power is around 1.6 TFLOPS.

With a TDP of 15 watts, the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is in the normal range for a mobile processor. The system manufacturer can operate the processor in a TDP range between 10 and 25 watts, whereby operation with 25 watts results in a significant increase in performance if the processor is loaded over a longer period of time.

Up to 32 GB DDR4-3200 RAM is supported in two memory channels. The dual-channel mode doubles the theoretical memory bandwidth of the system and is therefore also very beneficial for the internal graphics, as this uses part of the main memory as graphics memory. 8 MB are available as level 3 cache.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U was presented in the 1st quarter of 2021 together with many other mobile processors with the name Ryzen 5xxxU. The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is still based on the older "Lucienne" design, which is still based on Zen 2 cores. Other Ryzen 5xxxU mobile processors are already based on the new AMD "Cezanne" design with Zen 3 cores and have a significantly higher performance. We do not know why AMD uses two different designs in a generation with the same name.



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