IntelBX8071512600K
AMD100-100000065BOX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 257,282 user samples
51,264 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 99% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 99% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 1385
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 111%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO
206,018 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 72nd / 1385
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
109 % Faster effective speed.
+14%
95.9 %
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20 % Control 19%, CPunk 8%, RiftB 53%, TWarTroy 51%, F122 21% SpiderM 10%, DoomE 0%
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15 % Forza5 3%, AoE4 29%, Bord3 17%, FarC6 37%, WatchDL 28%, BFV 13%, CPunk 1%, EldenR 6%, RDR2 11%, Civ6 48%, DoomE 1% CSGO 8%
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7 % FinFant14 20%, GTAV 18%, SotTR 3%, TWarW3 4% CSGO 5%, R6S 0%
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8 % FarC6 22%, RDR2 1%, F122 6%, TWarW3 12% MetroEx 0%
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13 % Forza5 7%, Hitm3 30%, FarC6 20%, SotTR 2%, CPunk 15%, CSGO 1%, TinTW 11%, TWarW3 28% Factorio 1%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80.7 Pts 84.1 Pts +4%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
194 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
162 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
383 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+22%
315 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
740 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+28%
579 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1223 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+39%
881 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.1 Pts 94.3 Pts +2%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
207 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+20%
173 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
412 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+20%
344 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
818 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+22%
669 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1356 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+38%
983 Pts
Market Share
Based on 58,739,922 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.87 % 1.2 % Much higher market share.
+38%
Value
Value For Money
115 % +4% 110 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
97 % +2% 95 %
Price
Price (score)
$233 $167 Cheaper.
+28%
Age
Newest
14 Months Much more recent.
+46%
26 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 3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
4.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1935 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+66%
1168 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1750 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+65%
1058 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Zen3
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. 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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The Ryzen 5 5600X is both the entry-level and best value for money 5000 series CPU. The 5600X is a hex-core 12 thread processor with a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz boosting to 4.6 GHz. It has 35 MB of cache and a TDP rating of 65W. A cooler is included in the MSRP of $300 USD, but cheap after-market coolers (such as the $20 GAMMAXX 400) are far more effective and therefore worth the upgrade. Notably, AMD’s new Zen 3 architecture has vastly improved single-core performance and lower memory latency, which leads to a significant effective speed advantage over its predecessor, the 3600X. Last year, AMD’s class-leading marketers secured significant sales of the 3000 series CPUs despite a 15% performance deficit against lower priced Intel parts. The games, specific scenes, software/hardware settings and choice of competing hardware were often cherry picked, undisclosed and inconsistent from one product to the next. Now that AMD have actually achieved both top tier performance and market share, their marketing machinery is focused on price hikes. Users that do not wish to pay a marketing premium should investigate Intel’s 11400F, which, when paired with a 2060 Super, delivers higher EFps in four out of five of today’s most popular games, at half the price. Allocating the savings to a higher tier GPU will result in a far superior gaming PC. [Nov '20 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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