AMD Ryzen 5 2500U vs AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U

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The AMD Ryzen 5 2500U is a mobile APU for thin and light laptops that was announced in October 2017. It includes four Zen cores clocked at 2 to 3.6 GHz and offers 4 MB L3-Cache. The integrated graphics card is called Radeon RX Vega 8 and offers 8 CUs (512 Shaders) clocked at up to 1100 MHz. The TDP is configurable between 12 and 25 Watt (15 Watt nominal). More information on Raven Ridge can be found in our launch article.

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X

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The AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is a desktop processor with 4 cores and Hyper Threading (SMT). It is the fastest Ryzen 5 quad-core processor in the beginning of 2017, but the 65-watt TDP is similar to the hexa-core Ryzen 5 1600.

The Ryzen 5 1500X has a base frequency of 3.5 GHz and can reach up to 3.7 GHz via Turbo (up to 2 cores) or 3.9 GHz via XFR (also up to 2 cores).

The processor based on the Zen architecture is not fully convincing in games. AMD blames missing optimizations from the gaming producers.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500UAMD Ryzen 5 1500X
AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU)AMD Ryzen 5
ZenZen
: Ryzen 5 Zen
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G (compare)3600 - 3900 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 2800H (compare)3300 - 3800 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U (compare)2200 - 3800 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U (compare)2200 - 3800 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2600H (compare)3200 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G (compare)3500 - 3700 MHz4 / 44 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 2500U2000 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U (compare)2000 - 3600 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U (compare)2000 - 3400 MHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U (compare)2000 - 3400 MHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U (compare)2500 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200U (compare)2500 - 3400 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon 300U (compare)2400 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (compare)3200 - 3600 MHz6 / 1216 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 1500X3500 - 3700 MHz4 / 816 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 (compare)3200 - 3400 MHz4 / 88 MB
2000 - 3600 MHz3500 - 3700 MHz
384 KB384 KB
2 MB2 MB
4 MB16 MB
4 / 84 / 8
15 65
4500 4800
14 14
AM4AM4
XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 ( - 1100 MHz)

Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
min: 338     avg: 351     median: 354.5 (69%)     max: 357 Points
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1103     avg: 1267     median: 1298.5 (15%)     max: 1367 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 510     avg: 598     median: 609 (14%)     max: 642 Points
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818 Points (19%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 124     avg: 136     median: 137 (63%)     max: 142 Points
157 Points (72%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.71     avg: 6.5     median: 6.6 (17%)     max: 6.91 Points
9 Points (23%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.53     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (64%)     max: 1.61 Points
1.7 Points (70%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4103     avg: 4371     median: 4410.5 (45%)     max: 4473 Points
4573 Points (47%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 13850     avg: 15426     median: 15683.5 (26%)     max: 16471 Points
20186 Points (34%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 251.078     avg: 313     median: 313.5 (4%)     max: 375.873 seconds
211 seconds (2%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7.819     avg: 10.2     median: 10.2 (2%)     max: 12.643 seconds
6.9 seconds (1%)
WinRAR - Result
min: 2416     avg: 2426     median: 2425.5 (28%)     max: 2435 KB/s
3910 KB/s (46%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 15360     avg: 16200     median: 16251 (17%)     max: 16988 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 2924     avg: 3269     median: 3441 (23%)     max: 3443 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 33     avg: 34.7     median: 34.7 (22%)     max: 36.4 fps
49.5 fps (31%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 118     avg: 121     median: 121 (43%)     max: 124 fps
177 fps (63%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 3.6     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (13%)     max: 3.74 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.357     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (19%)     max: 0.403 GB/s
0.5 GB/s (24%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.543     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.568 GB/s
0.7 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3.2     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (17%)     max: 3.4 GB/s
4.9 GB/s (25%)
Blender 2.79 *
min: 757.1     avg: 771     median: 770.6 (8%)     max: 784 Seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 4155     avg: 4952     median: 4828 (32%)     max: 5873 Points
7403 Points (50%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11.766     avg: 17.7     median: 12.3 (3%)     max: 29 Seconds
11 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 26.954     avg: 27.4     median: 27.3 (1%)     max: 28 Seconds
24 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 684.933     avg: 696     median: 696.9 (3%)     max: 706 Seconds
640 Seconds (3%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 14732     avg: 17114     median: 15610 (22%)     max: 21001 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 3941     avg: 5637     median: 5973 (29%)     max: 6648 points
9566 points (47%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 31155     avg: 32374     median: 31862 (20%)     max: 34052 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 29317     avg: 32015     median: 32593.5 (39%)     max: 33556 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 28284     avg: 32266     median: 32009.5 (37%)     max: 37624 Points
61854 Points (72%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1579     avg: 4508     median: 4609.5 (12%)     max: 6591 Points
7712 Points (20%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4922     avg: 7508     median: 7807 (27%)     max: 9138 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
7330 Points (59%)
11011 Points (89%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6320 Points (57%)
8616 Points (78%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
13912 Points (27%)
15951 Points (31%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
10715 Points (22%)
13689 Points (28%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
10616 Points (28%)
13198 Points (35%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 10506     avg: 11390     median: 11301 (20%)     max: 12280 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3234     avg: 3379     median: 3383 (70%)     max: 3477 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 11649     avg: 11774     median: 11773.5 (18%)     max: 11898 Points
16558 Points (26%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3601     avg: 3674     median: 3673.5 (75%)     max: 3746 Points
4248 Points (86%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
min: 31590     avg: 37273     median: 37273 (13%)     max: 42956 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 9480     avg: 9548     median: 9548 (27%)     max: 9616 Points
14463 Points (40%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3558     avg: 3582     median: 3581.5 (57%)     max: 3605 Points
4149 Points (66%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3275     avg: 3641     median: 3703 (58%)     max: 3789 Points
4459 Points (70%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 9434     avg: 10029     median: 9952 (17%)     max: 10871 Points
15252 Points (26%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1137.6     avg: 1349     median: 1411.1 (2%)     max: 1443.2 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 110.2     avg: 122     median: 117 (1%)     max: 143.7 ms
74.8 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 21539     avg: 25871     median: 26534.5 (51%)     max: 29587 Points
36017 Points (69%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 1500X +
146 Watt (39%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 1500X +
132 Watt (35%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 2500U → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 1500X → 131%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)