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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: 143.49

Overall Rank: 198

Last Price Change: $193.87 USD (2023-03-23)

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 3976
Samples: 2202*
*Margin for error: Low

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

Integer Math87,834 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math67,705 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers95 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting36 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption18,609 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression338.1 MBytes/Sec
Physics1,513 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions21,993 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread3,976 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 25th of March 2023.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i5-12600K

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 23rd of March 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 23rd 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
BL1777871 - Mar 24 2023 [Overclocked]
BL1777570 - Mar 24 2023
BL1777118 - Mar 24 2023
BL1777116 - Mar 24 2023
BL1776949 - Mar 23 2023
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i5-12600K
As of 25th of March 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-12600K
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
26,832 (-3.5%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
21,944 (-21.1%)
Intel Core i7-12700KF vs Intel Core i5-12600K
34,563 (+24.2%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
28,078 (+0.9%)
Intel Core i5-12600KF vs Intel Core i5-12600K
27,443 (-1.3%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G vs Intel Core i5-12600K
24,638 (-11.4%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 vs Intel Core i5-12600K
21,569 (-22.5%)
Intel Core i5-13500 vs Intel Core i5-12600K
32,877 (+18.2%)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600 vs Intel Core i5-12600K
27,787 (-0.1%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
23,269 (-16.4%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X vs Intel Core i5-12600K
22,680 (-18.5%)
Intel Core i5-12400F vs Intel Core i5-12600K
19,753 (-29.0%)

Is the Intel Core i5-12600K Good for Gaming?
As of 25th of March 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
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Intel Core i9-13900KF
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
Intel Core i9-13900F
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
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Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i7-13700KF
Intel Core i5-12600K