Core i5-12600KF vs Ryzen 7 5700X benchmarks
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i5-12600KF performs better than the Ryzen 7 5700X. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 7 5700X in all gaming tests too.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Core i5-12600KF has slightly more cores than the Ryzen 7 5700X. Indeed, the Core i5-12600KF has 10 cores compared to 8 cores found in the Ryzen 7 5700X. But they both have the same number of threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i5-12600KF has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 7 5700X. Also, the Core i5-12600KF has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Ryzen 7 5700X outputs less heat than Core i5-12600KF thanks to a 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 i5-12600KF has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.