Core i5-12600HE: specs and benchmarks


Aggregate performance score

Core i5-12600HE provides good benchmark performance at 15.90% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.


Intel started Core i5-12600HE sales on January 2022. This is an Alder Lake-H architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 12 cores and 16 threads, and is based on 10 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4500 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel BGA 1744 processor with a TDP of 45 Watt. It supports DDR4, DDR5 Dual-channel memory.

Primary details

Core i5-12600HE processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking388
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Market segmentLaptop
Architecture codenameAlder Lake-H (2022)
Release dateJanuary 2022 (2 years ago)

Detailed specifications

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores12 (Dodeca-Core)
Base clock speed2.5 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.5 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache80K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache1.25 MB (per core)of 96 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
L3 cache18 MB (shared)of 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography10 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size217 mm2
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplierNo


Information on Core i5-12600HE compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketIntel BGA 1744
Power consumption (TDP)45 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i5-12600HE. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-12600HE's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4, DDR5 Dual-channel

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Core i5-12600HE.

Integrated graphics cardIris Xe 80EU


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version4.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes20of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i5-12600HE. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i5-12600HE 15.90


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

i5-12600HE 24599

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Core i5-12600HE's performance relative to its closest rivals among notebook CPUs.

Ryzen 7 8840U 100.38
Ryzen 7 7840S 100.19
Core i5-12600HE 100

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core i5-12600HE is Ryzen 7 7840S, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our ranking.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-12600HE:

Ryzen 7 8840U 100.38
Ryzen 7 7840S 100.19
Core i5-12600HE 100

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core i5-12600HE, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core i5-12600HE in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 11 configurations using Core i5-12600HE in our database.

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