Ryzen 7 5800X vs Core i7-12700F benchmarks
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i7-12700F 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 i7-12700F has significantly more cores than the Ryzen 7 5800X. Indeed, the Core i7-12700F has 12 cores compared to 8 cores found in the Ryzen 7 5800X. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 7 5800X. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 7 5800X has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i7-12700F. Despite this, the Core i7-12700F has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i7-12700F outputs less heat than Ryzen 7 5800X thanks to a 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 5800X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.