AMD Ryzen 5 5600G vs Intel Core i5-12400

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 5000 G-Series Desktop 6 core CPU vs Intel 12th Generation Core i5 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 158
$ 17.76 slightly less expensive
$ 176

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

73 %
87 %
19% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

97 %
116 %
19% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

65 %
77 %
18% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

63 %
75 %
19% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

7,299
7,930
8% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1,467
1,626
10% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

7,492
9,351
24% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
Identical
6

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
Identical
12

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
56% significantly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
Identical
4 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
Identical
65 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
480 KiB
25% slightly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
18 MiB
12% slightly more L3 cache

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

146th of 1,326
90th of 1,326

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 5000 G-Series Desktop
12th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2021
February 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR5-4800

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
No

Ryzen 5 5600G vs Core i5-12400 comparison

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i5-12400 performs better than the Ryzen 5 5600G. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 5600G in all gaming tests too.

When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores and the same number of threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 5600G has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-12400. In addition, both chips have the same 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.

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 Ryzen 5 5600G has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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