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
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 16003200 - 3600 MHz6 / 1216 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X (compare)3500 - 3700 MHz4 / 816 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 (compare)3200 - 3400 MHz4 / 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 ( - 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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185%
1600 +
min: 1125     avg: 1132     median: 1129 (26%)     max: 1143 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 124     avg: 136     median: 137 (63%)     max: 142 Points
107%
1600 +
min: 140     avg: 145     median: 147 (67%)     max: 148 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.71     avg: 6.5     median: 6.6 (17%)     max: 6.91 Points
189%
1600 +
min: 12.5     avg: 12.5     median: 12.5 (32%)     max: 12.57 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.53     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (64%)     max: 1.61 Points
101%
1600 +
min: 1.55     avg: 1.6     median: 1.6 (65%)     max: 1.65 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4103     avg: 4371     median: 4410.5 (45%)     max: 4473 Points
101%
1600 +
min: 4330     avg: 4434     median: 4434 (46%)     max: 4538 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 13850     avg: 15426     median: 15683.5 (26%)     max: 16471 Points
164%
1600 +
min: 25561     avg: 25766     median: 25765.5 (43%)     max: 25970 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 251.078     avg: 313     median: 313.5 (4%)     max: 375.873 seconds
102%
1600 +
min: 149     avg: 217     median: 149 (2%)     max: 353.153 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7.819     avg: 10.2     median: 10.2 (2%)     max: 12.643 seconds
101%
1600 +
min: 5.2     avg: 7.7     median: 5.2 (1%)     max: 12.658 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 2416     avg: 2426     median: 2425.5 (28%)     max: 2435 KB/s
131%
1600 +
min: 3040     avg: 3300     median: 3173 (37%)     max: 3687 KB/s
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
195%
1600 +
min: 66.8     avg: 67.8     median: 67.8 (43%)     max: 68.7 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 118     avg: 121     median: 121 (43%)     max: 124 fps
140%
1600 +
min: 163     avg: 170     median: 170 (60%)     max: 177 fps
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
178%
1600 +
min: 0.649     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (34%)     max: 0.664 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.543     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (0%)     max: 0.568 GB/s
177%
1600 +
1 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 3.2     avg: 3.3     median: 3.3 (17%)     max: 3.4 GB/s
185%
1600 +
min: 5.3     avg: 6     median: 6.1 (31%)     max: 6.7 GB/s
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
171%
1600 +
min: 8222     avg: 8244     median: 8244 (55%)     max: 8266 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11.766     avg: 17.7     median: 12.3 (3%)     max: 29 Seconds
100%
1600 +
min: 11.984     avg: 12.3     median: 12.3 (3%)     max: 12.7 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 26.954     avg: 27.4     median: 27.3 (1%)     max: 28 Seconds
100%
1600 +
min: 26.213     avg: 28.4     median: 28.4 (1%)     max: 30.5 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 684.933     avg: 696     median: 696.9 (3%)     max: 706 Seconds
100%
1600 +
min: 650     avg: 672     median: 672 (3%)     max: 693.994 Seconds
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
167%
1600 +
min: 8803     avg: 9984     median: 9983.5 (49%)     max: 11164 points
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
202%
1600 +
64701 Points (75%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 1579     avg: 4508     median: 4609.5 (12%)     max: 6591 Points
205%
1600 +
9471 Points (24%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 4922     avg: 7508     median: 7807 (27%)     max: 9138 Points
197%
1600 +
min: 14959     avg: 15389     median: 15388.5 (52%)     max: 15818 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
7330 Points (59%)
116%
1600 +
min: 6734     avg: 8501     median: 8501 (69%)     max: 10268 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6320 Points (57%)
113%
1600 +
min: 6127     avg: 7118     median: 7118 (65%)     max: 8109 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
13912 Points (27%)
162%
1600 +
min: 20566     avg: 22510     median: 22510 (44%)     max: 24454 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
10715 Points (22%)
162%
1600 +
min: 17236     avg: 17330     median: 17329.5 (35%)     max: 17423 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
10616 Points (28%)
153%
1600 +
min: 15944     avg: 16217     median: 16217 (42%)     max: 16490 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 10506     avg: 11390     median: 11301 (20%)     max: 12280 Points
172%
1600 +
19391 Points (34%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3234     avg: 3379     median: 3383 (70%)     max: 3477 Points
3189 Points (66%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 11649     avg: 11774     median: 11773.5 (18%)     max: 11898 Points
181%
1600 +
min: 20410     avg: 21267     median: 21266.5 (33%)     max: 22123 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3601     avg: 3674     median: 3673.5 (75%)     max: 3746 Points
102%
1600 +
min: 3449     avg: 3737     median: 3736.5 (76%)     max: 4024 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Compute OpenCL Score
min: 31590     avg: 37273     median: 37273 (13%)     max: 42956 Points
34344 Points (12%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 9480     avg: 9548     median: 9548 (27%)     max: 9616 Points
158%
1600 +
min: 15037     avg: 16023     median: 15096 (42%)     max: 17937 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3558     avg: 3582     median: 3581.5 (57%)     max: 3605 Points
102%
1600 +
min: 3542     avg: 3775     median: 3652 (58%)     max: 4130 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3275     avg: 3641     median: 3703 (58%)     max: 3789 Points
3611 Points (57%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 9434     avg: 10029     median: 9952 (17%)     max: 10871 Points
163%
1600 +
16235 Points (28%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1137.6     avg: 1349     median: 1411.1 (2%)     max: 1443.2 ms
101%
1600 +
1021 ms (2%)
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 110.2     avg: 122     median: 117 (1%)     max: 143.7 ms
100%
1600 +
89 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 21539     avg: 25871     median: 26534.5 (51%)     max: 29587 Points
116%
1600 +
30668 Points (59%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 2500U → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 1600 → 141%

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