Intel Core i5-12600K vs AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i5-12600K CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
Intel Core i5-12600K AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
Intel Core i5 Family AMD Ryzen 7
Intel Core i 12000 CPU group AMD Ryzen 5000
12 Generation 4
Alder Lake S Architecture Vermeer (Zen 3)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Core i5-11600K Predecessor AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

10 Cores 8
16 Threads 16
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.70 GHz (4.90 GHz) A-Core Frequency 3.80 GHz (4.70 GHz)
2.80 GHz (3.60 GHz) B-Core Frequency --
-- C-Core Frequency --

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

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

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

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

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR4-3200, DDR5-4800 Memory DDR4-3200
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 Memory channels 2
76.8 GB/s Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
9.50 MB L2 Cache 4.00 MB
20.00 MB L3 Cache 32.00 MB
5.0 PCIe version 4.0
20 PCIe lanes 20

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

125 W TDP (PL1) 105 W
150 W TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical detailsTechnical details

10 nm Technology 7 nm
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
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q4/2021 Release date Q4/2020
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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.

Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
1918 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
1619 (84%)
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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.

Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
17660 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
15228 (86%)
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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.

Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
741 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
628 (85%)
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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.

Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
6702 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
5724 (85%)
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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.

Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
274 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
270 (99%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



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.

Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
2596 (99%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
2611 (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.

Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
1854 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
1714 (92%)
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.

Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
11912 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
11289 (95%)
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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.

Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
11742 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
11775 (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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Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
9 (100%)
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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.

Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.45 GHz
742 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
--
0 (0%)
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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.

Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
249 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
225 (90%)
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.

Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
27348 (96%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
28387 (100%)
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

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News and articles for the Intel Core i5-12600K and the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X


Although the Intel Core i5-12600K only came onto the market in the fourth quarter of 2021, a year later than the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (market launch quarter 4/2020), it is still manufactured with a 10-nanometer structure width. The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X is manufactured using the smaller 7-nanometer process.

For this, Intel introduced the big.LITTLE architecture with the twelfth generation of its processors, which has been used in many ARM processors for a long time. The Intel Core i5-12600K uses 6 high-performance cores of the "Golden Cove" type and 4 energy-saving cores of the "Gracemont" type. The Golden Cove cores clock at up to 4.90 gigahertz and the Gracemont cores at up to 4.50 gigahertz. Only the high-performance cores support hyperthreading technology, which means that 16 threads are available to the processor.

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, on the other hand, has 8 cores that have a basic clock frequency of 3.80 gigahertz and can increase their clock frequency in turbo mode to up to 4.70 gigahertz. The cores support Hyperthreading, which means that up to 16 threads are available to the processor.

In contrast to the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, the Intel Core i5-12600K has an internal graphics unit. Intel's UHD Graphics 770 is used here. This iGPU clocks at up to 1.45 gigahertz and is also manufactured using the 10-nanometer process. The graphics unit, which is equipped with 32 execution and 256 shader units, achieves an FP32 computing power (single precision) of 742 gigaflops.

Both processors support the operation of up to 128 gigabytes of DDR4-3200 RAM. The Intel Core i5-12600K also supports RAM of the newer DDR5 standard (up to DDR5-4800).

In the current benchmarks, the Intel Core i5-12600K achieves a 10 - 15% higher computing power than the comparison processor AMD Ryzen 7 5800X.

Leaderboards

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