Average Bench: 102% (71st of 1452)

Based on 2,632 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00090675 Model: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-12600

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i5-12600 averaged 1.7% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-12600 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Speed 187Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 356Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-12600 is just 17.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-12600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 1,271Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 81.7Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,632 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.9 Memory 81.7 92.3
177 1-Core 187 197
325 2-Core 356 383
110% 208 Pts
Min Avg Max
577 4-Core 653 739
982 8-Core 1,052 1,122
105% 853 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,099 64-Core 1,271 1,338
78.7% 1,271 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.1
1-Core 198
2-Core 382
119% 224 Pts
4-Core 714
8-Core 1,145
114% 930 Pts
64-Core 1,326
82% 1,326 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 91
1-Core 198
2-Core 354
115% 214 Pts
4-Core 675
8-Core 1,130
110% 902 Pts
64-Core 1,340
83% 1,340 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.5
1-Core 193
2-Core 386
113% 218 Pts
4-Core 725
8-Core 1,123
114% 924 Pts
64-Core 1,352
84% 1,352 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.3
1-Core 185
2-Core 352
110% 207 Pts
4-Core 655
8-Core 1,064
105% 860 Pts
64-Core 1,252
78% 1,252 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.8
1-Core 185
2-Core 367
106% 207 Pts
4-Core 707
8-Core 1,062
110% 885 Pts
64-Core 1,339
83% 1,339 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.5
1-Core 190
2-Core 346
108% 204 Pts
4-Core 654
8-Core 1,071
106% 863 Pts
64-Core 1,310
81% 1,310 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.5
1-Core 193
2-Core 334
108% 202 Pts
4-Core 625
8-Core 1,097
104% 861 Pts
64-Core 1,316
81% 1,316 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 43.5
1-Core 168
2-Core 316
88% 176 Pts
4-Core 566
8-Core 943
92% 754 Pts
64-Core 1,004
62% 1,004 Pts
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