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CPU overview Intel Core i5-12600K (10 C/16T). Alder Lake S, 10 nm, 125 W TDP.

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Intel Core i5-12600K

Intel Core i5-12600K

The Intel Core i5-12600K processor is released Q4/2021 on the Alder Lake S architecture. It runs at a starting clock frequency of 3.70 GHz and is manufactured using the 10 nm process. Intel Core i5-12600K uses 16 threads with 10 active cores. It is set to Desktop / Server in LGA 1700. The TDP of the Intel Core i5-12600K processor model is 125 W. The L2 cache memory size is -- and the L3 is 20.00 MB. The memory support is DDR4-3200DDR5-4800.
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Complete list of technical specifications
CPU generation and family

Let's start our review of the Intel Core i5-12600K processor by exploring its basic specifications, namely: the model code name, the segment of use (server, workstation, computer or laptop), the generation of the processor (its previous model), and the family group. All data is taken from the manufacturer's official source.

  • Name
    Intel Core i5-12600K
  • Segment
    Desktop / Server
  • Family
    Intel Core i5
  • Generation
  • CPU group
    Intel Core i 12000
  • Predecessor
    Intel Core i5-11600K
CPU Cores and Base Frequency

Technical information about the CPU Intel Core i5-12600K base clock frequency, number of processor cores, processor threads, as well as turbo frequency of cores in single-threaded and multithreaded mode. Pay attention to overclocking and hyperthreading support. All of these specifications directly affect the performance of the model in work applications or games. A higher values, more the faster will be the processor.

  • Frequency
    3.70 GHz
  • CPU Cores
  • Turbo (1 Core)
    4.90 GHz
  • CPU Threads
  • Turbo (10 Cores)
    4.50 GHz
  • Hyperthreading
  • Overclocking
  • Core architecture
    hybrid (big.LITTLE)
  • A core
    6x Golden Cove
  • B core
    4x Gracemont
Internal Graphics

Integrating a graphics core into the processor complements its functionality, but not all manufacturers (AMD or Intel) integrate iGPU into their CPUs. Even if the processor has an integrated graphics card, its power is hardly enough for modern games, so these features do not affect the overall performance of the processor. If Intel Core i5-12600K supports an integrated graphics core, you can see its specifications below.

  • GPU name
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics 32 (Alder Lake S)
  • GPU frequency
    0.40 GHz
  • GPU (Turbo)
    1.45 GHz
  • Execution units
  • Shader
  • Max. GPU Memory
    16 GB
  • Max. displays
  • Generation
  • DirectX Version
  • Technology
    10 nm
  • Release date
Hardware codec support

Hardware codecs help processors convert blocks of data into a sequence of images or sound. In modern processors, the need to support hardware codecs is not a priority, so these characteristics are not considered in the overall Intel Core i5-12600K performance rating.

  • h265 / HEVC (8 bit)
    Decode / Encode
  • h265 / HEVC (10 bit)
    Decode / Encode
  • h264
    Decode / Encode
  • VP9
    Decode / Encode
  • VP8
  • AV1
  • AVC
    Decode / Encode
  • VC-1
  • JPEG
    Decode / Encode
Memory & PCIe

Memory specs Intel Core i5-12600K are very important, the overall performance and ranking depends on these characteristics, also, the memory supported by the processor Intel Core i5-12600K in the format: memory type / maximum quantity - should be studied before upgrading for compatibility with the motherboard. Pay attention to the PCIexpress version, the higher it is, the better. You can also find out the maximum number of memory channels supported by the processor and the number of PCIE lanes here.

  • Memory type
  • Max. Memory
    256 GB
  • ECC
  • Memory channels
  • PCIe version
  • PCIe lanes

A specialized processor extension introduced for the first time in 2008 by Intel. The AES-NI encryption system handles data that is stored in RAM and on the hard disk. See if your Intel Core i5-12600K processor supports this type of encryption.

  • AES-NI
Thermal Management

When you are going to upgrade your computer, you should choose your processor carefully, especially paying attention to temperature ratings and TDP. Look at the operating and maximum temperatures of the processor Intel Core i5-12600K and the TDP at PL1 and PL2 levels. The final power of the power supply will depend on this data, as well as the number of power phases on the motherboard.

  • TDP (PL1)
    125 W
  • TDP (PL2)
    228 W / 56 s
  • Tjunction max.
    100 °C
Technical details

An overview of the Intel Core i5-12600K processor specifications will show which sets of ISA instructions are supported by the model, what motherboard Intel Core i5-12600K is compatible with and what process technology the chip is manufactured on. Also, pay attention to the L2 and L3 cache size. The higher it is, the faster the data is processed.

  • Instruction set (ISA)
    x86-64 (64 bit)
  • Virtualization
    VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
  • ISA extensions
    SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
  • L3-Cache
    20.00 MB
  • Architecture
    Alder Lake S
  • Technology
    10 nm
  • Socket
    LGA 1700
  • Release date
  • Part Number
Devices using this processor

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