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Intel Core i5-12600KF

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i5-12600KF 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 i5-12600KF Good for Gaming?

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


Class: Desktop

Socket: FCLGA1700

Total Cores: 10 Cores, 16 Threads

Performance Cores: 6 Cores, 12 Threads, 3.6 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)

Other names: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-12600KF, 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12600KF

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2021

CPUmark/$Price: 121.32

Overall Rank: 190

Last Price Change: $225.94 USD (2023-01-29)

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 3952
Samples: 641*
*Margin for error: Low

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

Integer Math86,942 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math66,818 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers92 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting36 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption18,390 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression334.6 MBytes/Sec
Physics1,451 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions21,779 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread3,952 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 3rd of February 2023.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i5-12600KF

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 5th of February 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 5th of February 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 i5-12600KF
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1739132 - Feb 07 2023 [Overclocked]
BL1737718 - Feb 05 2023
BL1737310 - Feb 04 2023
BL1736789 - Feb 04 2023 [Overclocked]
BL1736662 - Feb 04 2023 [Overclocked]
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i5-12600KF
As of 7th of February 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-12600KF
Intel Core i5-12600K vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
27,796 (+1.4%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
26,744 (-2.4%)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
28,724 (+4.8%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
28,085 (+2.5%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
24,602 (-10.2%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
21,542 (-21.4%)
Intel Core i5-12600 vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
21,396 (-21.9%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
27,870 (+1.7%)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600 vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
27,835 (+1.5%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
22,688 (-17.2%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
21,932 (-20.0%)
Intel Core i5-12490F vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
20,893 (-23.8%)

Is the Intel Core i5-12600KF Good for Gaming?
As of 7th of February 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
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AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
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