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Intel Core i5-12600K vs Core i7-2600K

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Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i5-12600K 59.2 GT/s
Core i7-2600K 27.2 GT/s
Difference: 32 (118%)

Core Speed

Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz
Core i7-2600K 3.4 GHz
Difference: 0.3 (9%)


Core i5-12600K 16
Core i7-2600K 8
Difference: 8 (100%)


Core i5-12600K 125 Watts
Core i7-2600K 95 Watts
Difference: 30 (32%)

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Model Core i5-12600K Core i7-2600K
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Alder Lake Sandy Bridge
Core Speed 3.7 GHz 3.4 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes Yes
Cores / Modules 10 4
Total Threads 16 8
Turbo 4.9 1/2/3/4
L2 Cache 9.5MB 4 x 256 KB
L3 Cache 20MB 8 MB
GPU Model UHD Graphics 770 HD Graphics 3000
TDP 125 Watts 95 Watts
Socket FC-LGA1700 LGA 1155
Released November 2021 2011-01-01