Intel Core i5-12600KF Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-12600KF has 10 cores with 16 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 Q4/2021.
Intel Core i5-12600KF

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i5-12600KF. 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 i5-12600KF.

Name: Intel Core i5-12600KF
Family: Intel Core i5
CPU group: Intel Core i 12000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 12
Predecessor: Intel Core i5-11600KF
Successor: Intel Core i5-13600KF

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i5-12600KF 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: 10 / 16
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 6x Golden Cove
B-Core: 4x Gracemont
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
A-Core Frequency: 3.70 GHz (4.90 GHz)
B-Core Frequency: 2.80 GHz (3.60 GHz)

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: No
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): 125 W
TDP (PL2): 150 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 i5-12600KF 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: 9.50 MB
L3-Cache: 20.00 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: Q4/2021
Release price: 264 $
Part Number: BX8071512600KF
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i5-12600KF 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.

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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 i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1939
Intel Core i9-12900HK Intel Core i9-12900HK
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1938
Intel Core i9-12950HX Intel Core i9-12950HX
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
1927
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1918
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1918
Intel Core i9-12900H Intel Core i9-12900H
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1917
Intel Core i9-12900HX Intel Core i9-12900HX
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
1902
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 i9-12900HK Intel Core i9-12900HK
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
18197
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
18165
Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3
14C 28T @ 2.50 GHz
17896
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
17660
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
17660
AMD EPYC 7351 AMD EPYC 7351
16C 32T @ 2.90 GHz
17401
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
16820
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.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
759
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
757
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
757
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
741
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
741
Intel Core i9-12900HX Intel Core i9-12900HX
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
736
Intel Core i9-12900H Intel Core i9-12900H
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
734
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 i9-12900HK Intel Core i9-12900HK
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
6892
AMD EPYC 7451 AMD EPYC 7451
24C 48T @ 2.90 GHz
6768
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
6731
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
6702
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
6702
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 4.10 GHz
6671
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
6419
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 i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1872
Intel Core i9-12900HX Intel Core i9-12900HX
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
1861
Intel Core i9-12950HX Intel Core i9-12950HX
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
1861
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1854
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
1854
Intel Core i7-12800HX Intel Core i7-12800HX
16C 24T @ 4.80 GHz
1837
Intel Core i7-12850HX Intel Core i7-12850HX
16C 24T @ 4.80 GHz
1837
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 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
12454
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
12103
Intel Xeon W-3235 Intel Xeon W-3235
12C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
11996
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
11912
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
11912
Intel Xeon Silver 4215R Intel Xeon Silver 4215R
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
11877
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
11874
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-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 Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
790
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
787
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
774
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
766
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
766
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
676
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
647
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-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 7 4700G AMD Ryzen 7 4700G
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
5622
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
5614
Intel Core i7-10700KF Intel Core i7-10700KF
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
5614
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
5589
Intel Core i9-9900KF Intel Core i9-9900KF
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
5564
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 3.90 GHz
5544
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
5540
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) 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.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
271
Intel Core i9-12900HK Intel Core i9-12900HK
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
260
Intel Core i9-12900H Intel Core i9-12900H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
251
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
249
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
249
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
246
Intel Core i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-11900KF
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
243
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.

Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
27432
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X AMD Ryzen 7 5700X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
27411
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
27348
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
27089
Intel Core i9-9940X Intel Core i9-9940X
14C 28T @ 4.20 GHz
27017
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
26030
Intel Xeon Gold 6148 Intel Xeon Gold 6148
20C 40T @ 3.00 GHz
25817
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
12214
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
12214
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
11775
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
11742
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
11742
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
11511
Intel Core i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-11900KF
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
11170
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 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 i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
286
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
286
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.90 GHz
277
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
274
Intel Core i9-12900HX Intel Core i9-12900HX
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
274
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.90 GHz
274
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 4.80 GHz
270
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 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 i9-12900H Intel Core i9-12900H
14C 20T @ 3.80 GHz
2639
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
2616
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
2611
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
2596
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
2596
Intel Core i9-9940X Intel Core i9-9940X
14C 28T @ 4.20 GHz
2587
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
12C 24T @ 3.60 GHz
2584
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



The Intel Core i5-12600KF is a 12th generation desktop processor from Intel. It was released in the fourth quarter of 2021 and is based on the Intel socket LGA 1700. It is based on the Alder Lake S architecture and is manufactured with a structure width of 10 nanometers. The ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+ and the virtualization technologies VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d are supported.

The processor is based on a hybrid core architecture (big.LITTLE) in which 4 efficiency cores are used in addition to 6 performance cores. The performance cores (Golden Cove) support Hyperthreading, have a basic clock frequency of 3.70 gigahertz and can increase the clock rate to up to 4.90 gigahertz in turbo mode. The efficiency cores (Gracemont) are used when no power is required, which means that they contribute to more efficient power consumption. The cores do not support hyperthreading and both the basic clock frequency of 2.80 gigahertz and the maximum turbo clock of 3.60 gigahertz are significantly lower than in the performance cores. The "K" in the processor designation also indicates that the processor has a free multiplier and can therefore be overclocked with suitable cooling.

The second letter "F" in the name of the processor shows that the Intel Core i5-12600KF does not have an internal graphics unit and can therefore only be operated with a dedicated graphics solution (e.g. NVIDIA GeForce, AMD Radeon). To connect these, the processor has 20 PCI Express lines in version 5.0.

The Intel Core i5-12600KF has 2 memory channels via which up to 128 gigabytes of RAM can be connected. You can choose between the slightly older DDR4-3200 and the new DDR5-4800. The maximum bandwidth of this memory connection is 76.8 GB/s.


Leaderboards

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