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AMD Ryzen 3 5300U vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

AMD Ryzen 3 5300U

► remove from comparison AMD R3 5300U

The AMD Ryzen 3 5300U (not to be confused with the A4-5300 from 2012) is a processor for thin and light laptops based on the Lucienne generation. The R3 5300U integrates four cores (quad core) based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture. They are clocked at 2.6 (guaranteed base clock) to 3.8 GHz (Turbo) and support SMT for a total of 8 threads. The chip is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process. Compared to the older and similar Ryzen 3 4300U (Renoir), the Ryzen 3 5300U offers SMT and slightly higher clock speeds. The faster Ryzen 3 5400U is based on the newer Zen 3 architecture. See our hub page on the Renoir Processors for more information on the Lucienne / Renoir architecture.

In addition to the four CPU cores, the APU also integrates a Radeon RX Vega 6 integrated graphics adapter with 6 CUs at up to 1500 MHz. The dual channel memory controller supports DDR4-3200 and energy efficient LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Furthermore, 4 MB level 3 cache can be found on the chip.

Performance

The average 5300U in our database matches Intel Core i5-11300H, Core i7-11375H and also AMD Ryzen 5 4500U in multi-thread performance, making it an outstandingly good processor for sub-US$600 laptops.

Power consumption

The Ryzen 3 has a default TDP of 15 W, a value that laptop manufacturers are allowed to change to anything between 10 W and 25 W with clock speeds and performance changing accordingly as a result. Choosing the lowest value possible will allow for passively cooled designs.

Last but not the least, this quad-core AMD APU is built with TSMC's 7 nm process for very decent, as of late 2022, energy efficiency.

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

► remove from comparison AMD R5 5500U

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is a hexa-core APU of the Lucienne product family designed for use in ultra-thin, upper mid-range laptops. The processor was unveiled in H1 2021; its six CPU cores are based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture. The cores run at 2.1 GHz (base clock speed) to 4 GHz (highest Boost frequency possible) and feature the thread-doubling SMT technology for a total of 12 threads. The chip is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process.

One could be forgiven for thinking Ryzen 5 5500U is a renamed Ryzen 5 4500U - which is not the case. Ryzen 5 5500U is most similar to Ryzen 5 4600U, the most noteworthy difference between the two being the faster iGPU model of the former.

In the meantime, Ryzen 5 5600U got a little more lucky; it is based on the newer Zen 3 architecture and it also has higher clock speeds than what a 5500U can boast of.

Architecture

While Ryzen 5 5500U and Ryzen 7 5700U are Zen 2-based processors, the neighbouring Ryzen 5 5600U and Ryzen 7 5800U use AMD's brand-new Zen 3 architecture. This makes the former two a generation older than their names suggest. Still, Zen 2 is nothing to sneeze at, with its high performance-per-Watt and performance-per-MHz figures.

Ryzen 5 5500U supports dual-channel DDR4-3200 and quad-channel LPDDR4-4266 RAM and has 8 MB of Level 3 cache. Unlike desktop-grade Ryzen 5000-series processors, Ryzen 5 5500U is limited to PCI-Express 3.0 (not PCI-Express 4.0; no 7.9 GB/s NVMe SSDs here).

The processor gets soldered permanently on to the motherboard (FP6 socket interface) and is thus not user-replaceable.

Performance

Multi-thread performance is most comparable to AMD Ryzen 7 4700U and Intel Core i7-10850H, which is nothing to sneeze at. The Ryzen will have no trouble chewing through pretty much any workload, as of late 2021. Your mileage may vary depending on how high the Power Limits are and how competent the cooling solution of your laptop is.

Graphics

The Radeon RX Vega 7 iGPU has 7 CUs at its disposal (64 x 7 = 448 unified shaders) running at up to 1,800 MHz. Its real-life performance is close to what we've seen from GeForce MX250 and Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80 EUs); Mass Effect Legendary Edition (2021) runs well at 1080p resolution, low-to-medium settings, to give you an example. As the iGPU has no VRAM of its own, it is paramount that fast system RAM is used.

The graphics adapter definitely supports UHD 2160p monitors at 60 Hz. It will have no trouble HW-decoding HEVC, AVC, VP9, MPEG-2 and other popular video codecs. There is no AV1 support; AV1-encoded videos will be software-decoded, which six Zen 2 cores will handle with ease.

Power Consumption

The APU has a default TDP (also known as the long-term Power Limit) of 15 W. This can be set to anything between 10 W and 25 W by an OEM and in many cases they do go for a value higher than 15 W. Still, the 7 nm chip is a good option for super-thin laptops as well as actively cooled tablets, tiny mini-PCs and gaming handhelds of various shapes and sizes. It can boast of very decent energy efficiency as of late 2022.

ModelAMD Ryzen 3 5300UAMD Ryzen 5 5500U
SeriesAMD Lucienne (Zen 2, Ryzen 5000)AMD Lucienne (Zen 2, Ryzen 5000)
CodenameLucienne U (Zen 2)Lucienne U (Zen 2)
Series: Lucienne (Zen 2, Ryzen 5000) Lucienne U (Zen 2)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U compare1.8 - 4.3 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U « 2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U compare1.8 - 4.3 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U « 2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
Clock2600 - 3800 MHz2100 - 4000 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB384 KB
L2 Cache2 MB3 MB
L3 Cache4 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 86 / 12
TDP25 Watt25 Watt
Technology7 nm7 nm
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C
SocketFP6FP6
FeaturesXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1500 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 ( - 1800 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Lucienne (Zen 2, Ryzen 5000) R3 5300UAMD Lucienne (Zen 2, Ryzen 5000) R5 5500U

