Intel Core i5-12600K Review: 5600X Defeated

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HardReset

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Well, Intel needs 10 cores to beat AMD 6 cores with much higher power consumption, not impressive.

Not to mention shopping shortcuts for i5-12600K don't offer any results.

Giving 95/100 for "being competitive priced" without even knowing exact real world pricing 🤦‍♂️
 

redhat

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@Steven Walton this is not fair comparison, in regard of price/performance sure Intel did great job no question what so ever, but comparing 6/8 core vs 10 core is not fair. i512600K name is misleading. once again Intel did great job but still little behind AMD parts from core count perspective
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I never said its unfair for Intel to have more cores, I just meant that core vs core count or limited clock speed will be more straightforward to see the difference between the two architecture which @Steven Walton himself do such benchmark usually. and will repeat for third time that Intel did great job.
 
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Yenega

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12600K uses less power than 5800X, yet beats it in most, for 150 dollar less. No wonder 5800X already dropped to 299 dollars in alot of stores 😘

Why do AMD fanboys rage tho? AMD milked with 5000 series. Now Intel is back and AMD is forced to lower prices. This always happends.

AMD charged 250 dollars for 8 cores in 2017/2018 however they charged 300 dollars for 6 cores in 2020 with 5600X - Milky Milky

Now AMD fanboys can afford more than 6 cores again 🤣
 
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Steve

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@Steven Walton this is not fair comparison, in regard of price/performance sure Intel did great job no question what so ever, but comparing 6/8 core vs 10 core is not fair. i512600K name is misleading. once again Intel did great job but still little behind AMD parts from core count perspective

Not fair? lol wat?

Well, Intel needs 10 cores to beat AMD 6 cores with much higher power consumption, not impressive.

Not to mention shopping shortcuts for i5-12600K don't offer any results.

Giving 95/100 for "being competitive priced" without even knowing exact real world pricing 🤦‍♂️

This looks pretty real-world to me: https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i...=12600K-_-19-118-347-_-Product&quicklink=true

 

RedGuard

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Where is the 12600K cheaper than 5600X?
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Yenega

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Where is the 12600K cheaper than 5600X?
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12600K should not be cheaper than 5600X since it beats it with ease and has a GPU. 12600KF is cheaper than 5600X and only lacks the GPU part still wrecks 5600X.

It even beats 5800X in most stuff too. 12600K is much better for productivity.

Won't be long before 5600X is priced at 199 dollars.
 
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maroon1

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Well, Intel needs 10 cores to beat AMD 6 cores with much higher power consumption, not impressive.

Not to mention shopping shortcuts for i5-12600K don't offer any results.

Giving 95/100 for "being competitive priced" without even knowing exact real world pricing 🤦‍♂️

12600k is destroying 5600x and even beating 5800x in most of productivity benchmark.... It does not consume more power than 5800x


Most of 12600k performance come from P cores and not E cores (12600k faster at single core than zen3).. Even if you turn off 4 E cores, 12600k would still beat 5600x but not as much
 
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maroon1

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Also if you look at gaming power consumption, it consume almost same as AMD offering

It only consume more power than 5600x in blender but it also 44% faster in blender.... So performance per watt is almost comparable to 5600x
 

Yenega

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Also if you look at gaming power consumption, it consume almost same as AMD offering

It only consume more power than 5600x in blender but it also 44% faster in blender.... So performance per watt is almost comparable to 5600x

AMD fanboys on this site will refuse to look at logic. The true magic with Alder Lake is i5-12600K and i7-12700K not i9-12900K.

12600K delivers great bang for buck, however I would personally buy the i7, but I will wait for 13th gen and higher-end DDR5 solutions + software bugs solved. Raptor Lake will be much better than Alder Lake for sure.
 
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maroon1

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Where is the 12600K cheaper than 5600X?
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There is 12600KF (same as 12600k without igpu) that cost little less but not all stores have it in stock

12600k compete with 5800x performance wise (12600k is even faster in most productivity benchmark).... 5600x is not on same league
 

Yenega

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Huh. Why is the article talking about 5600X if the versus is between 12600K and 5800X?

Because 5600X and 12600K/KF is priced at 300 dollars

There's a reason for alot of retailers already cut price on 5800X to 299 dollars

5600X should go down to 199 dollars, it's only a matter of time
 

Sausagemeat

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A bit curious as to where Steve got the $320 cost from. Other reviews have the MSRP at $289 and newegg is currently selling the 12600K at $297. In the U.K. these are coming in at £273 and we usually get the same price in ££ as the dollar MSRP as we add VAT. The 5600X goes for £270+ here.

Great review though, good to see these expensive AMD 5000 series chips get de-pantsed by an i5. If I could get a GPU at MSRP then the 12600K is almost certainly the part I would opt for.
 

HardReset

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Radeon 6600 review:

"Honestly, it’s hard to say how good or bad the RX 6600 will be at launch and that will only be determined over the coming weeks, based on street pricing and availability. We've kept our ears to the ground and retailers tell us that availability will be strong, at least compared to other recent releases. If they are right, we should see even more stock than the 6600 XT launch. So that’s a potential positive."

And Intel gets 95/100 when retail pricingis unknown...
 

