Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor & MSI PRO Z690-A LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard Bundle

BH #INCI512600K3 (B&H Kit)
Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor & MSI PRO Z690-A LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard Bundle
Key Features
  • 10 Cores & 16 Threads
  • 3.7 GHz P-Core Clock Speed
  • 4.9 GHz Maximum Turbo Frequency
  • Integrated Intel UHD 770 Graphics
Streamline your desktop computer build with this B&H Kit, which includes an Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor and an MSI PRO Z690-A LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard. Having both a powerful 12th generation Intel CPU and an ATX motherboard in one bundle helps to get you started so that you can quickly get your custom system up and running.

Intel i5-12600K Overview

Streamline your desktop computer build with this B&H Kit, which includes an Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor and an MSI PRO Z690-A LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard. Having both a powerful 12th generation Intel CPU and an ATX motherboard in one bundle helps to get you started so that you can quickly get your custom system up and running.

Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 10-Core LGA 1700 Processor

Power up your productivity, gaming, and content creation experiences by installing the Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 10-Core LGA 1700 Processor into your desktop computer system. Built using a Hybrid Core architecture with the Intel 7 process, this 12th generation desktop processor's 10 cores combine the performance of four Efficient-cores and six 3.7 GHz Performance-cores. The low-voltage Efficient-cores handle background tasks for multitasking while the Performance-cores provide speed for demanding applications and games. The built-in Intel Thread Director ensures that the two work seamlessly together by dynamically and intelligently assigning workloads to the right core at the right time to maximize performance. Additionally, this processor has a 4.9 GHz Performance-core Turbo Boost 2.0 frequency with 20MB of cache for fast and reliable performance. The Core i5-12600K also includes support for up to PCI Express 5.0 and dual-channel DDR5 memory at 4800 MHz to help run and multitask a variety of demanding applications. You can overclock this processor for even greater performance.

The Core i5-12600K features integrated Intel UHD 770 Graphics. Please note that a thermal solution NOT is included. The processor is compatible with Intel LGA 1700 socket motherboards and is backed by a 3-year warranty.

Hybrid Core Design
Background tasks are handled by the processor's Efficient-cores for multitasking while the Performance-cores provide the speed to handle high-end games and demanding applications.
Intel Thread Director
The Intel Thread Director is built into the CPU's cores, working with the operating system to ensure each of the 16 threads are assigned to the right core at the right time.
PCIe 4.0 & 5.0
This processor supports up to four PCIe 4.0 and sixteen PCIe 5.0 lanes, delivering 20 lanes in total for exceptional data throughput with compatible devices.
Integrated Graphics
Driven by Intel Xe architecture, the integrated Intel UHD 770 Graphics delivers fast, rich 3D performance for high-quality visuals with support for either one 7680 x 4320 resolution 8K monitor or up to four 3840 x 2160 resolution 4K displays with high-dynamic range.
Intel Deep Learning Boost
Accelerates AI inference to improve performance for deep learning workloads.
Gaussian & Neural Accelerator 3.0
Gaussian and Neural Accelerator 3.0 (GNA) technology helps with noise suppression while enhancing background blurring during video chats.
UPC: 735858499040
MSI PRO Z690-A LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard

Streamline performance of your business rig with the PRO Z690-A LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard from MSI. Featuring an LGA 1700 socket and Z690 chipset, this motherboard is compatible with Intel 12th Gen Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors. Install up to 128GB of dual-channel RAM across four DDR5 memory slots, with speeds up to 6400 MHz supported via overclocking. Four M.2 and six SATA III connectors accommodate storage drives, while a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, and a PCIe 3.0 x1 slot can be used to install various adapter cards. This board also supports AMD CrossFireX for multi-GPU setups.

Connect accessories via a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C port, plus one USB 3.2 Gen 2, two USB 3.2 Gen 1, and four USB 2.0 Type-A ports on the rear I/O panel. An RJ45 port is also present, supporting wired 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet connections. Connect to monitors via the HDMI or DisplayPort outputs. Internal headers provide connections for liquid or air cooling, dual CPU power, a TPM module, chassis intrusion alarm, and more. Relying on the Realtek ALC 897 Audio Codec, the MSI PRO Z690-A LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard supports 8-channel audio.

