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Intel Core i5-12600K vs Intel Core i7-12700K

Intel Core i5-12600K

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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.

Intel Core i7-12700K

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The Intel Core i7-12700K is a high end CPU for desktops based on the Alder Lake architecture. It was first announced in November 2021 and offers 8 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores. The performance cores (P-cores) support HyperThreading, leading to 20 Threads that can be processed at once. The performance cores can clock with up to 5 GHz (Turbo Boost Max 3.0), the efficiency cores can clock with up to 3.9 GHz. All cores can use 25 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 1.5 GHz.

The CPU is rated at 125 W base power and 190 Watt maximum Turbo power. It is manufactured in 10nm, called Intel 7, process at Intel.

ModelIntel Core i5-12600KIntel Core i7-12700K
SeriesIntel Alder Lake-SIntel Alder Lake-S
CodenameAlder LakeAlder 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 i7-12700K3.6 - 5 GHz12 / 2025 MB
» Intel Core i5-12600K3.7 - 4.9 GHz6+4 / 1620 MB
Intel Core i9-12900K compare3.2 - 5.2 GHz16 / 2420 MB
Intel Core i9-12900 compare2.4 - 5.1 GHz16 / 2420 MB
» Intel Core i7-12700K3.6 - 5 GHz12 / 2025 MB
Intel Core i5-12600K3.7 - 4.9 GHz6+4 / 1620 MB
Clock3700 - 4900 MHz3600 - 5000 MHz
L2 Cache9.5 MB12 MB
L3 Cache20 MB25 MB
Cores / Threads6+4 / 1612 / 20
TDP125 Watt125 Watt
Technology10 nm10 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketLGA 1700LGA1700
FeaturesIntel UHD Graphics 770, DDR5 4800 MT/s, DDR4 3200 MT/sIntel UHD Graphics 770, DDR5 4800 MT/s, DDR4 3200 MT/s
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 770 (Alder Lake) (300 - 1450 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 770 (Alder Lake) (300 - 1500 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$289 U.S.$409 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Alder Lake-S i5-12600KIntel Alder Lake-S i7-12700K

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-12600K
70.1 pt (82%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-12700K
70.3 pt (83%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
17491 Points (29%)
min: 17003     avg: 19784     median: 19784 (32%)     max: 22565 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1907 Points (95%)
min: 1806     avg: 1851     median: 1850.5 (92%)     max: 1895 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
734 Points (94%)
min: 731     avg: 736     median: 735.5 (95%)     max: 740 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
6692 Points (28%)
min: 6953     avg: 7801     median: 7800.5 (33%)     max: 8648 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
2555 Points (26%)
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3325 Points (34%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
275 Points (94%)
272 Points (93%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
30 Points (55%)
38.4 Points (71%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
3.3 Points (95%)
3.3 Points (94%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
9381 Points (84%)
9305 Points (83%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
55462 Points (76%)
63484 Points (87%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
89478 Points (79%)
102539 Points (91%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
15180 Points (93%)
15179 Points (93%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
202.7 s (2%)
171.2 s (2%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
4.7 s (1%)
2.7 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
6239 Points (36%)
10389 Points (60%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
64260 MIPS (45%)
min: 65508     avg: 73439     median: 73438.5 (52%)     max: 81369 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
5944 MIPS (85%)
min: 6117     avg: 6270     median: 6269.5 (90%)     max: 6422 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
148 fps (67%)
179 fps (81%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
333.5 fps (91%)
349.5 fps (95%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
30.1 fps (65%)
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min: 14.9     avg: 20.5     median: 20.5 (44%)     max: 26.1 fps
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.3 GB/s (45%)
1.6 GB/s (55%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
2.2 GB/s (46%)
2.8 GB/s (58%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
12.8 GB/s (47%)
15.7 GB/s (58%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
189.5 Seconds (1%)
min: 152.3     avg: 173.1     median: 173.1 (1%)     max: 193.9 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.4 sec (10%)
min: 0.412     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (9%)     max: 0.423 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
15722 Points (33%)
16827 Points (36%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
7.4 s (2%)
7.3 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
16.4 s (1%)
16.6 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
363.2 s (2%)
387 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
85458 Points (87%)
93250 Points (95%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
25017 Points (87%)
min: 23129     avg: 24947     median: 24947 (87%)     max: 26765 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
78037 Points (50%)
109742 Points (71%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
79174 Points (66%)
112268 Points (93%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
77742 Points (65%)
109389 Points (92%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
20161 Points (51%)
min: 21804     avg: 23017     median: 23017 (58%)     max: 24230 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
29671 Points (73%)
min: 31240     avg: 34160     median: 34159.5 (84%)     max: 37079 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
13869 Points (74%)
min: 13915     avg: 15550     median: 15550 (83%)     max: 17185 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1904 Points (93%)
min: 1890     avg: 1912     median: 1911.5 (94%)     max: 1933 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
12797 Points (44%)
min: 12475     avg: 14016     median: 14016 (49%)     max: 15557 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1821 Points (93%)
min: 1835     avg: 1841     median: 1840.5 (94%)     max: 1846 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
12746 Points (40%)
min: 12318     avg: 13879     median: 13879 (44%)     max: 15440 Points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
8223 Points (95%)
8133 Points (94%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
46557 Points (57%)
55786 Points (69%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
511 ms (1%)
min: 496     avg: 498     median: 498 (1%)     max: 500 ms
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
293 Points (77%)
min: 301     avg: 303.5     median: 303.5 (80%)     max: 306 Points
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
1999 Points (87%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
256.5 Watt (44%)
min: 132.1     avg: 206.6     median: 206.6 (36%)     max: 281 Watt
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Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
205.9 Watt (54%)
278.2 Watt (74%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
12.4 Points per Watt (14%)
12 Points per Watt (14%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-12600K → 100% n=45

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-12700K → 111% n=45

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