IntelBX8071512600K
AMD100-100000031BOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,020,976 user samples
1,674 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 99% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 99% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 6th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 114%
UFO
1,019,302 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 134th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
109 % Much faster effective speed.
+33%
82.1 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
82 Pts +5% 78.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
191 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+53%
125 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
378 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+55%
244 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
728 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+58%
461 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1251 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+56%
803 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+7%
87.3 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
202 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+55%
130 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
403 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+55%
260 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
793 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+55%
510 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1409 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+60%
879 Pts
Market Share
Based on 48,477,001 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.49 % 3.73 % Hugely higher market share.
+661%
Value
Value For Money
107 % Better value.
+28%
83.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
99 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
91 %
Price
Price (score)
$300 $259 Cheaper.
+14%
Age
Newest
1 Months Hugely more recent.
+96%
28 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
10 cores Much higher core count.
+67%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+30%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+17%
4.2 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2080 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+79%
1165 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1873 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+75%
1070 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770 None
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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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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor which succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 13% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600 is in competition with Intel’s 6-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core lead over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single to hex core workloads which translates to 10% higher EFps in most of the today’s top games (e.g. PUBG, GTAV and CSGO). Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which adversely impacts gaming. Weaknesses in memory architecture are not readily picked up by CPU benchmarks but they are apparent whilst gaming. Cheaper CPUs such as the 9400F deliver better gaming performance in nearly all of today’s popular games. At $190 USD, the 3600 offers good value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The masterfully hyped Ryzen 3600 may well be the best CPU for multimedia producers on a tight budget but in today's market there are faster and less expensive alternatives for gamers, streamers and general desktop users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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