IntelBX8071512600K
AMD100-100000059WOF

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

16 Cores, 32 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 54,730 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
49,161 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 88% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 88% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 16th / 1335
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 127%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
109 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
101 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
82.1 Pts 86.6 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+5%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
189 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
162 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
374 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+17%
321 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
722 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
621 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1249 Pts +3% 1209 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.8 Pts 95.3 Pts +3%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
202 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
174 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
403 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+17%
345 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
791 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
671 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1383 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+5%
1316 Pts
Market Share
Based on 49,652,416 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.6 % Slightly higher market share.
+7%
0.56 %
Value
Value For Money
107 % Much better value.
+41%
76.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
100 % Much more popular.
+47%
68 %
Price
Price (score)
$289 Much cheaper.
+63%
$784
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 16 cores Much higher core count.
+60%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads 32 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+30%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz 4.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2084 Pts 3427 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+64%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1885 Pts 2964 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+57%
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 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen 9 5950X is an impressive workhorse. It sits at the top of AMD’s latest Zen 3 based, 5000 series of CPUs and sends a clear message that AMD can beat Intel in terms of raw performance and core count. The 5950X has a boost clock speed of up to 4.9 GHz, a massive 72 MB cache and a TDP rating of 105W. Despite the clear “gaming” focus of AMD’s 5000 series launch marketing, the 5950X does not efficiently leverage all its 16 cores in gaming (as demonstrated by similar effective speed scores compared to the 12-core 5900X, 8-core 5800X and 6-core 5600X.) 16 cores are only suitable for professional use cases that have CPU processing needs which cannot be more efficiently met by a GPU or other dedicated hardware. There is no Intel equivalent with this number of cores, and the 5950X’s uniqueness is reflected in its $799 USD price tag, 45% more expensive than the 5900X. Gamers will get far higher FPS per dollar by allocating a higher proportion of their budget towards a better GPU rather than blowing $799 USD on the 5950X. Professional users that plan to use 32 concurrent threads at 100% load will find value in the 5950X. On the other hand, workstation users that rarely exceed 20 concurrent threads at 100% should consider the 10850K for around half the money. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

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