Intel Core i5-12600K review: The new mainstream CPU champ crushes Ryzen

Intel finally gets its revenge on AMD.

Intel Core i5-12600K
  • Expert Rating

    4.50 / 5


  • Stupidly good multi-core performance
  • Really good single-core performance
  • Value that breaks new ground


  • DDR5 option drives up pricing
  • Prices likely to be initially high
  • If you just game, who cares what CPU you have?

Bottom Line

Intel's 12th-gen Core i5-12600K offers stunning performance over its AMD Ryzen rival--and offers consumers unheard-of value too.

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