Intel Core i5-12500 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-12500 is a 6 core processor. It can handle 12 threads simultaneously and was introduced in Q1/2022. The Intel Core i5-12500 is based on the 12. generation of the Intel Core i5 series and requires a mainboard with the socket LGA 1700. The Intel Core i5-12500 scores 1,804 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 8,973 points.
Intel Core i5-12500

CPU lineage

Here you can see which group the Intel Core i5-12500 belongs to and which processor is the predecessor of the Intel Core i5-12500.

Name: Intel Core i5-12500
Family: Intel Core i5 (328)
CPU group: Intel Core i 12000 (34)
Architecture: Alder Lake S
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 12
Predecessor: Intel Core i5-11500
Successor: Intel Core i5-13500

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 6 CPU cores of the Intel Core i5-12500 clock with 3.00 GHz (4.60 GHz). The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 6 / 12
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 6x Golden Cove
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 3.00 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.60 GHz
Turbo Frequency (6 Cores): 4.00 GHz

Internal Graphics

With the Intel UHD Graphics 770, the Intel Core i5-12500 has an build in graphic solution. It has 32 SM processors, which have a total of 256 texture shaders. The iGPU not only enables games, but also significantly accelerates video playback.

GPU name: Intel UHD Graphics 770
GPU frequency: 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.45 GHz
Compute units: 32
Shader: 256
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q4/2021
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 11
Direct X: 12
Technology: 10 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 64 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors that have an integrated graphics can play videos faster and more efficiently. This can have a positive effect on the battery life of notebooks, for example.

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

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i5-12500 supports up to 128 GB memory in up to 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 76.8 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR5-4800
DDR4-3200
76.8 GB/s
51.2 GB/s
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: Yes
PCIe: 5.0 x 20
PCIe Bandwidth: 78.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Intel Core i5-12500 has a TDP of 65 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 65 W
TDP (PL2): 117 W
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-12500 has a 25.50 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 10 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 10 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1700
L2-Cache: 7.50 MB
L3-Cache: 18.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
Release date: Q1/2022
Release price: 202 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i5-12500 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 5 7500F AMD Ryzen 5 7500F
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
98
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 4.80 GHz
98
Intel Core i5-1240P Intel Core i5-1240P
12C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
98
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
96
AMD Ryzen 3 8300G AMD Ryzen 3 8300G
4C 8T @ 4.90 GHz
96
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 7645 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 7645
6C 12T @ 5.10 GHz
95
AMD Ryzen 5 7600 AMD Ryzen 5 7600
6C 12T @ 5.10 GHz
95

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
14C 28T @ 3.30 GHz
695
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
687
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
665
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
659
Apple M3 (8-GPU) Apple M3 (8-GPU)
8C 8T @ 4.06 GHz
659
Apple M3 Apple M3
8C 8T @ 4.06 GHz
659
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 AMD Ryzen 5 5600
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
657

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.
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
1807
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
1806
Intel Core i7-12700HL Intel Core i7-12700HL
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
1806
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1804
AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
1802
Intel Xeon w9-3495X Intel Xeon w9-3495X
56C 112T @ 4.80 GHz
1795
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1794

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.
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 3.80 GHz
13289
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
13145
Intel Core i7-9800X Intel Core i7-9800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
13067
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
12974
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
12955
Intel Core i7-1370P Intel Core i7-1370P
14C 20T @ 1.90 GHz
12933
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
12916

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 Xeon E-2378 Intel Xeon E-2378
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
1821
Intel Core i5-14500HX Intel Core i5-14500HX
14C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
1818
Intel Xeon w9-3475X Intel Xeon w9-3475X
36C 72T @ 4.80 GHz
1814
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1804
AMD Ryzen 5 8640HS AMD Ryzen 5 8640HS
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
1802
AMD Ryzen 5 8645HS AMD Ryzen 5 8645HS
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
1802
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 7640HS AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 7640HS
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
1802

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 Xeon E5-2660 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v4
14C 28T @ 2.40 GHz
9036
Intel Xeon E-2288G Intel Xeon E-2288G
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
8996
Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10C 20T @ 3.50 GHz
8993
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
8973
Intel Core i7-11800H Intel Core i7-11800H
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
8949
Intel Core i7-10700F Intel Core i7-10700F
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
8945
Intel Core i7-10700 Intel Core i7-10700
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
8945

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
2369
Intel Xeon E-2386G Intel Xeon E-2386G
6C 12T @ 5.10 GHz
2369
Intel Xeon w9-3475X Intel Xeon w9-3475X
36C 72T @ 4.80 GHz
2368
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
2365
Intel Core i5-13600T Intel Core i5-13600T
14C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
2364
Intel Xeon Gold 6442Y Intel Xeon Gold 6442Y
24C 48T @ 4.00 GHz
2360
Intel Core i5-13500HX Intel Core i5-13500HX
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
2356

