Intel’s Alder Lake lineup is set to be launched next month and the hype is real as this new family from the chipmaker is set to change the game in the CPU market. Alder Lake offers powerful flagship however, it seems that the most awaited variant is the Core i5-12600K which is a hybrid CPU based on Intel 7 process node and features 6 Golden Cove (Performance/Big) cores and 4 Gracemont (Efficient/Atom/Small) cores.
This brings the total core count to 10 cores however only the big cores support hyperthreading, Core i5-12600K offers 16 threads (6*2+4).
According to sources, the Core i5-12600K features 2.8 and 3.7 GHz base clocks and up to 3.6 and 4.9 GHz boost clocks and comes with up to 1-2 Efficient and Performance cores, respectively. The primary frequency reported by CPU-Z software is from the Performance cores, which appear to be between 4.5 GHz to 4.7 GHz.
The processor scored 760 to 773 points in the single-thread test and 7156 to 7220 points in the multi-thread workload. These are amazing results and the numbers easily surpass many powerhouses such as the Core i9-11900Kor Ryzen 7 5800X.
|Intel Alder Lake (Intel 7, Golden Cove/Gracemont)|
|Core i9-12900K||16C (8+8)/24T||827||11456|
|Core i7-12700K||12C (8+4)/20T||800||9423|
|Core i5-12600K #1||10C (6+4)/16T||773||7220|
|Core i5-12600K #2||10C (6+4)/16T||760||7156|
|Intel Rocket Lake (14nm, Cypress Cove)|
|AMD Vermeer (7nm, Zen3)|
|Ryzen 9 5950X||16C/32T||647||11856|
|Ryzen 9 5900X||12C/24T||648||9544|
|Ryzen 7 5800X||8C/16T||640||6560|
|Ryzen 5 5600X||6C/12T||624||4811|
|Intel 12th Gen Core Series (Alder Lake-S)|
|Technosports||Cores / Threads||Core Type||Base Clock||All-Core Boost||Max Boost||TDP|
|i9-12900K(F)||8C+8c/24T||P-Core (Big)||3.2 GHz||4.9 GHz||5.3 GHz||125W|
|E-Core (Small)||2.4 GHz||3.7 GHz||3.9 GHz|
|i7-12700K(F)||8C+4c/20T||P-Core (Big)||3.6 GHz||4.7 GHz||5.0 GHz||125W|
|E-Core (Small)||2.7 GHz||3.6 GHz||3.8 GHz|
|i5-12600K(F)||6C+4c/16T||P-Core (Big)||3.7 GHz||4.5 GHz||4.9 GHz||125W|
|E-Core (Small)||2.8 GHz||3.4 GHz||3.6 GHz|