AMD Ryzen 5 4600G vs Intel Core i3-12100

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 4000 G-Series Desktop 6 core CPU vs Intel 12th Generation Core i3 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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$ 154.00
$ 21.80 slightly less expensive
$ 175.80

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

53 %
1% slightly better overall score
52 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

75 %
85 %
13% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

46 %
9% slightly better multitasking score
42 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

45 %
9% slightly better heavy workload score
41 %

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Other Benchmarks

Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

19% slightly higher Blender 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

3.7 GHz
12% slightly higher clock speed
3.3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.2 GHz
4.3 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
60 W
8% slightly lower TDP

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
20% slightly more L1 cache
320 KiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

8 MiB
12 MiB
49% significantly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

171st of 1,239
191st of 1,239


The product line

Ryzen 5 4000 G-Series Desktop
12th Generation Core i3

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2020
February 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Ryzen 5 4600G vs Core i3-12100 comparison

In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 5 4600G beats the Core i3-12100 in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i3-12100 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

With info from our database, we find that the Ryzen 5 4600G has significantly more cores with 6 cores whereas the Core i3-12100 has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i3-12100. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 5 4600G has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i3-12100. Despite this, the Core i3-12100 has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i3-12100 outputs less heat than Ryzen 5 4600G thanks to a 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 Ryzen 5 4600G has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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