Intel Core i5 12400 vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600G

We compared two 6-core desktop CPUs: the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 12400 against the 3.9 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 5600G. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Multi-Core Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of power consumption
Integrated Graphics
iGPU capabilities for gaming and 3D-intensive tasks
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating
The "iGPU" and "Power Efficiency" have a minor impact on the NanoReview Score when comparing desktop CPUs.

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 5600G and 12400
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12400
  • Newer PCI Express version – 5.0
  • Newer - released 9-months later
  • 17% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 2296 vs 1957 points
  • Has 2048 KB larger L3 cache size
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 10 nanometers

Test in Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs across various tasks

Cinebench R23

Reputable cross-platform benchmark for high-performance processors
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

GeekBench v6

The new version of this benchmark emulates common operations often used in real-world apps
Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
File compression 827.4 MB/sec 864.4 MB/sec
Clang compilation 71.2 Klines/sec 59.8 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 213.7 pages/sec 156.3 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 268.1 Mpixels/sec 219.2 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 241.9 pages/sec 207.8 pages/sec
Background blur 48.9 images/sec 40.9 images/sec
Photo processing 74.8 images/sec 60 images/sec
Ray tracing 16.3 Mpixels/sec 15 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1], [2]


Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Integer math 60.6 GOps/sec 68.7 GOps/sec
Floating point math 47.2 GOps/sec 38.1 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 75M Primes/sec 59M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 23.1M Strings/sec 25.8M Strings/sec
Data encryption 11.8 GBytes/sec 15.4 GBytes/sec
Data compression 235.3 MBytes/sec 250.2 MBytes/sec
Physics 1134 Frames/sec 912 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 15.8B Matrices/sec 17.2B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 12400 and AMD Ryzen 5 5600G


Vendor Intel AMD
Released January 4, 2022 April 13, 2021
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Zen 3 (Cezanne)
Model number i5-12400 -
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 730 Radeon RX Vega 7


Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 6
P-Threads 12 12
Base Frequency (P) 2.5 GHz 3.9 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.4 GHz 4.4 GHz
Total Cores 6 6
Total Threads 12 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 25x 39x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 18MB (shared) 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes


Transistors - 10.7 billions
Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm
TDP (PL1) 65 W 45-65 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 117 W -
Socket LGA-1700 AM4
Peak temperature 100°C 95°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 730 Radeon RX Vega 7
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1450 MHz 1900 MHz
Shading Units 192 448
TMUs 48 28
ROPs 24 7
Execution Units 24 -
TGP 15 W 10-45 W
Max. Resolution 3840x2160 - 60 Hz -
1.108 TFLOPS

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
- DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s -
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i5 12400 official page AMD Ryzen 5 5600G official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 24

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G or Intel Core i5 12400?
Bill 17 January 2023 18:15
the 5600G can save an X370 from being sent to a landfill. I can't say that for the compatibility of a Skylake Motherboard being revived by anything later than a 7th gen Intel product, that is now obsolete. It comes down to the builder's eco system, and AMD AM4 was very kind to its owner.
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AHD 29 March 2022 20:02
The i5-2400 has an advantage on data performance, but the 5600G is the better all-around performer. Buy the Intel if you have a good graphics card; buy the Ryzen if you want to maximize your CPU budget and possibly upgrade to a discrete GPU later.
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Mohamed 01 August 2022 09:27
I agree with you because I won't be able to get a graphics card until after at least 6 months, in which case I will go to the Ryzen.
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Md 06 February 2022 15:02
Intel Core i5-12400 is the best processor in this price range.
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