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Intel 12th Gen Core i5-12600K LGA1700 3.7GHz 6-Core CPU

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The 12th Generation Intel® Core™ processors feature a performance hybrid architecture that represents a significant advancement. Get the performance you need, right where you need it, whether you're a gamer, creator, streamer, or regular user. With Intel® 12 Generation processors, you can do more of what you enjoy, whenever you want. The 12th generation Intel® Core™ processors feature a hybrid architecture that combines performance and efficiency cores (P-core and E-core). That translates to real-world performance, intuitively scaled to match your work.

The performance core is Intel's most powerful CPU core ever. It's also optimised for single-thread performance and responsiveness in compute-intensive workloads such as gaming and 3D design. The efficient core provides multithreaded performance for tasks that can run concurrently (such as image rendering), as well as efficient offloading of background tasks for modern multitasking.

Intel built Intel® Thread Director directly into the hardware to ensure that performance and efficient cores work seamlessly with the operating system. Intel® Thread Director guides the operating system by automatically monitoring and analysing on the fly, ensuring that the right thread is placed on the right core at the right time. And it does it all dynamically, adapting scheduling guidance to actual computing needs rather than static rules.

The 12th generation Intel® Core™ processors support the latest discrete graphics cards and storage devices. These devices take advantage of the increased throughput provided by PCIe 5.0, as well as the faster speeds and bandwidth of DDR5 memory. The 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors include built-in features for noise suppression, auto-framing, and bandwidth and video resolution optimisation during gaming. This saves you time and allows you to multitask in ways you couldn't have imagined before. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors enable seamless performance across multiple tasks, including gaming, browsing, streaming, and creating masterpieces.


  • 10 Cores
  • 16 Threads
  • Max Turbo Frequency of up to 4.90 GHz
  • 20MB Intel® Smart Cache
  • Support for DDR4 and DDR5 memory
  • Built for serious gaming
  • The best overclocking experience
  • Smart solutions for enthusiasts and creators
  • Nearly 3x faster connectivity


  • Essentials:
    • Product Collection_ 12th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processors
    • Code Name_ Products formerly Alder Lake
    • Vertical Segment_ Desktop
    • Processor Number_ i5-12600K
  • CPU Specifications_
    • Total Cores_ 10
    • # of Performance-cores: 6
    • # of Efficient-cores: 4
    • Total Threads_ 16
    • Max Turbo Frequency_ 4.90 GHz
    • Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency_ 4.90 GHz
    • Efficient-core Max Turbo Frequency_ 3.60 GHz
    • Performance-core Base Frequency_ 3.70 GHz
    • Efficient-core Base Frequency_ 2.80 GHz
    • Cache: 20 MB Intel® Smart Cache
    • Total L2 Cache_ 9.5 MB
    • Processor Base Power_ 125 W
    • Maximum Turbo Power_ 150 W
  • Memory Specifications_
    • Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type): 128 GB
    • Memory Types_
      • Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s
      • Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
    • Max # of Memory Channels_ 2
    • Max Memory Bandwidth_ 76.8 GB/s
  • Expansion Options_
    • Direct Media Interface (DMI) Revision_ 4.0
    • Max # of DMI Lanes_ 8
    • Scalability: 1S Only
    • PCI Express Revision_ 5.0 and 4.0
    • PCI Express Configurations_ Up to 1×16+4, 2×8+4
    • Max # of PCI Express Lanes_ 20
  • Processor Graphics_
    • Processor Graphics_ Intel® UHD Graphics 770
    • Graphics Base Frequency_ 300 MHz
    • Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency_ 1.45 GHz
    • Graphics Output_ eDP 1.4b, DP 1.4a, HDMI 2.1
    • Execution Units_ 32
    • Max Resolution (HDMI): 4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz
    • Max Resolution (DP): 7680 x 4320 @ 60Hz
    • Max Resolution (eDP – Integrated Flat Panel): 5120 x 3200 @ 120Hz
    • DirectX Support_ 12
    • OpenGL Support_ 4.5
    • Multi-Format Codec Engines_ 2
    • Intel® Quick Sync Video_ Yes
    • Intel® Clear Video HD Technology_ Yes
    • # of Displays Supported_ 4
    • Device ID_ 0x4680
    • OpenCL Support_ 3.0
  • Advanced Features_
    • Intel® Gaussian & Neural Accelerator_ 3.0
    • Intel® Thread Director_ Yes
    • Intel® Deep Learning Boost (Intel® DL Boost): Yes
    • Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported_ Yes
    • Intel® Speed Shift Technology_ Yes
    • Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0: No
    • Intel® Turbo Boost Technology_ 2.0
    • Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology_ Yes
    • Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
    • Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
    • Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
    • Intel® 64_ Yes
    • Instruction Set_ 64-bit
    • Instruction Set Extensions_ Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
    • Idle States_ Yes
    • Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology_ Yes
    • Thermal Monitoring Technologies_ Yes
    • Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD): Yes
  • Security & Reliability
    • Intel® AES New Instructions_ Yes
    • Secure Key_ Yes
    • Intel® OS Guard_ Yes
    • Execute Disable Bit_ Yes
    • Intel® Boot Guard_ Yes
    • Mode-based Execute Control (MBE): Yes
    • Intel® Control-Flow Enforcement Technology_ Yes


  • Intel 12th Gen Core i5-12600K LGA1700 2.8GHz 10-Core CPU x1