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Intel Core i5-12600K

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i5-12600K 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.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i5-12600K Good for Gaming?

This is relatively new CPU that contains 10 Cores and 16 Threads. The Intel Core i5-12600K 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 i5-12600K

Description: Intel UHD Graphics 770

Class: Desktop

Socket: FCLGA1700

Total Cores: 10 Cores, 16 Threads

Performance Cores: 6 Cores, 12 Threads, 3.7 GHz Base, 4.9 GHz Turbo

Efficient Cores: 4 Cores, 4 Threads, 2.8 GHz Base, 3.6 GHz Turbo

Typical TDP: 150 W

TDP Down: 125 W

Cache Size: L1: 864 KB, L2: 9.5 MB, L3: 20 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) i5-12600K, 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12600K

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2021

CPUmark/$Price: 143.42

Overall Rank: 200

Last Price Change: $193.99 USD (2023-03-31)

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 3974
Samples: 2229*
*Margin for error: Low

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i5-12600K

Integer Math87,839 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math67,705 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers95 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting36 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption18,611 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression338.1 MBytes/Sec
Physics1,515 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions21,995 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread3,974 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 2nd of April 2023.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i5-12600K

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 30th of March 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 30th of March 2023.
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 i5-12600K
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1784532 - Apr 02 2023
BL1784472 - Apr 02 2023
BL1784392 - Apr 01 2023
BL1784346 - Apr 01 2023
BL1784244 - Apr 01 2023
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i5-12600K
As of 2nd of April 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-12600K
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
26,838 (-3.5%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
21,949 (-21.1%)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
28,821 (+3.6%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
28,082 (+0.9%)
Intel Core i5-12600KF vs Intel Core i5-12600K
27,428 (-1.4%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G vs Intel Core i5-12600K
24,647 (-11.4%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 vs Intel Core i5-12600K
21,589 (-22.4%)
Intel Core i5-12600 vs Intel Core i5-12600K
21,414 (-23.0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600 vs Intel Core i5-12600K
27,822 (+0.0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
22,678 (-18.5%)
Intel Core i5-12400F vs Intel Core i5-12600K
19,748 (-29.0%)
Intel Core i5-12400 vs Intel Core i5-12600K
19,550 (-29.7%)

Is the Intel Core i5-12600K Good for Gaming?
As of 2nd of April 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
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Intel Core i5-12600K