Sunday, October 24th 2021

Intel Core i5-12600K 47% Faster Than Ryzen 5 5600X in Leaked CPU-Z Benchmark

The Intel Core i5-12600K is set to feature 6 high-performance cores and 4 high-efficiency cores running at base speeds of 3.7 GHz and 2.8 GHz respectively. These cores can boost to 4.9 GHz and 3.6 GHz with Turbo Max Boost 3.0 however we don't expect much more speed can be extracted out of them using overclocking so default performance with sufficient cooling should be close to max. We have recently seen some CPU-Z test scores for the processor from prominent leakers which show the chip scoring 746 and 7058 points in the single-threaded and multi-threaded tests when running stock on Windows 11. The processor was also tested with an unknown overclock on Windows 10 where it scored 79X and 72XX points respectively.

These scores are extremely competitive with them easily beating the Ryzen 5 5600X by 19.5% and 46.7% in single-threaded and multi-threaded tests. We still don't know where Intel will position the Core i5-12600K in the market so any judgment on the value of these processors will need to wait until release. While we don't currently know the expected MSRP for the Core i5-12600K we have seen pricing for the Core i7-12700K and Core i9-12900K at 469.99 USD and 669.99 USD respectively. Intel is expected to announce these Alder Lake desktop processors during an event on October 27th with general availability expected November 4th.
Sources: @9550pro, @TUM_APISAK
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90 Comments on Intel Core i5-12600K 47% Faster Than Ryzen 5 5600X in Leaked CPU-Z Benchmark

#1
bpgt64
5600x is almost a year old. What are you going to brag about next, beating a toddler in boxing?
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#2
BigBonedCartman
Wow Intel made a chip faster than a year old AMD model, preorder now to receive Intel’s exclusive built in convection heater
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#3
Crackong
Another Day Another intel "Leak"

There are too much "Leaks" even the dumbest person on the planet would doubt if the "Leaks" are "Official ".
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#4
mechtech
6 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores

so I’m guessing 10 cores total?
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#5
Rhein7
How much again 5600X? $300? If this could push its price down to $250 or even lower and that's good I guess.
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#6
Why_Me
Rhein7How much again 5600X? $300? If this could push its price down to $250 or even lower and that's good I guess.
Won't happen. Just look at the way overpriced Ryzen 3600.
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#7
RandallFlagg
Shouldn't be surprising given that the 12400, which is a lower clocked 6+0, leaks showed it edging out the 5600X. 12600K is also 6+4 so it's going to blow the 6 core 5600X away in multi, for that matter looks like it'll beat a 5800X in multi too. Only thing now is how much will they cost.
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#8
windwhirl
Yeah, I don't trust this. CPU-Z isn't that great of a benchmark, and cooling and other critical information about how this processor was tested is missing.

Plus really, it better goddamn beat the 5600X, it's a ten core CPU, don't give a damn if it's an hybird of two architectures
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#9
Pilgrim
Why exactly are we comparing a 10 core processor to a 6 core processor? Honestly, if it was slower I would have been surprised.
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#10
Why_Me
PilgrimWhy exactly are we comparing a 10 core processor to a 6 core processor? Honestly, if it was slower I would have been surprised.
I'm guessing because the i5 10600K and the i5 11600K are the forebears of the i5 12600K.
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#11
Arc1t3ct
These rumors are all over the place... If the 12600k is 47% faster than the 5600K which has 4 fewer cores then how does the 12900K beat the 5950x?
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#12
Pumper
windwhirlYeah, I don't trust this. CPU-Z isn't that great of a benchmark, and cooling and other critical information about how this processor was tested is missing.
CPUz is no different than Cinebench, so if you'd trust that one, why not trust CPUz?

Anyway, who cares that 5600x is 1 year old now? The people planning to get a new system will still be happy with this CPU as long as it provides better price/performance, which, in the end is the only relevant metric for a corporation.
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#13
Pilgrim
Why_MeI'm guessing because the i5 10600K and the i5 11600K are the forebears of the i5 12600K.
If the 12600K is in the same price bracket as the 5600X then this would be a compelling comparison. Since we have no clue about how the Alder Lake processors are priced, I just find it laughable that these kinds of comparisons are made.
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#14
Why_Me
PilgrimIf the 12600K is in the same price bracket as the 5600X then this would be a compelling comparison. Since we have no clue about how the Alder Lake processors are priced, I just find it laughable that these kinds of comparisons are made.
I'm going to guess it's more expensive than the 5600x not to mention the Z690 boards will probably be a hose job in regards to pricing. That's why I'm more interested in the B660 boards and locked cpu's. As of now ... at least for new gaming builds, Intel has it over AMD when you need to budget for a gpu.

