Intel Core i5-12500 - Benchmark, Test and specs

The Intel Core i5-12500 has 6 cores with 12 threads and is based on the 12. gen of the Intel Core i5 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 1700 socket and was released in Q1/2022.
Intel Core i5-12500
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: Intel Core i5-12500
Family: Intel Core i5
CPU group: Intel Core i 12000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 12
Predecessor: Intel Core i5-11500
Successor: --
CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency
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 GraphicsInternal Graphics
GPU name: Intel UHD Graphics 770
GPU frequency: 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.45 GHz
Execution units: 32
Shader: 256
Max. GPU Memory: --
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 11
Direct X: 12
Technology: 10 nm
Release date: Q4/2021
Hardware codec supportHardware codec support
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 & PCIeMemory & PCIe
Memory type: DDR4-3200
DDR5-4800
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2
Bandwidth: 76.8 GB/s
ECC: Yes
PCIe: 5.0 x 20
AES-NI: Yes
Thermal ManagementThermal Management
TDP (PL1): 65 W
TDP (PL2): 117 W
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C
Technical detailsTechnical details
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
L2-Cache: 7.50 MB
L3-Cache: 18.00 MB
Architecture: Alder Lake S
Technology: 10 nm
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Socket: LGA 1700
Release date: Q1/2022
Part Number: --

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 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 i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 2.10 GHz
1862
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 2.10 GHz
1862
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 1.70 GHz
1806
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
1804
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 2.10 GHz
1773
Intel Core i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-11900KF
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
1686
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
1686
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



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.

AMD Ryzen 7 6800H AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
13145
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
13145
Intel Core i7-9800X Intel Core i7-9800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
13067
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
12974
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
12955
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
12916
AMD Ryzen 9 5900H AMD Ryzen 9 5900H
8C 16T @ 3.10 GHz
12892
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



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 i9-12900HK Intel Core i9-12900HK
14C 20T @ 1.80 GHz
710
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 1.70 GHz
694
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 2.10 GHz
692
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
688
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
664
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
664
Intel Core i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-11900KF
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
650
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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 i9-9900K Intel Core i9-9900K
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
4995
Intel Core i9-9900KF Intel Core i9-9900KF
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
4995
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22C 44T @ 2.20 GHz
4981
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
4960
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 3.90 GHz
4960
Intel Core i7-11800H Intel Core i7-11800H
8C 16T @ 2.30 GHz
4930
Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
4905
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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 i7-12850HX Intel Core i7-12850HX
16C 24T @ 1.80 GHz
1837
Intel Core i9-11900 Intel Core i9-11900
8C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
1831
Intel Core i9-11900F Intel Core i9-11900F
8C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
1831
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
1804
Intel Core i7-11700KF Intel Core i7-11700KF
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
1794
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
1794
Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
1793
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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.

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 3.90 GHz
9065
Intel Core i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
8C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
9045
Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
8993
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
8973
Intel Core i7-11800H Intel Core i7-11800H
8C 16T @ 2.30 GHz
8949
Intel Core i7-10700F Intel Core i7-10700F
8C 16T @ 2.90 GHz
8945
Intel Core i7-10700 Intel Core i7-10700
8C 16T @ 2.90 GHz
8945
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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 i7-4558U Intel Core i7-4558U
Intel Iris Graphics 5100 @ 1.20 GHz
768
Intel Core i7-4750HQ Intel Core i7-4750HQ
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 @ 1.20 GHz
768
Intel Core i7-4850HQ Intel Core i7-4850HQ
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 @ 1.20 GHz
768
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
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



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 @ 2.90 GHz
180
Intel Core i7-10700F Intel Core i7-10700F
8C 16T @ 2.90 GHz
180
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
178
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5750GE AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5750GE
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
178
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
173
Intel Core i9-9900KF Intel Core i9-9900KF
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
171
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



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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