Intel
IntelBX8071512600K

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.33 GHz, Westmere EP.
Release date ≈ Q3 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 108,221 user samples
6,658 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.35 GHz
Poor: 68% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 296th / 1439
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
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: 43rd / 1439
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75.3 % 109 % Much faster effective speed.
+44%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89 Pts Lower memory latency.
+11%
80 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
86 Pts 194 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+126%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
172 Pts 382 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+122%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
334 Pts 736 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+120%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
515 Pts 1223 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+137%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.8 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+5%
91.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
103 Pts 207 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+101%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
203 Pts 416 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+105%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
397 Pts 813 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+105%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
629 Pts 1367 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+117%
Market Share
Based on 67,313,908 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.68 % Insanely higher market share.
+6,700%
Value
Value For Money
84.9 % 124 % Much better value.
+47%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 98 % Hugely more popular.
+88%
Price
Price (score)
$180 $170 Slightly cheaper.
+5%
Age
Newest
115+ Months 27 Months Much more recent.
+77%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
757 Pts 1926 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+154%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
610 Pts 1743 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+186%
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A very good Xeon budget CPU! The only flaws are its age and 64-core speed [Aug '20 0306]

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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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