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AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600U

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX

► remove from comparison AMD R9 5900HX

The AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX is a processor for big (gaming) laptops based on the Cezanne generation. The R9 5900H integrates all eight cores based on the Zen 3 microarchitecture. They are clocked at 3.3 (guaranteed base clock) to 4.6 GHz (Turbo) and support SMT for a total of 16 threads. The chip is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process. The "X" in the name indicates the overclocking capabilities of the CPU.

The new Zen 3 microarchitecture offers a significantly higher IPC (instructions per clock) compared to Zen 2. For desktop processors AMD claims 19 percent on average and in applications reviews showed around 12% gains at the same clock speed.

In addition to the eight CPU cores, the APU also integrates a Radeon RX Vega 8 integrated graphics adapter with 8 CUs and up to 2100 MHz. The dual channel memory controller supports DDR4-3200 and energy efficient LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Furthermore, 16 MB level 3 cache can be found on the chip.

Performance

The average 5900HX in our database trades blows with Intel's Core i9-11980HK, as far as multi-thread benchmark scores are concerned. While not much faster than the less power-hungry Ryzen 9 5900HS, this is still a great CPU for quality gaming laptops as well as DTRs and high-performance mini-PCs, as of mid 2022.

Thanks to its decent cooling solution and a long-term CPU power limit of 80 W, the Strix Scar 17 G733QSA-XS99 is among the fastest laptops powered by the 5900HX that we know of. It can be roughly 15% faster in CPU-bound workloads than the slowest system featuring the same chip in our database, as of August 2023.

Power consumption

This Ryzen 9 series chip has a default TDP (also known as the long-term power limit) of 45 W, a value that laptop makers are allowed to change to anything between 35 W and 54 W with clock speeds and performance changing accordingly as a result. Either way, a high-performance cooling solution is a must for a CPU like this.

The R9 5900HX is built with the 7 nm TSMC manufacturing process resulting in decent, as of late 2022, energy efficiency.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600U

► remove from comparison AMD R5 5600U

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, not to be confused with Intel's Core i7-5600U, is a fairly fast Cezanne family processor designed for use in thinner, lighter laptops. The R5 5600U integrates six of the eight cores based on the Zen 3 microarchitecture and is the third fastest U-series processor at launch. The cores are clocked at 2.3 (guaranteed base clock) to 4.2 GHz (Turbo) and support SMT for a total of 12 threads. The chip is manufactured on the modern 7 nm TSMC process.

The new Zen 3 microarchitecture offers a significantly higher IPC (instructions per clock) compared to Zen 2. For desktop processors AMD claims 19 percent on average and in applications reviews showed around 12% gains at the same clock speed.

In addition to the six CPU cores, the APU also integrates a Radeon RX Vega 7 integrated graphics card with 7 CUs at up to 1800 MHz. The dual channel memory controller supports DDR4-3200 and energy efficient LPDDR4-4266 RAM. Furthermore, 16 MB level 3 cache (up from 8 MB at the 4800U) can be found on the chip.

Performance

This Ryzen 5 series chip is a solid mid-range CPU, as of early 2022. Its multi-thread benchmark scores nearly match those of the Intel Core i5-11400H (a much more power-hungry hexa-core chip designed for use in gaming laptops). While not nearly as fast as 12th generation Alder Lake-P processors, the 5600U should be good enough for the vast majority of users.

Thanks to its decent cooling solution and a long-term CPU power limit of 30 W, the IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ACN6 is among the fastest laptops powered by the 5600U that we know of. It can be more than 30% faster in CPU-bound workloads than the slowest system featuring the same chip in our database, as of August 2023.

Power consumption

This Ryzen 5 has a default TDP of 15 W, a value that laptop makers are allowed to change to anything between 10 W and 25 W with clock speeds and performance changing accordingly as a result. By going for the lowest value possible, it is possible to build a passively cooled system around this chip. Most laptop makers, however, will do the opposite to maximize performance.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600U is built with TSMC's 7 nm manufacturing process for average, as of mid 2023, energy efficiency.

ModelAMD Ryzen 9 5900HXAMD Ryzen 5 5600U
SeriesAMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000)AMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000)
CodenameCezanne-H (Zen 3)Cezanne-U (Zen 3)
Series: Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) Cezanne-U (Zen 3)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX « 3.3 - 4.6 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H compare3.2 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H compare3.3 - 4.2 GHz6 / 12 cores16 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U compare1.9 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U « 2.3 - 4.2 GHz6 / 12 cores16 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 5560U compare2.3 - 4 GHz6 / 12 cores16 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 5400U compare2.6 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores8 MB L3
Clock3300 - 4600 MHz2300 - 4200 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB384 KB
L2 Cache4 MB3 MB
L3 Cache16 MB16 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 166 / 12
TDP45 Watt25 Watt
Technology7 nm7 nm
Die Size180 mm2
max. Temp.105 °C105 °C
SocketFP6FP6
FeaturesDDR4-3200/LPDDR4-4266 RAM, PCIe 3, MMX (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHADDR4-3200/LPDDR4-4266 RAM, PCIe 3, 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
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000) ( - 2100 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 ( - 1800 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Announced
Manufacturerwww.amd.comwww.amd.com

