IntelBX8071512900K
IntelBX8071512600K

16 Cores, 24 Threads @3.2GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q4 2021.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 2,306 user samples
1,242 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 107% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 107% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 139%
UFO
1,064 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 99% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 99% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 6th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 114%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
114 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+5%
109 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
82.7 Pts +0% 82.6 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
202 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
190 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
397 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+6%
376 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
779 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
723 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1519 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+22%
1247 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94.4 Pts +1% 93.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
215 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
201 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
426 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+6%
400 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
834 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
784 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1637 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+18%
1387 Pts
Market Share
Based on 48,332,581 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.32 % 0.39 % Higher market share.
+22%
Value
Value For Money
91.7 % 107 % Better value.
+16%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
83 % 99 % More popular.
+19%
Price
Price (score)
$620 $300 Much cheaper.
+52%
Age
Newest
1 Months 1 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
16 cores Much higher core count.
+60%
10 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
24 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
16 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm 10 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.7 GHz Faster base frequency.
+16%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+6%
4.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
3180 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+55%
2058 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2944 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+57%
1872 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 FCLGA1700
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770 UHD 770
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Intel’s 16-core flagship Alder Lake i9-12900K processor delivers a staggering performance improvement over it's predecessor (+70% 64-core). It features a new hybrid architecture which combines eight hyper-threaded performance cores with eight efficiency cores for a total of 24 threads. Alder Lake CPUs will require a new Z690 chipset which supports DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0. At an MRSP of $590 USD, the i9-12900K is aimed at power users who demand the best of the best. That said, Intel’s 10-core 12600K matches the 12900K’s performance for the majority of consumer use cases at a 50% price discount. [Nov '21 CPUPro]

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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. early 2023). 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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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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