12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors for Workstation

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The 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors for workstation bring you unprecedented laptop and desktop performance through their all-new dynamic core architecture. Performance cores—or “P-cores”—bring single-thread and burst performance, while Efficient cores—or “E-cores”—enhance modern multi-tasking through multi-threaded performance and efficient offload of background tasks. To augment this hybrid architecture, the Intel® Thread Director intelligently schedules workloads for single-threaded performance when you need it and multi-threaded performance for larger workloads like rendering, video encoding and code compiling.1 Harness this processor’s power, efficiency and intelligence to accomplish more.

Uninterrupted Productivity

Powered by a suite of cutting-edge technologies, 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors for workstation allow you to dive deeper into your workflow. Support for the latest PCIe Gen 5.0 offers the connectivity bandwidth for future storage devices, accelerators and graphics cards. The dynamic noise suppression of the enhanced Gaussian & Neural Accelerator 3.0 (GNA) ensures crystal clear audio for online video calls. Dedicated Image Processing Units (IPUs) help present your best self on video calls through enhanced image quality. Execute with uninterrupted connectivity from integrated Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) for freedom from legacy Wi-Fi device interference. Integrated Thunderbolt™ 4 offers mobile professionals a truly universal single-cable connection for power and high-speed data connection to external devices. The 12th Gen Intel® Core™ platform sets a new bar for professional-class productivity.

Reliable, Secure, Seamless

These processors provide peace of mind by helping to protect your data, guaranteeing seamless software performance and providing more security for your device. Support for DDR5 ECC UDIMM memory moves beyond the data checking of standard DDR5 memory to provide protection of business-essential data against bit-flipping. Customized, configured and certified to perform, ISV apps run as intended with these processors. The 12th Gen Intel® Core™ platform features vPro® technology for seamless system integration into existing IT managed networks. Get hardware-enhanced security through the vPro® platform with Intel® Hardware Shield. With these features and more, the 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors for workstation empower you to work fearlessly.

12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors for Workstation: Features at a Glance

FEATURE BENEFIT
Performance Hybrid Architecture Performance hybrid architecture, combining Performance-cores (P-cores) and Efficient-cores (E-Cores) to deliver balanced single-thread and multi-threaded real-world performance.
Intel® Thread Director Optimizes workloads by helping the OS scheduler intelligently distribute workloads to the optimal cores.
PCIe 5.0 up to 16 Lanes Offers readiness for up to 32 GT/s for fast access to peripheral devices and networking with up to 16 PCI Express 5.0 lanes.
PCIe 4.0 up to 4 Lanes Offers up to 16 GT/s for fast access to peripheral devices and networking with up to 4 PCI Express 4.0 lanes.
Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s This industry first memory technology supports fast frequencies and high bandwidth and throughput leading to enhanced workflow and productivity.
Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s Supports faster frequencies and higher bandwidth and throughput leading to enhanced workflow and productivity.
L3 and L2 Cache Increased shared Intel® Smart Cache (L3) and L2 cache sizes deliver large memory capacity and reduced latency for fast game loading and smooth frame rates.
Gaussian & Neural Accelerator 3.0 (GNA 3.0) IProcesses AI speech and audio applications such as neural noise cancellation while simultaneously freeing up CPU resources for overall system performance and responsiveness.
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Identifies the processor's fastest cores and directs critical workloads to them.
Intel® UHD Graphics driven by Intel® Xe Architecture Rich media and intelligent graphics capabilities enable amplified visual complexity, enhanced 3D performance, and faster image processing.

12th Gen Intel® Core™ Desktop Processors Comparison

  Intel® Core™ i9 Intel® Core™ i7 Intel® Core™ i5
Max Turbo Frequency [GHz] Up to 5.2 Up to 5.0 Up to 4.9
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency [GHz]2 Up to 5.2 Up to 5.0 n/a
Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency [GHz]3 Up to 5.1 Up to 4.9 Up to 4.9
Efficient-core Max Turbo Frequency [GHz] 3 Up to 3.9 Up to 3.8 Up to 3.6
Performance-core Base Frequency [GHz] Up to 3.2 Up to 3.6 Up to 3.7
Efficient-core Base Frequency [GHz] Up to 2.4 Up to 2.7 Up to 2.8
Processor Cores (P-cores + E-cores)4 16 (8P + 8E) 12 (8P + 4E) 10 (6P + 4E) or 6 (6P + 0E)4
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology2 Yes Yes Yes
Total Processor Threads 24 20 16 or 124
Intel® Thread Director5 Yes Yes Yes, available on select processors4
Intel® Smart Cache (L3) Size [MB] 30 25 20 or 184
Total L2 Cache Size [MB] 14 12 9.5 or 7.54
Max Memory Speed [MT/s] Up to DDR5 4800
Up to DDR4 3200
Up to DDR5 4800
Up to DDR4 3200
Up to DDR5 4800
Up to DDR4 3200
Number of Memory Channels 2 2 2
CPU PCIe 5.0 Lanes 16 16 16
CPU PCIe 4.0 Lanes 4 4 4
Enhanced Intel® UHD Graphics driven by Xe Architecture6 Intel UHD Graphics 770 Intel® UHD Graphics 770 Intel UHD Graphics 770 or 730
Graphics Dynamic Frequency6 [MHz] Up to 1550 Up to 1500 Up to 1450
Processor P-core / E-core / Graphics / Memory Overclocking6 7 Yes, available on select processors Yes, available on select processors Yes, available on select processors
Intel® Quick Sync Video Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Deep Learning Boost (Intel® DL Boost) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel® AVX2) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Gaussian and Neural Accelerator (GNA) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT-x / VT-d) Yes Yes Yes
Mode-based Execution Control (MBEC) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Threat Detection Technology (Intel® TDT) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Control-Flow Enforcement Technology (Intel® CET) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® BIOS Guard Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Boot Guard Yes Yes Yes
Intel® OS Guard Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller Virtualization (Intel® APIC-v) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Secure Key Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT) Yes Yes Yes

12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors for Workstation Block Diagram8

Notices and Disclaimers

Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors.

Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.

Performance results are based on testing as of dates shown in configurations and may not reflect all publicly available updates. No product or component can be absolutely secure.

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Product and Performance Information

1Built into the hardware, Intel® Thread Director is provided only in performance hybrid architecture configurations of 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors; OS enablement is required. Available features and functionality vary by OS.
2Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology and Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 are only available on P-cores.
3Maximum Performance-core or Efficient-core turbo frequency derived from Intel® Turbo Boost Technology.
412th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600K and i5-12600KF have 10 total processor cores (6P + 4E); all other 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 desktop processors have 6 total processor cores (6P + 0E). Number of processor threads, cache sizes and Intel® Thread Director enablement on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 desktop processors will vary based upon the presence of E-cores.
5Built into the hardware, Intel® Thread Director is provided only in performance hybrid architecture configurations of 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors; OS enablement is required. Available features and functionality vary by OS.
6Processor names with an ‘F’ suffix do not have processor graphics and require a discrete graphics solution. Without processor graphics the processor display output ports will not function.
7Unlocked features are present with select chipsets and processor combinations. Altering clock frequency or voltage may void any product warranties and reduce stability, security, performance, and life of the processor and other components. Check with system and component manufacturers for details.
8CPU PCIe lanes are only validated for discrete graphics (x16) and PCIe storage (1x4). 1x16 bifurcated to 2x8 provides discreate graphics (x8) + additional storage configuration support (1x8).