Intel Core i5 12600K

Intel Core i5 12600K
  • Cores: 10
  • L3 cache: 20MB (shared)
  • TDP: 125 W (max. boost up to 150 W)
  • Transistor size: 10 nm
Core i5 12600K - desktop processor produced by Intel for socket LGA-1700 that has 10 cores and 16 threads. The base clock frequency of the CPU is 3700 MHz, but due to Turbo Boost technology, it can perform up to 4900 MHz. The size of the L3 cache is 20 MB. Please note that this chip has integrated graphics Intel UHD Graphics 770.

Test in Benchmarks

Performance test of Intel Core i5 12600K in benchmarks

Cinebench R23

Reputable cross-platform benchmark for high-performance processors
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

GeekBench v6

The new version of this benchmark emulates common operations often used in real-world apps
Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
File compression 961.3 MB/sec
Clang compilation 94.2 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 285.3 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 370.4 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 252.6 pages/sec
Background blur 57.7 images/sec
Photo processing 102 images/sec
Ray tracing 19.1 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1]


Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Integer math 87.8 GOps/sec
Floating point math 67.6 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 94M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 36.1M Strings/sec
Data encryption 18.6 GBytes/sec
Data compression 345.6 MBytes/sec
Physics 1524 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 22B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3]


Core i5 12600K technical specifications


Vendor Intel
Released October 27, 2021
Type Desktop
instruction set x86-64
Codename Alder Lake
Model number i5-12600K
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 770


Performance Cores
P-Cores 6
P-Threads 12
Base Frequency (P) 3.7 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.9 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 4
E-Threads 4
Base Frequency (E) 2.8 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.6 GHz
Total Cores 10
Total Threads 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz
Multiplier 37x
L1 Cache 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 9728K (shared)
L3 Cache 20MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes


Fabrication process 10 nm
TDP (PL1) 125 W
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 150 W
Socket LGA-1700
Peak temperature 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 770
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1450 MHz
Shading Units 256
TMUs 16
ROPs 8
Execution Units 32
TGP 15 W

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s
ECC Support Yes


Official site Intel Core i5 12600K official page
PCI Express Version 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20


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