Average Bench: 99.2% (85th of 1459)

Based on 3,715 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00090675 Model: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-12500
Poor: 91%Average: 99.2% Great: 106%
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 103%
Workstation 93%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-12500 averaged just 0.8% 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 181Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 343Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-12500 is just 15.1%. 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 1,199Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 80.8Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 3,715 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.2 Memory 80.8 91
168 1-Core 181 191
309 2-Core 343 368
107% 201 Pts
Min Avg Max
561 4-Core 631 689
931 8-Core 992 1,053
99.9% 811 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,116 64-Core 1,199 1,251
74.2% 1,199 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.7
1-Core 171
2-Core 334
104% 196 Pts
4-Core 610
8-Core 1,017
99% 814 Pts
64-Core 1,258
78% 1,258 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.7
1-Core 170
2-Core 334
102% 194 Pts
4-Core 624
8-Core 979
99% 802 Pts
64-Core 1,219
76% 1,219 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.3
1-Core 181
2-Core 324
105% 196 Pts
4-Core 573
8-Core 943
93% 758 Pts
64-Core 1,226
76% 1,226 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.4
1-Core 178
2-Core 311
105% 192 Pts
4-Core 541
8-Core 929
89% 735 Pts
64-Core 1193
74% 1193 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.9
1-Core 183
2-Core 318
102% 192 Pts
4-Core 553
8-Core 926
90% 739 Pts
64-Core 1,207
75% 1,207 Pts
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Desktop 91%
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Workstation 10%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3000

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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


19 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.


2 years 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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