AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX vs Intel Core i7-12700

Compare AMD Ryzen 9 Mobile 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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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

62 %
102 %
64% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

77 %
124 %
61% significantly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

57 %
95 %
66% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

56 %
93 %
66% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Physics score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

57% significantly higher 3DMark Physics score
Blender score

Blender score

Cycles Render (Samples per minute)

58% significantly higher Blender score
Geekbench 5 (multi) score

Geekbench 5 (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

30% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (multi) score
Geekbench 5 (single) score

Geekbench 5 (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

0.34% slightly higher Geekbench 5 (single) score
Geekbench 6 (multi) score

Geekbench 6 (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

41% slightly higher Geekbench 6 (multi) score
Geekbench 6 (single) score

Geekbench 6 (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

14% slightly higher Geekbench 6 (single) 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

3.3 GHz
3.3 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4.6 GHz
4.9 GHz
6% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

45 W
44% significantly lower TDP
65 W

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

16 MiB
25 MiB
56% significantly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

126th of 1,255
24th of 1,255


The product line

Ryzen 9 Mobile
12th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 2021
February 2022

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 5900HX vs Core i7-12700 benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the Core i7-12700 beats the Ryzen 9 5900HX in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 9 5900HX in all gaming tests too.

With info from our database, we find that the Core i7-12700 has significantly more cores with 12 cores whereas the Ryzen 9 5900HX has 8 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 9 5900HX. According to our data, the Ryzen 9 5900HX and Core i7-12700 have the same clock speed. Despite this, the Core i7-12700 has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-12700 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 5900HX has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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