Average Bench: 109% (44th of 1445)

Based on 40,032 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00090672 Model: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-12600KF

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i5-12600KF averaged 8.9% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-12600KF near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Quad Core Speed 737Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 194Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-12600KF is just 15.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-12600KF performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 80.3Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 1,225Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 40,032 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.8 Memory 80.3 91
181 1-Core 194 205
358 2-Core 382 408
114% 219 Pts
Min Avg Max
675 4-Core 737 797
1,114 8-Core 1,225 1,337
120% 981 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,608 64-Core 1,731 1,840
107% 1,731 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.7
1-Core 201
2-Core 402
119% 229 Pts
4-Core 780
8-Core 1,297
127% 1,038 Pts
64-Core 1,776
110% 1,776 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.3
1-Core 204
2-Core 393
119% 227 Pts
4-Core 753
8-Core 1,330
126% 1,042 Pts
64-Core 1808
112% 1808 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.8
1-Core 190
2-Core 386
113% 218 Pts
4-Core 778
8-Core 1,256
125% 1,017 Pts
64-Core 1,764
109% 1,764 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 192
2-Core 380
114% 218 Pts
4-Core 747
8-Core 1,258
122% 1,002 Pts
64-Core 1,770
110% 1,770 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.3
1-Core 186
2-Core 369
111% 212 Pts
4-Core 719
8-Core 1131
114% 925 Pts
64-Core 1,645
102% 1,645 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.4
1-Core 148
2-Core 378
103% 202 Pts
4-Core 722
8-Core 1,253
119% 987 Pts
64-Core 1,787
111% 1,787 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.3
1-Core 184
2-Core 348
106% 202 Pts
4-Core 630
8-Core 1,083
104% 857 Pts
64-Core 1,751
108% 1,751 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 62
1-Core 177
2-Core 366
102% 202 Pts
4-Core 692
8-Core 1,090
110% 891 Pts
64-Core 1,676
104% 1,676 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.6
1-Core 110
2-Core 223
80% 140 Pts
4-Core 450
8-Core 891
79% 671 Pts
64-Core 1223
76% 1223 Pts
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One of if not the best value CPU's out there —Jan '22


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2 months ago.

ITS THE BEST CPU FOR THIS PRICE


Excellent

20 months ago.

Outstanding processor for the price. Got this one for really cheap on Amazon Prime Day. Already a boost in FPS without even upgrading my GPU! Also this processor beats the 11th Gen i9! What a deal!


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2 years ago.

not as hot as i7 or i9


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