Ryzen 5 5600G vs Core i5-12600K comparison
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i5-12600K 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.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Core i5-12600K has significantly more cores than the Ryzen 5 5600G. Indeed, the Core i5-12600K has 10 cores compared to 6 cores found in the Ryzen 5 5600G. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 5600G. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 5 5600G has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-12600K. Despite this, the Core i5-12600K has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 5 5600G CPU outputs less heat than a Core i5-12600K CPU because of its significantly 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 5600G has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.