Intel Core i5-12600K processor review

Core i5-12600K processor released by Intel; release date: 4 Nov 2021. At the time of release, the processor cost $289 - 299. The processor is designed for desktop-computers and based on Alder Lake microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Maximum CPU clock speed - 4.90 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 100°C. Manufacturing process technology - Intel 7. Cache size: L1 - 640 KB, L2 - 9.5 MB, L3 - 20 MB.

Supported memory types: Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s. Maximum memory size: 128 GB.

Supported socket types: FCLGA1700. Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 1.

The processor has integrated graphics Intel UHD Graphics 770.


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PassMark - Single thread mark 3974
PassMark - CPU mark 26774
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 13123

Integrated graphics – Intel UHD Graphics 770

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1450 MHz
Compute units 32
Core clock speed 300 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 10 nm
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance 185.6 GFLOPS (1:4)
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance 1485 GFLOPS (2:1)
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance 742.4 GFLOPS
Pipelines 256
Pixel fill rate 11.60 GPixel/s
Texture fill rate 23.20 GTexel/s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 15 Watt

Specifications (specs)


Architecture codename Alder Lake
Launch date 4 Nov 2021
Launch price (MSRP) $289 - 299
Place in performance rating 20
Processor Number i5-12600K
Series 12th Generation Intel Core i5 Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Desktop


64 bit support
L1 cache 640 KB
L2 cache 9.5 MB
L3 cache 20 MB
Manufacturing process technology Intel 7
Maximum core temperature 100°C
Maximum frequency 4.90 GHz


Max memory channels 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 76.8 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB
Supported memory types Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s


Device ID 0x4680
Execution Units 32
Graphics base frequency 300 MHz
Graphics max dynamic frequency 1.45 GHz
Intel® Clear Video HD technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Processor graphics Intel UHD Graphics 770

Graphics interfaces

Number of displays supported 4

Graphics image quality

Max resolution over DisplayPort 7680 x 4320 @ 60Hz
Max resolution over eDP 5120 x 3200 @ 120Hz

Graphics API support

DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.5


Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 45.0 mm x 37.5 mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1700
Thermal Solution PCG 2020A


Max number of PCIe lanes 20
PCI Express revision 5.0 and 4.0
PCIe configurations Up to 1x16+4, 2x8+4
Scalability 1S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Mode-based Execute Control (MBE)
Secure Boot

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel SSE4.1, Intel SSE4.2, Intel AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)
Speed Shift technology
Thermal Monitoring


Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)