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Intel Core i5-12600K vs Core i7-980X

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Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i5-12600K 59.2 GT/s
Core i7-980X 39.6 GT/s
Difference: 19.6 (49%)

Core Speed

Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz
Core i7-980X 3.3 GHz
Difference: 0.4 (12%)


Core i5-12600K 16
Core i7-980X 12
Difference: 4 (33%)


Core i7-980X 130 Watts
Core i5-12600K 125 Watts
Difference: 5 (4%)

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Model Core i5-12600K Core i7-980X
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Alder Lake Westmere
Core Speed 3.7 GHz 3.3 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes Yes
Cores / Modules 10 6
Total Threads 16 12
Turbo 4.9 1/1/1/1/2/2
L2 Cache 9.5MB 6 x 256 KB
L3 Cache 20MB 12 MB
GPU Model UHD Graphics 770 N/A
TDP 125 Watts 130 Watts
Socket FC-LGA1700 LGA 1366
Released November 2021 2010-03-01