AMD Ryzen 5 5600G vs Intel Core i5-12400F

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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$ 158
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$ 161

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

75 %
79 %
5% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

101 %
110 %
8% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

67 %
69 %
2% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

65 %
67 %
3% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

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

4 GHz
56% significantly higher clock speed
3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4 GHz


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
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


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

136th of 1,327
121st of 1,327


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


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Ryzen 5 5600G vs Core i5-12400F benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i5-12400F is faster than the Ryzen 5 5600G. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 5600G in all gaming tests too.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 5 5600G has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-12400F. Furthermore, both these CPUs have identical turbo speeds. 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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