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

$ 147.63
$ 103.76 significantly less expensive
$ 251.39

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

61 %
71 %
16% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

83 %
98 %
18% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

54 %
63 %
16% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

53 %
61 %
15% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

7315
8171
11% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
Geekbench (single) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1467
1695
15% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

7613
9495
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

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.4 GHz
4.6 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

115th of 1,219
69th of 1,219

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.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount 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.

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.

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