IntelBX8071512600K
IntelBX8071512400

6 Cores, 12 Threads @2.5GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q1 2022.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 60,248 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: 25th / 1385
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 111%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO
8,984 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 55th / 1385
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
109 % Faster effective speed.
+11%
98.3 %
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Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80.7 Pts 82 Pts +2%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
194 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+12%
173 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
383 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+16%
331 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
740 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+20%
615 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1223 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+26%
970 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.1 Pts +1% 91.6 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
207 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
182 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
412 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+17%
353 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
818 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+22%
672 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1356 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+33%
1018 Pts
Market Share
Based on 58,840,294 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.87 % Much higher market share.
+74%
0.5 %
Value
Value For Money
116 % Slightly better value.
+5%
110 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
97 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
91 %
Price
Price (score)
$225 $183 Cheaper.
+19%
Age
Newest
15 Months 12 Months More recent.
+20%
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 10 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+48%
2.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+11%
4.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1935 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+58%
1222 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1750 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+48%
1185 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 FCLGA1700
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770 UHD 730
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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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I originally wanted an i5-12600 but unfortunately, it was not available so I settled for a 12400. It's really affordable and the performance is great. [Nov '22 arvinjason]

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