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Intel Core i7-12700F

Intel i7-12700F

The Intel Core i7-12700F is a high end CPU for desktops based on the Alder Lake architecture. It was first announced in November 2021 and offers 8 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores. The performance cores (P-cores) support HyperThreading, leading to 20 threads that can be processed at once. The performance cores can clock with up to 4.9 GHz (Turbo Boost Max 3.0, 2.1 base), the efficiency cores can clock with up to 3.6 GHz (1.6 GHz base). All cores can use 25 MB Smart Cache. The integrated memory controller supports up to 128 GB DDR5 with 4800 MT/s (dual channel).

The Thread Director (in hardware) can support the operating system to decide which thread to use on the performance or efficiency cores for the best performance.

For AI tasks, the CPU also integrates GNA 3.0 and DL Boost. Quick Sync in version 8 is the same as in the Rocket Lake CPUs and supports MPEG-2, AVC, VC-1 decode, JPEG, VP8 decode, VP9, HEVC and AV1 decode in hardware.

The F-series desktop models don't offer an integrated graphics card.

The CPU is rated at 65 W base power and 180 Watt maximum Turbo power. It is manufactured in 10nm, called Intel 7, process at Intel.

SeriesIntel Alder Lake-S
CodenameAlder Lake

Series: Alder Lake-S Alder Lake

Intel Core i9-12900K compare3.2 - 5.2 GHz16 / 24 cores30 MB L3
Intel Core i9-12900 compare2.4 - 5.1 GHz16 / 24 cores20 MB L3
Intel Core i7-12700K compare2.7 - 5 GHz12 / 20 cores25 MB L3
Intel Core i7-12700F « 3.3 - 4.9 GHz12 / 20 cores25 MB L3
Intel Core i7-12700 compare3.3 - 4.9 GHz12 / 20 cores25 MB L3
Intel Core i5-12600K compare2.8 - 4.9 GHz10 / 16 cores20 MB L3
Clock Rate3300 - 4900 MHz
Level 1 Cache1 MB
Level 2 Cache12 MB
Level 3 Cache25 MB
Number of Cores / Threads12 / 20
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)65 Watt
Manufacturing Technology10 nm
Die Size215 mm2
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketLGA 1700
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$386 U.S.
Announcement Date01/04/2022


Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
44.5 pt (62%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
2610 Points (16%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
7.4 s (2%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
386.3 s (2%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
114.6 Watt (20%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
127.6 Watt (23%)
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
29.7 Watt (20%)
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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