Intel Core i7-11700K vs Intel Core i5-12600K

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-11700K CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel Core i7 Family Intel Core i5
Intel Core i 11000 CPU group Intel Core i 12000
11 Generation 12
Rocket Lake S Architecture Alder Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Core i7-10700K Predecessor Intel Core i5-11600K
Intel Core i7-12700K Successor Intel Core i5-13600K

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i7-11700K or Intel Core i5-12600K can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

8 Cores 10
16 Threads 16
normal Core architecture hybrid (big.LITTLE)
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) A-Core Frequency 3.70 GHz (4.90 GHz)
-- B-Core Frequency 2.80 GHz (3.60 GHz)
-- C-Core Frequency --

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i7-11700K or Intel Core i5-12600K has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

Intel UHD Graphics 750 GPU Intel UHD Graphics 770
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.30 GHz
1.30 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.45 GHz
12 GPU Generation 11
14 nm Technology 10 nm
3 Max. displays 3
32 Execution units 32
256 Shader 256
Max. GPU Memory
12 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec AV1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-3200, DDR5-4800
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 Memory channels 2
51.2 GB/s Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s
No ECC Yes
4.00 MB L2 Cache 9.50 MB
16.00 MB L3 Cache 20.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 5.0
20 PCIe lanes 20

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

125 W TDP (PL1) 125 W
251 W @ 56 s TDP (PL2) 150 W
-- TDP up --
95 W TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i7-11700K or Intel Core i5-12600K as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

14 nm Technology 10 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
LGA 1200 Socket LGA 1700
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2021 Release date Q4/2021
374 $ Release price 289 $
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1569 (82%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1918 (100%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
15011 (85%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
17660 (100%)
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
612 (83%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
741 (100%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
5709 (85%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
6702 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1794 (97%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1854 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
10765 (90%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
11912 (100%)
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CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
642 (84%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
766 (100%)
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CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
6283 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
5540 (88%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
Intel UHD Graphics 750 @ 1.30 GHz
666 (90%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.45 GHz
742 (100%)
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Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.

Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
215 (86%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
249 (100%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
24810 (91%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
27348 (100%)
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V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
10865 (93%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
11742 (100%)
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Monero Hashrate kH/s

The crypto currency Monero has been using the RandomX algorithm since November 2019. This PoW (proof of work) algorithm can only efficiently be calculated using a processor (CPU) or a graphics card (GPU). The CryptoNight algorithm was used for Monero until November 2019, but it could be calculated using ASICs. RandomX benefits from a high number of CPU cores, cache and a fast connection of the memory via as many memory channels as possible. Tested with XMRig v6.x under the operation system HiveOS.

To trade Monero you can register with the crypto broker Kraken.com. We've been customers there for a few years now and have been very satisfied so far.

Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
6 (100%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
274 (100%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
2596 (100%)
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Devices using this processor

Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i5-12600K
Unknown Unknown

Leaderboards

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