IntelBX8071512600K
IntelBX8071512400F

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 7,905 user samples
7,619 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 96% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 96% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 1337
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 114%
UFO
286 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 1.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 1337
Gaming
Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
109 % Faster effective speed.
+13%
96.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
82.4 Pts +0% 82 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
190 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+13%
168 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
376 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+16%
323 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
721 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
596 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1246 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+28%
976 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.3 Pts +1% 92.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
204 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
179 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
404 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+14%
353 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
794 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+19%
670 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1398 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+32%
1060 Pts
Market Share
Based on 50,017,882 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.76 % Hugely higher market share.
+485%
0.13 %
Value
Value For Money
107 % 108 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
100 % +2% 98 %
Price
Price (score)
$295 $184 Much cheaper.
+38%
Age
Newest
2 Months 0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
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 Mixed Speed
2106 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+63%
1295 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1868 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+52%
1233 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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Intel’s Alder Lake i5-12400F offers six hyper-threaded performance cores at an MSRP of just $180 USD. This represents excellent value for consumers and, in particular, gamers. It has a boost frequency of 4.4 GHz, 18 MB of L3 cache and a TDP of 65W. The F-version of the CPU does not have integrated graphics, however this will be of little concern to gamers with discrete GPUs. Whilst Intel’s overclockable i5-12600K has four additional efficiency cores and offers around 12% more performance than the 12400F, it also costs around 50% more. The 12400F offers great value, but to achieve optimal performance the requisite B660 motherboard (which supports 3200+ RAM) is, at least for now, difficult to find at reasonable ($120 USD) prices. AMD’s top value hex-core Ryzen 5 5600X offers similar performance for 50% more money. Despite Intel’s price / performance lead, AMD’s prolific marketers (forums, youtube, reddit etc.) have historically outsold Intel whilst carrying a similar handicap. [Jan '22 CPUPro]

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