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Intel Core i5-12600

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i5-12600 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.
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Is the Intel Core i5-12600 Good for Gaming?

This is relatively new CPU that contains 6 Cores and 12 Threads. The Intel Core i5-12600 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 i5-12600

Description: Intel UHD Graphics 770

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA 1700

Clockspeed: 3.3 GHz

Turbo Speed: 4.8 GHz

Cores: 6 Threads: 12

Typical TDP: 65 W

TDP Up: 117 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 6 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 6 x 48 KB
L2 Cache: 6 x 1280 KB
L3 Cache: 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) i5-12600, 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12600

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q1 2022

CPUmark/$Price: 88.97

Overall Rank:
557th fastest in multithreading out of 4760 CPUs
138th fastest in single threading out of 4760 CPUs
190th fastest in out of 1368 Desktop CPUs

Last Price Change: $239.00 USD (2024-07-16)

Average CPU Mark rating
Multithread Rating
Single Thread Rating

Samples: 306*
*Margin for error: Low

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i5-12600

Integer Math65,932 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math51,317 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers84 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting24,629 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption12,795 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression254,524 KBytes/Sec
Physics1,291 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions17,214 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread3,811 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 18th of July 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i5-12600

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 17th of July 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 17th of July 2024.
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 i5-12600
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2146911 - Jul 17 2024
BL2140032 - Jul 07 2024
BL2140027 - Jul 07 2024
BL2135374 - Jul 01 2024
BL2131251 - Jun 25 2024
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i5-12600
As of 18th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-12600
Intel Core i5-12400 vs Intel Core i5-12600
19,382 (-8.8%)
Intel Core i5-13400F vs Intel Core i5-12600
25,207 (+18.6%)
Intel Core i5-12500 vs Intel Core i5-12600
19,908 (-6.4%)
Intel Core i5-12500T vs Intel Core i5-12600
16,581 (-22.0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X vs Intel Core i5-12600
28,497 (+34.0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600 vs Intel Core i5-12600
27,133 (+27.6%)
Intel Core i9-11900K @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i5-12600
25,283 (+18.9%)
Intel Core i5-13400 vs Intel Core i5-12600
24,885 (+17.0%)
Intel Core i7-11700K @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i5-12600
24,622 (+15.8%)
Intel Core i7-11700KF @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i5-12600
23,972 (+12.7%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X vs Intel Core i5-12600
23,161 (+8.9%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 vs Intel Core i5-12600
21,571 (+1.4%)

Is the Intel Core i5-12600 Good for Gaming?
As of 18th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
Intel Core i9-13900KS
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
Intel Core i9-14900K
Intel Core i9-14900KF
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i7-13790F
Intel Core i7-14700K
Intel Core i7-14700KF
Intel Core i5-12600