AMD Ryzen 5 2500U vs AMD Ryzen 5 1600

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 1600

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The AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is a desktop processor with 6 cores and Hyper Threading (SMT = 12 threads). It is the second fastest Ryzen 5 processor in the beginning of 2017, but the 65-watt TDP is much lower compared to the higher-clocked Ryzen 5 1600X.

The Ryzen 5 1600 has a base frequency of 3.2 GHz and can reach up to 3.6 GHz via Turbo (up to 2 cores) or 3.7 GHz via XFR (also up to 2 cores). The maximum clock for all six cores is 3.4 GHz.

The performance is particularly good in applications. The chip can benefit from its six native cores. They are divided into two clusters (3 cores with dedicated L3 cache each), which connected via Infinity Fabric.

The processor based on the Zen architecture is not fully convincing in games. AMD blames missing optimizations from the gaming producers. Intel's powerful Core i7 quad-cores are usually faster in this case.

AMD Ryzen 5 2500UAMD Ryzen 5 1600
AMD Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU)AMD Ryzen 5
ZenZen
: Ryzen 5 Zen
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AMD Ryzen 7 2700U compare2.2 - 3.8 GHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U compare2.2 - 3.8 GHz4 / 84 MB
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» 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 16003.2 - 3.6 GHz6 / 1216 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X compare3.5 - 3.7 GHz4 / 816 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 compare3.2 - 3.4 GHz4 / 88 MB
2000 - 3600 MHz3200 - 3600 MHz
384 KB576 KB
2 MB3 MB
4 MB16 MB
4 / 86 / 12
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 R23 - Cinebench R23 CPU (Multi Core)
6468 Points (24%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 CPU (Single Core)
915 Points (55%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 338     avg: 351     median: 354.5 (55%)     max: 357 Points
min: 317     avg: 349     median: 349 (54%)     max: 381 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1103     avg: 1267     median: 1298.5 (12%)     max: 1367 Points
min: 2484     avg: 2578     median: 2578 (25%)     max: 2672 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 510     avg: 598     median: 609 (14%)     max: 642 Points
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min: 1125     avg: 1144     median: 1129 (25%)     max: 1200 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 124     avg: 136     median: 137 (50%)     max: 142 Points
min: 134     avg: 145     median: 147 (54%)     max: 155 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
min: 12.5     avg: 12.7     median: 12.6 (25%)     max: 13.07 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 1.53     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (50%)     max: 1.61 Points
min: 1.55     avg: 1.6     median: 1.7 (53%)     max: 1.71 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4103     avg: 4371     median: 4410.5 (39%)     max: 4473
min: 4330     avg: 4516     median: 4538 (41%)     max: 4681
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 13850     avg: 15426     median: 15683.5 (26%)     max: 16471
min: 25561     avg: 26196     median: 25970 (44%)     max: 27058
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 R5 1600 +
42924 Points (41%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 R5 1600 +
7803 Points (59%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 251.078     avg: 313     median: 313.5 (4%)     max: 375.873 s
min: 145.826     avg: 216     median: 149 (2%)     max: 353.153 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 7.819     avg: 10.2     median: 10.2 (2%)     max: 12.643 s
min: 5.2     avg: 8.2     median: 6.8 (1%)     max: 12.658 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 2416     avg: 2426     median: 2425.5 (16%)     max: 2435
min: 3040     avg: 3550     median: 3430 (22%)     max: 4299
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 15360     avg: 16200     median: 16251 (13%)     max: 16988 MIPS
min: 28872     avg: 30144     median: 30143.5 (24%)     max: 31415 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 2924     avg: 3269     median: 3441 (23%)     max: 3443 MIPS
min: 3555     avg: 3834     median: 3834 (25%)     max: 4113 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 33     avg: 34.7     median: 34.7 (16%)     max: 36.4 fps
min: 66.8     avg: 69.5     median: 68.7 (31%)     max: 73.1 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 118     avg: 121     median: 121 (36%)     max: 124 fps
min: 163     avg: 180     median: 177 (52%)     max: 199 fps
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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min: 6.97     avg: 7.2     median: 7.2 (23%)     max: 7.45 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.357     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (0%)     max: 0.403 GB/s
min: 0.649     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (1%)     max: 0.67 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 0.543     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.568 GB/s
1 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 3.2     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (0%)     max: 3.4 GB/s
