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

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

76 %
144 %
89% significantly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

92 %
162 %
76% significantly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

71 %
138 %
94% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

70 %
136 %
94% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

84% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

34% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Cinebench R23 score

Multi threaded benchmark

57% significantly higher Cinebench R23 score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

69% significantly 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 GHz
4 GHz
9% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

5 GHz
5 GHz
8% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

45 W
322% significantly lower TDP
190 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

134th of 1,327
4th of 1,327


The product line

Ryzen 9 Mobile
12th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

January 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 5900HX vs Core i7-12700K comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i7-12700K 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 i7-12700K 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. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i7-12700K has a slightly higher clock speed than the Ryzen 9 5900HX. Also, the Core i7-12700K has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-12700K 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 9 5900HX has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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