Benchmarking AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Linux Performance With A $450 Lenovo Laptop

Written by Michael Larabel in Computers on 26 May 2021 at 09:55 AM EDT. Page 5 of 11. 45 Comments.

For those making use of WireGuard for VPN purposes from your laptop, the Ryzen 5 5500U delivered the fastest performance of the laptops tested.

For some workloads like the QuantLib quantitative finance software package the Ryzen 5 5500U performance still came up short of the AMD competition but for this it will be interesting to see how the Zen 3 based laptop processors compete.

Similarly for the Etcpak ETC texture compressor the Intel Tiger Lake laptop had a hefty lead over the Ryzen 5 5500U. Or in srsRAN for this software defined radio package the AMD Zen 2 performance came up short of the tested Intel laptop CPUs.

But when it comes to multi-threaded workloads, the Ryzen 5 5500U with its six cores / twelve threads offers rather nice performance for as low as a $450~470 laptop.

There tended to be quite healthy gains going from the Ryzen 5 4500U to 5500U.

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