AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS vs Ryzen 5 5600U

General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 4600HS 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)
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Market segment
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)
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Technical specs

Ryzen 5 4600HS 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)
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
Die size
156 mm2
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Maximum core temperature
105 °C
105 °C
Number of transistors
9800 Million
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64 bit support


Information on Ryzen 5 4600HS 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.

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Thermal design power (TDP)
35 Watt
25 Watt

Technologies and extensions

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

Instruction set extensions

Virtualization technologies

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


Memory specs

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

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Maximum memory size
64 GB
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Max memory channels
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Maximum memory bandwidth
73.304 GB/s
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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 4600HS 16.69
Ryzen 5 5600U 18.29 +9.6%


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 4600HS 14652
Ryzen 5 5600U 16053 +9.6%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 4600HS 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.

Both CPUs satisfy the 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.


Competitors of Ryzen 5 4600HS from Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 4600HS from Intel is Core i9-9980HK, which is faster by 2% and higher by 12 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen 5 4600HS:

Competitors of Ryzen 5 5600U from Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 5600U from Intel is Core i9-10885H, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen 5 5600U:

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 4600HS

Higher base clock speed (3000 vs 2300 MHz)

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5600U

9.6% better performance in benchmarks

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 35W), 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 4600HS and AMD Ryzen 5 5600U. The differences in performance seem too small.

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