Tuesday, October 26th 2021

Intel Core i5-12600K CPU-Z Scores Show 50% Higher Multi-Threaded Results Than i5-11600K

Intel's upcoming Alder Lake-S lineup of processors is shaping up to be a rather good generational improvement. With wonders of the Intel 7 process, previously called 10 nm Enhanced SuperFin (10ESF), the processor lineup will deliver new hybrid technology, mixing new big and small cores into one package. Today, some new CPU-Z validation tests have shown up for the Intel Core i5-12600K CPU, which directly replaces the previous Core i5-11600K Rocket Lake model. With six high-performance Golden Cove and four efficient Gracemont cores, the Core i5-12600K CPU is a ten-core design with 16 threads. And compared to the 6C/12T i5-12600K CPU, the performance is much higher.

According to CPU-Z scores, the new Alder Lake processor scored 7220 and 7156 points for a multi-threaded benchmark in two tests. Compare this to the previous-generation model, which scores 4731 points, and the new chip is almost 50% faster. According to CPU-Z, the new CPU achieved this while running at a boost frequency of 4.5 GHz to 4.7 GHz.
Sources: CPU-Z Validation, TUM_APISAK, via VideoCardz
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58 Comments on Intel Core i5-12600K CPU-Z Scores Show 50% Higher Multi-Threaded Results Than i5-11600K

#1
OneMoar
There is Always Moar
of course it does, its got more threads Doiii
can we not post this crap as news please
cpu-z is not a good benchmark for anything ...
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#2
AleksandarK
OneMoarof course it does you ***** its got more threads Doiii
can we not post this crap as news please
cpu-z is not a good benchmark for anything ...
Threads are 14 vs 12, which is not a 50% increase on its own. This shows us just how much the cores have improved.

And yeah while CPU-Z does not show much, it is something to think about before our official benchmarks arrive.
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#3
dj-electric
OneMoarof course it does you ***** its got more threads Doiii
can we not post this crap as news please
cpu-z is not a good benchmark for anything ...
People who don't want hardware news\rumors\leaks should not browse such websites (like TPU).
Honestly. Why are people having it so tough to extrapolate information from supposed leaks?

So far, it has been leaked that the Core i5 12600K might be superior to any previous mainstream platform Intel CPU. Yes, that includes the Core i5 11600K, and even Core i9 10900K and Core i9 11900K.

Is it good? is it bad? people can judge for themselves.
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#4
Vayra86
AleksandarKThreads are 14 vs 12, which is not a 50% increase on its own. This shows us just how much the cores have improved.

And yeah while CPU-Z does not show much, it is something to think about before our official benchmarks arrive.
Meh. It wasnt useful during the Zen release and it isnt now. Its just clickbait. The context matters a lot. It did when turbos got changed, it did when mobo makers started fiddling with MCE, etc etc ad infinitum. You are just serving points with no context. All it serves is Intel marketing.
dj-electricPeople who don't want hardware news\rumors\leaks should not browse such websites (like TPU).
Honestly. Why are people having it so tough to extrapolate information from supposed leaks?

So far, it has been leaked that the Core i5 12600K might be superior to any previous mainstream platform Intel CPU. Yes, that includes the Core i5 11600K, and even Core i9 10900K and Core i9 11900K.

Is it good? is it bad? people can judge for themselves.
When you get several per day its propaganda, not info. One per week, sure. But daily? It raises all sorts of questions. Especially when the editor of the piece is adding all sorts of wording to emphasize how fantastic it really is to see points that say very little.
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#5
dicktracy
This is Intel's Conroe 2.0 moment. It's over!
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#6
The King
It seems that in CPU related tests Alder Lake has no competition.

Lets see if gaming is Alder Lakes Achilles heel. I wonder if the smaller cores can be disabled
to limit gaming compatibility issues with the like's of Denuvo drm etc. That would be bad
if it needs to be disabled in order for older games to run properly.

The main reason Windows 11 was launched to get max performance from Intels new CPU +/-15% apparently.
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#7
OneMoar
There is Always Moar
dicktracyThis is Intel's Conroe 2.0 moment. It's over!
Vayra86Meh. It wasnt useful during the Zen release and it isnt now. Its just clickbait.



