Ryzen 5 5600X vs Core i3-12100 specs and performance
In our benchmarks, the Ryzen 5 5600X beats the Core i3-12100 in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i3-12100 has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Ryzen 5 5600X has significantly more cores than the Core i3-12100. Indeed the Ryzen 5 5600X has 6 compared to 4 found in the Core i3-12100. It also has more threads than the Core i3-12100. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 5 5600X has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i3-12100. Also, the Ryzen 5 5600X has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i3-12100 outputs less heat than Ryzen 5 5600X thanks to a slightly lower TDP. 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 5600X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.