12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600KF desktop processor
Built for the next generation of gaming.
Performance that puts gaming first.
Compete with confidence or get immersed in new worlds with a revolutionary processor architecture that focuses on what matters most – gaming.
- 4.9 GHz Max Clock Speed1
- 10 Cores
- 6 Performance-cores/4 Efficient-cores
- 16 Threads
- 12 on Performance-cores
- 4 on Efficient-cores
- Unlocked and overclockable2
Single P-core Max/Base Clock Speed: 4.9/3.7 GHz
Single E-core Max/Base clock speed: 3.6/2.8 GHz
Processor base power: 125W
Intel® Smart Cache: 20MB
Motherboard compatibility: 600 series3
Total CPU PCIe lanes: 20
Memory speed: DDR5
Discrete graphics card required
Divide and conquer.
Intel’s new performance hybrid architecture integrates two core families into a single CPU, keeping everything in your gaming universe running smoothly.
6 Performance-cores – P-cores are built for performance across single and lightly-threaded workloads, enhancing activities like gaming and productivity.
4 Efficient-cores – E-cores are optimized for multi-threaded performance, minimizing interruptions from secondary tasks.
Intel® Thread Director -- Prioritizes and manages workloads, sending tasks to the best core for the job.4
Performance beyond the cores.
The new processor architecture is also compatible with the latest platform innovations, giving you performance improvements throughout your PC.
Ready for what’s next – Support for PCIe Gen 5 and DDR5 for high-performance components like memory and graphics.
Best-in-class connectivity –Thunderbolt™ 4 and Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) deliver fast transfer speeds and connections to peripherals.5
Streamlined overclocking – Separate overclocking controls for both types of cores gives you nuanced personalization.