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AMD Ryzen 5 6600U

AMD R5 6600U

The AMD Ryzen 5 6600U is a processor for thin and light laptops based of the Rembrandt generation. The Ryzen packs six of the eight cores based on the Zen 3+ microarchitecture. They are clocked at 2.9 (guaranteed base clock) to 4.5 GHz (Turbo) and support SMT / Hyperthreading (12 threads). The chip is manufactured on the modern 6 nm process at TSMC. Compared to the similar R5 6600H, the 6600U offers a lower base clock speed and a lower TDP.

In the 6000 series, AMD finally switched to the current RDNA 2 graphics architecture for the iGPU. The 6600U only offers the small Radeon 660M with 6 of the 12 CUs enabled and 1.9 GHz max. clock rate.

The new Zen 3+ is a refresh of the Zen 3 architecture and should not offer a lot of changes. The chip itself however, offers a lot of new features, like support for USB 4 (40 Gbps), PCI-E Gen 4, DDR5-4800MT/s or LPDDR5-6400MT/s, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth LE 5.2, DisplayPort 2, and AV1 decode.

Performance

The average 6600U in our database matches the Ryzen 7 5800U in multi-thread performance, making this Ryzen 5 series chip a great CPU for most activities as of mid 2023.

Your mileage may vary depending on how competent the cooling solution of your system is and how high the CPU power limits are.

Power consumption

This Ryzen 5 series chip has a default TDP, also known as the long-term power limit, of 15 W to 28 W, the expectation being that laptop makers will go for a higher value in exchange for higher performance. Either way, that's too much to allow for passively cooled designs.

The R5 6600U is manufactured on TSMC's 6 nm manufacturing process for good, as of mid 2023, energy efficiency.

SeriesAMD Rembrandt (Zen 3+)
CodenameRembrandt-U (Zen 3+)

Series: Rembrandt (Zen 3+) Rembrandt-U (Zen 3+)

AMD Ryzen 7 6800U compare2.7 - 4.7 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 6600U « 2.9 - 4.5 GHz6 / 12 cores16 MB L3
Clock Rate2900 - 4500 MHz
Level 1 Cache384 KB
Level 2 Cache3 MB
Level 3 Cache16 MB
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 12
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)28 Watt
Manufacturing Technology6 nm
Max. Temperature95 °C
SocketFP7/FP7r2
FeaturesDDR5-4800/LPDDR5-6400 RAM (incl. ECC), PCIe 4, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4A, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, SMEP, SMAP, SMT, CPB, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHA, SME
GPUAMD Radeon 660M ( - 1900 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date01/04/2022
Product Link (external)www.amd.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
37.8 pt (52%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 8491     avg: 9160     median: 9159.5 (9%)     max: 9828 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1420     avg: 1457     median: 1456.5 (62%)     max: 1493 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 558     avg: 570     median: 570 (63%)     max: 582 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 3419     avg: 3623     median: 3623 (9%)     max: 3827 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1361     avg: 1493     median: 1493 (9%)     max: 1625 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 227     avg: 233     median: 233 (70%)     max: 239 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
54792 Points (38%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
11685 Points (14%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
146.6 s (2%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 9435     avg: 9908     median: 9908 (21%)     max: 10381 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 38061     avg: 41628     median: 41627.5 (36%)     max: 45194 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 11630     avg: 12171     median: 12171 (33%)     max: 12712 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 65694     avg: 66719     median: 66719 (54%)     max: 67744 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 66512     avg: 67032     median: 67032 (54%)     max: 67552 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 66942     avg: 70708     median: 70708 (60%)     max: 74474 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 10347     avg: 10513     median: 10513 (27%)     max: 10679 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 15902     avg: 15918     median: 15918 (28%)     max: 15934 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 5114     avg: 5340     median: 5339.5 (23%)     max: 5565 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1445     avg: 1477     median: 1483 (63%)     max: 1504 points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7034     avg: 7407     median: 7529 (13%)     max: 7658 points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1405     avg: 1481     median: 1481 (6%)     max: 1557 points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6956     avg: 8603     median: 8602.5 (27%)     max: 10249 points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 6067     avg: 6383     median: 6382.5 (64%)     max: 6698 points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 26824     avg: 33338     median: 33338 (37%)     max: 39852 points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
1483 points (22%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
44.6 Watt (8%)
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
41.9 Watt (8%)
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Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
8.8 Watt (6%)
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