Core i3-12100 vs Ryzen 5 5600 comparison
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 5 5600 is faster than the Core i3-12100. Despite this, the Core i3-12100 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Ryzen 5 5600 has significantly more cores than the Core i3-12100. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 5600 has 6 cores compared to 4 cores found in the Core i3-12100. It also has more threads than the Core i3-12100. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 5600 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i3-12100. Also, the Ryzen 5 5600 has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i3-12100 CPU outputs less heat than a Ryzen 5 5600 CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i3-12100 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.