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AMD Ryzen 7 5700U vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

AMD Ryzen 7 5700U

► remove from comparison AMD R7 5700U

The AMD Ryzen 7 5700U is an APU of the Lucienne product family designed for leaner laptops. The Ryzen features eight Zen 2 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz (base clock speed) to 4.3 GHz (Boost) as well as a Vega 8 iGPU. Thread-doubling SMT tech is enabled in this CPU for up to 16 concurrent processing threads.

Architecture

In spite of what its name may suggest, Ryzen 7 5700U is not a Zen 3 part, meaning this is a Ryzen 4000 series mobile processor in disguise. Nevertheless, the CPU is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process and its performance as well as energy efficiency figures are very strong compared to what Intel currently has to offer in this segment.

The Ryzen 7 features 8 MB of Level 3 cache. Its built-in memory controller is designed to work with dual-channel DDR4-3200 or quad-channel LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Unlike the desktop Ryzen 5000 processors, Ryzen 7 5700U does not support PCI-Express 4.0, meaning those speedy NVMe SSDs will be limited to read/write rates of 3.9 GB/s.

The Ryzen gets soldered directly to the motherboard (FP6 socket) and is thus not user-replaceable.

Performance

Ryzen 7 5700U is one of the fastest U-class CPUs of 2021. As such, it trades blows with Intel Core i7-1260P and AMD Ryzen 5 4600H in multi-thread benchmarks, the latter being a much more power-hungry part. The Ryzen 7 will meet the needs of power users without breaking a sweat.

Graphics

In addition to its eight CPU cores, Ryzen 7 5700U features a Radeon RX Vega series graphics adapter with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) running at up to 1,900 MHz. This iGPU trails behind the 96 EU Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 in synthetic benchmarks, yet its real-world performance is good enough for many games released in 2020 and 2021 at reasonable resolutions (up to Full HD 1080p) and low to medium quality. As the Vega 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, and will gladly HW-decode AVC, HEVC and VP9-encoded videos. There is no AV1 support here though.

Power Consumption

Ryzen 7 5700U has a default TDP, also known as the long-term power limit, of 15 W; however, laptop manufacturers are free to change that to anything between 10 W and 25 W with clock speeds and performance changing correspondingly. The chip will gladly serve as the heart of a super-slim laptop (equipped with an active cooling solution, we must add) as well as a powerful mini-PC or a portable gaming console. Last but not the least, the 7 nm TSMC process this Ryzen 7 is built with makes 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 7 5700UAMD 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 « 1.8 - 4.3 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U compare2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U1.8 - 4.3 GHz8 / 16 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U « 2.1 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores8 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U compare2.6 - 3.8 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
Clock1800 - 4300 MHz2100 - 4000 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB384 KB
L2 Cache4 MB3 MB
L3 Cache8 MB8 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 166 / 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 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 1900 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 ( - 1800 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
ManufacturerAMD Lucienne (Zen 2, Ryzen 5000) R7 5700UAMD Lucienne (Zen 2, Ryzen 5000) R5 5500U

