AMD Ryzen 3 1200 vs Intel Core i5-6600

Compare AMD Ryzen 3 Desktop 4 core CPU vs Intel 6th Generation Core i5 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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$ 135.00
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$ 220.00

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

22 %
26 %
18% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

41 %
48 %
17% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

17 %
20 %
17% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

16 %
19 %
18% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

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

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

16% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

25% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units


Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.1 GHz
3.3 GHz
6% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

3.4 GHz
3.9 GHz
14% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
65 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
49% significantly more L1 cache
256 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

2 MiB
100% significantly more L2 cache
1 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

8 MiB
33% slightly more L3 cache
6 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

561st of 1,219
475th of 1,219


The product line

Ryzen 3 Desktop
6th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2017
August 2015

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


Ryzen 3 1200 vs Core i5-6600 specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i5-6600 is faster than the Ryzen 3 1200. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 3 1200 in all gaming tests too.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i5-6600 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 3 1200. Also, the Core i5-6600 has a slightly higher turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The info from our database shows that the Ryzen 3 1200 has more L2 cache than the Core i5-6600. The Ryzen 3 1200 also has slightly more L3 cache.

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. For instance, the Ryzen 3 1200 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


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