AMD Ryzen 5 5600G vs Intel Core i5-12500

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
$ 93.40 significantly less expensive
$ 251

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

73 %
86 %
17% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

97 %
118 %
21% 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 %
74 %
17% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

7,492
9,601
28% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
Identical
6

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
Identical
12

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
5 GHz
4% slightly higher turbo speed

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
93rd 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

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
Yes

Ryzen 5 5600G vs Core i5-12500 comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i5-12500 beats the Ryzen 5 5600G in overall performance. 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.

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.

In conclusion, all specs and CPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the Core i5-12500 over the Ryzen 5 5600G.

CPU comparison

Use the table to the left to compare both the Ryzen 5 5600G and the Core i5-12500, the advantages and disadvantages of each are shown.

CPU rating

Our CPU rating is split into 4 categories: Overall, Gaming, Multitasking and Heavy Workloads. The overall score accesses performance using all CPU cores, gaming prioritises the first six cores, multitasking takes the first eight cores into account and finally heavy workloads are measured using a sixteen-core baseline.

Processor specifications

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 5600G has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

Clock speed and Turbo speed are important when comparing per core performance, generally the higher, the better. A higher clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a processor is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the CPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance.

Cache is very fast memory built into the processor. It stores what the CPU is currently working on and anything that doesn't fit is sent to the main system memory, which is slower but more plentiful. It is split into three levels, with Level 1 being the fastest and Level 3 being the slowest. More CPU cache is desirable for high-performance scenarios.

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