Intel
IntelBX8071512600K
  

6 Cores, 12 Threads @2.1 GHz, Ivy Bridge EP.
Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 54,006 user samples
2,742 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 48% Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 48% Great: 65%
SPEED RANK: 512th / 1369
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
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: 18th / 1369
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 111%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
59.9 % 109 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+83%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
76.7 Pts 80.7 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+5%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
58.3 Pts 194 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+233%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
119 Pts 383 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+222%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
234 Pts 740 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+216%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
371 Pts 1223 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+230%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
83.9 Pts 92.1 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+10%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
67.7 Pts 207 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+206%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
135 Pts 412 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+205%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
266 Pts 818 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+208%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
428 Pts 1356 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+217%
Market Share
Based on 57,261,237 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.94 % Insanely higher market share.
+9,300%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 97 % Hugely more popular.
+87%
Age
Newest
105+ Months 13 Months Hugely more recent.
+88%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
506 Pts 1935 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+282%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
461 Pts 1750 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+280%
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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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