IntelBX8071512600K
IntelBX8071512100F

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.3GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q1 2022.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 25,488 user samples
23,986 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 99% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 99% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 1355
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 114%
UFO
1,502 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 73rd / 1355
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
109 % Faster effective speed.
+19%
91.3 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
82.4 Pts +3% 80.2 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
190 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+14%
166 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
377 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+20%
315 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
726 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+32%
551 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1255 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+48%
846 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.3 Pts +2% 91.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
202 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+15%
175 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
402 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+16%
346 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
790 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+26%
626 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1380 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+55%
888 Pts
Market Share
Based on 52,884,106 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.96 % Hugely higher market share.
+269%
0.26 %
Value
Value For Money
109 % 118 % Slightly better value.
+9%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
102 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
96 %
Price
Price (score)
$278 $108 Much cheaper.
+61%
Age
Newest
6 Months 4 Months Much more recent.
+33%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 58 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+54%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
10 cores Hugely higher core count.
+150%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm 10 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Faster base frequency.
+12%
3.3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+14%
4.3 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2069 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+134%
885 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1875 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+121%
850 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 FCLGA1700
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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Gaming is more accessible with the i3-12100F: Intel’s entry level Alder Lake desktop processor. Higher end Alder Lake processors feature a combination of performance and efficiency cores, however, the 12100F contains just four hyper-threaded Golden Cove performance cores. It has a max boost frequency of 4.3 GHz, 12 MB of L3 cache and a 58W TDP. The 12100F is keenly priced at around $130 USD and needs to be paired with a new chipset such as the B660. Only users with discrete GPUs should consider “F” models as they do not have integrated graphics. Whilst a budget PC built around the 12100F represents unbeatable value for money, the 6-core i5-12400F, with 50% stronger multi-core, is a better option for gamers with 3060+ tier GPUs. AMD do not have any CPUs competing in this price segment. Entry level gamers, who cannot find reasonably priced discrete GPUs, could consider the similarly performing Ryzen 5 5600G APU which has integrated RX Vega graphics that are around three times faster than Intel's UHD 730. [Jan '22 CPUPro]

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