AMD Ryzen 7 5800X vs Intel Core i7-12700KF

Compare AMD Ryzen 7 Desktop 8 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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$ 381.30

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

76 %
118 %
55% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

91 %
137 %
50% significantly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

71 %
112 %
57% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

69 %
110 %
59% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

36% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
Geekbench (single) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

14% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

42% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score



Number of physical processing units

49% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

25% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3.8 GHz
5% slightly higher clock speed
3.6 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.7 GHz
5 GHz
6% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

105 W
80% significantly lower TDP
190 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots


Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

128 GiB
128 GiB

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

512 KiB
960 KiB
87% significantly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

32 MiB
28% slightly more L3 cache
25 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

56th of 1,219
10th of 1,219


The product line

Ryzen 7 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


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


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.


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