Intel Core i5 12600K vs AMD Ryzen 7 5700G

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.7 GHz Intel Core i5 12600K with 10-cores against the 3.8 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 5700G with 8-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 5700G and 12600K
Advantages of Intel Core i5 12600K
  • Newer PCI Express version – 5.0
  • Newer - released 7-months later
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • Has 4 MB larger L3 cache size
  • 29% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1915 vs 1484 points
  • 7% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.9 GHz vs 4.6 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
  • Consumes up to 48% less energy than the Core i5 12600K – 65 vs 125 Watt
  • 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 12600K and AMD Ryzen 7 5700G


Vendor Intel AMD
Released October 27, 2021 April 13, 2021
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake-S Cezanne
Model number i5-12600K -
Socket LGA-1700 AM4
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 770 Radeon RX Vega 8


Cores 10 8
Threads 16 16
Base Frequency 3.7 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.9 GHz 4.6 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 37x 38x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 9728K (shared) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 20MB (shared) 16MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Transistors - 10.7 billions
Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm
TDP 125 W 45-65 W
Max. temperature 100°C 95°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 770 Radeon RX Vega 8
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz -
GPU Boost Clock 1450 MHz 2000 MHz
Shading Units 256 512
TMUs 16 32
ROPs 8 8
Execution Units 32 -
TGP 15 W 15 W

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 Yes No


Official site Intel Core i5 12600K official page AMD Ryzen 7 5700G 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 7 5700G or Intel Core i5 12600K?
The Price 15 March 2022 03:43
For i5 you need a liquid cooler which will cost another $100. 5700G runs cool with packaged air cooler.
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Doooom 16 September 2022 13:52
No, you don't! I have my i5 running great with a Noctua air cooler
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