AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX vs Intel Core i7-12700H

Compare AMD Ryzen 9 Mobile 8 core CPU vs Intel 12th Generation Core i7 14 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

76 %
99 %
30% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

92 %
119 %
29% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

71 %
93 %
30% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

70 %
92 %
31% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Cinebench R23 score

Multi threaded benchmark

14,363
19,250
34% slightly higher Cinebench R23 score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

9,552
12,836
34% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

8
14
75% significantly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

16
20
25% slightly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
43% significantly higher clock speed
2 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

5 GHz
5 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

45 W
Identical
45 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

512 KiB
1,120 KiB
118% significantly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
24 MiB
49% significantly more L3 cache

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

134th of 1,327
53rd of 1,327

Family

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

DDR4-3200
DDR5-4800

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
No

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
No

Ryzen 9 5900HX vs Core i7-12700H specs and performance

In our benchmarks, the Core i7-12700H 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 i7-12700H has significantly more cores with 14 cores whereas the Ryzen 9 5900HX has 8 cores. It also has more threads than the Ryzen 9 5900HX. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 9 5900HX has a significantly higher clock speed than the Core i7-12700H. Despite this, the Core i7-12700H has a slightly higher turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). 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 9 5900HX has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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