AMD Ryzen 7 5700G vs Intel Core i5-12600K

Compare AMD Ryzen 7 5000 G-Series Desktop 8 core CPU vs Intel 12th Generation Core i5 10 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

63 %
94 %
49% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

78 %
120 %
53% significantly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

58 %
85 %
46% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

57 %
83 %
45% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

29% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
Geekbench (single) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

20% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
Cinebench R23 score

Cinebench R23 score

Multi threaded benchmark

26% slightly higher Cinebench R23 score
3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

29% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score



Number of physical processing units

25% slightly more cores


Number of logical processing units


Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.8 GHz
2% slightly higher clock speed
3.7 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.6 GHz
4.9 GHz
6% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
130% significantly lower TDP
150 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

512 KiB
800 KiB
56% significantly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
20 MiB
25% slightly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

105th of 1,219
25th of 1,219


The product line

Ryzen 7 5000 G-Series Desktop
12th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2021
November 2021

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 7 5700G vs Core i5-12600K benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Core i5-12600K beats the Ryzen 7 5700G in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 7 5700G in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i5-12600K has slightly more cores with 10 cores compared to the Ryzen 7 5700G that has 8 cores. But they both have the same number of threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 7 5700G has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i5-12600K. Despite this, the Core i5-12600K has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 7 5700G CPU outputs less heat than a Core i5-12600K CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Ryzen 7 5700G has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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