We have to review the new Intel Core i5-12600K CPU, the 12th generation CPU’S ultra-cost-effective, single-core silent seconds, we tested Intel’s latest 12th-generation flagship Core processor, the i9-12900K, and we were impressed with the new hybrid architecture’s cracking performance. Although the i9-12900K is a product that challenges the limits, for the vast majority of lay consumers, the first 2000 i5 is the universal choice. So can the i5-12600K’s backbone continue to amaze us? Let’s test it further.
i5-12600K architecture, process, function and i9-12900K is basically the same, only the main performance is a certain difference. So we do not want to repeat the principle, interested words can read. In this article we go straight to the performance testing session.
Intel Core i5-12600K Specifications is so cool and I think give superior performance.
This test platform is the same as the previous test i5-12600K. The operating system uses Windows 11, the latest version 22000.282 dated 29 October, and exhaustive testing reduces the resolution to 1080P to avoid the bottlenecks resulting from the high-resolution. Under-graphics card.
The i5-12600K we tested was equipped with 10 cores and 16 threads, 6 of which are high-performance P-cores. Support hyperthreaded, frequency 3.2-4.9GHz, 4 cores are energy-efficient E-cores. Do not support hyperthreads, and frequency 2.8-3.6GHz. In CPU-Z, we can see more detailed parameters. The i5-12600K has a 20MB big three-process for the slowest, latest 10nm Intel 7 process. At the same time, the atomic display is upgraded to the same UHD770 as the i9. Which has a limited performance improvement of about 10% to meet everyday office needs.
Then we conduct a CPU theory run test, starting with CPU-Z’s own run score, single-core 776.9 points, multicore 7194.2 points. You can see. That compared to the i9-12900K, single-core is basically the same, multicore is about 30. -40% behind, but compared to the previous generation i9-11900K’s single-core 678 points, multicore 6763 points, a significant edge, which is a surprise.
Intel Core i5-12600K 12th Generation CPU Benchmark score
In Cinebench R15, the i5-12600K scored 270 points for single-core and 2525 for multicore, while the R7-5800X scored 270 points for multicore and 2611 for multicore.
In the Cinebench R20, the i5-12600K received 724 points for single core and 6725 points for multicore, compared with 628 points for R7-5800X and 5724 points for multicore.
In Cinebench R23, the i5-12600K received 1885 points for single cores and 17515 points for multiple cores, compared to 1594 points for R7-5800X, 15245 points for polycores, 1790 points for i9-11900K single cores, and 16449 points for multicore. It’s fair to say that the i5-12600K has completely surpassed the two star CPUs of last year.
The SPECviewperf 13 Industrial Software Score is as follows:
The 3DMark CPU PROFILE ran score was as follows, with a total core score of 8201, which was outstanding.
As can be seen from the above run score. The i5-12600K is very close to the i9-12900K with a 30-40% difference in multicore. But most tests are about 15% ahead of the R7-5800X. Next, we’ll test productivity and creative tools, starting with PCMark10. Which represents the overall performance with a score of 8168, and is already close to the Lite Demon G35 of the R9-5950X-RTX 3090. Which we tested in our last test. Article.
In the video clip test plug-in PugetBenchMark, the i5-12600K also performed well. 1010 points in Pr and 1382 points in Ae, which is very close to the previous R9-5950X-RTX 3090 Lite Demon G35 that reached. The level of the previous generation of flagship processors, and the i5 R9 is not a dream.
Lastly, let’s do a memory test, and the support of 12th generation cores for DDR5 memory has undoubtedly improved the experience a lot. In addition to the three XMP gears, where the XMP2 frequency is reduced to 4400MHz, using the default JEDEC frequency of 4800MHz with inverted bars. And the timing has been optimized, and the XMP3 has been further downgraded to 4000MHz and the timing has been further reduced.
The end result is as follows, memory latency is actually relatively high, but read and write have almost doubled. Here the read performance has reached 67GB/s, the write performance has reached 67GB/s. The copy performance has reached 69Gb/s, it’s high frequency and high latency. This means there are more productivity and 3A Masterpiece benefits. Whereas video games have a definite disadvantage.
The i9’s single-core performance makes me curious that if the i5-12600K can maintain this advantage in the gaming segment, it will definitely be one of the most affordable gaming CPUs. Let’s go ahead and choose a few games that come with BenchMark to see how it looks at the number of frames. Because high resolutions are more demanding for graphics performance, the following game tests are performed at 1080P high quality in order to reduce the impact of the graphics card.
