Ryzen 7 5800X vs Core i7-12700KF specs and performance
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i7-12700KF 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 i7-12700KF has significantly more cores than the Ryzen 7 5800X. Indeed, the Core i7-12700KF has 12 cores compared to 8 cores found in the Ryzen 7 5800X. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 7 5800X. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 7 5800X has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-12700KF. Despite this, the Core i7-12700KF has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 7 5800X CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-12700KF 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 7 5800X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.