AMD Ryzen 5 5600G vs Intel Core i3-12100

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD Ryzen 5 5600G CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i3-12100
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Intel Core i3-12100

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the AMD Ryzen 5 5600G and the Intel Core i3-12100 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 6 core processor released in Q2/2021 with the Intel Core i3-12100 which has 4 CPU cores and was introduced in Q1/2022.
AMD Ryzen 5 (86) Family Intel Core i3 (205)
AMD Ryzen 5000G (16) CPU group Intel Core i 12000 (34)
4 Generation 12
Cezanne (Zen 3) Architecture Alder Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
AMD Ryzen 5 4600G Predecessor Intel Core i3-11100B
AMD Ryzen 5 8600G Successor Intel Core i3-13100

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G is a 6 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.90 GHz (4.40 GHz). The processor can compute 12 threads at the same time. The Intel Core i3-12100 clocks with 3.30 GHz (4.30 GHz), has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Characteristic Intel Core i3-12100
6 Cores 4
12 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? No
3.90 GHz Frequency 3.30 GHz
4.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.30 GHz
4.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.00 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Characteristic Intel Core i3-12100
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir) GPU Intel UHD Graphics 730
0.40 GHz GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
1.90 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.40 GHz
9 GPU Generation 12
7 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
7 Compute units 24
448 Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir) GPU Intel UHD Graphics 730
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 64 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the AMD Ryzen 5 5600G, while the Intel Core i3-12100 supports a maximum of 128 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 76.8 GB/s enabled.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Characteristic Intel Core i3-12100
DDR4-3200 Memory DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200
64 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s
No ECC No
3.00 MB L2 Cache 5.00 MB
16.00 MB L3 Cache 12.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 5.0
20 PCIe lanes 20
19.7 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 78.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G has a TDP of 65 W. The TDP of the Intel Core i3-12100 is 60 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Characteristic Intel Core i3-12100
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 60 W
-- TDP (PL2) 89 W
88 W TDP up --
45 W TDP down --
95 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G has 19.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 7 nm. The cache of Intel Core i3-12100 is at 17.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 10 nm.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Characteristic Intel Core i3-12100
7 nm Technology 10 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
AM4 (PGA 1331) Socket LGA 1700
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q2/2021 Release date Q1/2022
-- Release price 122 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G (90%)
Intel Core i3-12100 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 (78%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
85 (99%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
86 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
589 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
401 (68%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1421 (86%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1658 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
10202 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
8443 (83%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1507 (88%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1716 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
7612 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
6422 (84%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1896 (88%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
2157 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
7965 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
7428 (93%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
574 (89%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
642 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
4479 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
3204 (72%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir) @ 1.90 GHz
1702 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
Intel UHD Graphics 730 @ 1.40 GHz
538 (32%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
19920 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
13880 (70%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
143 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
586 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
0 (0%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
4615 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
242 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1204 (100%)

CPU performance per watt (efficiency)

Efficiency of the processor under full load in the Cinebench R23 (multi-core) benchmark. The benchmark result is divided by the average energy required (CPU package power in watts). The higher the value, the more efficient the CPU is under full load.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
10,202 CB R23 MC @ 74 W
137 (100%)
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
3.30 GHz
0 (0%)

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