AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Laptop Processor

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is a mid-range laptop processor released in 2021. It’s aimed at everyday home and office computing. It can handle it effortlessly. In addition, the Ryzen 5 5500U is a good compromise solution for those who do heavier tasks like video editing, but don’t want to deal with higher power consumption, heat, and pricing of the faster H-series processors.

The Ryzen 5 5500U belongs to AMD’s 2021 5000 U lineup together with slower Ryzen 3 5300U, as well as faster Ryzen 7 5700U and 5800U.

The Ryzen 5 5500U features the AMD Radeon integrated graphics processor. It is good only for light gaming, just like the most of integrated graphics processors.

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U CPU Benchmark

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Benchmark

Note: The benchmark scores of the listed processors are averages measured across various devices with these processors. The scores and real-world performance of the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U and compared CPUs may vary depending on the notebooks' other components, settings, cooling, and other factors. However, the benchmark results are good indicators of the processors' performance.

Specifications of the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

Here are the most important specs of the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U:

Processor Name

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

CPU Family

AMD "Lucienne"

Number of Cores

Six-core / 2 computing threads per core

CPU Clock Speed

2.1 – 4.0 GHz

Cache Size

11MB

Memory Support

DDR4 (3200 MHz max. speed)
LPDDR4 (4266 MHz max. speed)

Integrated Graphics

AMD Radeon Graphics

Power Consumption

15W

Production Technology

7-nanometer

Typical Use

Mainstream laptops & 2-in-1 PCs

Notable Technologies

Multithreading – allows multiple computing threads per CPU core for improved performance
Turbo boost – dynamic speed boosting for optimal performance and battery life
Virtualization – allows the processor to run multiple operating systems simultaneously using virtual platforms

Year of Release

2021

Published on July 29, 2021

User Reviews and Q&A on the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

Below you can read and submit user reviews, questions, and answers about the processor. Thank you for your contribution.

  1. Question

    Julia

    Hi Sir Danizel Z,

    I would like to ask if which is more preferrable with same memory and ssd capacity?

    Is it

    Ryzen 5 with intergrated radeon graphics

    Or

    i5 1135G7 with dedicated Nvidia MX330?

    Hoping you will answer.

    Thanks Dan.

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    • Dan

      Hi, these two configurations are very similar in terms of performance for the daily computing tasks as well as heavier duties like video editing. The main benefit of the 2nd option is that the MX330 has its own video memory of 2GB so it doesn’t use the main RAM for graphics rendering purposes. This can be very beneficial if you have 8GB RAM, but not so much if you have 16GB. Also the MX330 may give some extra graphics / gaming performance, especially if it’s a higher-power version of the MX330. There are 12W and 25W versions of the video card, with the latter providing better performance but also consuming more battery. Unfortunately, laptop specifications usually don’t list what version of the MX330 is included.

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  2. Question

    Ayan

    Whats the video editing performance like

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    • Dan

      This can be described as mid-range video editing performance. It’s not as slow as low-end laptop CPUs like the Intel Pentiums or AMD Athlons, but also not as fast as the H-series Intel Core and H-series AMD Ryzen chips. The H series you can typically find in gaming laptops are a good choice for video editing, especially if you do high-res videos like 4K. The 5 5500U is decent for that, but the H series would perform better, especially during video exports and rendering.

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  3. Question

    steve

    Hi, so I bought this HP 15-EF2126WM AMD Ryzen 5-5500U and I have no Idea what my GPU is i dont really understand the cores and clock speeds of gpu but in the website I bought this it said that gpu on this lap top is rx vega 7 – is it true or was I scammed?

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    • Dan

      Hi, the Radeon Vega RX 7 GPU is built into the Ryzen 5 5500U CPU. AMD officially calls it and GPUs in other Ryzen 5000 series CPUs simply AMD Radeon Graphics. The RX 7 is one of the Radeon Graphics variants.

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  4. Question

    Alex

    AMD Radeon Graphics is good for games like valorant

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  5. Question

    Amru

    you sure about the clock speed? isn’t it 4.0ghz max boost?

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    • Dan

      I have corrected the mistake, thanks for the heads up.

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  6. Question

    Samer

    What is meant by “AMD Radeon Graphics”? Is there no more specific name like “AMD Radeon RX Vega 8”? Or is “AMD Radeon Graphics” a specific graphics chip?

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    • Dan

      Hi, they removed the Vega version naming from the processors’ specs and now officially call all of them Radeon Graphics. However, these Radeon Graphics integrated graphics processors do differ, depending on the main processor model. For instance, Radeon in the Ryzen 5 5500U has 7 computing units / cores, whereas Radeon in the Ryzen 7 5700U has 8.

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    • Stefan

      Yes, I am confused about the naming of their integrated gpus, they only say Radeon TM (HD), frequency and number of cores. Can’t really find a benchmark for these ‘new’ gpus. It will be difficult to benchmark them in future if they don’t have numbers in the name.

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  7. Question

    Andre

    AMD Ryzen 5 5600U? Nothing related to it?

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    • Laptoping

      Hi, the main goal here is to cover the most used laptop processors, and the Ryzen 5 5600U isn’t among them currently. The 5500U is way more used. Nevertheless, we’ll cover it soon. Until then, you can expect it to be slightly faster than the 5500U. The 5600U has the same number of cores, slightly faster clock speeds, and bigger cache. Although it is in the same Ryzen 5 5000 lineup, it is based on newer CPU architecture.

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    • steve

      Hi, so I bought this HP 15-EF2126WM AMD Ryzen 5-5500U and I have no Idea what my GPU is i dont really understand the cores and clock speeds of gpu but in the website I bought this it said that gpu on this lap top is rx vega 7 – is it true or was I scammed?

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    • Julia

      Hi Sir Danizel Z,

      I would like to ask if which is more preferrable with same memory and ssd capacity?

      Is it

      Ryzen 5 with intergrated radeon graphics

      Or

      i5 1135G7 with dedicated Nvidia MX330?

      Hoping you will answer.

      Thanks Dan.

      Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

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