LGA 1700 Socket
Utilizing the LGA 1700 socket and Z690 chipset, this motherboard is compatible with 12th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors.
Extended PWM Heatsink
MSI's extended PWM heatsink with 7W/mK thermal padding ensures even power-hungry processors run at full speed.
M.2 Shield FROZR
Featuring an integrated design, this heatsink ensures your M.2 drive isn't hampered by throttling due to high temperatures.
Fully Controllable in BIOS and Software
MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, with automatic adjustment of fan speeds.
MSI AI Engine
Detect CPU and GPU temperatures and automatically adjust the system fans via MSI AI ENGINE. Take advantage of performance, silent, and manual modes for tailored operation.
Optimized for Liquid Cooling
Designed to support popular all-in-one and customized water cooling solutions, this motherboard features a dedicated water pump PIN header supporting up to 2A and giving you full control of water pump speed. A clearly marked keep-out-zone allows for easy and safe installation and a perfect fit.
EZ Debug LED
Onboard LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get your machine up and running again.
XL Clip
The enlarged PCIe clip helps you swap or remove your devices with ease while also keeping the PCI-E slot stronger and safer.
EZ M.2 Clip
Install an M.2 SSD quickly and effortlessly using the EZ M.2 clips.
Keep Out Zone
MSI motherboard circuitry ensures the case standoff keep out zones are clear of contacts, preventing shorts or damage to the motherboard. Plus, an avoid-collision notification is printed in protective paint around each screw hole to prevent parts from being scratched.
Easy to Arrange Cables
MSI's PCB design is intended to make cable management a breeze.
In addition to being compatible with 12th Gen Intel processors, this motherboard is Windows 10 and 11 certified. Furthermore, it has been tested for compatibility and stability with a range of memory modules.
PCB Design
The PCB design is optimized for higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds, as well as reliable circuit transmission. Utilizing a six-layers PCB, this motherboard sports server-grade materials and two ounces of thickened copper.
PCIe Steel Armor
MSI PCIe Steel Armor slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points. In addition to supporting the weight of heavy graphics cards, these slots are also intended to shield the points of contact from electromagnetic interference.
Double ESD Protection
Double ESD protection increases the grounding layer around the mounting holes, preventing static discharge surges from damaging the motherboard.
2.5 Gigabit Ethernet
Get fast internet connectivity via an RJ45 port supporting 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet.
Optimized for Lower Latency
MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes latency-sensitive applications, giving you the best online experience with low latency. Change an application's traffic priority or customize the bandwidth for each application.
Speed Up Storage
MSI PRO series motherboards support a range of storage standards, allowing you to connect any storage device for improved efficiency and unfettered productivity.
SMT PCIe 5.0 Slot
A Surface Mount Technology (SMT) PCIe 5.0 slot diminishes interference and electrical noise, while also fully supporting the higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds of PCIe 5.0 signal.
Intel Optane Support
PC Enthusiasts can now enjoy the performance of an SSD on their HDD by coupling it with an Intel Optane Memory device, available separately. Optane technology provides a combination of high throughput, low latency, quality of service, and optimized endurance.
Maximize USB Performance
Use the USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C port on the rear I/O panel to take advantage of transfer speeds up to 20 Gb/s.
Front-Panel USB Type-C Port
Use the internal header to connect a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port on the front panel.
Extend RGB with Ease
The Mystic Light Extension pin header provides an intuitive way to control RGB strips and other RGB peripherals added to a system without needing a separate RGB controller.
14+1+1 Power Design
Utilizing a VRM design built with a total of 14 digital CPU power phases, two 8-pin power connectors, and exclusive Core Boost technology, this motherboard is ready for intense workloads.
DDR5 Memory
Take advantage of DDR5 memory speeds up to 6400 MHz when overclocking. Plus, XMP memory profile support utilizes auto power settings for improved speed and stability.
The SMT welding process reduces the defect rate of slot solder joints, electromagnetism, and interference for a clean high-frequency DDR5 signal.
Core Boost
Core Boost technology combines a streamlined layout with an optimized power design, allowing for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU for precise multi-core computing and overclocking.
Isolated Audio Design
Like a dedicated sound card, audio components and circuits have been laid on a reserved motherboard section and electrically isolated.
Separate Audio Layers
Using separated layers in the PCB ensures accurate sound quality for both left and right audio channels.
MSI Center
MSI Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboard features that include true color, live update, user scenario, hardware monitoring, profile setting, fan center, Mystic Light, and system diagnosis functionalities.
Click BiOS 5
Fine-tune your motherboard for gaming performance, efficiency, or overclocking in EZ or Advanced mode. Use the Creator Genie to overclock your CPU with the press of a button; employ XMP profiles or the Memory Try It feature to speed up compatible memory modules. Furthermore, M-FLASH conveniently flashes or upgrades the BIOS in a few minutes from the CMOS Setup Utility, and hardware monitoring lets you check on temperature, memory capacity, clock speed, and voltage. Finally, a permanent search and favorite option in the top right corner moves you through the BIOS menus quickly.
Re-Size BAR
Re-Size BAR is an advanced PCIe feature that enables the CPU to access the entire GPU frame buffer at once and improve performance.
System Safety
All MSI PRO series motherboards have integrated security functions in the BIOS to protect your private files from unauthorized access.
USB 3.2 Gen 2
Doubling the speed of its predecessor, USB 3.2 Gen 2 features a maximum throughput of 10 Gb/s when used with compatible devices and is synonymous with USB 3.1 Gen 2.
UPC: 824142270387

Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 10-Core LGA 1700 Processor Specs

CPU ModelIntel Core i5-12600K (12th Gen)
CPU SocketLGA 1700
Manufacturing Process10 nm
Maximum CPU Configuration1S
Maximum Number of PCIe Lanes16 (Revision 5.0)
4 (Revision 4.0)
Number of Cores10 (6 x P-Cores + 4 x E-Cores)
Number of Threads16
Base Clock SpeedP-Core: 3.7 GHz
E-Core: 2.8 GHz
Maximum Boost SpeedP-Core Turbo: 4.9 GHz
E-Core Turbo: 3.6 GHz
L3 Cache20 MB
Memory Support
Maximum Capacity128 GB
Memory SupportDDR4 Up to 3200 MHz
DDR5 Up to 4800 MHz
ECC MemoryNo
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
Maximum Memory Bandwidth76.8 GB/s
Optane Memory SupportYes
Thermal Design Power (TDP)125 W
Included Thermal SolutionNone
Maximum Temperature212°F / 100°C
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
AES SupportYes
ExtensionAVX 2.0, AVX-512, SSE 4.1/4.2
Instruction Set64-Bit
VirtualizationYes: Intel VT-d, Intel VT-x, Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
DMIDMI4 (16 GT/s)
vPro SupportYes
Performance TechnologiesDeep Learning Boost, Gaussian and Neural Accelerator 3.0, Hyper-Threading, Intel Thread Director, SpeedShift, SpeedStep, Stable Image Platform Program, Turbo Boost 2.0
Security TechnologiesControl-Flow Enforcement (CET), Device Protection with Boot Guard, Execute Disable Bit, MBE (Mode-Based Execute) Control, OS Guard, Secure Key, Software Guard Extensions, Threat Detection Technology (TDT), Trusted Execution Technology
Video TechnologiesClear Video, Clear Video HD, InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video
Integrated Graphics
Integrated GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 770
Maximum Resolution Support7680 x 4320 at 60 Hz
Supported APIsDirectX: 12
OpenGL: 4.5
Number of Displays4
Output SupportDisplayPort, HDMI
Base Clock Speed300 MHz
Maximum Boost Speed1.45 GHz
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.6 x 4.5 x 1.8"

