AMD Ryzen 5 2500U: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Ryzen 5 2500U
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Year of release 2018
Performance 6.48

Summary

AMD started AMD Ryzen 5 2500U sales 10 January 2018. This is Raven Ridge architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3600 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket FP5 processor with a TDP of 15 Watt. It supports DDR4-2400 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

6.48%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Ryzen 5 2500U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1041
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesAMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codenameRaven Ridge (2017−2018)
Release date10 January 2018 (4 years ago)
Current price$674 of 25332 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Threads8
Base clock speed2 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed3.6 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900KF)
L1 cache128K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache512K (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache4 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 5 (Ryzen 9 7950X)
Die size246 mm2
Number of transistors4500 Millionof 9900000 (Ryzen 9 7950X)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 2500U compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1 (Uniprocessor)of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
SocketFP5
Thermal design power (TDP)15 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 2500U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
AES-NI+
AVX+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 2500U's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2400of 5200 (Ryzen 9 7950X)
Maximum memory size32 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth38.397 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Ryzen 5 2500U.

Integrated graphics cardAMD Radeon RX Vega 8

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Ryzen 9 7950X)
PCI Express lanes12of 128 (EPYC 7401)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Ryzen 5 2500U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Ryzen 5 2500U 6.48
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
  • 3DMark06 CPU
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
  • Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
  • TrueCrypt AES
  • x264 encoding pass 2
  • x264 encoding pass 1
  • WinRAR 4.0
  • Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core
  • Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core
  • Geekbench 2
  • Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core
  • Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

Ryzen 5 2500U 6530

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Ryzen 5 2500U 680

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

Ryzen 5 2500U 2366

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Ryzen 5 2500U 4411

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 20%

Ryzen 5 2500U 15684

3DMark06 CPU

3DMark06 is a discontinued DirectX 9 benchmark suite from Futuremark. Its CPU part contains two scenarios, one dedicated to artificial intelligence pathfinding, another to game physics using PhysX package.

Benchmark coverage: 19%

Ryzen 5 2500U 4828

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Ryzen 5 2500U 7

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Ryzen 5 2500U 609

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Ryzen 5 2500U 137

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Ryzen 5 2500U 1.6

TrueCrypt AES

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Ryzen 5 2500U 3

x264 encoding pass 2

x264 Pass 2 is a slower variant of x264 video compression that produces a variable bit rate output file, which results in better quality since the higher bit rate is used when it is needed more. Benchmark result is still measured in frames per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Ryzen 5 2500U 35

x264 encoding pass 1

x264 version 4.0 is a video encoding benchmark uses MPEG 4 x264 compression method to compress a sample HD (720p) video. Pass 1 is a faster variant that produces a constant bit rate output file. Its result is measured in frames per second, which means how many frames of the source video file were encoded per second.  

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Ryzen 5 2500U 121

WinRAR 4.0

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Ryzen 5 2500U 2426

Geekbench 3 32-bit multi-core

Benchmark coverage: 6%

Ryzen 5 2500U 11301

Geekbench 3 32-bit single-core

Benchmark coverage: 6%

Ryzen 5 2500U 3383

Geekbench 2

Benchmark coverage: 5%

Ryzen 5 2500U 10616

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Ryzen 5 2500U 9548

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Ryzen 5 2500U 3582

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Ryzen 5 2500U performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.


Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 2500U from Intel is Core i7-6700HQ, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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