AMD Ryzen 9 5900X vs Intel Core i7-12700F

Compare AMD Ryzen 9 Desktop 12 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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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 393
$ 313
$ 80.33 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

122 %
130 %
6% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

120 %
145 %
20% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

123 %
125 %
1% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

124 %
Identical
124 %

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

13,090
15,085
15% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

12
Identical
12

Threads

Number of logical processing units

24
20% slightly more threads
20

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
12% slightly higher clock speed
3 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

105 W
65 W
61% significantly lower TDP

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

768 KiB
960 KiB
25% slightly more L1 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

64 MiB
156% significantly more L3 cache
25 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

18th of 1,327
12th of 1,327

Family

The product line

Ryzen 9 Desktop
12th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2020
February 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR5-4800

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
No

Ryzen 9 5900X vs Core i7-12700F specs and performance

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-12700F is faster than the Ryzen 9 5900X. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 9 5900X in all gaming tests too.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count but the Ryzen 9 5900X has more threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Ryzen 9 5900X has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i7-12700F. Despite this, the Core i7-12700F has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i7-12700F outputs less heat than Ryzen 9 5900X thanks to a 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 5900X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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