[Comparison] AMD Ryzen 5 5500U vs Intel Core i5-1135G7 – the AMD CPU is better than its opponent in almost every way

With the availability of the new Ryzen 5 5500U, we are here to give you a comparison between it and many other CPUs, some more powerful, some less powerful, to give you a definitive answer of where does it stand among other options on the market. For today, we have one of the most popular Tiger Lake chips, the Core i5-1135G7, which brings with itself one of the iGPUs to come out in recent years.

Today we are comparing the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U against the Intel Core i5-1135G7.

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You can find more information about both CPUs here: AMD Ryzen 5 5500U / Intel Core i5-1135G7

Specs table

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Intel Core i5-1135G7
Architecture Zen 2 Tiger Lake
Cores / Threads 6/12 4/8
Clock Speeds – Base/Boost 2.10 – 4.00GHz 2.40 – 4.00GHz
Cache 11MB 12MB
Lithography 7nm 10nm
TDP 15W 12 / 15 / 28W
Memory type
DDR4 – 3200MHz,
LPDDR4x – 4267MHz
DDR4-3200MHz, LPDDR4x-4267MHz
Integrated GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Ryzen 4000/5000, 15W) Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80EU)

CPU benchmarks

In the 3D Rendering benchmark with Cinebench 20, the Ryzen 5 5500U scored 9% higher. For the second benchmark, which uses Adobe Photoshop, the AMD CPU was faster again, this time by nearly 0.2 seconds.

Results are from the Cinebench R23 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU benchmarks

Moving over to the graphics side of the comparison, the Radeon RX Vega 7 (15W) won in two out of the three benchmarks. It was 25% faster in 3DMark Fire Strike and 97% better in Unigine Heaven 4.0. The Unigine Superposition benchmark, however, completely turned the tables, with the Iris Xe Graphics G7 with 80 Execution Units outperforming the AMD GPU by 5%.

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)


Overall, the Ryzen 5 5500U was the better processor in both the CPU and GPU benchmarks. It had a 9% higher score in 3D Rendering and was nearly 0.2 seconds faster in Photoshop. The Radeon RX Vega 7 (15W) was the better iGPU in two out of the three benchmarks. It had 25% and 97% faster performance in 3DMark Fire Strike and Unigine Heaven 4.0, respectively. In Unigine Superposition, however, the Iris Xe Graphics G7 was 5% faster than the AMD iGPU. You should keep in mind, though, that the difference will change, depending on the configuration you choose, and on other factors, such as RAM setup and cooling.

All laptops with the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U:

All laptops with the Intel Core i5-1135G7:

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2 years ago

I expected much more performance differences in the Cinebench benchmark (+2 cores should add more power than +%9 performance). I wish Intel use better manufacturing technology.