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Intel Core i5-12600K

Intel i5-12600K

The Intel Core i5-12600K is a mid-range CPU for desktops based on the Alder Lake architecture. It was first announced in November 2021 and offers 6 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores. The performance cores (P-cores) support HyperThreading, leading to 16 Threads that can be processed at once. The performance cores can clock with up to 4.9 GHz, the efficiency cores can clock with up to 3.6 GHz. All cores can use 20 MB Smart Cache. The integrated memory controller supports up to 128 GB DDR5 with 4800 MT/s (dual channel).

The Thread Director (in hardware) can support the operating system to decide which thread to use on the performance or efficiency cores for the best performance.

For AI tasks, the CPU also integrates GNA 3.0 and DL Boost. 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 integrated graphics card is based on the Xe-architecture and called Intel UHD Graphics 770. It clocks between 300 and 1.45 GHz.

The CPU is rated at 125 W base power and 150 Watt maximum Turbo power. It is manufactured in 10nm, called Intel 7, process at Intel.

SeriesIntel Alder Lake-S
CodenameAlder Lake
Series: Alder Lake-S Alder Lake
Intel Core i9-12900K compare3.2 - 5.2 GHz16 / 2420 MB
Intel Core i9-12900 compare2.4 - 5.1 GHz16 / 2420 MB
Intel Core i7-12700K compare3.6 - 5 GHz12 / 2025 MB
» Intel Core i5-12600K3.7 - 4.9 GHz6+4 / 1620 MB
Clock Rate3700 - 4900 MHz
Level 2 Cache9.5 MB
Level 3 Cache20 MB
Number of Cores / Threads6+4 / 16
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)125 Watt
Manufacturing Technology10 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketLGA 1700
FeaturesIntel UHD Graphics 770, DDR5 4800 MT/s, DDR4 3200 MT/s
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 770 (Alder Lake) (300 - 1450 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Starting Price$289 U.S.
Announcement Date11/05/2021
Product Link (external)Intel Alder Lake-S i5-12600K

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
69 pt (81%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
2555 Points (26%)
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HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 20.7     avg: 25.4     median: 25.4 (55%)     max: 30.1 fps
051015202530354045Tooltip
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
8223 points (95%)
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