Intel Core i5 12500H vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600H

We compared two laptop CPUs: the 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 12500H with 12-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 12500H
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12500H
  • Newer - released 1-year later
  • Has 6 more physical cores
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR5-4800 RAM
  • Newer PCI Express version – 4.0
  • Consumes up to 17% less energy than the Ryzen 5 5600H – 45 vs 54 Watt
  • 7% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.5 GHz vs 4.2 GHz)
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size
  • 15% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1622 vs 1415 points
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 10 nanometers


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 12500H 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-H Cezanne
Model number i5-12500H -
Socket BGA-1744 FP6
Integrated GPU Iris Xe Graphics (80EU) Radeon RX Vega 7


Cores 12 6
Threads 16 12
Base Frequency 2.5 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.5 GHz 4.2 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 25x 33x
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 No


Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm
TDP 35-45 W 35-54 W
Max. temperature 100°C 105°C


Integrated Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU) Radeon RX Vega 7
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1300 MHz 1800 MHz
Shading Units 640 448
TMUs 40 28
ROPs 20 7
Execution Units 80 -
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 12500H official page AMD Ryzen 5 5600H official page
PCI Express Version 4.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 28 16

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