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Intel Core i5-12600K review: specs and price

Intel Core i5-12600K

Why is Intel Core i5-12600K better than the average?

  • CPU speed
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    6 x 3.7GHz & 4 x 2.8GHzvs12.2GHz
  • RAM speed
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    4800MHzvs2457.82MHz
  • CPU threads
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    16vs7.47
  • Semiconductor size
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    10nmvs17.14nm
  • L2 cache
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    9.5MBvs2.11MB
  • PassMark result
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    27564vs8555.29
  • Turbo clock speed
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    4.9GHzvs3.81GHz
  • L3 cache
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    20MBvs9.12MB

Price comparison

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$279
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User reviews

Overall Rating

Intel Core i5-12600K
9.0
2 User reviews
Intel Core i5-12600K
9.0/10
2 User reviews

Features

Value for money

8.5/10
2 votes

Gaming

9.0/10
2 votes

Performance

9.0/10
2 votes

Reliability

8.5/10
2 votes

Energy efficiency

6.5/10
2 votes

Comments

Bbek

Bbek

1 month ago

8 / 10

Value for money gaming CPU

Bbek

Bbek

1 month ago

8 / 10

Coming from Ryzen 5 3600 processor I didn't feel any difference in normal day to day task. The "P" cores operate at 4.9GHz, while the remaining "E" cores operate at 3.6GHz. It comsumes a bit more power than r5 but is very capable chip than r5 when it comes to gaming. However it is thermals are higher. Overall quite capable chip.

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Leo

Leo

24 days ago

10 / 10

Vorallem gut für Gaming und Streaming.

Leo

Leo

24 days ago

10 / 10

Pros

  • APU

Cons

  • Hoher Stromverbrauch
0 users found this helpful

General info

Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
2.Has integrated graphics
Intel Core i5-12600K
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.
If the CPU exceeds the maximum operating temperature then problems such as random resets can occur.
Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) is a high-speed interface standard for connecting components, such as graphics cards and SSDs, to a motherboard. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.
DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.

Performance

1.CPU speed

6 x 3.7GHz & 4 x 2.8GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
4.Has an unlocked multiplier
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Some processors come with an unlocked multiplier which makes them easy to overclock, allowing you to gain increased performance in games and other apps.
A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
7.L1 cache

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A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
8.L2 core

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More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
9.L3 core

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More data can be stored in the L3 cache for access by each core of the CPU.

Memory

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
DDR (Double Data Rate) memory is the most common type of RAM. Newer versions of DDR memory support higher maximum speeds and are more energy-efficient.
More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
6.bus transfer rate

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The bus is responsible for transferring data between different components of a computer or device.
7.Supports ECC memory
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Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.
8.eMMC version

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A higher version of eMMC allows faster memory interfaces, having a positive effect on the performance of a device. For example, when transferring files from your computer to the internal storage over USB.
9.bus speed

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The bus is responsible for transferring data between different components of a computer or device.

Benchmarks

This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
Cinebench R20 is a benchmark tool that measures a CPU's multi-core performance by rendering a 3D scene.
Cinebench R20 is a benchmark tool that measures a CPU's single-core performance by rendering a 3D scene.
Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
7.Blender (bmw27) result

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The Blender (bmw27) benchmark measures the performance of a processor by rendering a 3D scene. More powerful processors can render the scene in less time.
8.Blender (classroom) result

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The Blender (classroom) benchmark measures the performance of a processor by rendering a 3D scene. More powerful processors can render the scene in less time.
9.performance per watt

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This means the CPU is more efficient, giving a greater amount of performance for each watt of power used.

Features

1.uses multithreading
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Multithreading technology (such as Intel's Hyperthreading or AMD's Simultaneous Multithreading) provides increased performance by splitting each of the processor's physical cores into virtual cores, also known as threads. This way, each core can run two instruction streams at once.
2.Has AES
Intel Core i5-12600K
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
3.Has AVX
Intel Core i5-12600K
AVX is used to help speed up calculations in multimedia, scientific and financial apps, as well as improving Linux RAID software performance.
SSE is used to speed up multimedia tasks such as editing an image or adjusting audio volume. Each new version contains new instructions and improvements.
5.Has F16C
Intel Core i5-12600K
F16C is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
6.bits executed at a time

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NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
7.Has MMX
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MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
8.Has TrustZone
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A technology integrated into the processor to secure the device for use with features such as mobile payments and streaming video using digital rights management (DRM).
9.front-end width

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The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better

Price comparison

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$279
Intel Core i5-12600K amazonIntel Core i5-12600K processor 20 MB Sma...Intel Core i5-12600K processor 20 MB Smart Cache Box
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$427
Intel Core i5-12600K walmartIntel Core I5-12600K LGA1700 10-Core up ...Intel Core I5-12600K LGA1700 10-Core up to 4.9Ghz Unlocked 600 Series 125w (Bx8071512600k)
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$279
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$248
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$943

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