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 3.70 GHz
10425
Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
10412
Intel Core i7-12650H Intel Core i7-12650H
10C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
10411
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
10401
AMD Ryzen 7 5800 AMD Ryzen 7 5800
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
10397
Intel Core i5-12600 Intel Core i5-12600
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
10379
AMD Ryzen 5 8645HS AMD Ryzen 5 8645HS
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
10357

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 8600G AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
697
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
694
Intel Core i7-12700HL Intel Core i7-12700HL
14C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
694
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
688
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
687
Intel Core i5-13400 Intel Core i5-13400
10C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
687
Intel Xeon w9-3495X Intel Xeon w9-3495X
56C 112T @ 4.80 GHz
686

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 i9-9900K Intel Core i9-9900K
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
4995
Intel Core i9-9900KF Intel Core i9-9900KF
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
4995
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22C 44T @ 2.80 GHz
4981
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
4960
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
4960
Intel Core i7-11800H Intel Core i7-11800H
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
4930
Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
4905

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 i7-4750HQ Intel Core i7-4750HQ
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 @ 1.20 GHz
768
Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
Apple A14 @ 1.46 GHz
749
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Qualcomm Adreno 730 @ 0.82 GHz
745
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.45 GHz
742
Intel Core i7-12650HX Intel Core i7-12650HX
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.45 GHz
742
Intel Core i7-12800HX Intel Core i7-12800HX
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.45 GHz
742
Intel Core i5-11500B Intel Core i5-11500B
Intel UHD Graphics 11th Gen (32 EU) @ 1.45 GHz
742

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.
Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU) Apple M1 Pro (8-CPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
181
Intel Core i7-10700 Intel Core i7-10700
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
180
Intel Core i7-10700F Intel Core i7-10700F
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
180
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
178
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5750GE AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5750GE
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
178
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
173
Intel Core i9-9900KF Intel Core i9-9900KF
8C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
171

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
20089
Intel Core i5-1340PE Intel Core i5-1340PE
12C 16T @ 1.80 GHz
20067
Intel Xeon W-1350P Intel Xeon W-1350P
6C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
20049
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
20002
Intel Core i5-12490F Intel Core i5-12490F
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
20002
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
19920
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v4
18C 36T @ 2.80 GHz
19911

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.
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
4740
Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2
12C 24T @ 2.50 GHz
4740
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
4737
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
4732
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3
12C 24T @ 2.50 GHz
4730
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
4715
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
4699

CPU performance per watt (efficiency)

Efficiency of the processor under full load in the Cinebench R23 (multi-core) benchmark. The benchmark result is divided by the average energy required (CPU package power in watts). The higher the value, the more efficient the CPU is under full load.
Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
31,062 CB R23 MC @ 220 W
141
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
24,125 CB R23 MC @ 174 W
139
Intel Core i5-13600KF Intel Core i5-13600KF
24,125 CB R23 MC @ 174 W
139
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
12,974 CB R23 MC @ 94 W
138
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
10,202 CB R23 MC @ 74 W
137
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
15,228 CB R23 MC @ 119 W
128
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
18,065 CB R23 MC @ 143 W
126

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The Intel Core i5-12500 is a desktop processor from Intels 12th generation of the Core i 5 series. It was launched in the first quarter of 2022 and is intended to serve the mass market as a mid-range processor. The processor is manufactured with a structure width of 10 nanometers and is based on the Alder Lake S architecture. It can be used on all mainboards that have the LGA 1700 socket and it supports Intels virtualization technologies VT-x, VT-x EPT and VT-d.

The Intel Core i5-12500 is equipped with 6 cores, all of which support Hyperthreading technology, which means that 12 computing threads are available if required. The cores have a base clock frequency of 3.00 gigahertz and can increase to up to 4.60 gigahertz in turbo mode. However, this clock rate is only possible when a single core is utilized. If all cores are utilized at the same time, this still achieves a clock frequency of 4.00 gigahertz per core.

With the Intel UHD Graphics 770, the Intel Core i5-12500 has an internal graphics unit of the eleventh generation from Intels iGPU program. This graphics unit clocks at 0.30 gigahertz, but can increase its clock rate to up to 1.45 gigahertz in turbo mode. It has 32 execution units with a total of 256 shader units and, like the processor, is manufactured using the 10-nanometer process. The iGPU achieves a solid FP32 computing power of 742 GigaFLOPS.

Of course, the Intel Core i5-12500 can also be operated with a dedicated graphics card. For this purpose, the processor is equipped with 20 PCI Express lines in version 5.0, which can of course also be used to connect other expansion cards.

The processor has 2 memory channels via which up to 128 gigabytes of RAM can be operated. The Intel Core i5-12500 supports the following memory types: DDR4-3200 or DDR5-4800. Memory with automatic error correction (ECC memory) is not supported.



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