Intel Core i5 12450H vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600H

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2 GHz Intel Core i5 12450H with 8-cores against the 3.3 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 5600H with 6-cores. 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
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 5600H and 12450H
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12450H
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR5-4800 RAM
  • Newer - released 1-year later
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • 15% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1629 vs 1415 points
  • 5% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.4 GHz vs 4.2 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 10 nanometers
  • Has 4 MB larger L3 cache size


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 12450H and AMD Ryzen 5 5600H


Vendor Intel AMD
Released January 4, 2022 January 12, 2021
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Zen 3 (Cezanne)
Model number i5-12450H -
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics (48EU) Radeon RX Vega 7


Performance Cores
P-Cores 4 6
P-Threads 8 12
Base Frequency (P) 2 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.4 GHz 4.2 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 4 -
E-Threads 4 -
Base Frequency (E) 1.5 GHz -
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.3 GHz -
Total Cores 8 6
Total Threads 12 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 20x 33x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 1280K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 12MB (shared) 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm
Socket BGA-1744 FP6
TDP 35-45 W (configurable) 35-54 W (configurable)
Max. Boost TDP 95 W -
Peak temperature 100°C 105°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics (48EU) Radeon RX Vega 7
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1200 MHz 1800 MHz
Shading Units 384 448
TMUs 24 28
ROPs 12 7
Execution Units 48 -
TGP 15 W 10-45 W
1.108 TFLOPS

Memory Support

Memory types DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200, LPDDR5-5200, LPDDR4x-4267 DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-4266
Memory Size 64 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
ECC Support No Yes


Official site Intel Core i5 12450H official page AMD Ryzen 5 5600H official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 28 16

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 5600H or Intel Core i5 12450H?
NewUser 24 March 2023 06:25
How is power efficiency measured? I just purchased a 12450h laptop, and the battery life on this thing is abysmal. I was using a Ryzen 7 4800hs laptop before this, and it gave me 7 hours of battery life under normal usage when it was new. This laptop struggles even to get past 4 hours. Both of my laptops have approx the same battery capacity (56Wh). I run the G14 at 1080p@120hz and this one at 1920x1200 @ 120hz (it has a max res of 2560x1600, though). I refuse to believe 12450h is more power efficient than 5600h.
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James 17 December 2022 17:27
Well it seems the i5 is better but a laptop with the same specs except ryzen is ~300$ cheaper! So I’m going with that one.
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The Big C 14 February 2023 18:19
Weird I'm trying to buy an HP Victus, the AMD 5600h model costs $50 more than the i5 12450h.
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Greg 23 March 2023 14:50
The Big C, I bought the HP Victus with the i5-1245H. Indeed it is cheaper than the AMD version. I use it mostly for software development and some gaming. The Laptop is FAST. Thermals are good. Have nothing to complain about.
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A.K. 19 November 2022 13:16
Hi. Thank you so much for your specs and your research on these two types. I definitely appreciate it. I was at a standstill until I came across your page. Both have their positives, but I definitely know which way I am leaning now. Have a wonderful holiday season.
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Kevin 25 November 2022 10:41
The i5? Seems like the obvious answer but I too am/was on the fence. Just curious.
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