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R7 5700U
41.7 pt (47%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R5 5500U
38.7 pt (43%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 7438     avg: 8719     median: 8722 (14%)     max: 10139 Points
min: 6030     avg: 7209     median: 7186 (12%)     max: 8353 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1177     avg: 1252     median: 1257 (55%)     max: 1267 Points
min: 1149     avg: 1172     median: 1172 (52%)     max: 1183 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 478     avg: 489     median: 490 (56%)     max: 494 Points
min: 449     avg: 456.6     median: 457 (53%)     max: 461 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 2309     avg: 3288     median: 3367 (14%)     max: 3877 Points
min: 2223     avg: 2756     median: 2698 (11%)     max: 3213 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1196     avg: 1466     median: 1482 (15%)     max: 1614 Points
min: 995     avg: 1220     median: 1247 (13%)     max: 1387 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 184     avg: 187.3     median: 187.6 (57%)     max: 190 Points
min: 170     avg: 176     median: 177 (54%)     max: 177.6 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
16.8 Points (24%)
11.4 Points (16%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.2 Points (7%)
2 Points (6%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
5780 Points (47%)
5313 Points (43%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
31131 Points (35%)
27437 Points (31%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
110.9 s (1%)
181.3 s (2%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
3.5 s (1%)
6.2 s (1%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 1024m *
100.1 s (0%)
wPrime 1.55 - wPrime 1.55 32m *
3.5 s (2%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
3763 Points (22%)
3945 Points (23%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 32529     avg: 40337     median: 41347 (26%)     max: 46127 MIPS
min: 29585     avg: 33606     median: 33768 (21%)     max: 36896 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4476     avg: 4559     median: 4567 (55%)     max: 4620 MIPS
min: 4174     avg: 4300     median: 4324 (52%)     max: 4356 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
72.4 fps (26%)
45.3 fps (17%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
191.5 fps (45%)
162.3 fps (38%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 6.97     avg: 9.6     median: 10.1 (22%)     max: 11.6 fps
min: 6.7     avg: 8.4     median: 8.5 (18%)     max: 9.69 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1 GB/s (0%)
0.5 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
1.6 GB/s (0%)
0.8 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
9.2 GB/s (0%)
4.3 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
633 Seconds (9%)
min: 676     avg: 763     median: 748.5 (10%)     max: 878 Seconds
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 302     avg: 344.6     median: 338 (2%)     max: 402 Seconds
min: 358     avg: 418.5     median: 416.5 (3%)     max: 490 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.567     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (13%)     max: 0.641 sec
min: 0.607     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (14%)     max: 0.67 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
11662 Points (25%)
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 *
24.6 s (5%)
10.5 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
48.8 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
1081 s (5%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 6572     avg: 10713     median: 11004.5 (30%)     max: 12964 Points
min: 6895     avg: 9793     median: 10040 (28%)     max: 10681 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 58312     avg: 60261     median: 60367 (39%)     max: 61757 Points
min: 50218     avg: 57085     median: 57983 (37%)     max: 60564 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 58648     avg: 59546     median: 59705 (49%)     max: 60286 Points
min: 48627     avg: 55331     median: 57797 (48%)     max: 59569 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 67100     avg: 67864     median: 67233 (57%)     max: 69258 Points
min: 62790     avg: 64497     median: 64153.5 (54%)     max: 66889 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 8752     avg: 12189     median: 12816 (32%)     max: 14474 Points
min: 7749     avg: 10198     median: 10339 (26%)     max: 11371 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 10677     avg: 17621     median: 18477.5 (34%)     max: 20721 Points
min: 13854     avg: 16350     median: 16469 (30%)     max: 17840 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 3985     avg: 5617     median: 5927 (29%)     max: 6896 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: 1105     avg: 1181     median: 1185.5 (51%)     max: 1204 Points
min: 1070     avg: 1103     median: 1108 (48%)     max: 1126 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 4254     avg: 6124     median: 6264 (22%)     max: 7326 Points
min: 4063     avg: 5256     median: 5438.5 (19%)     max: 5917 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1191     avg: 1201     median: 1199 (5%)     max: 1213 Points
min: 1088     avg: 1115     median: 1119.5 (5%)     max: 1127 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 6135     avg: 6862     median: 6904 (22%)     max: 7546 Points
min: 5247     avg: 5547     median: 5515 (17%)     max: 6008 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 5069     avg: 5139     median: 5085 (53%)     max: 5264 Points
min: 4736     avg: 4787     median: 4798 (50%)     max: 4834 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 25986     avg: 26871     median: 26487 (30%)     max: 28141 Points
min: 20208     avg: 22051     median: 21901 (24%)     max: 24123 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 791     avg: 801     median: 800 (1%)     max: 818 ms
min: 837     avg: 853     median: 851 (1%)     max: 877 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
158.1 ms (2%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
54912 Points (57%)
min: 48678     avg: 50485     median: 50330 (52%)     max: 52365 Points
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
168.3 Points (53%)
156.3 Points (49%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 202     avg: 215.9     median: 216 (53%)     max: 222 Points
min: 191.4     avg: 204.1     median: 206 (51%)     max: 212 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
min: 976     avg: 1052     median: 1051.5 (41%)     max: 1129 Points
min: 958     avg: 1047     median: 1049 (41%)     max: 1103 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 26     avg: 37     median: 31.5 (5%)     max: 53.8 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: 30.3     avg: 42.9     median: 44.1 (9%)     max: 60.5 Watt
min: 29     avg: 43.9     median: 45.9 (10%)     max: 56.3 Watt
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
3.7 Watt (4%)
4.3 Watt (4%)
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
min: 4.54     avg: 6.2     median: 5.3 (13%)     max: 9.18 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: 26.7     avg: 34.4     median: 33.9 (39%)     max: 45.4 Points per Watt
min: 21.7     avg: 28.9     median: 27.4 (32%)     max: 38.3 Points per Watt

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 7 5700U → 100% n=45

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 5500U → 88% n=45

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