Average Bench: 98.3% (34th of 1358)

Based on 1,542 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00090675 Model: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-12500

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-12500 averaged just 1.6% 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 175Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 337Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-12500 is 25.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-12500 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Memory Latency 82Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,242Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 1,542 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.6 Memory 82 93.1
151 1-Core 175 187
283 2-Core 337 371
108% 198 Pts
Min Avg Max
491 4-Core 616 707
686 8-Core 990 1,094
102% 803 Pts
Min Avg Max
747 64-Core 1,242 1,327
83.3% 1,242 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 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.8
1-Core 186
2-Core 366
119% 216 Pts
4-Core 644
8-Core 1,017
106% 830 Pts
64-Core 1323
89% 1323 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.4
1-Core 184
2-Core 356
112% 206 Pts
4-Core 692
8-Core 1111
115% 901 Pts
64-Core 1,298
87% 1,298 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.6
1-Core 179
2-Core 352
113% 206 Pts
4-Core 617
8-Core 1,006
103% 811 Pts
64-Core 1,220
82% 1,220 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.1
1-Core 164
2-Core 292
97% 176 Pts
4-Core 535
8-Core 968
94% 752 Pts
64-Core 1,232
83% 1,232 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 54,682,833 CPUs tested.


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Gaming 131%
Desktop 105%
Workstation 125%

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B660M DS3H DDR4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $759

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12th generation Alder Lake processor...

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


3 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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