Average Bench: 86.2% (168th of 1442)

Based on 4,817 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00A50F00 Model: AMD Ryzen 5 5500
Poor: 82%Average: 86.2% Great: 96%
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 80%

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 5500 averaged just 13.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 5 5500 near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Single Core Speed 147Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 281Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 5500 is just 14%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 5500 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 1,009Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 824Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 4,817 samples)
Min Avg Max
65.8 Memory 76.4 89.4
128 1-Core 147 156
229 2-Core 281 308
90.6% 168 Pts
Min Avg Max
454 4-Core 515 617
689 8-Core 824 922
82.2% 670 Pts
Min Avg Max
899 64-Core 1,009 1,092
62.5% 1,009 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.3
1-Core 156
2-Core 311
96% 181 Pts
4-Core 624
8-Core 860
94% 742 Pts
64-Core 1,082
67% 1,082 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.5
1-Core 162
2-Core 312
99% 185 Pts
4-Core 588
8-Core 949
94% 768 Pts
64-Core 1,155
72% 1,155 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.5
1-Core 156
2-Core 312
94% 179 Pts
4-Core 599
8-Core 867
92% 733 Pts
64-Core 1,024
63% 1,024 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.1
1-Core 136
2-Core 259
86% 157 Pts
4-Core 504
8-Core 773
79% 639 Pts
64-Core 976
60% 976 Pts
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Desktop 94%
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2 days ago.


This is a Binning reject of the 5600G. Same amount of cache, no IGPU and much worse gaming performance than the 5600. Do not buy unless it's much cheaper than the 5600 where you live.—Apr '22


16 months ago.

Strong multithreaded budget contender. A slightly lower binned 5600G with disabled igpu. Sadly a bit lacking in L3 cache, but the price makes up for that.


1 month ago.

This was the CPU that I chose for my first gaming PC build. I coupled it with a RTX 2060 and it was fantastic. The L3 cache really does not matter. Its a great option for a budget gaming build.


12 months ago.

Great budget CPU for gaming and productivity. Only drawback is lack of PCIE 4.0 which in my opinion is not forgivable considering that R5 3500 had it.

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