Intel Core™ i5-12600 Processor, 3.3GHz w/ 6 Cores / 12 Threads

MX00121668 Core™ i5-12600 Processor, 3.3GHz w/ 6 Cores / 12 Threads
MX00121668 Core™ i5-12600 Processor, 3.3GHz w/ 6 Cores / 12 Threads MX00121668 Core™ i5-12600 Processor, 3.3GHz w/ 6 Cores / 12 Threads MX00121668 Core™ i5-12600 Processor, 3.3GHz w/ 6 Cores / 12 Threads

Product Info


  • Performance Hybrid Architecture
    Performance hybrid architecture, combining Performance-cores (P-cores) and Efficient-cores (E-Cores) to deliver balanced single-thread and multi-threaded real-world performance.
  • Intel® Thread Director¹
    Optimizes workloads by helping the OS scheduler intelligently distribute workloads to the optimal cores.
  • PCIe 5.0 up to 16 Lanes
    Offers readiness for up to 32 GT/s for fast access to peripheral devices and networking with up to 16 PCI Express 5.0 lanes.
  • PCIe 4.0 up to 4 Lanes
    Offers up to 16 GT/s for fast access to peripheral devices and networking with up to 4 PCI Express 4.0 lanes.
  • Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s²
    This industry first memory technology supports fast frequencies and high bandwidth and throughput leading to enhanced workflow and productivity.
  • Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s²
    Supports faster frequencies and higher bandwidth and throughput leading to enhanced workflow and productivity.
  • L3 and L2 Cache
    Increased shared Intel® Smart Cache (L3) and L2 cache sizes deliver large memory capacity and reduced latency for fast game loading and smooth frame rates.
  • Intel® Deep Learning Boost
    Accelerates AI inference to improve performance for deep learning workloads.
  • Gaussian & Neural Accelerator 3.0 (GNA 3.0)
    IProcesses AI speech and audio applications such as neural noise cancellation while simultaneously freeing up CPU resources for overall system performance and responsiveness.
  • Intel® UHD Graphics driven by Xe Architecture
    Rich media and intelligent graphics capabilities enable amplified visual complexity, enhanced 3D performance, and faster image processing.
  • Overclocking Features and Capabilities
    When paired with the Intel® Z690 chipset, processor P-cores, E-cores, graphics, and memory can be set to run at frequencies above the processor specification resulting in higher performance.

Notices & Disclaimers

  1. Intel® Thread Director is designed into 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and helps supporting operating systems to more intelligently channel workloads to the right core. No user action required. See for details
  2. Based on memory bandwidth results using Intel® Memory Latency Checker Tool v3.9a System A: Core i9-12900K on Asus Z690 TUF DDR4 Motherboard. 2x16GB G.Skill TridentZ 3200Mhz CL14 RAM System B: Core i9-12900K on Asus Z690 Prime-P DDR5 Motherboard. 2x16GB SK.Hynix 4400Mhz CL40 RAM.


Make and Model Intel® Core i5 12600 3.3GHz Processor
Part Number BX8071512600
Socket LGA 1700
Total Cores 6
# of Performance-cores 6
# of Efficient-cores 0
Total Threads 12
Max Turbo Frequency 4.80 GHz
Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency 4.80 GHz
Performance-core Base Frequency 3.30 GHz
Cache 18 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Total L2 Cache 7.5 MB
Processor Base Power 65 W
Maximum Turbo Power 117 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
ECC Memory Supported ‡ Yes
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 0x4690
OpenCL* Support 2.1
Expansion Options
Direct Media Interface (DMI) Revision 4
Max # of DMI Lanes 8
Scalability 1S Only
PCI Express Revision 5.0 and 4.0
PCI Express Configurations ‡ Up to 1x16+4 | 2x8+4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes 20
Package Specifications
Sockets Supported FCLGA1700
Max CPU Configuration 1
Thermal Solution Specification PCG 2020C
Package Size 45.0 mm x 37.5 mm
Advanced Technologies
Intel® Gaussian & Neural Accelerator 3
Intel® Thread Director No
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
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡ 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 vPro® Platform Eligibility ‡ Yes
Intel vPro® Enterprise Platform Eligibility ‡ Yes
Intel vPro® Essentials Platform Eligibility ‡ Yes
Intel® Threat Detection Technology (TDT) Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT) ‡ Yes
Intel® Standard Manageability (ISM) ‡ Yes
Intel® One-Click Recovery ‡ Yes
Intel® Hardware Shield Eligibility ‡ Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions Yes
Secure Key Yes
Intel® OS Guard Yes
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡ Yes
Execute Disable Bit ‡ Yes
Intel® Boot Guard Yes
Mode-based Execute Control (MBEC) Yes
Intel® Control-Flow Enforcement Technology Yes
Intel® Total Memory Encryption - Multi Key Yes
Intel® Total Memory Encryption Yes
Intel® Stable IT Platform Program (SIPP) Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology with Redirect Protection (VT-rp) ‡ 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
  1. This feature may not be available on all computing systems. Please check with the system vendor to determine if your system delivers this feature, or reference the system specifications (motherboard, processor, chipset, power supply, HDD, graphics controller, memory, BIOS, drivers, virtual machine monitor-VMM, platform software, and/or operating system) for feature compatibility. Functionality, performance, and other benefits of this feature may vary depending on system configuration.

Max Turbo Frequency refers to the maximum single-core processor frequency that can be achieved with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. See for more information.

System and Maximum TDP is based on worst case scenarios. Actual TDP may be lower if not all I/Os for chipsets are used.