MSI PRO Z690-A LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard Specs

ChipsetIntel Z690
CPU SocketLGA 1700
Back Panel I/O
USB4 x USB-A (USB 2.0)
2 x USB-A (USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1)
1 x USB-A (USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2)
1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2x2)
Display1 x DisplayPort 1.4Output
1 x HDMI 2.1Output
Audio6 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Ethernet / Controller1 x Intel I225-V 2.5Gigabit
PS/21 x PS/2
ButtonsBIOS Flashback
Memory Slots4 x 288-Pin
Memory SupportDDR5 4000, 4800, 5400, 6400 MHz
Maximum Capacity128 GB
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
ECC SupportNon-ECC Unbuffered
Storage Expansion
M.21 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4, SATA III)
RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (SATA)
RAID 0, 1, 5 (M.2)
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots1 x PCIe 5.0 x16
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x1 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
USB2 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Header (Supports 1 USB Type-C Port)
Multi-GPU SupportAMD CrossFireX
Air Cooling1 x 4-Pin CPU
6 x 4-Pin System
Liquid Cooling1 x 4-Pin Pump
Power Connectors1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
2 x 4-Pin ATX
SecurityChassis Intrusion, TPM Header
Diagnostics2-Digit Debug LED
Front Panel I/O
I/O Connection HeadersAAFP, USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2
Audio CodecRealtek ALC897 (8-Channel)
OS CompatibilityWindows 10
Windows 11
*As of October, 2021: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Form FactorATX
Dimensions12.0 x 9.6" / 30.5 x 24.4 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.305 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.6 x 11.1 x 2.6"

Intel i5-12600K Reviews

works great

By Elizabeth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-28

I dont have much experience with computers but i recently built my first one. So much better than my prebuilt!!


By Kharoua
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-10

I both the cpu with z690 motherboard nice hardware with great features , very happy tks B&H ...

Great CPU for everything

By Badreddine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-16

I had the 12400 and the 12400F, both heat a lot, nothing has changed with this model, you seriously need a good cooling solution for the 12th gen CPUs.

It's what it says it is

By Cory
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-14

Works great, came in earlier than expected, and was a good deal. What else is there to say?

Powerful when you need it. Frugal when you don't.

By Pavel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-13

Stable overclock to about 4.8 GHz all cores / 5.0 GHz single using Noctua D15 Chromax cooler. 80W TDP under all-core load. Semi-stable single-core overclock to 5.2 Ghz hits i9-12900k level of single thread performance. Windows 10 processes run on the 4 E-cores. Tip: to reduce idle TDP to about 4W (from 15W or so) in Intel's Extreme Tuning Utility Settings Advanced Options tab: change the Active Power Plan value to Power Saver. The processor will clock down to 500/400 Mhz (P-cores/E-cores).

Runs fast and cool

By Jordan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-31

The 12600k runs very fast and I've had no issues with it.

A beast CPU

By Badreddine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-11

Gets most of my work done with ease. Happy

Does what I ask it to do!

By Edward
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-10

Why? Well, it's 'unlocked'. It's fast. It's 12th generation. I don't need cpu graphics, but for 'new' builds or a motherboard replacement, it's perfect for an initial display or while tracking 'glitches'. I must admit, overclocking is left to the motherboard, and this hopped to a 4900MHz clock-rate almost out-of-the-box. Idle stays around 28-32C; light gaming pushed it to 40C. GFx card was in the 48-50C range and didn't trigger the fans to run. So, why not an i-7 or i-9? Cheaper and nearly equal across lots of stress tests with a good memory configuration, and I wanted a board to make use of my DDR-4 so this chip made sense. Unspent money meant I could grab the fancy fans!

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Does this core work with a motherboard that isn't ...

Does this core work with a motherboard that isn't listed on the selection?
Asked by: Down
Yes, the Intel Core i5-12600K 3.7 GHz 10-Core LGA 1700 Processor can work with other motherboards that aren't listed as long as the motherboard has a LGA 1700 Socket for 12th Generation (Alder Lake) CPU's
Answered by: dariusb
Date published: 2022-05-15

Does it come in original box?

Does it come in original box?
Asked by: Yuriy
Hi there, great question. B&H is an authorized distributor from Intel. The processors sold here are new and come all in the original box. If you wish to see the specifications from the Intel® Core™ i5-12600K Processor, you can access them at the next link [ ] Thank you for choosing Intel!
Answered by: Intel team
Date published: 2022-09-28
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