IntelBX8070811600K
IntelBX8071512600K

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.9GHz, Rocket Lake.
Release date: Q1 2021.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 16,189 user samples
15,118 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 20th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
1,071 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 100% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 100% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 6th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 114%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
100 % 109 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88.3 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+7%
82.8 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
166 Pts 190 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+14%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
322 Pts 376 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+17%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
599 Pts 724 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
986 Pts 1248 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+27%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.8 Pts +2% 93.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
174 Pts 201 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
345 Pts 401 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+16%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
651 Pts 784 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+20%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1068 Pts 1387 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+30%
Market Share
Based on 48,332,893 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.53 % Much higher market share.
+32%
0.4 %
Value
Value For Money
107 % 107 % +0%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
97 % 99 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$220 Cheaper.
+27%
$300
Age
Newest
8 Months 1 Months Hugely more recent.
+88%
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
3.9 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+5%
3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz 4.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1308 Pts 2058 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+57%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1237 Pts 1872 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+51%
Series
CPU Architecture
Rocket Lake Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1200 FCLGA1700
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 750 UHD 770
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The i5-11600K is the best value "top tier" CPU in Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S lineup. With a simple overclock it offers almost the same levels of performance as the 11900K. Rocket Lake brings higher IPC (early samples indicate +19%) which translates to around a 10% faster Effective Speed than both Intel's 10th Gen and AMD’s 5000 series. Despite Intel’s performance lead, AMD continues to outsell Intel. Given the scale of Intel's operation, it’s inexplicable that their marketing remains so neglected. Little effort is made to counter widespread disinformation such as: “it uses too much electricity” or the classic: “it needs more cores”. Intel’s marketing samples are routinely distributed to reviewers that appear better incentivized to bury Intel's products rather than review them. Not enabling XMP or only testing with BIOS power limits enabled is akin to leaving the handbrake on during a race. Mind-numbing “scientific” and rendering benchmarks are presented as gospel. Different games, mostly unplayed by real users, are cherry picked for each “review”. When it's convenient, canned game benchmarks are chosen such as Ulletical’s CSGO which runs at nearly double the in-game fps. Credible benchmark data, which necessarily includes replicable video footage from popular games, is the exception rather than the rule. At every release, AMD’s marketers coordinate narratives to ensure another feast of blue blubber. Nonetheless, towards the end of 2021, Intel’s Golden Cove is due to offer an additional 20-30% performance increase. At that time, with a net 30-40% performance lead, Intel will probably regain significant market share despite AMD's class-leading marketing. In the meantime, most PC gamers need look no further than the 11400F. [Mar '21 CPUPro]

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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. early 2023). 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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