Intel Core i5-12600 - Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-12600 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 i5-12600
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: Intel Core i5-12600
Family: Intel Core i5
CPU group: Intel Core i 12000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 12
Predecessor: Intel Core i5-11600
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: 3.30 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.80 GHz
Turbo Frequency (6 Cores): 4.40 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
Documents: Technical data sheet
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 i5-12600 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.

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.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 4.70 GHzNot verified
1986
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
1968
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
1968
Intel Core i5-12600 Intel Core i5-12600
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
1958
Intel Core i9-12900T Intel Core i9-12900T
16C 24T @ 1.40 GHz
1878
Intel Core i7-11700B Intel Core i7-11700B
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
1878
Intel Core i9-11900KB Intel Core i9-11900KB
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
1878
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 i7-1270P Intel Core i7-1270P
12C 16T @ 2.20 GHz
9260
Intel Xeon D-2187NT Intel Xeon D-2187NT
16C 32T @ 2.00 GHz
9202
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 2.10 GHz
9088
Intel Core i5-12600 Intel Core i5-12600
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
9075
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
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.

Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3
12C 24T @ 2.60 GHz
5054
Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8C 16T @ 3.10 GHz
5010
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE
8C 16T @ 3.10 GHz
4994
Intel Core i5-12600 Intel Core i5-12600
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
4990
Intel Xeon W-10885M Intel Xeon W-10885M
8C 16T @ 2.40 GHz
4955
Intel Core i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
8C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
4899
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
8C 16T @ 2.90 GHz
4817
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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 i7-4558U 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 i5-12600 Intel Core i5-12600
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



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 Epyc 7451 AMD Epyc 7451
24C 48T @ 2.30 GHz
21065
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3
16C 32T @ 2.30 GHz
21042
Intel Xeon Gold 6136 Intel Xeon Gold 6136
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
21034
Intel Core i5-12600 Intel Core i5-12600
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
20678
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
20602
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
20574
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650G
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
20457
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



The Intel Core i5-12600 was released in the first quarter of 2022 and is designed for the desktop PC segment. A mainboard with the LGA 1700 socket is required to install the Intel Core i5-12600. The processor is manufactured with a structure width of 10 nanometers and is based on the Alder Lake S architecture.

The Intel Core i5-12600 has a level 2 cache of 7.50 megabytes and a level 3 cache of 18.00 megabytes. It has 6 physical cores and supports Intels Hyperthreading technology, which means that up to 16 threads are available if required and depending on the application. The 6 cores, codenamed Golden Cove, have a base clock frequency of 3.30 gigahertz and the maximum turbo clock of the cores is 4.80 gigahertz. The CPU cannot be overclocked, so a model with a K in the model name is required.

The single-core performance of the Intel Core i5-12600 is on par with the i7 and i9 models of the same generation. The difference is then evident in the multi-core performance, here the i5 processor is significantly behind the larger models of the 12th generation due to the lower number of cores.

The Intel Core i5-12600 has an internal graphics unit, the Intel UHD Graphics 770 is used here. This iGPU was launched in the first quarter of 2022 and, like the processor, is also manufactured using the 10-nanometer process. It clocks at 0.30 gigahertz and can increase this clock rate to up to 1.45 gigahertz in turbo mode. It has 32 execution units with 256 shader units and thus achieves an FP32 computing power (single precision) of 742 gigaflops.

When it comes to RAM, the Intel Core i5-12600 supports DDR4-3200 modules or the newer DDR5-4800 generation. Up to 128 gigabytes of RAM can be controlled via the 2 available memory channels.


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