Intel Core i5-12600KF Review & Specs

Intel Core i5-12600KF 10 Cores (6P+4E) 3.7 GHz LGA 1700 BX8071512600KF

Intel Core i5-12600KF 10 Cores (6P+4E) 3.7 GHz LGA 1700 BX8071512600KF

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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

Specifications Overview

Model BX8071512600KF
Release Date November 2021

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Series Core i5 12th Gen
Core Name Alder Lake
Socket LGA1700
Integrated Graphics None
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

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Critic Reviews

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.

90

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

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


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