AMD Ryzen 5 5600H vs Intel Core i5-12500H

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

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

53 %
70 %
32% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

71 %
92 %
29% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

47 %
63 %
34% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

45 %
62 %
37% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

49% significantly higher 3DMark Physics score
Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

41% slightly higher Blender score
Cinebench R23 score

Cinebench R23 score

Multi threaded benchmark

40% slightly higher Cinebench R23 score



Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

33% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.3 GHz
32% slightly higher clock speed
2.5 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.2 GHz
4.5 GHz
7% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

45 W
45 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
960 KiB
150% significantly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
5 MiB
66% significantly more L2 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

125th of 622
61st of 622


The product line

Ryzen 5 Mobile
12th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

December 2021
February 2022

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 5600H vs Core i5-12500H comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i5-12500H is faster than the Ryzen 5 5600H. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 5600H in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i5-12500H has significantly more cores with 12 cores compared to the Ryzen 5 5600H that has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 5600H. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 5 5600H has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-12500H. Despite this, the Core i5-12500H has a slightly higher turbo speed. 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 terms of cache, the Core i5-12500H has significantly more L2 cache when compared to the Ryzen 5 5600H. The Core i5-12500H also has slightly more L3 cache.

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 5600H has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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