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Intel Core i5-12600KF

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

This is relatively new CPU that contains 10 Cores and 16 Threads. The Intel Core i5-12600KF 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 i5-12600KF


Class: Desktop

Socket: FCLGA1700

Total Cores: 10 Cores, 16 Threads

Performance Cores: 6 Cores, 12 Threads, 3.6 GHz Base, 4.9 GHz Turbo

Efficient Cores: 4 Cores, 4 Threads, 2.8 GHz Base, 3.6 GHz Turbo

Typical TDP: 150 W

TDP Down: 125 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: 20 MB

Cache per Eff. CPU Package:
Eff. L1 Instruction Cache: 4 x 64 KB
Eff. L1 Data Cache: 4 x 32 KB
Eff. L2 Cache: 1 x 2048 KB

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

Other names: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-12600KF, 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12600KF

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2021

CPUmark/$Price: 124.77

Overall Rank: 309

Last Price Change: $219.94 USD (2023-05-31)

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 3940
Samples: 1176*
*Margin for error: Low

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i5-12600KF

Integer Math87,319 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math66,989 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers90 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting35,712 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption18,405 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression343,340 KBytes/Sec
Physics1,460 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions21,920 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread3,940 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 5th of March 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i5-12600KF

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 4th of March 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 4th of March 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 i5-12600KF
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2040729 - Mar 03 2024
BL2040433 - Mar 03 2024
BL2040372 - Mar 03 2024
BL2040358 - Mar 03 2024
BL2040043 - Mar 02 2024
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i5-12600KF
As of 5th of March 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-12600KF
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
28,618 (+4.3%)
Intel Core i5-12600K vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
27,761 (+1.2%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
26,738 (-2.6%)
AMD Ryzen 5 7600 vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
27,314 (-0.5%)
Intel Core i5-13500 vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
32,103 (+17.0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
27,930 (+1.8%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
24,632 (-10.2%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
21,584 (-21.3%)
Intel Core i5-12600 vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
21,310 (-22.3%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
28,285 (+3.1%)
Intel Core i5-13400 vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
24,986 (-8.9%)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X vs Intel Core i5-12600KF
21,915 (-20.1%)

Is the Intel Core i5-12600KF Good for Gaming?
As of 5th of March 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
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Intel Core i5-12600KF