We are now testing in the popular SiSoftware Sandra 2021 version. We are testing the CPU arithmetic section. In this graph above we are looking at Dhrystone integer performance in multi-threading. The new Intel Core i5-12600K is pulling very strong numbers here in multi-threaded Dhrystone integer performance. Firstly, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is actually on the lower side in this comparison, being beaten by the Intel Core i5-11600K by 18%, so that’s not a good start from the 5600X. The Core i5-12600K though is 39% faster than the Ryzen 5 5600X, proving to offer a lot more integer performance. Compared to the 11600K the 12600K is 18% offering that advantage generation-to-generation.
In this graph, we are now looking at the Whetstone floating-point performance in multi-threading. This is where the AMD Ryzen Zen 3 CPUs have consistently done well in comparison to Intel CPUs, floating-point performance. In fact, the Ryzen 5 5600X is 8% faster than the Core i5-11600K. However, the new Intel Core i5-12600K is even better still, besting the Ryzen 5 5600X by 23%, and besting the 11600K by 33%. Intel has made massive gains in floating-point performance.
Now we are looking at Dhrystone integer performance again, but this time on a single thread. In single-thread performance, the Ryzen 5 5600X was faster than the i5-11600K by 14%, which is great for that single-thread performance. However, the new i5-12600K is better still, besting the 5600X by 18% and besting the 11600K by 35%.
In single-thread floating-point performance, we also find the i5-12600K to be faster than everything as well. It’s 6% faster than the 5600X and 12% faster than the 11600K.