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Intel Core i5-12600K DDR4 Alder Lake SiSoftware Sandra 2021 Dhrystone Aggregated-int Native Multi-Threaded/Core MT+MC

We are now testing in the popular SiSoftware Sandra 2021 version.  We are testing the CPU arithmetic section.  In this graph above we are looking at Dhrystone integer performance in multi-threading. The new Intel Core i5-12600K is pulling very strong numbers here in multi-threaded Dhrystone integer performance. Firstly, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is actually on the lower side in this comparison, being beaten by the Intel Core i5-11600K by 18%, so that’s not a good start from the 5600X. The Core i5-12600K though is 39% faster than the Ryzen 5 5600X, proving to offer a lot more integer performance. Compared to the 11600K the 12600K is 18% offering that advantage generation-to-generation.

Intel Core i5-12600K DDR4 Alder Lake SiSoftware Sandra 2021 Whetstone Aggregated-float Native Multi-Threaded/Core MT+MC

In this graph, we are now looking at the Whetstone floating-point performance in multi-threading. This is where the AMD Ryzen Zen 3 CPUs have consistently done well in comparison to Intel CPUs, floating-point performance. In fact, the Ryzen 5 5600X is 8% faster than the Core i5-11600K. However, the new Intel Core i5-12600K is even better still, besting the Ryzen 5 5600X by 23%, and besting the 11600K by 33%. Intel has made massive gains in floating-point performance.

Intel Core i5-12600K DDR4 Alder Lake SiSoftware Sandra 2021 Dhrystone Aggregated-int Native Single-Threaded 1T

Now we are looking at Dhrystone integer performance again, but this time on a single thread. In single-thread performance, the Ryzen 5 5600X was faster than the i5-11600K by 14%, which is great for that single-thread performance. However, the new i5-12600K is better still, besting the 5600X by 18% and besting the 11600K by 35%.

Intel Core i5-12600K DDR4 Alder Lake SiSoftware Sandra 2021 Whetstone Aggregated-float Native Single-Threaded 1T

In single-thread floating-point performance, we also find the i5-12600K to be faster than everything as well. It’s 6% faster than the 5600X and 12% faster than the 11600K.

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6 Comments

  1. Good review. Have to say I was surprised at the results. Nice to see Intel back in the hunt, and that power draw wasn’t off the charts

    Would love to see a short follow on that pits Pcores vs Ecores just out of curiousity.

  2. Nice review indeed! I am pleasantly surprised by the results. Keep up the improvements Intel. Things get good when both AMD and Intel are competetive.

  3. Thanks for the review [USER=3]@Brent_Justice[/USER]. I really enjoyed the informative breakdown of what Alder Lake, E core, P core is along with the heads up about the AMD updates. I also enjoyed seeing Intel coming back swinging with an impressively efficient processor than perform well with a multitude of workloads.

    edit: Also loved the use of arrows in the review pic to indicate the DDR4 detail. At first I was like, what?, huh?, oh I get it.

  4. I admit a follow up with various Intel specific features turned on to see what further gains could be had would be nice as well.

  5. Nicely done on the review.

    I wonder. Will Intel have an advantage in place if running an Intel processor with an Intel Arc?

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