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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 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: 20 MB

Cache per Eff. CPU Package:
Eff. L1 Instruction Cache: 4 x 64 KB
Eff. L1 Data Cache: 4 x 32 KB
Eff. L2 Cache: 1 x 2048 KB

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: 138.75

Overall Rank: 325

Last Price Change: $199.99 USD (2023-05-24)

Average CPU Mark
rating
27748

Single Thread Rating: 3954
Samples: 3557*
*Margin for error: Low

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

Integer Math87,885 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math67,531 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers93 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting35,856 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption18,575 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression345,662 KBytes/Sec
Physics1,525 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions22,027 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread3,954 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 16th of April 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i5-12600K

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 16th of April 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 16th of April 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 i5-12600K
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2078270 - Apr 15 2024
30422
BL2077298 - Apr 13 2024
25224
BL2076938 - Apr 13 2024
29076
BL2076470 - Apr 12 2024
28175
BL2076303 - Apr 12 2024
27773
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i5-12600K
As of 16th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-12600K
27,748
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
28,574 (+3.0%)
Intel Core i5-12600KF vs Intel Core i5-12600K
27,433 (-1.1%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
26,706 (-3.8%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
21,912 (-21.0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600 vs Intel Core i5-12600K
27,249 (-1.8%)
Intel Core i5-13500 vs Intel Core i5-12600K
32,004 (+15.3%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
27,912 (+0.6%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G vs Intel Core i5-12600K
24,602 (-11.3%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 vs Intel Core i5-12600K
21,568 (-22.3%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Intel Core i5-12600K
28,299 (+2.0%)
Intel Core i5-13400 vs Intel Core i5-12600K
24,933 (-10.1%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
23,174 (-16.5%)

Is the Intel Core i5-12600K Good for Gaming?
As of 16th of April 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,687
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,256
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,072
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,573
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,403
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,176
Intel Core i9-14900KF
7,994
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,883
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,796
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7945WX
7,573
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,524
Intel Core i5-12600K
5,066