IntelBX8071512600K
IntelBX8071513900KS

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 105,767 user samples
101,563 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 100% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 100% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 110%
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Workstation
Workstation 111%
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4,204 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 138% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 5.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 123% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 123% Great: 138%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 131%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 130%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 173%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
109 % 131 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80 Pts 86.2 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+8%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
194 Pts 236 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+22%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
382 Pts 469 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+23%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
736 Pts 933 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+27%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1223 Pts 1758 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+44%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
91.1 Pts 95.9 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+5%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
207 Pts 251 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+21%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
416 Pts 495 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+19%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
813 Pts 972 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+20%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1367 Pts 1894 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+39%
Market Share
Based on 68,279,520 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.86 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,333%
0.06 %
Value
Value For Money
123 % Better value.
+16%
107 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
99 % Much more popular.
+80%
55 %
Price
Price (score)
$175 Much cheaper.
+70%
$579
Age
Newest
32 Months 18+ Months Much more recent.
+44%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1926 Pts 4530 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+135%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1743 Pts 4202 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+141%
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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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