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R3 5300U
34.9 pt (39%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R5 5500U
38.7 pt (43%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 4772     avg: 5147     median: 5147 (8%)     max: 5522 Points
min: 6030     avg: 7209     median: 7186 (12%)     max: 8353 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1102     avg: 1116     median: 1115.5 (49%)     max: 1129 Points
min: 1149     avg: 1172     median: 1172 (52%)     max: 1183 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 431     avg: 436.7     median: 438 (50%)     max: 441 Points
min: 449     avg: 456.6     median: 457 (53%)     max: 461 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1883     avg: 2026     median: 2058 (9%)     max: 2138 Points
min: 2223     avg: 2756     median: 2698 (11%)     max: 3213 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 832     avg: 874     median: 873.5 (9%)     max: 915 Points
min: 995     avg: 1220     median: 1247 (13%)     max: 1387 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 166     avg: 168     median: 168 (51%)     max: 170 Points
min: 170     avg: 176     median: 177 (54%)     max: 177.6 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
9.3 Points (13%)
11.4 Points (16%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
1.9 Points (6%)
2 Points (6%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5118 Points (42%)
5313 Points (43%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
22139 Points (25%)
27437 Points (31%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
35101 Points (25%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
8723 Points (48%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
181.3 s (2%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
6.2 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
321.8 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
10 s (5%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
2551 Points (15%)
3945 Points (23%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 19170     avg: 21768     median: 21768 (13%)     max: 24366 MIPS
min: 29585     avg: 33606     median: 33768 (21%)     max: 36896 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3755     avg: 3977     median: 3976.5 (48%)     max: 4198 MIPS
min: 4174     avg: 4300     median: 4324 (52%)     max: 4356 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
45.3 fps (17%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
162.3 fps (38%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 5.87     avg: 6.3     median: 6.3 (14%)     max: 6.74 fps
min: 6.7     avg: 8.4     median: 8.5 (18%)     max: 9.69 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.5 GB/s (0%)
0.5 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.9 GB/s (0%)
0.8 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
5.1 GB/s (0%)
4.3 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
1170 Seconds (16%)
min: 676     avg: 763     median: 748.5 (10%)     max: 878 Seconds
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 524     avg: 571     median: 570.5 (4%)     max: 617 Seconds
min: 358     avg: 418.5     median: 416.5 (3%)     max: 490 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.654     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (14%)     max: 0.664 sec
min: 0.607     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (14%)     max: 0.67 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
7931 Points (17%)
min: 8635     avg: 9185     median: 9184.5 (20%)     max: 9734 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
7 s (2%)
10.5 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
16 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
366 s (2%)
574 s (3%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 7958     avg: 8157     median: 8157 (22%)     max: 8356 Points
min: 6895     avg: 9793     median: 10040 (28%)     max: 10681 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 50218     avg: 57085     median: 57983 (37%)     max: 60564 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 48627     avg: 55331     median: 57797 (48%)     max: 59569 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 62790     avg: 64497     median: 64153.5 (54%)     max: 66889 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 8604     avg: 8931     median: 8930.5 (23%)     max: 9257 Points
min: 7749     avg: 10198     median: 10339 (26%)     max: 11371 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 12075     avg: 12502     median: 12502 (23%)     max: 12929 Points
min: 13854     avg: 16350     median: 16469 (30%)     max: 17840 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 3541     avg: 3731     median: 3730.5 (18%)     max: 3920 Points
min: 3774     avg: 4983     median: 5074.5 (25%)     max: 5964 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1040     avg: 1060     median: 1060 (46%)     max: 1080 Points
min: 1070     avg: 1103     median: 1108 (48%)     max: 1126 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 3730     avg: 3961     median: 3960.5 (14%)     max: 4191 Points
min: 4063     avg: 5256     median: 5438.5 (19%)     max: 5917 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1049 Points (5%)
min: 1088     avg: 1115     median: 1119.5 (5%)     max: 1127 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
4134 Points (13%)
min: 5247     avg: 5547     median: 5515 (17%)     max: 6008 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
4560 Points (47%)
min: 4736     avg: 4787     median: 4798 (50%)     max: 4834 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
16261 Points (18%)
min: 20208     avg: 22051     median: 21901 (24%)     max: 24123 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
16771 Points (30%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
4096 Points (80%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
18122 Points (28%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4432 Points (66%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 878     avg: 892     median: 892 (1%)     max: 906 ms
min: 837     avg: 853     median: 851 (1%)     max: 877 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 48678     avg: 50485     median: 50330 (52%)     max: 52365 Points
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
150.3 Points (47%)
156.3 Points (49%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 187.3     avg: 194.2     median: 194.2 (48%)     max: 201 Points
min: 191.4     avg: 204.1     median: 206 (51%)     max: 212 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
935 Points (36%)
min: 958     avg: 1047     median: 1049 (41%)     max: 1103 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 30.2     avg: 36.6     median: 36.6 (6%)     max: 43 Watt
min: 23.6     avg: 38.9     median: 38.4 (7%)     max: 54.7 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 33     avg: 39.8     median: 39.8 (8%)     max: 46.5 Watt
min: 29     avg: 43.9     median: 45.9 (10%)     max: 56.3 Watt
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
3.5 Watt (3%)
4.3 Watt (4%)
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
min: 5.91     avg: 22.7     median: 22.7 (58%)     max: 39.4 Watt
min: 5.32     avg: 6.5     median: 6.1 (16%)     max: 9.08 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 19.7     avg: 22.5     median: 22.5 (26%)     max: 25.2 Points per Watt
min: 21.7     avg: 28.9     median: 27.4 (32%)     max: 38.3 Points per Watt

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 3 5300U → 100% n=37

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 5500U → 116% n=37

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