min: 5.3     avg: 6.4     median: 6.4 (1%)     max: 7.3 GB/s
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 757.1     avg: 771     median: 770.6 (5%)     max: 784 Seconds
min: 387.2     avg: 404     median: 404.1 (3%)     max: 421 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
100%
1 R5 1600 +
0.7 sec (14%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 4155     avg: 4952     median: 4828 (27%)     max: 5873 Points
min: 8222     avg: 8244     median: 8244 (46%)     max: 8266 Points
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
min: 11     avg: 11.9     median: 12 (3%)     max: 12.7 s
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
min: 23.785     avg: 26.8     median: 26.2 (1%)     max: 30.5 s
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
min: 598.968     avg: 648     median: 650 (3%)     max: 693.994 s
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
min: 8803     avg: 10655     median: 11164 (48%)     max: 11998 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 31155     avg: 32374     median: 31862 (20%)     max: 34052 Points
65880 Points (42%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 29317     avg: 32015     median: 32593.5 (35%)     max: 33556 Points
65950 Points (70%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 28284     avg: 32266     median: 32009.5 (33%)     max: 37624 Points
min: 64701     avg: 65495     median: 65495 (68%)     max: 66289 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 1579     avg: 4508     median: 4609.5 (12%)     max: 6591 Points
min: 9471     avg: 10035     median: 10034.5 (25%)     max: 10598 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 4922     avg: 7508     median: 7807 (20%)     max: 9138 Points
min: 14959     avg: 15666     median: 15818 (40%)     max: 16220 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 2166     avg: 2523     median: 2566 (18%)     max: 2821 Points
min: 4863     avg: 5425     median: 5542 (39%)     max: 5871 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Stream
7330 Points (59%)
min: 6734     avg: 8501     median: 8501 (69%)     max: 10268 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Memory
6320 Points (57%)
min: 6127     avg: 7118     median: 7118 (65%)     max: 8109 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
13912 Points (27%)
min: 20566     avg: 22510     median: 22510 (44%)     max: 24454 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Integer
10715 Points (22%)
min: 17236     avg: 17330     median: 17329.5 (35%)     max: 17423 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Total Score
10616 Points (28%)
min: 15944     avg: 16217     median: 16217 (42%)     max: 16490 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 10506     avg: 11390     median: 11301 (20%)     max: 12280
19391 (34%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 3234     avg: 3379     median: 3383 (69%)     max: 3477
3189 (65%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 11649     avg: 11774     median: 11773.5 (18%)     max: 11898
min: 20410     avg: 21267     median: 21266.5 (33%)     max: 22123
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3601     avg: 3674     median: 3673.5 (75%)     max: 3746
min: 3449     avg: 3737     median: 3736.5 (76%)     max: 4024
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3558     avg: 3582     median: 3581.5 (55%)     max: 3605
min: 3542     avg: 3775     median: 3652 (57%)     max: 4130
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 9480     avg: 9548     median: 9548 (23%)     max: 9616
min: 15037     avg: 16023     median: 15096 (37%)     max: 17937
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3275     avg: 3641     median: 3703 (50%)     max: 3789
min: 3611     avg: 3966     median: 3841 (52%)     max: 4445
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 9434     avg: 10029     median: 9952 (16%)     max: 10871
min: 16235     avg: 18578     median: 18788 (30%)     max: 20712
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 R5 1600 +
min: 846     avg: 915     median: 914.5 (54%)     max: 983
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 R5 1600 +
min: 5117     avg: 5403     median: 5402.5 (33%)     max: 5688
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 R5 1600 +
min: 860     avg: 920     median: 920 (53%)     max: 980
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 R5 1600 +
min: 5106     avg: 5373     median: 5372.5 (32%)     max: 5639
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1137.6     avg: 1349     median: 1411.1 (2%)     max: 1443.2 ms
min: 952     avg: 987     median: 986.7 (2%)     max: 1021.3 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 110.2     avg: 122     median: 117 (1%)     max: 143.7 ms
89 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 21539     avg: 25871     median: 26534.5 (43%)     max: 29587 Points
30668 Points (49%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
32.6 Watt (9%)
176 Watt (47%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
39.4 Watt (10%)
158 Watt (42%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 2500U → 100% n=47

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 1600 → 149% n=47

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