AMD Ryzen 5 5600G vs Intel Core i5-12600K

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 5000 G-Series Desktop 6 core CPU vs Intel 12th Generation Core i5 10 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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$ 158
$ 81.08 significantly less expensive
$ 239

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

76 %
115 %
51% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

102 %
144 %
41% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

68 %
106 %
55% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

66 %
104 %
57% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

59% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

26% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Cinebench R23 score

Multi threaded benchmark

65% significantly higher Cinebench R23 score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

72% significantly higher 3DMark Physics score



Number of physical processing units

66% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

33% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
5% slightly higher clock speed
4 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
5 GHz
11% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
130% significantly lower TDP
150 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
800 KiB
108% significantly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
20 MiB
25% slightly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

136th of 1,337
23rd of 1,337


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
November 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


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.


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