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 compare3.6 - 3.9 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 2800H compare3.3 - 3.8 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U compare2.2 - 3.8 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U compare2.2 - 3.8 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2600H compare3.2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G compare3.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 44 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 2500U2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U compare2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U compare2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U compare2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200U compare2.5 - 3.4 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen Embedded R1505G compare2.4 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon 300U compare2.4 - 3.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon Silver 3050e compare0 - 2.8 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD 3020e compare1.2 - 2.6 GHz2 / 24 MB
AMD 3015e compare1.2 - 2.3 GHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 compare3.2 - 3.6 GHz6 / 1216 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 1500X3.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 816 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 compare3.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 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 (Ryzen 2000/3000) ( - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
36.1 pt (41%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 338     avg: 351     median: 354.5 (55%)     max: 357 Points
346 Points (54%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1103     avg: 1267     median: 1298.5 (12%)     max: 1367 Points
1777 Points (17%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 510     avg: 598     median: 609 (14%)     max: 642 Points
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min: 796     avg: 807     median: 806.8 (18%)     max: 817.5 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 124     avg: 136     median: 137 (50%)     max: 142 Points
min: 142     avg: 150     median: 149.5 (55%)     max: 157 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.71     avg: 6.5     median: 6.6 (13%)     max: 6.91 Points
9 Points (18%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.53     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (50%)     max: 1.61 Points
1.7 Points (55%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4103     avg: 4371     median: 4410.5 (39%)     max: 4473
4573 (41%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 13850     avg: 15426     median: 15683.5 (26%)     max: 16471
20186 (34%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 251.078     avg: 313     median: 313.5 (4%)     max: 375.873 s
211 s (2%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 7.819     avg: 10.2     median: 10.2 (2%)     max: 12.643 s
6.9 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 2416     avg: 2426     median: 2425.5 (16%)     max: 2435
3910 (25%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 15360     avg: 16200     median: 16251 (13%)     max: 16988 MIPS
21495 MIPS (17%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 2924     avg: 3269     median: 3441 (23%)     max: 3443 MIPS
3768 MIPS (25%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 33     avg: 34.7     median: 34.7 (16%)     max: 36.4 fps
49.5 fps (22%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 118     avg: 121     median: 121 (36%)     max: 124 fps
177 fps (52%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 3.6     avg: 3.7     median: 3.7 (12%)     max: 3.74 fps
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5.1 fps (16%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.357     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.403 GB/s
0.5 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.543     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.568 GB/s
0.7 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 3.2     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (0%)     max: 3.4 GB/s
4.9 GB/s (1%)
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 757.1     avg: 771     median: 770.6 (5%)     max: 784 Seconds
587 Seconds (4%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.7 sec (16%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 4155     avg: 4952     median: 4828 (27%)     max: 5873 Points
7403 Points (41%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11.766     avg: 17.7     median: 12.3 (3%)     max: 29 s
11 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 26.954     avg: 27.4     median: 27.3 (1%)     max: 28 s
24 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 684.933     avg: 696     median: 696.9 (3%)     max: 706 s
640 s (3%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 14732     avg: 17114     median: 15610 (18%)     max: 21001 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 3941     avg: 5637     median: 5973 (26%)     max: 6648 Points
9566 Points (41%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 31155     avg: 32374     median: 31862 (20%)     max: 34052 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 29317     avg: 32015     median: 32593.5 (35%)     max: 33556 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 28284     avg: 32266     median: 32009.5 (33%)     max: 37624 Points
61854 Points (64%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1579     avg: 4508     median: 4609.5 (12%)     max: 6591 Points
7712 Points (20%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 4922     avg: 7508     median: 7807 (20%)     max: 9138 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 2166     avg: 2523     median: 2566 (18%)     max: 2821 Points
4067 Points (28%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
7330 Points (59%)
11011 Points (89%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
6320 Points (57%)
8616 Points (78%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
13912 Points (27%)
15951 Points (31%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
10715 Points (22%)
13689 Points (28%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
10616 Points (28%)
13198 Points (35%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 10506     avg: 11390     median: 11301 (20%)     max: 12280
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 3234     avg: 3379     median: 3383 (69%)     max: 3477
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 11649     avg: 11774     median: 11773.5 (18%)     max: 11898
16558 (26%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3601     avg: 3674     median: 3673.5 (75%)     max: 3746
4248 (86%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3558     avg: 3582     median: 3581.5 (55%)     max: 3605
4149 (64%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 9480     avg: 9548     median: 9548 (23%)     max: 9616
14463 (35%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3275     avg: 3641     median: 3703 (50%)     max: 3789
min: 4105     avg: 4282     median: 4282 (58%)     max: 4459
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 9434     avg: 10029     median: 9952 (16%)     max: 10871
min: 15016     avg: 15134     median: 15134 (24%)     max: 15252
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
915 (54%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
4035 (24%)
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
917 (53%)
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
3997 (24%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1137.6     avg: 1349     median: 1411.1 (2%)     max: 1443.2 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 110.2     avg: 122     median: 117 (1%)     max: 143.7 ms
74.8 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 21539     avg: 25871     median: 26534.5 (45%)     max: 29587 Points
36017 Points (61%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
32.6 Watt (9%)
146 Watt (39%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
39.4 Watt (10%)
132 Watt (35%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 2500U → 100% n=41

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 1500X → 129% n=41

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