Intel Core i7-12700T vs AMD Ryzen 5 5600X

Price now 262$
Games supported 100%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
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Intel Core i7-12700T
Intel Core i7-12700T
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Price now 360$
Games supported 100%

General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i7-12700T processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating320326
Place by popularity7no data
Value for money33.35no data
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen 5no data
Architecture codenameVermeer (Zen3) (2020)Alder Lake-S (2022)
Release date8 October 2020 (2 years old)January 2022 (1 year old)
Launch price (MSRP)$299no data
Current price$262 (0.9x MSRP)$360
Value for money

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Technical specs

Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i7-12700T basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores6 (Hexa-Core)12 (Dodeca-Core)
Base clock speed3.7 GHz1.4 GHz
Boost clock speed4.6 GHz4.7 GHz
L1 cache64K (per core)80K (per core)
L2 cache512K (per core)1.25 MB (per core)
L3 cache32 MB25 MB (shared)
Chip lithography7 nmIntel 7 nm
Die size2x 80.7 + 125 (I/O) mm2215 mm2
Maximum core temperatureno data100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)95 °Cno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier+-


Information on Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i7-12700T compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration11
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Watt35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i7-12700T. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions86x MMX(+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A,-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, AVX2, FMA3, SHA, Precision Boost 2Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)no data+
Speed Shiftno data+
Turbo Boost Technologyno data2.0
Hyper-Threading Technologyno data+
TSXno data+
Idle Statesno data+
Thermal Monitoringno data+
SIPPno data+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0no data+

Security technologies

Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i7-12700T technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXTno data+
EDBno data+
Secure Keyno data+
OS Guardno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i7-12700T are enumerated here.

AMD-V+no data
VT-dno data+
VT-xno data+
EPTno data+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i7-12700T. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-3200DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200
Maximum memory size128 GB128 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth51.196 GB/s76.8 GB/s
ECC memory support-+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics card--


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 5600X and Core i7-12700T.

PCIe version4.05.0 and 4.0
PCI Express lanesno data20

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Ryzen 5 5600X 17.41
i7-12700T 17.22
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Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

Ryzen 5 5600X 21943
i7-12700T 21708

Ryzen 5 5600X outperforms Core i7-12700T by 1% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 17.41 17.22
Boost clock speed 4600 4700
Base clock speed 3700 0
Thermal design power (TDP) 65 Watt 35 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
Ryzen 5 5600X


Intel Core i7-12700T
Core i7-12700T

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Competitors of Ryzen 5 5600X by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 5600X from Intel is Core i9-9900X, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

Intel Core i9-9900X Core i9 9900X

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen 5 5600X:

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Competitors of Core i7-12700T by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-12700T by AMD is Ryzen 5 5600, which is slower by 1% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Ryzen 5 5600

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