Intel Core i5-12400 vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600G

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i5-12400 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
Intel Core i5-12400 AMD Ryzen 5 5600G

CPU comparison

Intel Core i5-12400 or AMD Ryzen 5 5600G - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i5-12400 has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.40 GHz. Up to 128 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-12400 was released in Q1/2022.

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G has 6 cores with 12 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.40 GHz. The CPU supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G was released in Q2/2021.
Intel Core i5 (331) Family AMD Ryzen 5 (85)
Intel Core i 12000 (34) CPU group AMD Ryzen 5000G (16)
12 Generation 4
Alder Lake S Architecture Cezanne (Zen 3)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Core i5-11400 Predecessor AMD Ryzen 5 4600G
Intel Core i5-13400 Successor AMD Ryzen 5 8600G

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-12400 has 6 CPU cores and can calculate 12 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-12400 is 2.50 GHz (4.40 GHz) while the AMD Ryzen 5 5600G has 6 CPU cores and 12 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the AMD Ryzen 5 5600G is at 3.90 GHz (4.40 GHz).

Intel Core i5-12400 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6 Cores 6
12 Threads 12
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? Yes
2.50 GHz Frequency 3.90 GHz
4.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.40 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.20 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Core i5-12400 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i5-12400 or AMD Ryzen 5 5600G has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

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

Intel UHD Graphics 730 GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir)
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
Decode Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i5-12400 can use up to 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 76.8 GB/s. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 51.2 GB/s.

Intel Core i5-12400 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-3200
128 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
76.8 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
No ECC No
7.50 MB L2 Cache 3.00 MB
18.00 MB L3 Cache 16.00 MB
5.0 PCIe version 3.0
20 PCIe lanes 20
78.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 19.7 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Core i5-12400 is 65 W, while the AMD Ryzen 5 5600G has a TDP of 65 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Core i5-12400 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
117 W TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up 88 W
-- TDP down 45 W
100 °C Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-12400 is manufactured in 10 nm and has 25.50 MB cache. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G is manufactured in 7 nm and has a 19.00 MB cache.

Intel Core i5-12400 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
10 nm Technology 7 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+ ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
LGA 1700 Socket AM4 (PGA 1331)
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2022 Release date Q2/2021
192 $ Release price --
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-12400 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G (87%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 8 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i5-12400 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G (89%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
102 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
85 (83%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
701 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
589 (84%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1623 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1421 (88%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
12454 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
10202 (82%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1647 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1507 (91%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
9451 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
7612 (81%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
2181 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1896 (87%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
8820 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
7965 (90%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
664 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
574 (86%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
4784 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
4479 (94%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
Intel UHD Graphics 730 @ 1.45 GHz
557 (33%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir) @ 1.90 GHz
1702 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
170 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
143 (84%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
19559 (98%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
19920 (100%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
4737 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
4615 (97%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
12,454 CB R23 MC @ 82 W
152 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
10,202 CB R23 MC @ 74 W
137 (90%)

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.
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
586 (100%)

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