Intel Core i5 12600K Desktop CPU

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Intel Core i5 12600K Desktop CPU Price History


Current Price $224.90 December 6, 2023
Highest Price $241.29 November 9, 2023
Lowest Price $153.00 November 19, 2023
Since July 26, 2023

Last price changes

$224.90 December 6, 2023
$222.09 December 3, 2023
$220.00 December 1, 2023
$231.95 November 29, 2023
$153.00 November 19, 2023

Intel Core i5 12600K Desktop CPU Description

Incredible Performance and Gaming Experience

The Intel Core i5-12600K Desktop Processor 10 (6P-4E) is your ticket to an incredible PC experience. With its 10 advanced cores, Intel’s latest generation of 10th generation processors offer unbeatable performance for gaming and other tasks. Thanks to its unlocked capabilities, you can push your processor’s limits to achieve maximum overclocking giving you an unbeatable PC gaming experience. The Intel Core i5-12600K Desktop Processor can handle intensive tasks like video editing and content creation with ease. Plus, its LGA1700 socket ensures that it’s compatible with a wide variety of motherboards.

Smooth and Responsive Multi-Threaded Performance

The Intel Core i5-12600K Desktop Processor boasts 6 physical cores and 4 virtual cores, giving it the ability to effortlessly multitask and handle multiple cores at once. This processor is capable of reaching up to 4.9 GHz of raw CPU power, giving it the ability to crunch data faster than ever before. Unlike its predecessors, this processor supports up to four threads at one time. Whether you’re gaming, creating content, or video editing the Intel Core i5-12600K Desktop Processor will ensure that you have the responsiveness you need for your tasks without compromising performance or speed.

Latest Generation Intel Core Performance

The Intel Core i5-12600K is packed with features to optimize your performance. This processor employs the latest in Intel’s technology to deliver a powerful performance. Its hyperthreading technology allows each core to handle up to 4 threads at once, which means that your processor is capable of threading more efficiently than ever before. Plus, its 12th generation cores are designed to deliver an unmatched gaming and work experience with their advanced speed and efficiency. With the Intel Core i5-12600K, you’ll never have to worry about performance bottlenecking your computing experience.

The Right Combination of Core Components

The Intel Core i5-12600K is the perfect processor to add to any PC build. This processor is built on the Intel 600 Series Chipset, providing a stable platform for all your computing needs. It is designed with a TDP of 125W, making it an energy efficient processor that won’t create an unnecessarily large power bill. Not only does it provide strong performance but you can rest assured that your processor will stay cool and your guarantee from Intel remains intact.


– 10 advanced cores for unbeatable performance
– Unlocked capabilities for maximum overclocking
– Support up to four threads simultaneously
– Hyperthreading technology for efficient threading
– Latest 12th gen cores for speed and efficiency
– Built with an Intel 600 Series Chipset
– Energy efficient with a TDP of 125W
– Cool operation, backed by Intel guarantee

Intel Core i5 12600K Desktop CPU Specification


‎3 core_i5




‎Core i5

Item model number


Item Weight

‎2.82 ounces

Product Dimensions

‎4.57 x 1.73 x 3.98 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

‎4.57 x 1.73 x 3.98 inches

Processor Brand


Number of Processors



‎Intel Corporation

Country of Origin


Date First Available

‎October 27, 2021

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  1. Artem

    I’ve been using my old 4th gen i5 4690k for almost a decade, paired with a GTX 960 and then an RTX 3060 it was capable of mid-high settings for games like Arma 3, Dying Light, DayZ, 7DTD. Following some driver issues, I decided to put together a new pc with new i5 12600k and MSI MAG b660.

    While I have only good things to say about the 4690k, my new i5 12600k completely blows it out of the water. With an RTX 3060 @ 1440p I can run pretty much anything close to, if not completely maxed out. Solidworks and Adobe CC apps have no problems, large Visual Studio projects open and run like butter. I currently run it with a Noctua NH-U12S and have had no issues with cooling. For $190 this is a steal.

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  2. WJ

    It is packaged well and it works well

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  4. Craigc

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     No se traba, es muy rápido. Los gráficos integrados funcionan perfectamente para jugar Apex Legends, pero no sirven para jugar Warzone 2.0, por lo que toca tener una tarjeta gráfica. Pero es muy rápido este procesador. Con el cooler de de ventiladores que le puse, si mucho llega a 65° en gaming. Me gustó mucho.

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  5. Sgt. Slab Wrankle

    Good performing chip on my secondary Z690 system. Performance is as expected. This is a nice I5 12600k which performs better than some of the 13th gen I5s at a better price. Works on wither Z690 or Z790 Motherboards.

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  6. ThatGuy

    Was really happy with this purchase. I had issues with a 5900x mother/cpu failing somewhere. This cpu runs the same performance (gaming wise) as the 5900x if not a tad bit faster and slower in certain games. Generally the same. Example Valorant on ryzen is 300-400 on this is 280-375 and mw2 on ryzen 230, on intel is 215 so not a huge drop and the cpu latency is MUCH more stable and low on this intel, compared to ryzen. Good fps and good speeds

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  7. Artem

    In D4 this CPU loaded only for 42%, great choice for it’s price

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  8. Tony X

    It is really a good CPU for me.
    I can try overclocking with a cheaper price and lower pressure for CPU cooler.
    Some how, it is beautiful and cute.

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  9. Joan

    Works as advertised. Zero hiccups. I haven’t and may not OC

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  10. Pelon666

    12600K is faster comparing to my 3900X(same on 3200Mhz, 8GB x4), more snappy when switching charts. Intel graphics driver doesn’t support multi monitors well in Windows 10, seems to be okay in Windows 11. it cannot remember monitor relative postion when resume from sleep. no other issues found.

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  11. karlestone

    installation was breeze, works really well for gaming, temps are great as well, no problems intel A+++

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  12. Joshua

    Just got it for my NZXT gaming PC custom build & seems to work great. Install was easy & doesn’t have the annoying fragile socket pins older CPUs used to have. You just place it on the socket close the bracket install your cooler & it should be good to go. I seem to have very good frame rate stability & seems to be able to handle most games even without a GPU. If a game used to be on console it’ll likely work with this CPU & perform better than gaming console CPUs. I used to use a basic mini PC with an older i7 6700T but with this in my gaming PC is have next to no issue running HD graphics in games like GTA 5. And its amazing for the price. Was going to go with an i7 13700K this ended up costing half the price of the i7 & an i7 may be a bit overkill for most of the games I plan on playing on my PC anyway. Only downside is the newer Intel graphics settings apps suck.

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  13. Amazon Customer

    Te va sobrado para tareas cotidianas, funciona para gaming y trabajos de diseño, no es lo mejor pero para el precio está excelente

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