Average Bench: 98.9% (51st of 1385)

Based on 2,718 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00090675 Model: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-12500

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-12500 averaged just 1.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-12500 near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Single Core Speed 180Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 343Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-12500 is just 15.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-12500 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 1,205Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 80.7Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 2,718 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.5 Memory 80.7 92.6
167 1-Core 180 190
309 2-Core 343 368
106% 201 Pts
Min Avg Max
565 4-Core 629 689
936 8-Core 990 1,049
99.7% 809 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,133 64-Core 1,205 1,251
74.6% 1,205 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.1
1-Core 179
2-Core 359
110% 208 Pts
4-Core 647
8-Core 965
100% 806 Pts
64-Core 1,240
77% 1,240 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 78
1-Core 173
2-Core 345
104% 199 Pts
4-Core 674
8-Core 1,005
104% 840 Pts
64-Core 1,232
76% 1,232 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.7
1-Core 172
2-Core 342
103% 197 Pts
4-Core 661
8-Core 962
101% 811 Pts
64-Core 1,180
73% 1,180 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 20.3
1-Core 172
2-Core 313
81% 168 Pts
4-Core 608
8-Core 959
96% 783 Pts
64-Core 1,188
74% 1,188 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 58,832,964 CPUs tested.


MSRP ≈ $220 @ launch in Jan '22
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Desktop 105%
Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte B660M DS3H DDR4 - $110

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12th generation Alder Lake processor...

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6 days ago.


While the 12400 may be more popular, the better intel UHD iGPU and slightly higher clock speeds make this CPU worthwhile.—Jul '22


21 days ago.

Actually people are less aware of 12500 and moreover to its power and capability specially of it's iGPU, meanwhile 12400 had been more advertised so is more popular but definitely can't compete with 12500.


9 months ago.

Intel's i5 12500 is a weird processor. It is around $40 more expensive than the i5 12400(F) for slightly higher clocks and a better iGPU that most gamers will not care about - which is the thing Alder Lake focuses most on from what we've seen. It is not good value. This does not mean it is a bad CPU, it is still very capable of gaming and could be more capable in workstation and desktop use thanks to the improved iGPU. I do not believe it deserves a $40 tax for those situations though.

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