It is no longer new to anyone that Intel is relying hard and ugly on its new line of Core 12000 Alder Lake-S processors by implementing its (problematic) 10 nm process, integrating a completely new design (big.LITTLE) and of course through the support of two completely new technologies in the form of the DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 standards.
Intel Core i5-12600K impresses with plugging in Ryzen 5 5600X
Therefore, the Core i5-12600K will have 6 high-performance cores and 4 additional efficiency-oriented cores with 3.7 GHz and 2.8 GHz. The same cores can reach 4.9 GHz and 3.6 GHz with Turbo Max Boost 3.0. But it is very likely that this will end here, that is, that the OC capacity of this processor is not much superior.
However, you may not feel the need to do any type of OC!
While the Core i5-12600K recently appeared on the Internet, it achieved 746 points in the single-thread test and 7058 points in the CPU-Z multi-thread test. This under Windows 10, which does not have the new big.LITTLE architecture management algorithm. (Under Windows 11 it has already achieved 790 points or 7200 points.)
In other words, very interesting numbers that put Intel’s new i5 ahead of AMD’s super-popular Ryzen 5 5600X, up 19.5% in single-thread and 47% in multi-thread. There is a very significant difference that has to give AMD a little chills.
Unfortunately, we still don’t know the price of this processor, but it is expected to hit the shelves a little more expensive compared to the equivalent i5 of the last two generations. After all, we will have a price increase of between 100 and 150 euros for the i7-12700K and i9-12900K.
In the meantime, Intel is expected to announce this line of processors within 2 days and hit store shelves on November 4th.