Theinsanegamer

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@Steven Walton this is not fair comparison, in regard of price/performance sure Intel did great job no question what so ever, but comparing 6/8 core vs 10 core is not fair. i512600K name is misleading. once again Intel did great job but still little behind AMD parts from core count perspective
Did you complain about how unfair it was to compare a ryzen 8 core to intel's quad core i7s? Did you complain that ryzen 7's name was misleading?

Oh wait, its fine when AMD does it. But when Intel goes MOAR CORES suddenly its unfair.

LMFAO
Radeon 6600 review:

"Honestly, it’s hard to say how good or bad the RX 6600 will be at launch and that will only be determined over the coming weeks, based on street pricing and availability. We've kept our ears to the ground and retailers tell us that availability will be strong, at least compared to other recent releases. If they are right, we should see even more stock than the 6600 XT launch. So that’s a potential positive."

And Intel gets 95/100 when retail pricingis unknown...
Intel can reliably deliver CPUs to retailers, unlike AMDs GPU division. Not sure why thats confusing.

I mean, it only came out today, and it is in stock, at MSRP, at newegg
No GPU release has managed this since the 2000 series.
 
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Yenega

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Radeon 6600 review:

"Honestly, it’s hard to say how good or bad the RX 6600 will be at launch and that will only be determined over the coming weeks, based on street pricing and availability. We've kept our ears to the ground and retailers tell us that availability will be strong, at least compared to other recent releases. If they are right, we should see even more stock than the 6600 XT launch. So that’s a potential positive."

And Intel gets 95/100 when retail pricingis unknown...

What are you talking about haha, here in Germany there's tons of Alder Lake stock and price is MSRP or lower. Especially i5-12600K and i7-12700K is in stock and selling well.

i5-12600KF is priced even lower than 5600X yet destroys it.

i5-12400 will deliver 5600X beating performance for $199. 5600X will be forced down to $199 tops soon, AMD should maybe even price it at $179 to make it worthwhile.

AMD Radeon 6600 series were a joke with its 128 bit bus width. Only 6700XT and up is worth buying. 6600 series got crappy reviews most places. Who cares about this 1080p solution. The card bottlenecks at 1440p because of 128 bit bus. It barely beats 5700XT which cost half. AMD even gimped the card to x8 PCIe.

AMD fanboys will never learn to think logical it seems. Praising even their worst products 🤣🤣
 
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Yenega

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Did you complain about how unfair it was to compare a ryzen 8 core to intel's quad core i7s? Did you complain that ryzen 7's name was misleading?

Oh wait, its fine when AMD does it. But when Intel goes MOAR CORES suddenly its unfair.

LMFAO

Intel can reliably deliver CPUs to retailers, unlike AMDs GPU division. Not sure why thats confusing.

I mean, it only came out today, and it is in stock, at MSRP, at newegg
No GPU release has managed this since the 2000 series.

Haha you are 100% correct.

AMD took forever to deliver 5900X and 5950X in comparison. They mostly shipped 5600X and 5800X and prices were way above MSRP for months even on the low end SKUs.

Intel has tons of supply ready on day one, for MSRP.

Why? Because Intel makes their own chips and AMD relies 100% on TSMC to deliver. Simple.

AMD is loosing GPU marketshare like hell too. Nvidia up to 86% now and soon Intel enters low to mid-end segment and eats up alot of AMD sales here too.

AMD is forced to cut prices on both CPUs and GPUs to stay competitive going forward.
 

Nintenboy01

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Well, Intel needs 10 cores to beat AMD 6 cores with much higher power consumption, not impressive.

Not to mention shopping shortcuts for i5-12600K don't offer any results.

Giving 95/100 for "being competitive priced" without even knowing exact real world pricing 🤦‍♂️
I think games are using just the 6 p-cores for the most part
 

Toju Mikie

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A bit curious as to where Steve got the $320 cost from. Other reviews have the MSRP at $289 and newegg is currently selling the 12600K at $297. In the U.K. these are coming in at £273 and we usually get the same price in ££ as the dollar MSRP as we add VAT. The 5600X goes for £270+ here.

Great review though, good to see these expensive AMD 5000 series chips get de-pantsed by an i5. If I could get a GPU at MSRP then the 12600K is almost certainly the part I would opt for.
Amazon and Newegg seem to be selling for $319.99 right now, unless there was some sale a few days ago.
 

redhat

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Did you complain about how unfair it was to compare a ryzen 8 core to intel's quad core i7s? Did you complain that ryzen 7's name was misleading?

Oh wait, its fine when AMD does it. But when Intel goes MOAR CORES suddenly its unfair.

I never said its unfair for Intel to have more cores, I just meant that core vs core count or limited clock speed will be more straightforward to see the difference between the two architecture which @Steven Walton himself do such benchmark usually. and will repeat for third time that Intel did great job.
 

Nintenboy01

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I guess the 5800X, 12600K and 12700K should all be good enough to last the next 4-5 years for gaming unless you need the highest possible framerates to drive future GPUs at lower resolutions. Gonna keep my 5800X until 2025 if possible, by then we should be on PCie 6.0 and possibly DDR6 in its early stages.
 
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