Intel Core i5-12600K in gaming and multi-threading performance is rumored to be better than Ryzen 7 5800X

In Intel’s upcoming Alder Lake-S processor this year, there are only products with “K” and “KF” suffixes in the first lineup. The three processors known for the time being are Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K, and Core i5-12600K, and the supporting Z690 chipset.

Intel Alder Lake-S sample

For ordinary gamers, among the three first processors, the most concerned is the Core i5-12600K. According to Wccftech reports, there are rumors that the Core i5-12600K will appear with very competitive performance and price. Intel hopes that this processor can reshape the image of “Core i5” and become more attractive in the mainstream game console market segment. In the past period of time, the Intel Core i5 processor has not competed with AMD Ryzen 5 processor. Ryzen 5 2600, Ryzen 5 3600X, and Ryzen 5 5600X dominate the sales of various retailers. Since the standard configuration of 6 cores, the Intel Core i5 processor has no way to control the competition in this market segment.

Intel has configured 6 P-Core cores (Golden Cove) and 4 E-Core cores (Gracemont) for the Core i5-12600K, hoping to increase its competitiveness with more cores and operating efficiency. It is said that the performance of Core i5-12600K is stronger than AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, but the price is equivalent to Ryzen 5 5600X, I believe this will attract more gamers to buy.