Intel Core i5-12600 vs AMD EPYC 7402P

Compare Intel 12th Generation Core i5 6 core CPU vs AMD EPYC 7002 Series 24 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

101 %
103 %
1% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

111 %
101% significantly better gaming score
55 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

96 %
122 %
27% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

94 %
133 %
41% slightly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units

300% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

300% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
17% slightly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

5 GHz
43% significantly higher turbo speed
3 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
176% significantly lower TDP
180 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

300% significantly more memory channels

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

480 KiB
2,304 KiB
380% significantly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

18 MiB
128 MiB
611% significantly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

49th of 1,327
39th of 1,327


The product line

12th Generation Core i5
EPYC 7002 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2022
August 2019

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i5-12600 vs EPYC 7402P comparison

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the EPYC 7402P performs better than the Core i5-12600. Despite this, the Core i5-12600 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

With info from our database, we find that the EPYC 7402P has significantly more cores with 24 cores whereas the Core i5-12600 has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i5-12600. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i5-12600 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the EPYC 7402P. Also, the Core i5-12600 has a significantly higher turbo speed. A Core i5-12600 CPU outputs less heat than a EPYC 7402P CPU because of its significantly 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 i5-12600 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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