Core i5-12600K vs Core i5-12600KF benchmarks
In our benchmarks, the Core i5-12600KF beats the Core i5-12600K in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-12600K in all gaming tests too.
Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. Both the Core i5-12600K and Core i5-12600KF have the same clock speed. In addition, both chips have the same turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i5-12600K has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.