Average Bench: 99.4% (25th of 1337)

Based on 62 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00090675 Model: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-12500
Poor: 74%Average: 99.4% Great: 109%
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 103%
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-12500 averaged just 0.5% 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 Mixed Speed 174Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 337Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-12500 is 35.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-12500 performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,173Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 84.6Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 62 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.6 Memory 84.6 92.9
131 1-Core 174 186
275 2-Core 337 370
109% 199 Pts
Min Avg Max
346 4-Core 617 700
418 8-Core 950 1,085
100% 783 Pts
Min Avg Max
436 64-Core 1,173 1,330
78.7% 1,173 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.3
1-Core 185
2-Core 336
114% 205 Pts
4-Core 656
8-Core 1,024
107% 840 Pts
64-Core 1,315
88% 1,315 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.8
1-Core 185
2-Core 340
113% 205 Pts
4-Core 669
8-Core 1,009
108% 839 Pts
64-Core 1,312
88% 1,312 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.9
1-Core 182
2-Core 351
110% 204 Pts
4-Core 660
8-Core 1,087
111% 874 Pts
64-Core 1314
88% 1314 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.9
1-Core 177
2-Core 353
109% 203 Pts
4-Core 647
8-Core 1,001
105% 824 Pts
64-Core 1297
87% 1297 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 50,017,370 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-12500 Builds (Compare 44 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 16%
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 15%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B660M DS3H DDR4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $397

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