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R9 5900HX
40.3 pt (56%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - R5 5600U
36 pt (50%)
Cinebench 2024 - Cinebench 2024 CPU Single Core
82 Points (57%)
Cinebench 2024 - Cinebench 2024 CPU Multi Core
388 Points (7%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 10808     avg: 12733     median: 12845 (12%)     max: 14363 Points
min: 6871     avg: 7929     median: 7792.5 (7%)     max: 9345 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1218     avg: 1474     median: 1488 (63%)     max: 1499 Points
min: 1345     avg: 1365     median: 1371 (58%)     max: 1376 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 471     avg: 574     median: 578.5 (64%)     max: 584 Points
min: 532     avg: 534     median: 534 (59%)     max: 536 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 4148     avg: 4937     median: 4978 (12%)     max: 5476 Points
min: 2345     avg: 3036     median: 3067 (7%)     max: 3632 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1337     avg: 2085     median: 2106 (13%)     max: 2267 Points
min: 1265     avg: 1347     median: 1321 (8%)     max: 1546 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 197     avg: 237.8     median: 240 (72%)     max: 243 Points
min: 220     avg: 222     median: 223 (67%)     max: 223 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 22     avg: 24     median: 24.7 (32%)     max: 25.6 Points
min: 14.5     avg: 15.1     median: 14.8 (19%)     max: 15.96 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.8     avg: 2.8     median: 2.8 (71%)     max: 2.86 Points
min: 2.61     avg: 2.6     median: 2.6 (65%)     max: 2.64 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 6294     avg: 6379     median: 6409 (39%)     max: 6452 Points
min: 58.49     avg: 2866     median: 2866.3 (17%)     max: 5674 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 36642     avg: 39445     median: 40114 (29%)     max: 42371 Points
min: 27130     avg: 28347     median: 28347 (21%)     max: 29564 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 64320     avg: 70380     median: 72790 (50%)     max: 74772 Points
min: 45363     avg: 47704     median: 46918 (33%)     max: 50831 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 11811     avg: 12020     median: 12037 (15%)     max: 12152 Points
min: 11098     avg: 11124     median: 11132 (14%)     max: 11143 Points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 91.6     avg: 98.7     median: 98.2 (1%)     max: 106.7 s
min: 147.807     avg: 193.8     median: 156.3 (2%)     max: 277.4 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 3.308     avg: 3.7     median: 3.5 (1%)     max: 4.4 s
min: 4.848     avg: 6.3     median: 5.4 (1%)     max: 8.78 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 4297     avg: 6535     median: 7061 (11%)     max: 7722 Points
min: 6346     avg: 6694     median: 6858 (11%)     max: 6877 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 50673     avg: 58025     median: 58664 (34%)     max: 62503 MIPS
min: 32052     avg: 37855     median: 37815.5 (22%)     max: 43071 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 4791     avg: 5707     median: 5750 (69%)     max: 5905 MIPS
min: 5118     avg: 5198     median: 5204.5 (62%)     max: 5260 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 112     avg: 120.2     median: 120.2 (42%)     max: 128.35 fps
min: 76     avg: 78.5     median: 78.5 (27%)     max: 80.95 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 271.5     avg: 275     median: 275.3 (63%)     max: 278 fps
min: 234     avg: 235     median: 235 (54%)     max: 236 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 13.8     avg: 15.5     median: 15.6 (27%)     max: 17.1 fps
min: 7.31     avg: 9.7     median: 9.8 (17%)     max: 11.8 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 1.1     avg: 1.2     median: 1.2 (0%)     max: 1.2 GB/s
min: 0.7     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (0%)     max: 0.796 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 1.6     avg: 1.8     median: 1.8 (30%)     max: 2 GB/s
min: 1.1     avg: 1.1     median: 1.1 (19%)     max: 1.2 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 7.4     avg: 10.5     median: 11.1 (29%)     max: 12.3 GB/s
min: 5.1     avg: 7     median: 7.7 (20%)     max: 8.3 GB/s
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
min: 405     avg: 434     median: 434 (6%)     max: 463 Seconds
min: 781     avg: 798     median: 798 (10%)     max: 815 Seconds
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 219     avg: 242.9     median: 243 (2%)     max: 284 Seconds
min: 328     avg: 412.8     median: 412.5 (3%)     max: 481 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.48     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (11%)     max: 0.599 sec
min: 0.537     avg: 0.6     median: 0.6 (12%)     max: 0.59 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 13574     avg: 14220     median: 14253.5 (30%)     max: 14746 Points
min: 10261     avg: 10973     median: 11308 (24%)     max: 11349 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 7.734     avg: 8.2     median: 7.9 (2%)     max: 9.46 s