When you get several per day its propaganda, not info. One per week, sure. But daily? It raises all sorts of questions. Especially when the editor of the piece is adding all sorts of wording to emphasize how fantastic it really is to see points that say very little.
This ^ bad journalism full stop
hasn't conroe been intel's architecture for the last 10 years tho ?
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#8
NuCore
dicktracyThis is Intel's Conroe 2.0 moment. It's over!
I said a long time ago and felt that the story from the time of Athlon 64 X2 that beat Pentium 4 would repeat itself again, Core 2 Duo came and AMD was lying on the boards.
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#10
Vayra86
NuCoreI said a long time ago and felt that the story from the time of Athlon 64 X2 that beat Pentium 4 would repeat itself again, Core 2 Duo came and AMD was lying on the boards.
Except Alder Lake is more like a Core 1,5 ;)
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#11
Pumper
OneMoarof course it does you ***** its got more threads Doiii
can we not post this crap as news please
cpu-z is not a good benchmark for anything ...
Who cares? The only relevant metric will be the price. I don't remember people shitting themselves over 3900x vs 9900K comparisons, after all these were CPU in the same price bracket.
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#12
docnorth
Vayra86When you get several per day its propaganda, not info. One per week, sure. But daily? It raises all sorts of questions. Especially when the editor of the piece is adding all sorts of wording to emphasize how fantastic it really is to see points that say very little.
These are not leaks anymore, the chip is everywhere now and preorders start tomorrow.
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#13
Arc1t3ct
So in other words the 12600K is a 12900K with 2 Pcores and 4 Ecores disabled... This is brilliant!!!
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#14
Operandi
OneMoarThis ^ bad journalism full stop
That and constantly juicing the fanbois.... Not a good look.
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#15
xorbe
6 performance cores, 4 small cores ... 6*2+4 = 16 ... 6+4*2 = 14 ... are the small cores SMT?
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#16
Bomby569
People just chosen something to hate. If it's better it's better for all of us, even people that have no intention of buying Intel ever again. Price competition will make your AMD cpu's cheaper.
Stop hating just because, think.
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#17
ST.o.CH
I'm wondering what is the relation between leaks and review embargo. At this point so many leaks of the same theme sounds like oil snake, no matter how much perfume you put on it.
On the other side pl1 and pl2 states means to me 98 percent underdog and 2 percent king.
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#18
Vayra86
Bomby569People just choosen something to hate. If it's better it's better for all of us, even people that have no intention of buying Intel ever again. Price competition will make your AMD cpu's cheaper.
Stop hating just because, think.
Its possible to have doubts without hating, you know, its a thing called nuance.

I know that's not the best thing for sales, but there is more to life than commerce and the price of a component.
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#19
RandallFlagg
xorbe6 performance cores, 4 small cores ... 6*2+4 = 16 ... 6+4*2 = 14 ... are the small cores SMT?
It's a 6+4 part so 10 cores
It's 6perf * 2T/Core = 12 threads
+ 4low power cores * 1T/Core = 16 threads.
The 6 performance cores are SMT.
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#20
Operandi
Probably dosn't matter anymore with the real deal reviews right around the corner but it might have helped to give some context into what the CPU-Z benchmarks even are and how they correlate with anything real world. Thats assuming they do because I have no idea what the benchmark is myself.
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#21
Turmania
Early signs looks like it is a very good cpu family. I have to check reviews before jumping into conclusion as for me power consumption and heat output is equally important as performance and only reviews will clarify that.
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#22
RandallFlagg
OperandiProbably dosn't matter anymore with the real deal reviews right around the corner but it might have helped to give some context into what the CPU-Z benchmarks even are and how they correlate with anything real world. Thats assuming they do because I have no idea what the benchmark is myself.
CPU-Z is just confirming some of what we saw with geekbench. Geekbench in particular does dozens of different tasks that relate to everything from navigation, AI, speech recognition, physics, pdf and text rendering, 3d rendering, and so on. Their main criticism is that, in order to run quickly, they do not operate on huge data sets.

Having said that, if you look at the charts the results on other chips are about in line with what you would expect given what we know. Currently 11900K has the #1 spot for single thread, followed by 5950X and 5900X. On multi-thread, the 11900K is virtually tied with a 5800X. So yeah, there could be something really wrong with this chip in this benchmark that makes it an outlier of some kind that is possible - but it's highly unlikely. Fact is the 12600K will probably demolish everything from previous generations on single thread and should beat the 5800X on multi-thread. This probably means prices on all lesser chips are about to drop.
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#23
Colddecked
Arc1t3ctSo in other words the 12600K is a 12900K with 2 Pcores and 4 Ecores disabled... This is brilliant!!!
That's pretty crazy when you frame it like that. The 12600k is in some kind of sweet spot.
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#24
Metroid
125w for a 12600, I guess that all the chips that dont make into a 12900 and a 12700 then end up being a 12600. Also need to pay attention here that 125w intel is 300w real, for instance my ryzen 5900x, AMD states 105w for it and the truth is a little bit more than that, 115w at wall, all default, it depends the chip quality too. There might be 5900x that use less than 100w, all default in which most of them could have become a 5950x and some end up being a 5900x by luck.
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#25
Lew Zealand
RandallFlaggFact is the 12600K will probably demolish everything from previous generations on single thread and should beat the 5800X on multi-thread. This probably means prices on all lesser chips are about to drop.
This bit is what I'm hoping for. If prices on other CPUs are forced down by good pricing on a new CPU with excellent performance, then everyone wins.

But especially me with midrange Intel and somewhat lower range AMD PCs.
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