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Intel Core i5-12600K vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600G. Specifications, performance, tests

Overall score
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Released
Q4/2021
Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i5-12600K
Released
Q2/2021
Overall score
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AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G

What's the best choice Intel Core i5-12600K or AMD Ryzen 5 5600G?

We have prepared a comparison to help you choose the best processor. Compare their specifications and benchmarks.

Intel Core i5-12600K has a maximum frequency of 3.70 GHz. 10 Cores. Power consumption of 125 W. Released in Q4/2021.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600G has a maximum frequency of 3.90 GHz. 6 Cores. Power consumption of 65 W. Released in Q2/2021.

Differences

  • Place in the overall ranking

    (based on several benchmarks)

    135 left arrow score
  • More number of cores

    4 times more cores

    10 left arrow 6
  • Higher turbo clock speed

    Around 10% better overclocked clock speed

    4.90 GHz left arrow 4.40 GHz

Positions in all rankings

Common positions Intel Core i5-12600K CPU in popular benchmarks, for comparison with other models.

  • Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
    26 place
  • Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
    60 place
  • Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
    32 place
  • Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
    425 place
  • Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)
    26 place
  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)
    39 place
  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)
    98 place
  • iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)
    412 place
  • Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark
    90 place
  • CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)
    13 place
Reasons to consider
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
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  • Place in the overall ranking

    (based on several benchmarks)

    171 left arrow score
  • Higher clock speed

    Around 5% better clock speed

    3.90 GHz left arrow 3.70 GHz
  • Performance per watt

    About 0.52 times less performance per watt

    65 W left arrow 125 W

Positions in all rankings

Common positions AMD Ryzen 5 5600G CPU in popular benchmarks, for comparison with other models.

  • Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
    104 place
  • Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
    146 place
  • Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
    93 place
  • Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
    136 place
  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)
    123 place
  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)
    232 place
  • iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)
    128 place

Specifications

Technical data
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
CPU family and group

Background information about the processors being compared, series, generation and market segment.

  • Segment
    Desktop / Server left arrow Desktop / Server
  • Family
    Intel Core i5 left arrow AMD Ryzen
  • Generation
    12 left arrow 4
  • CPU group
    Intel Core i 12000 left arrow AMD Ryzen 5000G
  • Predecessor
    Intel Core i5-11600K left arrow AMD Ryzen 5 4600G
CPU Technical specs

Basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base and turbo frequency, and cache size. These parameters indirectly tell about the speed of the processor, the higher they are the better.

  • Frequency
    3.70 GHz left arrow 3.90 GHz
  • CPU Cores
    10 left arrow 6
  • Turbo (1 Core)
    4.90 GHz left arrow 4.40 GHz
  • CPU Threads
    16 left arrow 12
  • Hyperthreading
    Yes left arrow Yes
  • Overclocking
    Yes left arrow Yes
  • Core architecture
    hybrid (big.LITTLE) left arrow normal
  • A core
    6x Golden Cove left arrow --
  • B core
    4x Gracemont left arrow --
IGPU

Internal Graphics does not affect the performance of the CPU, performs the work of the graphics card in its absence or on mobile devices.

  • GPU name
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics 32 (Alder Lake S) left arrow AMD Radeon 7 Graphics (Renoir)
  • GPU frequency
    0.40 GHz left arrow 1.90 GHz
  • GPU (Turbo)
    1.45 GHz left arrow No turbo
  • Execution units
    32 left arrow 7
  • Shader
    256 left arrow 448
  • Max. GPU Memory
    16 GB left arrow 2 GB
  • Max. displays
    4 left arrow 3
  • Generation
    12 left arrow 9
  • DirectX Version
    12 left arrow 12
  • Technology
    10 nm left arrow 7 nm
  • Release date
    Q4/2021 left arrow Q1/2020
Hardware codec support

Built-in codecs used to encode and decode content. Significantly speeds up the required operations.

  • h265 / HEVC (8 bit)
    Decode / Encode left arrow Decode / Encode
  • h265 / HEVC (10 bit)
    Decode / Encode left arrow Decode / Encode
  • h264
    Decode / Encode left arrow Decode / Encode
  • VP9
    Decode / Encode left arrow Decode / Encode
  • VP8
    Decode left arrow Decode / Encode
  • AV1
    Decode left arrow No
  • AVC
    Decode / Encode left arrow Decode / Encode
  • VC-1
    Decode left arrow Decode
  • JPEG
    Decode / Encode left arrow Decode / Encode
Memory specs & PCI

Types, channel quantity of RAM supported by AMD Ryzen 5 5600G and Intel Core i5-12600K. Depending on the motherboards, higher or lower memory frequencies may be supported.

  • Memory type
    DDR4-3200DDR5-4800 left arrow DDR4-3200
  • Max. Memory
    256 GB left arrow 64 GB
  • ECC
    No left arrow No
  • Memory channels
    2 left arrow 2
  • PCIe version
    5.0 left arrow 3.0
  • PCIe lanes
    20 left arrow 24
Encryption
  • AES-NI
    Yes left arrow Yes
Thermal Management

Compare the TDP requirements of TDP Intel Core i5-12600K and AMD Ryzen 5 5600G to select a cooling system. Note, the TDP value refers to thermal watts, not electrical watts.

  • TDP (PL1)
    125 W left arrow 65 W
  • TDP (PL2)
    228 W / 56 s left arrow --
  • TDP down
    -- left arrow 45 W
  • Tjunction max.
    100 °C left arrow 95 °C
Technologies and extensions

Architecture, interfaces, additional instructions supported by Intel Core i5-12600K and Intel Core i5-12600K, virtual machine technologies and process technology.

  • Instruction set (ISA)
    x86-64 (64 bit) left arrow x86-64 (64 bit)
  • Virtualization
    VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d left arrow AMD-V, SVM
  • ISA extensions
    SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+ left arrow SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
  • L2-Cache
    -- left arrow 3.00 MB
  • L3-Cache
    20.00 MB left arrow 16.00 MB
  • Architecture
    Alder Lake S left arrow Cezanne (Zen 3)
  • Technology
    10 nm left arrow 7 nm
  • Socket
    LGA 1700 left arrow AM4
  • Release date
    Q4/2021 left arrow Q2/2021
  • Part Number
    BX8071512600K left arrow --

Benchmarks

Performance tests CPUs

Based on the results of several benchmarks, you can more accurately estimate the difference in performance between Intel Core i5-12600K and AMD Ryzen 5 5600G.

Compare the synthetic test values and choose the best processor!

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