“island horror: a new dawn” averages 144 frames
Tomb raider: shadows averages 116 frames
Rainbow six: siege averages 435 frames
CS: GO AVERAGES 651 FRAMES
Total war: the three kingdoms averages 195 frames
Assassin’s creed: the odyssey averages 136 frames
Wilderness darts 2: redemption averages 164 frames
Watchdog: legion averages 131 frames
Subway: escape averages 133 frames
OUT OF CURIOSITY, THE AUTHOR ALSO TESTED THE FRAME PERFORMANCE OF THE CPU-EATING GAME LEAGUE OF HEROES AND THE NEW GAME CALL OF DUTY: PIONEER FOR YOUR REFERENCE.
league of heroes has an average of about 300 frames of line
Call of duty: pioneer campaigns average about 230 frames
From the above frame rate performance can be seen, a large part of the game’s frame performance and i9-12900K there is no gap, a small number of games will be about 20-30%, but the game price/performance ratio of this piece is indeed i5 pinched.
Temperature and Power Testing
From the above theoretical performance test and game run point, we can see. That the 12th generation core has greatly improved performance. So how does it perform? This time around, the 12th generation cores have finally moved away from the 14nm process and upgraded to the Intel 7 process. Which should be a surprise in terms of energy efficiency. As a result, the 12th generation cores have upgraded their power consumption parameters to PBP benchmark power consumption and MTP maximum power consumption. The first 12-generation Core processors are 55W, and the i5-12600K is fully running at around 150W. Which can be suppressed by mid to high end air cooled power. However, to explore the latter’s overclocking link, in this test we chose the P360 water-cooled radiator, the god of cold supreme swelling.
To simulate maximum pressure, we used the Aida 64’s single roasted FPU for 15 minutes straight, and at the start of the run, the power consumption of the entire roaster process was extremely stable. At about 125W, with 360 water cooling, the P-core temperature was stable at 62°C, and the E-core temperature was hovering around 60°C. So if you want to buy 12 generations of the i5, just chill a hundred dollars.
Now that we’re all cold with flagship motherboards and flagships, let’s try overclocking. Unfortunately, the 12th generation i5 doesn’t support Turbo Acceleration Max 3.0 technology, and the XTU doesn’t offer one-click overclocking, so we have to fumble on our own.
After some testing by the author, i5-12600K want to overclock the default voltage is still a bit difficult, a little over the blue screen, so we use the XTU tool, the voltage is set to 1.3V, and the core frequency is set to:
P-core x5.2 x5.1 x5.0 x5.0 x4.8 x 4.8
E-core x4.0 x4.0 x4.0 x4.0
AFTER OVERCLOCKING, THE R23 SINGLE-CORE SCORE REACHED 1947 AND THE MULTICORE SCORE REACHED 18724, WHICH IS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE OVER THE SINGLE-CORE SCORE OF 1885 BEFORE THE OVERCLOCKING.
Cpu-Z runs 791.4, multicore 7730.1, already over 11 generations of i9,12 generations of i5 can actually punch i9 kick R7, horror.
so reflected in the game, we measured the frame rate has not increased? in rainbow six: siege, the number of frames went from 435 to 456.
The frame rate of “island horror: a new dawn” also went from 144 frames to 148 frames.
SO WILL OVERCLOCKING CAUSE PROCESSOR TEMPERATURES TO SOAR? THE RESULTS OF THE MEASURED ROASTER ARE AS FOLLOWS, THE P CORE CAME TO ABOUT 82 DEGREES C, THE E CORE CAME TO ABOUT 67 DEGREES C, THE POWER CONSUMPTION INCREASED TO ABOUT 170W, THIS TEMPERATURE INCREASE IS STILL RELATIVELY OBVIOUS, IT IS RECOMMENDED TO BE EQUIPPED WITH HIGH-END AIR-COOLED OR WATER-COOLED AND THEN OVERCLOCKED.
Today’s i5-12600K is even more exciting than the i9-12900K we tested last time. Because in my mind, the i9 is right, and it’s really amazing how the i5 can perform so high. In our tests, the i5-12600K had single-core performance very close to the i9-12900K, and multicore performance reached the level of a 16-threaded high-end processor. As a positioning midrange processor, it can punch the 11th Generation Core i9, kick the 5th Generation Ryzen R7, and have to give a thumbs up.
At present, the price of the i5-12600K-Z690 DDR4 motherboard is about 3500 yuan, the price of the i5-12600K-Z690 DDR5 motherboard is about 5000 yuan, if overclocking or taste little is required, you can get on the bus. If it is the pursuit of cost-effective, you may wish to wait for the B660 motherboard or H670 motherboard to come on the market, I believe that there will be a pleasant price-performance ratio.