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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