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Question AMD 5700G vs Intel 12600k (8-core vs 10-core)

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13Gigatons

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OK the last thread was fun so how about the 5700G vs 12600k....8 full cores vs 6+4 cores?

Microcenter has some temping prices which might be worth the long drive.
 
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coercitiv

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The short answer is 12600K. The long answer will be 5700G. The very long answer will eventually be 12600K.

If you have a use case, describe it. It's important to know the aim of the purchase, otherwise people will just hone in on the advantages of each platform/SKU and we'll end up discussing pages after pages of hardware accelerated AV1 playback. It's also important to evaluate the full cost of the purchase, so we need the entire scope of the build, any existing parts may change the equation (cooler, case, dGPU, RAM etc).

For example:
  • keep in mind most LGA 1700 builds will require a new compatible cooler or at least an additional adapter from the manufacturer. This will skew availability and cost, especially considering 5700G comes with a stock cooler in the box.
  • DDR5 & high Z690 mobo prices pretty much kill the 12600K price advantage, if you want comparable value then DDR4 it is.
  • the 12600K is a faster CPU than 5700G, closer to 5800X in performance. But then again, for general computing the 5700G is already overkill.
  • the real value comes early next year with i5 12400 - 12600 and B chipsets, so the current discussion is about squeezing value out of expensive parts.
 

Ajay

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the real value comes early next year with i5 12400 - 12600 and B chipsets, so the current discussion is about squeezing value out of expensive parts.
Excellent observation. Windows is gobbling up CPU cycles with every release as it used to (looking at you Vista!). Web browsers mostly gobble up memory. A bit more importantly today, for good system performance and longevity, is having 16GB of memory and an M.2 NVMe drive.
 

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@DAPUNISHER what esoteric themes do we want to bring to this thread?

OP - are you buying a $200 motherboard for the Intel CPU and using DDR4 (I've been eyeing the MSI 690 DDR4 board for this setup for no good reason)?

Then maybe it's a good comparison against a B550 chipset build (remember, only PCIe3 on that guy). If you are splashing $350 for a board and DDR5 then why stop at the 12600K?

I think the $350 12700K at MC is the real play with a 690 DDR4 board and solid DDR4. It's the full cores and 99% of a 12900K whenever a power budget is set. Plus its in the budget realm of a solid 5800x build while being solidly faster.
 
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