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.
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.
Motherboard compatibility: 600 series
Total CPU PCIe lanes: 20
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.
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600KF unlocked desktop processor, without processor graphics.
Featuring PCIe Gen 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 & DDR4 support, unlocked 12th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors are optimized for productivity, gaming, and overclocking. Discrete graphics required.
Thermal solution NOT included in the box.
Compatible with 600 series chipset based motherboards.
CPU Type Intel Core i5
CPU Manufacturer Intel
CPU Cores Hexa Core
CPU Socket Socket 1700
CPU Brand Intel
CPU TDP 65 W
Cache 18 MB
CPU Threads 12
Processor Turbo Speed 4.8 GHz
CPU Family Intel Core i5
Processor Number 12600
CPU Speed 3.3 GHz
L2 Cache 7.5 MB
L3 Cache 18 MB
Architecture Alder Lake-S
Technology Intel 7
CodeName Alder Lake-S
Number of Cores 6 Cores (6P + 0E)
Turbo Core Yes
Turbo Speed Up to 4.8 GHz
Number of Threads 12 threads
Graphics Chipset Intel UHD 770
IGP/APU Graphics Intel UHD 770
Integrated Graphics Yes (Intel UHD Graphics 770)
Maximum Memory Size 128 GB
Memory Types DDR5, DDR4
Number of Memory Channels 2 channels
TDP (Thermal Design Power) 65W Base, 117W Turbo
Form Factor CPU
In The Box Processor
Intel Laminar RH1 Cooler with pre-applied Thermal Compound
Warranty 3 Years
CPU Cooler Included Yes