AMD Ryzen 5 5500 Linux Performance
For the open-source GIMP alternative to Photoshop, Intel Alder Lake continues showing stronger performance over Zen 3 due to GIMP 2.x not being too well threaded.
Overall though the AMD Ryzen 5 5500 was a nice mid-range processor for around $159 USD, particularly if you are looking to upgrade from an earlier Ryzen processor and able to maintain motherboard compatibility. The 16MB L3 cache did impair this Zen 3 processor for some workloads but overall it had a nice showing across a wide array of benchmarks.
Across dozens of benchmarks carried out, the Ryzen 5 5500 had an average of 36 Watts across the mix of single and multi-threaded tests and a peak power consumption of 76 Watts, inline with expectations and below that of the Core i5 12400 Alder Lake with a 42 Watt average and 85 Watt peak.
The Ryzen 5 5500 had a particularly great showing when it came to the power efficiency.
Those looking for even more benchmarks of the AMD Ryzen 5 5500 across various workloads can head on over to this OpenBenchmarking.org page where I have begun uploading more test results and metrics from this mid-range AMD Zen 3 processor on Linux.
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