Today we are going to compare two processors that stand out and compete with each other among the best mid-range processors for laptops: AMD Ryzen 5 5500U vs Intel Core i5-1135G7. Beyond their processors and benchmarks, which are quite similar, we will try to find the advantages to know which of the two is better for gaming.
Although with the spoiler that we do in the headline, surely you get an idea of where the shots are going. If you want to see the comparison of its older brothers, you can take a look at our article on AMD Ryzen 7 5800H vs Intel Core i7-1165G7.
|AMD Ryzen 5 5500U||Intel Core i5-1135G7|
|CLOCK FREQUENCY||2.10GHz||10.9-inch LED/IPS Retina Display|
Resolution 2,360 x 1,640 pixels
|TURBO||Apple A13 Bionic||Apple A14 Bionic|
|THREADS||64GB / 256GB||64GB / 256GB|
|GRAPHICS||8MP f/2.425 x 17 x 0.75 cm|
498g WiFi + Cellular
|12 MP f/1.8|
5x digital zoom
Slow motion 240 FPS
|GPU FREQUENCY||12MP||12 MP, f/2.4|
|TURBO GPU||Up to 10 hours of browsing or video playback|
20W USB-C adapter
|Up to 10 hours of Internet browsing|
|RAM AND PCIE||iPad OS 15||iPad OS 16|
TouchID, USB-C port, stereo
USB type C
NanoSIM / eSIM
|TEMPERATURE||25 x 17 x 0.75 cm|
498g WiFi + Cellular
|248.6 x 179.5 x 7mm|
Comparative AMD Ryzen 5 5500U vs Intel Core i5-1135G7
The first difference between both chips is found in the number of cores. While the AMD 5 5500U is a 6-core, 12-thread processor, the Intel Core i5-1135G7 has 4 cores and 8 threads. In this sense, the Ryzen 5 5500U will better divide the workloads by making less use of the CPU. This allows you to run high-performance programs that rely heavily on the CPU.
However, the i5-1135G7 is faster than the Ryzen 5 5500U, clocking in at 4.20GHz Turbo Boost vs. Ryzen’s 4GHz. However, since they are so similar and the latter has a greater number of cores, the data will be divided and energy consumption will be more efficient.
Also, it is more efficient because it has a configurable TDP of 11W-25W while the 1135G7 has a TDP of 12W-28W. This is mainly because the Ryzen 5 5500U is a 7nm lithography processor that has a lower TDP.
As for memory speed, the Ryzen 5 5500U supports 3200 MGz of memory clock rate, resulting in faster storage speeds, acceleration, and data transfer.
The last important point to analyze is the integrated graphics of each one: AMD Radeon 7 vs Intel Iris Xe. Here again, the Ryzen 5 5500U has a faster iGPU clocked at 1.8 GHz. Although it has 7 cores, the i5-1135G7 iGPU is better as it has 80 execution units and 2 codec engines. multi-format that provides 1.40 TFLOPS and supports 8K at 60FPS, although not in gaming.
Conclusion: AMD Ryzen 5 5500U is better than Intel Core i5-1135G7 in gaming
Overall, the Ryzen 5 5500U is the better CPU in most benchmarks. In CPU benchmarks, it achieves 13% better 3D rendering based on data from CPU-monkey. In the GPU tests, the Radeon RX Vega 7 outperforms Intel by 29% (3DMark) and even doubles it in Unigine Heaven 4.0.
After all, the difference between the two processors is quite small when it comes to CPU performance. However, if you’re looking for an APU vs. mainstream CPU for relatively basic gaming, the Ryzen 5 5500U is definitely the better choice.
It is clear that it is more profitable to opt for a Ryzen 5 5500U. Although Intel has better single-core performance, AMD excels at multicore. The benchmarks we’ve seen tend to lean towards the AMD processor for overall performance as well, though that doesn’t mean the Intel Core i5-1135G7 isn’t a great option. So, if you’re looking to buy a new laptop, either processor will do just fine.
Even so, here are the main advantages of each of them:
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
- CPU is newer
- 2 more cores
- 4 more threads
- 7nm vs 10nm SuperFin
- Around 31% better performance in PassMark – CPU mark: 13159 vs 10050Item 1
Intel Core i5-1135G7
- Highest clock speed (5%)
- 67% more L2 cache (more data can be stored in the L2 cache for faster access later)
- 11% better performance in PassMark – Single thread mark: 2722 vs 2457
Abram left his e-business studies to devote himself to his entrepreneurial projects. In 2017, he created the company Inbound Media and wrote articles about high-tech products for his Chromebookeur site. In 2019, Chromebookeur was renamed Macbound and became a general purchasing advice site. Today, Abram manages the development and growth of Macbound, surrounded by a young and talented team.