Intel Core i5 12600K vs AMD Ryzen 5 7600X

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.7 GHz Intel Core i5 12600K with 10-cores against the 4.7 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 7600X with 6-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
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 7600X and 12600K
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12600K
  • Has 4 more physical cores
  • Around 6.8 GB/s (10%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
  • Newer - released 1-year later
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 10 nanometers
  • Has 12 MB larger L3 cache size
  • 8% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.3 GHz vs 4.9 GHz)
  • 12% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 2145 vs 1915 points

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
17326
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
28537
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
2130
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
11594
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 12600K and AMD Ryzen 5 7600X

General

Vendor Intel AMD
Released October 27, 2021 September 29, 2022
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Zen 4 (Raphael)
Model number i5-12600K -
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 770 Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000)

CPU

Performance Cores
P-Cores 6 6
P-Threads 12 12
Base Frequency (P) 3.7 GHz 4.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.9 GHz 5.3 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 4 -
E-Threads 4 -
Base Frequency (E) 2.8 GHz -
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.6 GHz -
Total
Total Cores 10 6
Total Threads 16 12
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 37x 47x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 9728K (shared) 1MB (per core)
L3 Cache 20MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes

Package

Transistors - 6.57 billions
Fabrication process 10 nm 5 nm
Socket LGA-1700 AM5
TDP 125 W 105 W
Max. Boost TDP 150 W -
Peak temperature 100°C 95°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 770 Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000)
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 1500 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1450 MHz 2200 MHz
Shading Units 256 128
TMUs 16 8
ROPs 8 4
Execution Units 32 2
TGP 15 W 15 W
iGPU FLOPS
0.78 TFLOPS
0.54 TFLOPS

Memory Support

Memory types DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 DDR5-5200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s 70 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes

Misc

Official site Intel Core i5 12600K official page AMD Ryzen 5 7600X official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 28

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Comments

So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 7600X or Intel Core i5 12600K?
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Moko 20 October 2022 06:15
AMD, what were you thinking?
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Renoir 31 August 2022 20:17
Intel still will, 13400k 6p+4e core. 13600k 6p+8e core
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im not givin out my name 24 January 2023 02:15
13400k doesnt exist, 13400 cant be overclocked
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Guest 26 August 2022 11:34
Ryzen 7600x if it comes under 19-20k
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Bee 01 October 2022 18:10
It came over 28k, does 12600K wins?
+16 Reply