Intel Core i5-12600K Review & Specs

Intel Core i5-12600K 10 Cores (6P+4E) Cores 4.9 GHz Unlocked  LGA1700 125W BX8071512600K

Intel Core i5-12600K 10 Cores (6P+4E) Cores 4.9 GHz Unlocked  LGA1700 125W BX8071512600K

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  • Intel Core i5 Deca-core (10 Core) 3.70 GHz processor offers hyper-threading architecture that delivers high performance for demanding applications with improved onboard graphics and turbo boost
  • The Socket LGA-1700 socket allows processor to be placed on the PCB without soldering
  • 16 MB of L3 cache rapidly retrieves the most used data available to improve system performance
  • Intel 7 10 nm Architecture enables improved performance per watt and micro architecture makes it power-efficient
  • Built-in Intel UHD Graphics controller for great graphics and visual quality

Specifications Overview

Model BX8071512600K
Release Date November 2021

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Series Core i5 12th Gen
Core Name Alder Lake
Socket LGA1700
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD 770
CPU Cores 10
CPU Threads 16
CPU Clock Rate 3700MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4900MHz
TDP 125W
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 10 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 128GB
Cache L3 20MB

Intel Core i5-12600K Performance comparison with similar Processors

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  • +3%
    Intel Core i9-12900 (4th) ► 16 Cores / 24 Threads - 2400MHz Base / 5100MHz Turbo Clock - 65W
  • +3%
    Intel Core i9-12900F (4th) ► 16 Cores / 24 Threads - 2400MHz Base / 5100MHz Turbo Clock - 65W
  • +2%
    Intel Core i7-12700K (6th) ► 12 Cores / 20 Threads - 3600MHz Base / 5000MHz Turbo Clock - 125W
  • +2%
    Intel Core i7-12700KF (6th) ► 12 Cores / 20 Threads - 3600MHz Base / 5000MHz Turbo Clock - 125W
  • ~
    Intel Core i5-12600KF (8th) ► 10 Cores / 16 Threads - 3700MHz Base / 4900MHz Turbo Clock - 125W
  • Intel Core i5-12600K (8th) ► 10 Cores / 16 Threads - 3700MHz Base / 4900MHz Turbo Clock - 125W
  • -3%
    Intel Core i7-12700 (10th) ► 12 Cores / 20 Threads - 2100MHz Base / 4900MHz Turbo Clock - 65W
  • -3%
    Intel Core i7-12700F (10th) ► 12 Cores / 20 Threads - 2100MHz Base / 4900MHz Turbo Clock - 65W
  • -8%
    Intel Core i5-12500 (12th) ► 6 Cores / 12 Threads - 3000MHz Base / 4600MHz Turbo Clock - 65W
  • -11%
    Intel Core i5-12400F (13th) ► 6 Cores / 12 Threads - 2500MHz Base / 4400MHz Turbo Clock - 65W
  • -11%
    Intel Core i5-12400 (13th) ► 6 Cores / 12 Threads - 2500MHz Base / 4400MHz Turbo Clock - 65W

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Critic Reviews

90

Intel Core i5-12600K sets a new standard for budget gaming CPUs and beats both Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 by a wide margin.

90

Intel’s 12th-gen Core i5-12600K offers stunning performance over its AMD Ryzen rival—and offers consumers unheard-of value too.

94

Perhaps the Core i5 12600KF is my actual pick for the best CPU for gaming today as it's theoretically going to sit as the cheaper of the two. However, if you do decide to pick up either of the two, presumably whichever you can find for cheaper, you wouldn't be putting a foot wrong.


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