IntelBX8070110600K
IntelBX8071512600K

6 Cores, 12 Threads @4.1GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.

10 Cores, 16 Threads @3.7GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q4 2021.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 106,124 user samples
68,985 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 71st / 1360
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
37,139 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 98% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 98% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1360
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 113%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.6 % 108 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.3 Pts Lower memory latency.
+12%
81.6 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts 188 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+37%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
267 Pts 372 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+39%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
505 Pts 717 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+42%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
846 Pts 1237 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+46%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97 Pts +5% 92.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
148 Pts 202 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+36%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
294 Pts 402 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+37%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
571 Pts 792 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+39%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
944 Pts 1388 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+47%
Market Share
Based on 55,486,747 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.21 % 1.08 % Hugely higher market share.
+414%
Value
Value For Money
101 % 108 % Slightly better value.
+7%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
89 % 103 % More popular.
+16%
Price
Price (score)
$206 Cheaper.
+26%
$278
Age
Newest
28 Months 10 Months Much more recent.
+64%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 10 cores Much higher core count.
+67%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 10 nm Newer manufacturing.
+29%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4.1 GHz Faster base frequency.
+11%
3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.8 GHz 4.9 GHz +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1200 Pts 2066 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+72%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1082 Pts 1855 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+71%
Series
CPU Architecture
Comet Lake Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1200 FCLGA1700
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 770
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Intel’s latest 10-core i5-12600K Alder Lake desktop processor offers an impressive 50% 64-core performance improvement over it's predecessor. The 12600K combines six hyper-threaded Golden Cove P-cores with clock speeds up to 4.9 GHz and four energy efficient Gracemont E-cores for a total of 16 threads. Alder Lake CPUs have a new LGA 1700 socket which requires new cooler brackets and a new Z690 motherboard. Z690 brings several new features including PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 memory. Most Z690 boards will ship in both DDR4 and DDR5 variants. DDR4 is likely the better option, at least until DDR5 prices settle. With an MRSP of just $290 USD, the 12600K is both cheaper and faster than the competition in both single and, notably, multi-core performance. As a result, even AMD's prolific marketing infrastructure (youtube, reddit, forums etc.) will struggle to drive sales, at least until Zen 4 launches (est. late 2022). In the meantime, Intel's i5-12600K is the obvious choice for consumers that do not wish to pay over the odds for almost unparalleled performance in the majority of workloads including gaming. That said, gamers that already own a K series CPU from the 8th gen. or higher will see limited gains in the majority of titles when paired with a 3060 (or lower) tier GPU. In some cases (e.g. PUBG or Overwatch) gamers will see fewer frame drops by disabling the E-Cores all together. If recent history is a guide, stock levels at MSRP are likely to deplete rapidly. [Nov '21 CPUPro]

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