AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Intel Core i7-12700K

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 core CPU vs Intel 12th Generation Core i7 12 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
$ 129.86 significantly less expensive
$ 352

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

73 %
144 %
97% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

97 %
162 %
67% significantly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

66 %
138 %
109% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

64 %
136 %
112% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

8,150
14,127
73% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1,613
1,907
18% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Cinebench R23 score

Multi threaded benchmark

11,838
22,565
90% significantly higher Cinebench R23 score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

8,111
16,209
99% significantly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
12
100% significantly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

12
20
66% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
2% slightly higher clock speed
4 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

5 GHz
5 GHz
8% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
192% significantly lower TDP
190 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
960 KiB
150% significantly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

32 MiB
28% slightly more L3 cache
25 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

145th of 1,327
4th of 1,327

Family

The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
12th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2020
November 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR5-4800

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
Yes

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
Yes

Ryzen 5 5600X vs Core i7-12700K comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-12700K 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.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i7-12700K has significantly more cores with 12 cores compared to the Ryzen 5 5600X that has 6 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 5 5600X. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 5600X has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-12700K. Despite this, the Core i7-12700K has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 5 5600X CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-12700K CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 5600X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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