min: 8.417     avg: 8.6     median: 8.7 (2%)     max: 8.767 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 16.716     avg: 18.7     median: 17.1 (1%)     max: 24.05 s
min: 18.25     avg: 18.8     median: 18.9 (1%)     max: 19.23 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 406.505     avg: 491.7     median: 415.6 (2%)     max: 729 s
min: 39.78     avg: 333.6     median: 454.6 (2%)     max: 506.532 s
PCMark 05 - PCMark 05 - Standard
48452 Points (100%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 65434     avg: 69675     median: 67698 (59%)     max: 74775 Points
min: 39453     avg: 40516     median: 40516 (35%)     max: 41579 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 13940     avg: 16642     median: 16968.5 (46%)     max: 18790 Points
min: 7823     avg: 11018     median: 11465.5 (31%)     max: 13130 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 47433     avg: 79334     median: 84003 (68%)     max: 88152 Points
min: 70486     avg: 72645     median: 72645 (59%)     max: 74804 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 47461     avg: 79231     median: 84699.5 (69%)     max: 87829 Points
min: 70573     avg: 71966     median: 71965.5 (58%)     max: 73358 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 87770     avg: 89976     median: 89809.5 (76%)     max: 93052 Points
min: 80047     avg: 81270     median: 81269.5 (68%)     max: 82492 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 17016     avg: 18108     median: 18009 (46%)     max: 19583 Points
min: 9144     avg: 10893     median: 10921 (28%)     max: 13033 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 17714     avg: 24899     median: 24956 (44%)     max: 27288 Points
min: 14756     avg: 17757     median: 17787.5 (32%)     max: 20872 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 6932     avg: 9224     median: 9448 (40%)     max: 10603 Points
min: 3820     avg: 4931     median: 4984 (21%)     max: 5685 Points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Single-Core
1885 Points (51%)
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Multi-Core
7232 Points (29%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1271     avg: 1520     median: 1538.5 (65%)     max: 1574 Points
min: 1334     avg: 1388     median: 1391 (59%)     max: 1430 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7370     avg: 8309     median: 8462 (15%)     max: 9294 Points
min: 4506     avg: 5611     median: 5773 (10%)     max: 6523 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1233     avg: 1460     median: 1485 (6%)     max: 1517 Points
min: 1340     avg: 1365     median: 1371 (6%)     max: 1383 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 7327     avg: 8267     median: 8400 (26%)     max: 9053 Points
min: 5031     avg: 5876     median: 6117 (19%)     max: 6479 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 5249     avg: 6240     median: 6350.5 (63%)     max: 6591 Points
min: 5553     avg: 5775     median: 5854 (58%)     max: 5918 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 30451     avg: 33068     median: 33335.5 (37%)     max: 35465 Points
min: 21830     avg: 24021     median: 24495 (27%)     max: 25738 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 595     avg: 615     median: 606.5 (1%)     max: 728 ms
min: 646     avg: 656     median: 654.5 (1%)     max: 667 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 113.2     avg: 117.7     median: 117.7 (1%)     max: 122.1 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 60762     avg: 67764     median: 71000 (62%)     max: 71530 Points
min: 64294     avg: 65787     median: 65343 (57%)     max: 67723 Points
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
min: 215     avg: 218.5     median: 218.5 (63%)     max: 222 Points
min: 198.4     avg: 200.8     median: 200 (57%)     max: 204 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 230     avg: 276.3     median: 279 (58%)     max: 291 Points
min: 243     avg: 254.5     median: 255.5 (53%)     max: 265 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
min: 1402     avg: 1455     median: 1458 (56%)     max: 1501 Points
min: 1164     avg: 1255     median: 1241.5 (48%)     max: 1373 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 37.3     avg: 90.6     median: 91.5 (16%)     max: 119 Watt
min: 22.5     avg: 38     median: 34.5 (6%)     max: 64.9 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 58.7     avg: 93.9     median: 91.1 (17%)     max: 138.8 Watt
min: 27.6     avg: 40.9     median: 39.3 (7%)     max: 59.8 Watt
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 6.28     avg: 10.9     median: 9.5 (6%)     max: 18.2 Watt
min: 3.5     avg: 6.4     median: 6.4 (4%)     max: 9.27 Watt
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
min: 8.45     avg: 10.6     median: 10.3 (11%)     max: 13 Watt
5.2 Watt (6%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
min: 16.3     avg: 22.9     median: 22.1 (16%)     max: 33 Points per Watt
min: 25.9     avg: 34.8     median: 33.6 (25%)     max: 49 Points per Watt

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX → 100% n=49

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 5600U → 81% n=49

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