AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS vs Intel Core i5-12600K

Compare AMD Ryzen 9 Mobile 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

79 %
120 %
51% significantly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

59 %
85 %
44% 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

3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

51% significantly higher 3DMark Physics score
Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

43% significantly higher Blender score
Cinebench R23 score

Cinebench R23 score

Multi threaded benchmark

32% slightly higher Cinebench R23 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 GHz
3.7 GHz
23% slightly higher clock speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

35 W
328% significantly lower TDP
150 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

8 KiB
800 KiB
9900% 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

75th of 627
24th of 627


The product line

Ryzen 9 Mobile
12th Generation Core i5

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

December 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 9 5900HS vs Core i5-12600K comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i5-12600K is faster than the Ryzen 9 5900HS. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 9 5900HS 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 9 5900HS. Indeed, the Core i5-12600K has 10 cores compared to 8 cores found in the Ryzen 9 5900HS. But they both have the same number of threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i5-12600K has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 9 5900HS. A Ryzen 9 5900HS 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 9 5900HS has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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