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

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
$ 352
$ 40.96 slightly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

122 %
144 %
18% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

120 %
162 %
35% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

123 %
138 %
12% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

124 %
136 %
9% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

13,940
14,127
1% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1,669
1,907
14% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Cinebench R23 score

Multi threaded benchmark

20,634
22,565
9% slightly higher Cinebench R23 score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

13,090
16,209
23% 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
2% slightly higher clock speed
4 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

5 GHz
5 GHz
4% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

105 W
80% significantly lower TDP
190 W

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
4th 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
November 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4
DDR5-4800

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
Yes

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

-
Yes

Ryzen 9 5900X vs Core i7-12700K benchmarks

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i7-12700K performs better than the Ryzen 9 5900X. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 9 5900X in all gaming tests too.

Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores 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 i7-12700K. Despite this, the Core i7-12700K has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 9 5900X 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.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Ryzen 9 5900X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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