Intel Core i3-12100F vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600

Compare Intel 12th Generation Core i3 4 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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$ 84.58
$ 74.62 significantly less expensive
$ 159.20

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

52 %
62 %
19% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

84 %
2% slightly better gaming score
82 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

43 %
55 %
27% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

41 %
53 %
29% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

23% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score
Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

41% slightly higher Blender score
Geekbench 5 (multi) score

Geekbench 5 (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

16% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (multi) score
Geekbench 5 (single) score

Geekbench 5 (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

7% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (single) score
Geekbench 6 (multi) score

Geekbench 6 (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

17% slightly higher Geekbench 6 (multi) score
Geekbench 6 (single) score

Geekbench 6 (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

7% slightly higher Geekbench 6 (single) score



Number of physical processing units

49% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

49% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.3 GHz
3.50 GHz
6% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.3 GHz
4.4 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

58 W
12% slightly lower TDP
65 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

320 KiB
384 KiB
20% slightly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

12 MiB
32 MiB
166% significantly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

190th of 1,255
128th of 1,255


The product line

12th Generation Core i3
Ryzen 5 Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2022
April 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Core i3-12100F vs Ryzen 5 5600 specs and performance

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Ryzen 5 5600 performs better than the Core i3-12100F. Despite this, the Core i3-12100F has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

With info from our database, we find that the Ryzen 5 5600 has significantly more cores with 6 cores whereas the Core i3-12100F has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i3-12100F. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 5600 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i3-12100F. Also, the Ryzen 5 5600 has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i3-12100F 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.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Core i3-12100F has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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