Ryzen 7 5800X vs Core i5-12600K comparison
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i5-12600K performs better than the Ryzen 7 5800X. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 7 5800X in all gaming tests too.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Core i5-12600K has slightly more cores than the Ryzen 7 5800X. Indeed, the Core i5-12600K has 10 cores compared to 8 cores found in the Ryzen 7 5800X. But they both have the same number of threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 7 5800X 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 5800X CPU outputs less heat than a Core i5-12600K CPU because of its much 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 7 5800X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.