AMD Ryzen 5 4600H vs Ryzen 5 5600U

General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 4600H and Ryzen 5 5600U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

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Value for money (0-100)
2.65
 
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Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Series
AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU)
 
AMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000)
Architecture codename
Renoir (Zen 2)
 
Cezanne U (Zen 3)
Launch date
6 January 2020 (1 year ago)
 
7 January 2021 (less than a year ago)
Price now
$909
 
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Technical specs

Ryzen 5 4600H and Ryzen 5 5600U basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores
6 (Hexa-Core)
 
6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads
12
 
12
Base clock speed
3 GHz
 
2.3 GHz
Boost clock speed
4 GHz
 
4.2 GHz
L1 cache
128K (per core)
 
384 KB
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
3 MB
L3 cache
11 MB (shared)
 
16 MB
Chip lithography
7 nm
 
7 nm
Maximum core temperature
105 °C
 
105 °C
64 bit support
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 4600H and Ryzen 5 5600U compatibility with other computer components: 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 configuration
1
 
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Socket
FP6
 
FP6
Thermal design power (TDP)
54 Watt
 
25 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 4600H and Ryzen 5 5600U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

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

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 4600H and Ryzen 5 5600U are enumerated here.

AMD-V
+
 
-

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 4600H and Ryzen 5 5600U. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4-4266
 
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Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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 4600H 16.91 +0.4%
Ryzen 5 5600U 16.84

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.

Ryzen 5 4600H 14839 +0.4%
Ryzen 5 5600U 14784

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 4600H and Ryzen 5 5600U are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Ryzen 5 4600H satisfies the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

Ryzen 5 5600U satisfies the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 4600H

0.4% better performance in benchmarks

Higher base clock speed (3000 vs 2300 MHz)

AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)

AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)

x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)

Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)

AES-NI save

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5600U

More powerful video core

Much newer (7 January 2021 vs 6 January 2020)

Higher boost clock speed (4200 vs 4000 MHz)

Lower power consumption (25W vs 54W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Ryzen 5 4600H and AMD Ryzen 5 5600U. The differences in performance seem too small.

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