IntelBX8071512600K
AMD100-100000061WOF

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

12 Cores, 24 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 118,107 user samples
5,569 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 97% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 97% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 9th / 1335
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 114%
UFO
112,538 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 93% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 93% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1335
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 119%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
109 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
102 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
82.1 Pts 88.2 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+7%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
189 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+16%
163 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
374 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+15%
325 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
722 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
625 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1249 Pts +4% 1201 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.8 Pts 95.6 Pts +3%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
202 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
173 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
403 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+17%
344 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
791 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
669 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1383 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+7%
1298 Pts
Market Share
Based on 49,652,790 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.6 % 1.16 % Hugely higher market share.
+93%
Value
Value For Money
107 % Better value.
+23%
87.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
100 % Much more popular.
+41%
71 %
Price
Price (score)
$289 Much cheaper.
+42%
$499
Age
Newest
2 Months Hugely more recent.
+86%
14 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 105 Watts More energy efficient.
+16%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
10 cores 12 cores Higher core count.
+20%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads 24 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
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 +2% 4.8 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2084 Pts 2629 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+26%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1885 Pts 2425 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+29%
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 9 5900X is second in AMD’s line-up of new Zen 3 CPUs. The 12-core hyper-threaded processor has base/boost clock speeds of 3.7/4.8 GHz, a 70 MB cache and a TDP of 105W. The 5900X took center stage in the 5000 series launch presentation where AMD gunned for Intel’s “best gaming CPU” crown. They showed the 5900X as being 26% better for gaming than the previous generation’s Ryzen 9 3900XT, attributing this to the new architecture’s faster single core speeds and lower latency. AMD also stated that the 5900X achieves, on average, 6.8% faster gaming performance than Intel’s 10-core i9-10900K. The details around AMD’s testing were not disclosed but it is safe to assume that 6.8% is the highest average lead that AMD are willing to stand by. Our benchmarks show that the 5900X’s slightly faster cores and the 10900K’s slightly lower memory latency balance out to yield similar performance. Whilst presenting their figures, AMD admitted that their 3000 series CPUs were far from “best for gaming” and conceded that the 10900K is approximately 19% faster than the 3900XT (our effective speed marks the gap at just 14%). Despite this clear performance deficiency, AMD supported 3000 series sales with an aggressive and successful marketing campaign to easily outsell Intel over the last 12 months. Given the real performance uplift observed in the 5000 series, and the absence of any meaningful marketing from Intel, we expect CPU sales to shift even further in AMD’s favour. Gamers that do not wish to pay “marketing fees” should investigate Intel’s $175 USD 11400F, the saved $660 USD would be far better spent on a higher tier GPU. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

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