Intel Core i5-12490F

Intel Core i5-12490F

About processor

The Intel Core i5-12490F is a powerful desktop processor with impressive performance and efficiency. Based on the Alder Lake platform and utilizing 10nm technology, this CPU offers a total of 6 cores and 12 threads, making it suitable for a wide range of tasks, including gaming, content creation, and productivity. With a base frequency of 3.0 GHz and a max turbo frequency of 4.6 GHz, the i5-12490F delivers speedy and responsive performance, allowing for seamless multitasking and smooth operation even under heavy workloads. Its large 20MB L3 cache ensures rapid access to frequently used data, further enhancing overall system responsiveness. One of the most notable features of this processor is its low thermal design power (TDP) of 65W, which means it runs efficiently while maintaining high performance levels. This makes it an excellent choice for users looking to build a power-efficient desktop system without sacrificing processing power. In benchmark tests, the Intel Core i5-12490F performs admirably, scoring 2782 in Geekbench 6 Single Core and 12192 in Geekbench 6 Multi-Core, demonstrating its ability to handle demanding applications with ease. Overall, the Intel Core i5-12490F is a compelling choice for those in need of a reliable and efficient desktop processor that delivers strong performance across a variety of tasks. Its combination of high clock speeds, multiple cores and threads, and low TDP make it a solid option for both casual and professional users.


Label Name
Launch Date
January 2022
Model Name
The Intel processor number is just one of several factors - along with processor brand, system configurations, and system-level benchmarks - to be considered when choosing the right processor for your computing needs.
Code Name
Alder Lake

CPU Specifications

Total Cores
Cores is a hardware term that describes the number of independent central processing units in a single computing component (die or chip).
Total Threads
Where applicable, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology is only available on Performance-cores.
Performance-core Base Frequency
3.0 GHz
Efficient-core Base Frequency
0 GHz
Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency
Maximum P-core turbo frequency derived from Intel® Turbo Boost Technology.
4.6 GHz
L1 Cache
80K per core
L2 Cache
L3 Cache
CPU Socket
The socket is the component that provides the mechanical and electrical connections between the processor and motherboard.
Lithography refers to the semiconductor technology used to manufacture an integrated circuit, and is reported in nanometer (nm), indicative of the size of features built on the semiconductor.
10 nm
65 W
Max. Operating Temperature
Junction Temperature is the maximum temperature allowed at the processor die.
Instruction Set
The instruction set is a hard program stored inside the CPU that guides and optimizes CPU operations. With these instruction sets, the CPU can run more efficiently. There are many manufacturers that design CPUs, which results in different instruction sets, such as the 8086 instruction set for the Intel camp and the RISC instruction set for the ARM camp. x86, ARM v8, and MIPS are all codes for instruction sets. Instruction sets can be extended; for example, x86 added 64-bit support to create x86-64. Manufacturers developing CPUs that are compatible with a certain instruction set need authorization from the instruction set patent holder. A typical example is Intel authorizing AMD, enabling the latter to develop CPUs compatible with the x86 instruction set.

Memory Specifications

Memory Type
Intel® processors come in four different types: Single Channel, Dual Channel, Triple Channel, and Flex Mode. Maximum supported memory speed may be lower when populating multiple DIMMs per channel on products that support multiple memory channels.
Max Memory Size
Max memory size refers to the maximum memory capacity supported by the processor.
Memory Channels
The number of memory channels refers to the bandwidth operation for real world application.
Max Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory bandwidth is the maximum rate at which data can be read from or stored into a semiconductor memory by the processor (in GB/s).
76.8 GB/s

GPU Specifications

Integrated Graphics Model
An integrated GPU refers to the graphics core that is integrated into the CPU processor. Leveraging the processor's powerful computational capabilities and intelligent power efficiency management, it delivers outstanding graphics performance and a smooth application experience at a lower power consumption.


Cinebench R23
Single Core Score
Cinebench R23
Multi Core Score
Geekbench 6
Single Core Score
Geekbench 6
Multi Core Score
Geekbench 5
Single Core Score
Geekbench 5
Multi Core Score
Passmark CPU
Single Core Score
Passmark CPU
Multi Core Score

Compared to Other CPU

Cinebench R23 Single Core
1763 +0.2%
1763 +0.2%
1744 -0.9%
Cinebench R23 Multi Core
13144 +3.2%
12978 +1.9%
12629 -0.9%
12612 -1%
Geekbench 6 Multi Core
12237 +0.4%
12116 -0.6%
12105 -0.7%
Geekbench 5 Single Core
1341 -0.4%
Geekbench 5 Multi Core
7043 -0.3%
Passmark CPU Single Core
Passmark CPU Multi Core
20557 +0.2%
20537 +0.1%
20511 -0.1%
20497 -0.1%