i5 10400F w/B560 board and 3200mhz RAM > overpriced Ryzen 3600

i5 11400F wB560 board and 3200mhz RAM trades blows with the 5600x and does it for cheaper.
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#15
InVasMani
BigBonedCartmanWow Intel made a chip faster than a year old AMD model, preorder now to receive Intel’s exclusive built in convection heater
This isn't the 12700K or 12900K I'm pretty sure the power efficiency on big LITTLE will get better as the ratio of big to LITTLE cores leans more heavily to be more weighted towards increasing the number of LITTLE cores. The performance and efficiency on the 2c 8c mobile chip is what I want to see. The thing is Intel could've potentially made that a 2c 16c or 1c 32c chip big LITTLE chip instead what a monster.

The yields must be a bit more tricky though in that scenario potentially, but they could just fuse off a bad little core here or there rather which is worse than doing so with a big core. I mean basically big LITTLE yield problems would you rather 1 big core be defective or 1 little core? The answer should be readily obvious of course from a manufacturing standpoint. Intel could sell a lot more chips offer better core count by focusing on the LITTLE cores.
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Mussels
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10 core chip beats 6 core chip
well, duh.


Single threaded is nice, as long as the power consumption isn't blown out to stupid levels like the all core OC leak, they seem good
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#17
docnorth
There are some more news in this "leak".
1)12600K beats 11600K by over 50% on CPU-Z MT.
2)It also beats 11900K and 5800X, speaking again for CPU-Z.
3)It works(?) on W10.
bpgt645600x is almost a year old. What are you going to brag about next, beating a toddler in boxing?
It's not about bragging, it's about progress and competition. As a reminder the 7 month old 11600K was behind 5600X on CPU-Z MT performance. Competition should be good news fos us, end customers.
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#18
Mussels
Freshwater Moderator
PumperCPUz is no different than Cinebench, so if you'd trust that one, why not trust CPUz?

Anyway, who cares that 5600x is 1 year old now? The people planning to get a new system will still be happy with this CPU as long as it provides better price/performance, which, in the end is the only relevant metric for a corporation.
CPU-Z does a very short fast test, which for chips like intels with a very power hungry turbo give great results - but in long tests (like, literally using a PC normally for any heavy task) CPU-Z's bursty results dont mean anything useful


I wonder how long before AMD matches this with AM5, and throws a CCX with an 8 core zen 4 CPU (~105W) with a 4 (15W) core laptop variant and demands intel make the scheduler work for them too
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#19
HisDivineOrder
They wouldn't be doing all these leaks to build hype if the pricing was going to be great. They'd just announce the CPU's earlier. Intel and Nintendo are sharing the one playbook. "Talk about all the great stuff" and then bury the pricetag to some other time.
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#20
dj-electric
People by now should realize dezens if not hundreds of individuals have these processors as a part of NDA'd media coverage plans. Stuff leaks outside and that's really the end of it.
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#21
HenrySomeone
BigBonedCartmanWow Intel made a chip faster than a year old AMD model, preorder now to receive Intel’s exclusive built in convection heater
These numbers aren't just faster, they absolutely demolish the 5600x, pal (which was the first AMD chip that matched the at the time already 3 years old 8700k and I heard no complaining that it took AMD that long - talk about double standards!)
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#22
deu
bpgt645600x is almost a year old. What are you going to brag about next, beating a toddler in boxing?
To be honest what else should they compare to? If the only competition is a toddler then go to the ring! xD But yeah lets see the actual reviews. Intels propaganda/marketing machine is running fast right now so only unbiased reviews is to be trusted imo.
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#23
Bubster
46.7% is a lot if it is true ?? but it's not a fair fight...But i guess if this Benchmark is true, the competition is good for us customers in Both Processors and graphics as the OEM's are making giant leaps in performance year on year to fight for our dollars
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#24
dont whant to set it"'
I am "hoping the scores in that leak for the single core score are not the sum from both P-core and E-core scores.
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#25
Melvis
A 10 core 16 Thread CPU beats a 6 core 12thread CPU with lower clocks, amazing!!!!
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