Intel Core i5-12600K

Intel Core i5-12600K

About processor

The Intel Core i5-12600K is a powerhouse of a processor that delivers exceptional performance for desktop computing. With its Alder Lake code name and Intel 7 technology, this CPU offers a total of 10 cores and 16 threads, making it a versatile option for a wide range of tasks. The base frequency of 3.70 GHz and a max turbo frequency of 4.90 GHz ensure that the i5-12600K can handle demanding applications and multitasking with ease. The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 770 model also provides impressive visuals for gaming and multimedia tasks, eliminating the need for a dedicated GPU in some cases. In terms of real-world performance, the i5-12600K excels in both single-core and multi-core tasks, as evidenced by its Geekbench 6 scores of 2442 and 11784 respectively. Whether you're gaming, content creation, or doing heavy multitasking, this CPU has the power to handle it all. Overall, the Intel Core i5-12600K is a top-tier desktop processor that offers exceptional performance, efficiency, and versatility. If you're looking for a CPU that can handle the demands of modern computing, the i5-12600K is certainly worth considering.

Basic

Label Name
Intel
Platform
Desktop
Launch Date
November 2021
Model Name
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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.
i5-12600K
Code Name
Alder Lake

CPU Specifications

Total Cores
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Cores is a hardware term that describes the number of independent central processing units in a single computing component (die or chip).
10
Total Threads
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Where applicable, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology is only available on Performance-cores.
16
Performance-cores
6
Max Turbo Frequency
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Max Turbo Frequency is the maximum single-core frequency at which the processor is capable of operating using Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and, if present, Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 and Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost. Frequency is typically measured in gigahertz (GHz), or billion cycles per second.
4.90 GHz
Performance-core Base Frequency
3.70 GHz
Efficient-core Base Frequency
2.80 GHz
Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency
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Maximum P-core turbo frequency derived from Intel® Turbo Boost Technology.
4.90 GHz
Efficient-core Max Turbo Frequency
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Maximum E-core turbo frequency derived from Intel® Turbo Boost Technology.
3.60 GHz
L3 Cache
20 MB
CPU Socket
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The socket is the component that provides the mechanical and electrical connections between the processor and motherboard.
FCLGA1700
Technology
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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.
Intel 7
TDP
125 W
Processor Base Power
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The time-averaged power dissipation that the processor is validated to not exceed during manufacturing while executing an Intel-specified high complexity workload at Base Frequency and at the junction temperature as specified in the Datasheet for the SKU segment and configuration.
125 W
Maximum Turbo Power
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The maximum sustained (>1s) power dissipation of the processor as limited by current and/or temperature controls. Instantaneous power may exceed Maximum Turbo Power for short durations (<=10ms). Note: Maximum Turbo Power is configurable by system vendor and can be system specific.
150 W
Max. Operating Temperature
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Junction Temperature is the maximum temperature allowed at the processor die.
100°C
PCI Express Version
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PCI Express Revision is the supported version of the PCI Express standard. Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (or PCIe) is a high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard for attaching hardware devices to a computer. The different PCI Express versions support different data rates.
5.0 and 4.0
Instruction Set
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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.
64-bit

Memory Specifications

Memory Type
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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.
Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
Max Memory Size
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Max memory size refers to the maximum memory capacity supported by the processor.
128 GB
Memory Channels
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The number of memory channels refers to the bandwidth operation for real world application.
2
Max Memory Bandwidth
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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
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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.
Intel® UHD Graphics 770
Graphics Frequency
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Graphics max dynamic frequency refers to the maximum opportunistic graphics render clock frequency (in MHz) that can be supported using Intel® HD Graphics with Dynamic Frequency feature.
1.45 GHz

Miscellaneous

Intel Deep Learning Boost (Intel DL Boost) on CPU
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A new set of embedded processor technologies designed to accelerate AI deep learning use cases. It extends Intel AVX-512 with a new Vector Neural Network Instruction (VNNI) that significantly increases deep learning inference performance over previous generations.
Yes
Intel Active Management Technology (AMT)
Yes
Intel Hardware Shield Eligibility
Yes

Benchmarks

Geekbench 6
Single Core Score
2442
Geekbench 6
Multi Core Score
11784
Geekbench 5
Single Core Score
1930
Geekbench 5
Multi Core Score
12679
Passmark CPU
Single Core Score
3954
Passmark CPU
Multi Core Score
27749

Compared to Other CPU

Geekbench 6 Single Core
2450 +0.3%
2438 -0.2%
Geekbench 6 Multi Core
11845 +0.5%
11813 +0.2%
11772 -0.1%
11748 -0.3%
Geekbench 5 Single Core
1931 +0.1%
1925 -0.3%
1924 -0.3%
Geekbench 5 Multi Core
12814 +1.1%
12640 -0.3%
12635 -0.3%
Passmark CPU Single Core
3950 -0.1%
Passmark CPU Multi Core
27853 +0.4%
27806 +0.2%
27635 -0.4%