Intel Core i5-12500 CPU – 6 Cores, 12 Threads, 4.6GHz, 18MB Cache


Intel Core i5-12500 Desktop Processor 6 Cores Alder Lake LGA1700 CPU

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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.
Performance-cores – P-cores are built for performance across single and lightly-threaded workloads, enhancing activities like gaming and productivity.
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.

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.

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.

Intel’s 12th generation CPUs mark a shift in the company’s approach to processor design. It describes Alder Lake as a ‘hybrid’ architecture with Alder new chips featuring a combination of ‘P-cores’ and ‘E-cores’ rather than the standard homogenous core layout we’re accustomed to with previous generations.

Short for performance cores, are designed for tasks such as gaming and productivity workloads and are the closest thing to the standard core model.

Short for efficient cores, handle background tasks while running at a lower clock speed with lower power consumption.

The new chips will be the first to support DDR5 RAM and PCIe 5 which should make them perfect partners for the best gaming RAM and best SSDs of the future.

Socket – 1700
Base Frequency (GHz) – 3.0
Turbo Frequency (GHz) – 4.6
Intel® Smart Cache (L3) Size – 18MB
Processor Cores (P-cores + E-cores) 6 – 0 (6P+0E)
Processor Threads – 12
Processor Graphics – Intel® UHD Graphics 770
Processor Base Power (W) – 65w

12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12500 desktop processor. Featuring PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 desktop processors are optimized for gamers and productivity and help deliver high performance. Intel® Laminar RM1 included in the box. Compatible with Intel® 600 Series Chipset based motherboards. 65W Processor Base Power.

Model & Type
CPU Type     Intel Core i5
CPU Model     12500
Socket     1700
Architecture     Alder Lake
Manufacturing Process      
Cores & Clocks
No. of Cores     6 Core
No. of Threads     12
Core Ratio     30 x
Clock Speed     3.0 GHz
Turbo Speed     4.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Speed     N/A
Unlocked Core Multiplier     Yes
Unlocked Full Range Base Clock (B-Clock)     Yes
Bus Speeds
FSB Speed     N/A
QPI Speed     N/A
UPI Links/Speed     N/A
DMI Speed     N/A
Memory Support
Max. Memory Size      
Max. Memory Speed     DDR4 – 4800 / DDR5 – 3200MHz
Max. Memory Channels     2 (Dual Channel)
ECC Memory      
Intel Optane Memory     No
Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory     No
Lanes & Features
Intel Deep Learning Boost Support     No
Scalability     1 Socket/Processor ONLY
Node Controller Support     No
PCIe Version     4.0 / 5.0
PCIe Lanes     20
Integrated Graphics
Features Integrated Graphics     Yes
Integrated Graphics Model/Type     Intel UHD Graphics 770
iGPU Cores      
iGPU Base Clock     N/A
iGPU Boost Clock     N/A
iGPU Max. Resolution      
CPU Cache
L1 Cache      
L2 Cache      
L3 Cache      
Intel® Smart Cache     N/A
Thermals & Package
Max. TDP     65W
Thermal Specification      
Heatsink/Cooler Included Y
Package Type     Retail

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