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Intel Core i5 8600K vs Core i9-12900KF

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Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i9-12900KF 76.8 GT/s
Core i5 8600K 21.6 GT/s
Difference: 55.2 (256%)

Core Speed

Core i5 8600K 3.6 GHz
Core i9-12900KF 3.2 GHz
Difference: 0.4 (13%)


Core i9-12900KF 24
Core i5 8600K 6
Difference: 18 (300%)


Core i9-12900KF 125 Watts
Core i5 8600K 95 Watts
Difference: 30 (32%)

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Model Core i5 8600K Core i9-12900KF
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Coffee Lake Alder Lake-S
Core Speed 3.6 GHz 3.2 GHz
Hyperthreading No Yes
Cores / Modules 6 16
Total Threads 6 24
Turbo 4.3 GHz 5.2
L2 Cache 16 x 1.25MB
L3 Cache 9MB 30 MB
GPU Model UHD 630
TDP 95 Watts 125 Watts
Socket LGA 1151 Socket 1700
Released August 2017 November 2021