Question 12600k or 12700k for gaming + graphic design

HelixGuy

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Hello y'all,

I'm confused between the two cpus i5 12600k and i7 12700k.

I'll be mainly using it for graphic design along with gaming sometimes...

It's a $100 difference and I'm willing to pay the extra $90 if it means a much better CPU over the long run.
 

Eximo

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8 Performance cores plus 4 Efficiency cores, 25MB cache, max boost 5 Ghz
6 Performance cores plus 4 Efficiency cores, 20MB cache, max boost 4.9Ghz

A little bit faster, really depends on how much you saturate the cores.

Consider the i7-12700F, still boosts to 4.9Ghz, missing the integrated graphics, but is only $310, rather than $380
 
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Why_Me

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Hello y'all,

I'm confused between the two cpus i5 12600k and i7 12700k.

I'll be mainly using it for graphic design along with gaming sometimes...

It's a $100 difference and I'm willing to pay the extra $90 if it means a much better CPU over the long run.
i7 12700F + B660 board

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134592/intel-core-i712700f-processor-25m-cache-up-to-4-90-ghz.html

Intel Core i7-12700F $314.99

https://www.techspot.com/review/2391-intel-core-i7-12700/

i7 12700 / 12700F gaming benchmarks.

 

Eximo

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I suppose the only other difference is Intel CPU Boost 3.0 on the i7 and not on the i5. With K it doesn't matter much because you can overclock with the right motherboard (Though the power draw of these things is not to be under-estimated)

Even with the locked i7 or i5, you can unlock the power limits in the BIOS, as long as you have decent cooling.
 

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