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Core i5-1135G7 Vs Ryzen 5 5500U – We Have a Clear Winner

We discuss the specs, architectural differences, and test the Core i5-1135G7 and AMD Ryzen 5 5500U in performance benchmarks to see which one is better for you.

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Intel Core i7-1165G7

Rated: 8.5/10

AMD Ryzen 5 5500U

Rated: 7/10

Pros And Cons

Core i5-1135G7✅ Better Single-threaded Performance
✅ Upto 64GB Memory Support
✅ More Powerful iGPU
❌ Costlier Laptops
❌ Slower Multi-threaded Performance
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U✅ Better Multi-threaded Performance
✅ Cheaper Laptops
✅ Better Overall Value
❌ Mediocre Single-threaded Performance
❌ Weaker iGPU

Key Takeaways
  • Regarding the manufacturing process, we noted that the Core i5-1135G7 is based on Intel’s 10nm node. On the other hand, the Ryzen 5 5500U uses TSMC’s 7nm node. 
  • As for performance, the Core-i5 1135G7 is 13.3% faster in our single-threaded tasks, on average. Meanwhile, the Ryzen 5 5500U is about 28.2% faster in multi-threaded applications. 
  • Core i5-1135G7 laptops cost between $357 and $1199, while Ryzen 5 5500U laptops range from $319 to $944. (July 2023)
  • Overall, the Ryzen 5 5500U provides better value in our opinion due to its much faster multi-threaded performance and slightly cheaper laptops.

Core i5-1135G7 Vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500U – Comparison Table

Mobile CPUCore i5-1135G7Ryzen 5 5500U
ArchitectureWillow CoveZen 2
CodenameTiger LakeLucienne
L3 Cache8MB8MB
Overclocking SupportNoNo
Integrated GraphicsIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7Radeon RX Vega 7
GPU Base Clock300MHz300MHz
GPU Boost Clock1300MHz1800MHz
Execution Units80-
Max Operating Temperature100°C105°C
Price Range$357 to $1199$319 to $944
Launch DateJanuary 4th, 2022January 12th, 2021

Architectural Differences 

  1. Process NodesThe first difference between the two mobile GPUs is in their processing nodes. Intel’s Core i5-1135G7 uses Intel’s 10nm node, while the Ryzen 5 5500U uses TSMC’s 7nm node. Note that Intel’s 10nm node is roughly equivalent to TSMC’s 7nm process, despite the misleading name. 
  2. Core/Thread Count: The Core i5-1135G7 boasts 4 cores with 8 threads, and the Ryzen 5 5500U betters that with 6 cores and 8 threads
  3. Clock SpeedsThe base clock speed of Intel’s Core i5-1135G7 is adjustable between 0.9GHz and 2.4GHz according to the cooling capacities of the laptop. On the other hand, the Ryzen 5 5500U has a fixed base frequency of 2.1GHz. As for boost clock speeds, the Ryzen 5 chip can reach up to 4GHz while the Core i5-1135G7 betters that with 4.2GHz.
  4. Memory: As discussed, both CPUs have the same DDR4 and LPDDR4 memory support. However, the Core i5-1135G7 supports up to 64GB across 2 channels, while the Ryzen 5 5500U is limited to 32GB.
  5. Cache: The Core i5-1135G7 possesses higher L1 and L2 cache counts per core. However, it has fewer cores. So, the total L1 capacity of the Core i5-1135G7 matches that of the Ryzen 5 5500U. However, the Intel CPU has more L2 cache in total, at 512KB. 
  6. TDPLastly, the Core i5-1135G7 and Ryzen 5 5500U differ in TDP as the former has a TDP adjustable between 12 and 28 watts. The latter’s TDP can be configured anywhere between 10 watts and 25 watts

Intel’s Rocket Lake CPUs were meant to be a solid reply to AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. However, the desktop CPUs failed to make any significant impact against the Zen 3 lineup. Today, we’re comparing the Core i5-1135G7 vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500U. The Ryzen 5 5500U is a Zen 2-based chip – let’s see if it can compete with Rocket Lake.

