The Intel Core i5-12600K is a mid-range desktop processor launched on October 20, 2021. This 12th Gen CPU is compatible with the LGA 1700 socket and is produced utilizing a 10 nm process. It is a 10 core (6P+4E) 16 thread processor that has a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz and boost clock speed of 4.9 GHz. It also uses the PCI-Express 4.0 standard with 20 lanes to communicate with other system components.
Additionally, the 12600K supports DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 memory and offers 20 MB of level 3 cache. In terms of power draw, it has a TDP of 125 W and a TJ max of 100 °C which is the temperature where it will start to throttle. This processor features the UHD Graphics 770 integrated graphics (iGPU), can be overclocked, and doesn't include a cooler.
Intel Core i5-12600K Specs
|Architecture: Alder Lake-S||Generation: 12th Gen|
|Socket: LGA 1700||Process: 10 nm|
|Cores: 10 (6P+4E)||Threads: 16|
|Base Clock: 3.7 GHz||Boost Clock: 4.9 GHz|
|L3 Cache: 20 MB||Memory Support: DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200|
|Base TDP: 125 W||Max. Operating Temperature: 100 W|
|PCIe: 4.0, 20 lanes (CPU only)||Overclocking: Yes|
|Integrated graphics: UHD Graphics 770||Chipsets: Z690. H670, B660, H610|
|Cooler Included: No||Release Date: Oct. 20, 2021|
|MSRP: $289.00||Current Price: $217.90 (Dec. 7, 2023)|
Intel Core i5-12600K Performance Rankings
This radar chart contains the Intel Core i5-12600K performance rankings compared to the CPUs ranked above (AMD Ryzen 5 7600X) and below (Intel Core i5-12600KF) it in several prominent computing workloads (higher is better).
Intel Core i5-12600K Benchmarks
Below are the Intel Core i5-12600K benchmark scores in Cinebench R23 compared to closely ranked CPUs.
Cinebench R23 Multi-Core Score
Intel Core i5-12600K: 17400
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X: 15374
Intel Core i5-12600KF: 17979
Cinebench R23 Single-Core Score
Intel Core i5-12600K: 1904
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X: 1970
Intel Core i5-12600KF: 1929
Intel Core i5-12600K PriceMSRP: $289.00
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