Intel Core i5-12500 Benchmark, Test and specs

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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 lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i5-12500. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i5-12500.

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: Intel Core i5-13500

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i5-12500 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.

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

The Intel Core i5-12500 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).

GPU name: Intel UHD Graphics 770
GPU frequency: 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.45 GHz
Execution units: 32
Shader: 256
Max. GPU Memory: 64 GB
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 11
Direct X: 12
Technology: 10 nm
Release date: Q4/2021

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.

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 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.

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

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.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 65 W
TDP (PL2): 117 W
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
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 i5-12500 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.

Technology: 10 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1700
L2-Cache: 7.50 MB
L3-Cache: 18.00 MB
Architecture: Alder Lake S
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 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 i7-1280P Intel Core i7-1280P
14C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
1848
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
Intel Core i5-13400F Intel Core i5-13400F
10C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1794
Intel Core i5-13400 Intel Core i5-13400
10C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1794
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 4.70 GHz
1773
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.

Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
13305
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
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G
8C 16T @ 4.00 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 i7-1280P Intel Core i7-1280P
14C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
707
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 Core i5-12490F Intel Core i5-12490F
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
677
Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



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
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



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 i5-13500 Intel Core i5-13500
14C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
1834
Intel Core i9-11900 Intel Core i9-11900
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
1831
Intel Core i9-11900F Intel Core i9-11900F
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
1831
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1804
Intel Core i5-13600T Intel Core i5-13600T
14C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
1800
Intel Core i7-11700KF Intel Core i7-11700KF
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1794
Intel Core i7-11700K Intel Core i7-11700K
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
1794
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.

Intel Core i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
9045
Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10C 20T @ 3.50 GHz
8993
Intel Core i5-1350P Intel Core i5-1350P
12C 16T @ 1.90 GHz
8980
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
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (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 @ 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
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



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 7 PRO 4750G AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
20602
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
20574
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
20457
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
20374
Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4
18C 36T @ 2.50 GHz
20258
AMD EPYC 7401 AMD EPYC 7401
24C 48T @ 2.80 GHz
20221
AMD EPYC 7401P AMD EPYC 7401P
24C 48T @ 2.80 GHz
20221
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



Benchmarks


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.


Leaderboards

In our leaderboards, we have clearly compiled the best processors for specific categories for you. The leaderboards are always up to date and are regularly updated by us. The best processors are selected according to popularity and speed in benchmarks as well as the price-performance ratio.


Popular comparisons

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