AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Intel Core i5-12600K

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-12600K
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Intel Core i5-12600K
AMD Ryzen 5 Family Intel Core i5
AMD Ryzen 5000 CPU group Intel Core i 12000
4 Generation 12
Vermeer (Zen 3) Architecture Alder Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Predecessor Intel Core i5-11600K
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

6 Cores 10
12 Threads 16
normal Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.70 GHz (4.60 GHz) A-Core Frequency 3.70 GHz (4.90 GHz)
-- B-Core Frequency 2.80 GHz (3.60 GHz)
-- C-Core Frequency --

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

no iGPU GPU Intel UHD Graphics 770
GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo) 1.45 GHz
GPU Generation 11
Technology 10 nm
Max. displays 3
Execution units 32
Shader 256
Max. GPU Memory
DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 Decode
No Codec AVC Decode / Encode
No Codec VC-1 Decode
No Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-3200, DDR5-4800
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 Memory channels 2
51.2 GB/s Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
3.00 MB L2 Cache 9.50 MB
32.00 MB L3 Cache 20.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 5.0
20 PCIe lanes 20

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

65 W TDP (PL1) 125 W
-- TDP (PL2) 150 W
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
95 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical detailsTechnical details

7 nm Technology 10 nm
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 Socket LGA 1700
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q4/2020 Release date Q4/2021
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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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
1593 (83%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
1918 (100%)
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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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
10988 (62%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
17660 (100%)
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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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
604 (82%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
741 (100%)
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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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
4562 (68%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
6702 (100%)
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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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
258 (94%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
274 (100%)
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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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
1970 (76%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
2596 (100%)
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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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
1572 (85%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
1854 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
8420 (71%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
11912 (100%)
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V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
7990 (68%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
11742 (100%)
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



Monero Hashrate kH/s

The crypto currency Monero has been using the RandomX algorithm since November 2019. This PoW (proof of work) algorithm can only efficiently be calculated using a processor (CPU) or a graphics card (GPU). The CryptoNight algorithm was used for Monero until November 2019, but it could be calculated using ASICs. RandomX benefits from a high number of CPU cores, cache and a fast connection of the memory via as many memory channels as possible. Tested with XMRig v6.x under the operation system HiveOS.

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
7 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
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0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.45 GHz
742 (100%)
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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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
157 (63%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
249 (100%)
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



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 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
22180 (81%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
27348 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

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News and articles for the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X and the Intel Core i5-12600K


When comparing the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X and the Intel Core i5-12600K, the first thing to notice is that the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X was launched in the fourth quarter of 2020 and is already being manufactured using the 7-nanometer process. The Intel Core i5-12600K was only launched in the fourth quarter of 2021, so it is a year newer, but is still manufactured in the larger 10-nanometer process.

As far as the performance of the two models is concerned, this is of course not very meaningful, so let's start with the core architecture of the two processors. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X relies on a standard architecture with 6 equally powerful cores. Thanks to the available hyperthreading technology, the AMD processor has 12 threads available for its computing operations. The Intel Core i5-12600K, on ​​the other hand, relies on a big-LITTLE architecture, whereby in this case 6 high-performance cores with hyperthreading and 4 efficient cores without hyperthreading are available. The processor, which clocks at up to 4.90 gigahertz, has 16 threads available.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X does not have an internal graphics unit and must therefore be operated with a dedicated graphics solution. The Intel UHD Graphics 770 is used in the Intel Core i5-12600K. Like the processor, this iGPU is manufactured using the 10-nanometer process and has 32 execution units with 256 shaders. With its maximum clock frequency of 1.45 Gigahertz, the graphics unit achieves an FP32 computing power of 742 GigaFLOPS.

Both processors support operation with DDR-3200 RAM, the Intel Core i5-12600K can also be operated with DDR5-4800 RAM.

The performance comparison of our benchmarks shows that the Intel Core i5-12600K is significantly faster than the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X. This applies to both single-core loads, but becomes even more evident in the multi-core benchmarks.

Leaderboards

In our leaderboards, we have clearly compiled the best processors for specific categories for you. The leaderboards are always up to date and are regularly updated by us. The best processors are selected according to popularity and speed in benchmarks as well as the price-performance ratio.


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