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Intel Core i5-12600HX

Intel i5-12600HX

The Intel Core i5-12600HX is a upper mid-range mobile CPU for laptops based on the Alder Lake-S chip. It was announced in mid 2022 and offers 4 of the 8 performance cores (P-cores, Golden Cove architecture) and 8 efficient cores (E-cores, Gracemont architecture). The P-cores support Hyper-Threading leading to 16 supported threads when combined with the E-cores. The clock rate ranges from 2.5 to 4.6 GHz on the performance cluster and 1.8 to 3.3 GHz on the efficiency cluster. The performance of the E-cores should be similar to old Skylake cores (compare with the Core i7-6920HQ). All cores can use up to 18 MB L3 cache. The CPU supports vPro and ECC memory and is therefore a successor to the mobile Xeon CPUs.

Performance

Due to the similar specs, the performance of the 12600HX should be slightly above the Core i5-12600H (45 W). Thanks to the higher TDP, the sustained performance should be better (if the cooling of the laptop is sufficient). 

Features

The integrated memory controller supports various memory types up to DDR5-4800 and DDR4-3200. The Thread Director (in hardware) can support the operating system to decide which thread to use on the performance or efficient cores for the best performance. For AI tasks, the CPU also integrates GNA 3.0 and DL Boost (via AVX2). Quick Sync in version 8 is the same as in the Rocket Lake CPUs and supports MPEG-2, AVC, VC-1 decode, JPEG, VP8 decode, VP9, HEVC, and AV1 decode in hardware. The CPU supports 48 PCIe lanes consisting of 16 Gen5 (x16 or 2x8), 20 Gen4 and 12 Gen3.

The integrated graphics card is based on the Xe-architecture and offers 32 EUs (Execution Units) operating at up to 1.35 GHz.

The CPU is rated at 55 W base power (157 W PL2). The SoC is manufactured in a 10nm process at Intel, which is known as Intel 7.

SeriesIntel Alder Lake-S
CodenameAlder Lake-HX
Series: Alder Lake-S Alder Lake-HX
Intel Core i9-12950HX compare1.7 - 5 GHz16 / 2430 MB
Intel Core i9-12900HX compare1.7 - 5 GHz16 / 2430 MB
Intel Core i7-12850HX compare1.5 - 4.8 GHz16 / 2425 MB
Intel Core i7-12800HX compare1.5 - 4.8 GHz16 / 2425 MB
Intel Core i7-12650HX compare1.5 - 4.8 GHz14 / 2024 MB
» Intel Core i5-12600HX1.8 - 4.6 GHz12 / 1618 MB
Intel Core i5-12450HX compare1.8 - 4.4 GHz8 / 1212 MB
Clock Rate1800 - 4600 MHz
Level 1 Cache1.1 MB
Level 2 Cache21 MB
Level 3 Cache18 MB
Number of Cores / Threads12 / 16
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)55 Watt
Manufacturing Technology10 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketFCBGA1744
FeaturesThread Director
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 770 (Alder Lake) ( - 1350 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date05/10/2022

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Other CPUs of the series Alder Lake-S

» Intel Core i9-12900K
   16x 3.2 GHz - 5.2 GHz
» Intel Core i9-12900
   16x 2.4 GHz - 5.1 GHz
» Intel Core i9-12950HX
   16x 1.7 GHz - 5 GHz
» Intel Core i9-12900HX
   16x 1.7 GHz - 5 GHz
» Intel Core i7-12700K
   12x 3.6 GHz - 5 GHz
» Intel Core i7-12850HX
   16x 1.5 GHz - 4.8 GHz
» Intel Core i7-12800HX
   16x 1.5 GHz - 4.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-12600K
   6+4x 3.7 GHz - 4.9 GHz
» Intel Core i7-12650HX
   14x 1.5 GHz - 4.8 GHz
» Intel Core i7-12700H
   14x 1.7 GHz - 4.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-12600HX
   12x 1.8 GHz - 4.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-12450HX
   8x 1.8 GHz - 4.4 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Apple M1 Pro 8-Core
   8x - 3.22 GHz
+ Intel Core i9-11950H
   8x 2.6 GHz - 5 GHz
+ Intel Xeon W-11955M
   8x 2.6 GHz - 5 GHz
+ AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
   8x 3.3 GHz - 4.6 GHz
+ Intel Core i7-11850H
   8x 2.5 GHz - 4.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-12600HX
   12x 1.8 GHz - 4.6 GHz
- Intel Core i7-12650H
   10x 1.7 GHz - 4.7 GHz
- Intel Core i7-11800H
   8x 2.3 GHz - 4.6 GHz
- Intel Core i5-12600H
   12x 2 GHz - 4.5 GHz
- Intel Core i5-12500H
   12x 1.8 GHz - 4.5 GHz
- AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
   8x 3.2 GHz - 4.4 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2022-05-11)