Intel Core 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.
|Series||Intel Alder Lake-S|
Series: Alder Lake-S Alder Lake
|Clock Rate||3300 - 4900 MHz|
|Level 1 Cache||1 MB|
|Level 2 Cache||12 MB|
|Level 3 Cache||25 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||12 / 20|
|Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||65 Watt|
|Manufacturing Technology||10 nm|
|Die Size||215 mm2|
|Max. Temperature||100 °C|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
|Starting Price||$386 U.S.|