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Intel Core i5-12500

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i5-12500 can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
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Is the Intel Core i5-12500 Good for Gaming?

This is relatively new CPU that contains 6 Cores and 12 Threads. The Intel Core i5-12500 also has reasonable threaded performance that will serve well in games. Paired with a good videocard, is this CPU Good for Gaming? Yes, this would be a suitable CPU for gaming. [More ...]

Intel Core i5-12500

Description: Intel UHD Graphics 770

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA 1700

Clockspeed: 3.0 GHz

Turbo Speed: 4.6 GHz

Cores: 6 Threads: 12

Typical TDP: 65 W

TDP Up: 117 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 6 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 6 x 48 KB
L2 Cache: 6 x 1280 KB
L3 Cache: 18 MB

Memory Support: Max. Memory Size: 128 GB (Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s, Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s, ECC Supported)

Other names: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-12500, 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12500

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q1 2022

CPUmark/$Price: 98.53

Overall Rank: 610

Last Price Change: $202.00 USD (2022-01-01)

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 3694
Samples: 684*
*Margin for error: Low

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i5-12500

Integer Math61,795 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math48,078 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers75 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting23,381 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption12,069 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression239,977 KBytes/Sec
Physics1,195 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions16,091 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread3,694 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 21st of June 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i5-12500

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 18th of June 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 18th of June 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

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Pricing History

Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i5-12500
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2123701 - Jun 14 2024
BL5066412 - Jun 14 2024
BL5066270 - Jun 12 2024
BL2120518 - Jun 10 2024
BL2120387 - Jun 10 2024
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i5-12500
As of 22nd of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-12500
Intel Core i5-12400 vs Intel Core i5-12500
19,391 (-2.6%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G vs Intel Core i5-12500
24,572 (+23.5%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 vs Intel Core i5-12500
21,574 (+8.4%)
Intel Core i5-12600 vs Intel Core i5-12500
21,301 (+7.0%)
Intel Core i5-12500T vs Intel Core i5-12500
16,583 (-16.7%)
Intel Core i5-12490F vs Intel Core i5-12500
20,437 (+2.7%)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X vs Intel Core i5-12500
28,524 (+43.3%)
Intel Core i5-12600K vs Intel Core i5-12500
27,730 (+39.3%)
Intel Core i5-12600KF vs Intel Core i5-12500
27,448 (+37.9%)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600 vs Intel Core i5-12500
27,186 (+36.6%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X vs Intel Core i5-12500
26,695 (+34.1%)
Intel Core i7-11700K @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i5-12500
24,642 (+23.8%)

Is the Intel Core i5-12500 Good for Gaming?
As of 22nd of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
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AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
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AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
Intel Core i9-14900K
Intel Core i9-14900KF
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i7-14700K
Intel Core i7-13790F
Intel Core i7-14700KF
Intel Core i5-12500