Ryzen 5 5600X vs Core i5-12600KF benchmarks
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i5-12600KF is faster than the Ryzen 5 5600X. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 5600X in all gaming tests too.
With info from our database, we find that the Core i5-12600KF has significantly more cores with 10 cores whereas the Ryzen 5 5600X has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 5600X. According to our data, the Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i5-12600KF have the same clock speed. Despite this, the Core i5-12600KF has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 5 5600X CPU outputs less heat than a Core i5-12600KF CPU because of its significantly 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.