IntelBX8071512600K
AMD

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

  

2 Cores, 2 Threads.
Release date ≈ Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 101,648 user samples
101,563 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 100% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 100% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO
85 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 45% Base clock 3 GHz
Worst Bench: 28% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 28% Great: 45%
SPEED RANK: 1124th / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
109 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+182%
38.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80 Pts Lower memory latency.
+24%
64.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
194 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+389%
39.7 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
382 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+419%
73.6 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
736 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+852%
77.3 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1223 Pts Insanely faster octa-core speed.
+1,484%
77.2 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
91.1 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+19%
76.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
207 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+361%
44.9 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
416 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+369%
88.7 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
813 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+811%
89.2 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1367 Pts Insanely faster OC octa-core speed.
+1,443%
88.6 Pts
Market Share
Based on 68,236,694 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.77 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
0 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
99 % Hugely more popular.
+98%
50 %
Age
Newest
32 Months Much more recent.
+73%
118+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1926 Pts Insanely faster OC 64-core speed.
+2,059%
89.2 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1743 Pts Insanely faster 64-core speed.
+2,104%
79.1 Pts
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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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