Core i5-12600KF vs Core i7-12700KF comparison
In our benchmarks, the Core i7-12700KF beats the Core i5-12600KF in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-12600KF in all gaming tests too.
With info from our database, we find that the Core i7-12700KF has slightly more cores with 12 cores whereas the Core i5-12600KF has 10 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i5-12600KF. Our comparison shows that the Core i5-12600KF has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-12700KF. Despite this, the Core i7-12700KF has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i5-12600KF CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-12700KF CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Core i5-12600KF has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.