Core i5-1135G7 Vs Ryzen 5 5500U – Benchmarks 

Let’s look at the multi-core and single-core scores of the two CPUs. Benchmarking data from three applications has been obtained: Cinebench R23, Geekbench 5, and Passmark. 

Cinebench R23

Cinebench R23 multi-core and single-core
Cinebench R23 (Image by Tech4Gamers)
  • Kicking off with Cinebench R23, the Core i5-1135G7 scored 5048 points in our Cinebench’s multi-core test. The Ryzen 5 5500U bettered that by 40.5%, with 7094 points
  • In the single-core test, the Core i5-1135G7 emerged as the better CPU with 1355 points over 1173 points scored by the Ryzen 5 5500U. The difference is 15.5%.

Geekbench 5

Geekbench 5 multi-core and single-core
Geekbench 5 (Image by Tech4Gamers)
  • In the Geekbench 5 multi-core test, we noticed the Core i5-1135G7 is bettered by the Ryzen 5 5500U. The Intel CPU scored 4641 points in reply to 4968 points of its AMD competitor – trailing by 7%
  • Meanwhile, in the single-core test, the Core i5-1135G7 scored 1323 points. In contrast, the Ryzen 5 5500U scored 1118 points, proving 18.3% slower.


Passmark multi-core and single-core
Passmark (Image by Tech4Gamers)
  • Lastly, in Passmark, the Core i5-1135G7 managed 10004 points in the multi-core test, compared to 13186 of the Ryzen 5 5500U. Here, the Core i5-1135G7 trails significantly, by 31.8% in exact.
  •  As for the single-core scores, the Ryzen 5 5500U scored 2479 points while the Core i5-1135G7 scored 2732 points – a 10.2% difference in our benchmarks. 

Overall Performance 

Let’s look at the average numbers scored by the two chips across the three applications.

Overall multi-core and single-core scores
Overall multi-core and single-core performance (Image by Tech4Gamers)
  • Multi-core Performance: The Ryzen 5 5500U accumulated 8416 points on average, beating the Core i5-1135G7’s 6564. Thus, on average, the Ryzen 5 5500U is 28.2% faster in multi-core applications.
  • Single-core Performance: As for the single-core scores, the Core i5-1135G7 racked up 1803 points over 1590 of the Ryzen 5 5500U. This makes the Core i5-1135G7 13.3% faster in single-core applications, on average. 

Laptop Prices

Graphics CardMSRPCurrent Price
Core i7-1355U💲419💲1199
Ryzen 5 5500U💲399💲945
Price Difference4.75%21.84%

The price difference between the two processors is not as far apart as they hold 21% difference in current prices between them. This gives a slightly lenient option for users to choose both of the processors if they have a few extra bucks to spare on the processors.

Core i5-1135G7 Vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500U – Final Thoughts

AMD Ryzen 5500U: Based on our experience, we’ve found that the Ryzen 5 5500U, being both cheaper and faster in multi-threading performance, offers significantly better value for money compared to the Core i5-1135G7.

Intel Core i5 1135G7: The Core i5-1135G7 has some wins according to our research, like support for up to 64GB of RAM and more powerful integrated graphics. Moreover, the processor also dominates the Single-threaded application benchmarks. Therefore, it is also a strong contender nevertheless if single-core performance is considered. 

As modern computers are mostly based upon multi-threading processing applications, we would recommend that users consider the AMD Ryzen 7 5500U as it dominates the multicore performance benchmarks.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference in processing nodes between Core i5-1135G7 and Ryzen 5 5500U?

The Core i5-1135G7 uses Intel’s 10nm node while the Ryzen 5 5500U is built on TSMC’s 7nm process. However, Intel’s 10nm node is roughly equivalent to TSMC’s 7nm node.

Is the Core i5-1135G7 faster than the AMD Ryzen 5 5500U?

The Core i5-1135G7 is only faster than the Ryzen 5 5500U in single-threaded applications. Additionally, it possesses a more powerful integrated GPU.

Are there any technological advantages that the Core i5-1135U holds over the Ryzen 5 5500U?

The Core i5-1135G7 supports up to 64GB of memory, while the Ryzen 5 5500U is limited to 32 GB. However, 64GB is overkill for most users and has little to use when paired with a power-efficient CPU like Core i5-1135G7.

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