AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Intel Core i5-12500

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 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

$ 222
$ 28.91 slightly less expensive
$ 251

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

73 %
86 %
17% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

97 %
118 %
21% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

66 %
77 %
16% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

64 %
74 %
15% slightly better heavy workload score

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3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

8,111
9,601
18% 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

5 GHz
Identical
5 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
Identical
65 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

20
Identical
20

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

128 GiB
Identical
128 GiB

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

32 MiB
77% significantly more L3 cache
18 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

145th of 1,327
93rd of 1,327

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
12th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2020
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

No
Yes

Ryzen 5 5600X vs Core i5-12500 comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i5-12500 beats the Ryzen 5 5600X in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 5600X in all gaming tests too.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count 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 5600X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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