Intel Core i5-12500T Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-12500T 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. The Intel Core i5-12500T scores 1,674 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 6,625 points.
Intel Core i5-12500T

At a glance

Name: Intel Core i5-12500T
Family: Intel Core i5 (331)
CPU group: Intel Core i 12000 (34)
Architecture: Alder Lake S
Technology: 10 nm
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 12
Predecessor: Intel Core i5-11500T
Successor: Intel Core i5-13500T

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i5-12500T has 6 CPU cores and can calculate 12 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i5-12500T is 2.00 GHz (4.40 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 6 / 12
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 6x Golden Cove
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.00 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.40 GHz
Turbo Frequency (6 Cores): 3.20 GHz

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Core i5-12500T has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Intel Core i5-12500T uses the Intel UHD Graphics 770, which has 256 texture shaders and 32 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

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

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 processor can use up to 128 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 76.8 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

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

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 35 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 35 W
TDP (PL2): 74 W
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i5-12500T is made in 10 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 25.50 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

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

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i5-12500T 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.
Intel Core i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
102
Intel Core i5-12400F Intel Core i5-12400F
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
102
Intel Core i5-12500H Intel Core i5-12500H
12C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
102
Intel Core i5-12500T Intel Core i5-12500T
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
101
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 8600G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 8600G
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
101
AMD Ryzen 5 8500G AMD Ryzen 5 8500G
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
101
AMD Ryzen 5 8600G AMD Ryzen 5 8600G
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
101

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 Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
467
Intel Core i3-13100 Intel Core i3-13100
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
465
Intel Core i3-13100F Intel Core i3-13100F
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
465
Intel Core i5-12500T Intel Core i5-12500T
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
458
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
458
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
455
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
452

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 i3-12300T Intel Core i3-12300T
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
1686
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
1679
Intel Core i5-13420H Intel Core i5-13420H
8C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1677
Intel Core i5-12500T Intel Core i5-12500T
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1674
Intel Core i5-12500H Intel Core i5-12500H
12C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
1674
Intel Core i9-11900T Intel Core i9-11900T
8C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1674
Intel Core i5-1340P Intel Core i5-1340P
12C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1671

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 i5-11500H Intel Core i5-11500H
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
6672
AMD Ryzen 5 5500GT AMD Ryzen 5 5500GT
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6637
Sony Playstation 5 Sony Playstation 5
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
6635
Intel Core i5-12500T Intel Core i5-12500T
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
6625
Intel Core i5-11400H Intel Core i5-11400H
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
6576
AMD Ryzen Embedded V2516 AMD Ryzen Embedded V2516
6C 12T @ 2.10 GHz
6575
Intel Core i5-12400T Intel Core i5-12400T
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
6573

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 7640U AMD Ryzen 5 7640U
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
2340
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 7640U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 7640U
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
2340
Intel Core i5-13450HX Intel Core i5-13450HX
10C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
2337
Intel Core i5-12500T Intel Core i5-12500T
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
2330
AMD Ryzen 3 7440U AMD Ryzen 3 7440U
4C 8T @ 4.70 GHz
2323
Intel Core i5-13420H Intel Core i5-13420H
8C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
2320
Intel Xeon W-1350 Intel Xeon W-1350
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
2317

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 i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
8964
Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
8964
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
8947
Intel Core i5-12500T Intel Core i5-12500T
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
8911
Intel Xeon E-2356G Intel Xeon E-2356G
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
8864
Intel Core i5-12450H Intel Core i5-12450H
8C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
8862
Intel Xeon Gold 5218 Intel Xeon Gold 5218
16C 32T @ 2.70 GHz
8856

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 i5-12500T Intel Core i5-12500T
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

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 i7-7820X Intel Core i7-7820X
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
17244
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2
12C 24T @ 3.10 GHz
17198
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
17185
Intel Core i5-12500T Intel Core i5-12500T
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
17170
Intel Core i5-11400F Intel Core i5-11400F
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
17082
Intel Core i5-11400 Intel Core i5-11400
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
17082
Intel Core i5-1335U Intel Core i5-1335U
10C 12T @ 1.30 GHz
17062

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

With the Intel Core i5-12500T, Intel offers an energy-optimized desktop processor that has a significantly lower clock speed compared to the normal version of this processor. Specifically, the Intel Core i5-12500T has six 12th generation “Golden Cove” P cores (Alder Lake). Smaller E-cores are not present in this model.

The six P-cores clock at 2.0 GHz, but the Intel Core i5-12500T can dynamically increase the clock frequency to up to 4.4 GHz in Turbo mode. With load on all CPU cores, dynamic speeds of up to 3.2 GHz are possible. This is lower than the normal version of this processor. The TDP is correspondingly lower and cooling the CPU is also easier.

The Intel Core i5-12500T has an integrated graphics solution (iGPU for short). However, the Intel UHD Graphics 770 only has 32 execution units and 256 texture shaders and is only suitable for some older computer games due to its low graphics performance. Newer games require dedicated graphics.

The Intel Core i5-12500T supports both the older DDR4 and the newer DDR5 memory. The memory support depends on the motherboard. The Intel Core i5-12500T achieves a maximum memory bandwidth of 76.8 GB/s when using DDR5-4800 memory. However, faster RAM is also unofficially compatible.

We recommend using at least two memory modules so that dual-channel mode can be used. If only one module is installed in the system, the maximum memory bandwidth is halved.

The Intel Core i5-12500T is still manufactured at Intel using a 10 nm process and is not quite as energy efficient as the competing models from AMD and Apple. With 7.5 MB Level 2 cache and 18 MB Level 3 cache, the processor is ideal for many applications and, together with dedicated graphics, it is also well suited for computer games.



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