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Intel Core i5-12500

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i5-12500 can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i5-12500 Good for Gaming?

This is relatively new CPU that contains 6 Cores and 12 Threads. The Intel Core i5-12500 also has reasonable threaded performance that will serve well in games. Paired with a good videocard, is this CPU Good for Gaming? Yes, this would be a suitable CPU for gaming. [More ...]

Intel Core i5-12500

Description: Intel UHD Graphics 770

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA 1700

Clockspeed: 3.0 GHz

Turbo Speed: 4.6 GHz

Cores: 6 Threads: 12

Typical TDP: 65 W

TDP Up: 117 W

Cache Size: L1: 480 KB, L2: 7.5 MB, L3: 18 MB

Memory Support: Max. Memory Size: 128 GB (Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s, Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s, ECC Supported)

Other names: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-12500, 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12500

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q1 2022

CPUmark/$Price: 98.73

Overall Rank: 423

Last Price Change: $202.00 USD (2022-01-01)

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 3722
Samples: 367*
*Margin for error: Low

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i5-12500

Integer Math62,109 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math48,326 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers77 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting23,602 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption12,061 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression240,496 KBytes/Sec
Physics1,139 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions16,117 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread3,722 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 27th of May 2023.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i5-12500

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 23rd of May 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 23rd of May 2023.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

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Pricing History

Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i5-12500
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1827921 - May 27 2023
BL1826905 - May 26 2023
BL1825118 - May 23 2023
BL1821860 - May 19 2023
BL1821824 - May 19 2023
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i5-12500
As of 28th of May 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-12500
Intel Core i5-12400 vs Intel Core i5-12500
19,533 (-2.1%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G vs Intel Core i5-12500
24,689 (+23.8%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 vs Intel Core i5-12500
21,642 (+8.5%)
Intel Core i5-11600K @ 3.90GHz vs Intel Core i5-12500
19,738 (-1.0%)
Intel Core i5-12490F vs Intel Core i5-12500
20,727 (+3.9%)
Intel Core i5-12500T vs Intel Core i5-12500
17,043 (-14.5%)
Intel Core i5-12600K vs Intel Core i5-12500
27,838 (+39.6%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X vs Intel Core i5-12500
26,827 (+34.5%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G vs Intel Core i5-12500
19,931 (-0.1%)
Intel Core i5-12400F vs Intel Core i5-12500
19,751 (-1.0%)
Intel Core i5-11600KF @ 3.90GHz vs Intel Core i5-12500
19,721 (-1.1%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500 vs Intel Core i5-12500
19,624 (-1.6%)

Is the Intel Core i5-12500 Good for Gaming?
As of 28th of May 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
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Intel Core i9-13900KF
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
Intel Core i9-13900T
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AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600KF
Intel Core i5-12500