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Core i5-12600K vs Ryzen 7 3700X

Core i5-12600K vs Ryzen 7 3700X: game performance, price, value, and specification comparison. Select comparison game parameters.

FPS Winner

Intel Core i5-12600K

3.7 GHz | 10-core

Intel Core i5-12600K Logo
Intel Core i5-12600K Desktop Processor 10 (6P+4E) Cores up to 4.9 GHz Unlocked  LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W

Buy for $277.99 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 107 minutes ago

vs

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

3.6 GHz | 8-core

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Logo
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler

Buy for $260 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 108 minutes ago

FPS Winner

Intel Core i5-12600K

3.7 GHz | 10-core

Intel Core i5-12600K Logo
Intel Core i5-12600K Desktop Processor 10 (6P+4E) Cores up to 4.9 GHz Unlocked  LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W

Buy for $277.99 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 107 minutes ago

vs

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

3.6 GHz | 8-core

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Logo
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler

Buy for $260 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 108 minutes ago

Key Differences

In short, we have a clear winner — Core i5-12600K outperforms the cheaper Ryzen 7 3700X on the selected game parameters, and is also a better bang for your buck! The better performing Core i5-12600K is 851 days newer than the cheaper Ryzen 7 3700X.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-12600K

  • Performs up to 21% better in VALORANT than Ryzen 7 3700X - 584 vs 483 FPS

  • Up to 11% better value when playing VALORANT than Ryzen 7 3700X - $0.48 vs $0.54 per FPS

  • Works without a dedicated GPU, while AMD Ryzen 7 3700X doesn't have integrated graphics

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

  • Up to 6% cheaper than Core i5-12600K - $260.0 vs $277.99

  • Consumes up to 48% less energy than Intel Core i5-12600K - 65 vs 125 Watts

VALORANT
VALORANT

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

Intel Core i5-12600K Logo
Core i5-12600K

Desktop • Nov 4th, 2021


FPS

584

100%

Value, $/FPS

$0.48/FPS

100%

Price, $

$277.99

93%

FPS and Value Winner

Intel Core i5-12600K Desktop Processor 10 (6P+4E) Cores up to 4.9 GHz Unlocked  LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W

Buy for $277.99 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 107 minutes ago

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Logo
Ryzen 7 3700X

Desktop • Jul 7th, 2019


FPS

483

79%

Value, $/FPS

$0.54/FPS

89%

Price, $

$260

100%

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler

Buy for $260 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 108 minutes ago

FPS in TOP 5 Games

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

Intel Core i5-12600K Logo
Core i5-12600K

Desktop • Nov 4th, 2021

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Logo
Ryzen 7 3700X

Desktop • Jul 7th, 2019

Geekbench 5 Benchmarks

Intel Core i5-12600K Logo
Core i5-12600K

Desktop • Nov 4th, 2021


Single-Core

1866

100%

Multi-Core

11726

100%

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Logo
Ryzen 7 3700X

Desktop • Jul 7th, 2019


Single-Core

1253

51%

Multi-Core

8413

61%

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Nov 4th, 2021
Release DateJul 7th, 2019
Core i5CollectionRyzen 7
Alder LakeCodenameMatisse
Intel Socket 1700SocketAMD Socket AM4
Desktop
Segment
Desktop
10
Cores8
16Threads16
3.7 GHz
Base Clock Speed3.6 GHz
4.9 GHz
Turbo Clock Speed4.4 GHz
125 WTDP
65 W
10 nmProcess Size
7 nm
37.0x
Multiplier36.0x
UHD Graphics 770
Integrated GraphicsNone
YesOverclockableYes

Builds Using Core i5-12600K or Ryzen 7 3700X

VALORANT, 1080p, High

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