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Intel Core i7-12700K

Intel i7-12700K

The Intel Core i7-12700K 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 5 GHz (Turbo Boost Max 3.0), the efficiency cores can clock with up to 3.9 GHz. All cores can use 25 MB Smart Cache. The integrated memory controller supports up to 128 GB DDR5 with 4800 MT/s (dual channel).

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.

The integrated graphics adapter is based on the Xe-architecture and called Intel UHD Graphics 770. It clocks between 300 and 1.5 GHz.

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.

Performance

The average 12700K in our database is way ahead of AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 9 3900X, as far as multi-thread loads are concerned, while, perhaps a little disappointingly, lagging behind Ryzen 9 3950X. The Core i7 is a truly powerful CPU, if a little power-hungry. More on this below.

Power consumption

This Core i7 has a Base power consumption of 125 W, with 190 W being its highest Intel-recommended Turbo power consumption. The CPU is manufactured on Intel's third-gen 10 nm process marketed as Intel 7 for decent, as of early 2023, energy efficiency.

SeriesIntel Alder Lake-S
CodenameAlder Lake

Series: Alder Lake-S Alder Lake

Intel Core i9-12900K compare3.2 - 5.2 GHz16 / 24 cores20 MB L3
Intel Core i9-12900 compare2.4 - 5.1 GHz16 / 24 cores20 MB L3
Intel Core i7-12700K « 3.6 - 5 GHz12 / 20 cores25 MB L3
Intel Core i7-12700F compare3.3 - 4.9 GHz12 / 20 cores25 MB L3
Intel Core i5-12600K compare3.7 - 4.9 GHz10 / 16 cores20 MB L3
Clock Rate3600 - 5000 MHz
Level 2 Cache12 MB
Level 3 Cache25 MB
Number of Cores / Threads12 / 20
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)125 Watt
Manufacturing Technology10 nm
Max. Temperature100 °C
SocketLGA1700
FeaturesIntel UHD Graphics 770, DDR5 4800 MT/s, DDR4 3200 MT/s
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 770 (300 - 1500 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Starting Price$409 U.S.
Announcement Date11/05/2021
Product Link (external)Intel Alder Lake-S i7-12700K

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
63.4 pt (71%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 17003     avg: 19784     median: 19784 (32%)     max: 22565 Points
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1806     avg: 1851     median: 1850.5 (81%)     max: 1895 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 731     avg: 736     median: 735.5 (85%)     max: 740 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 6953     avg: 7801     median: 7800.5 (33%)     max: 8648 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
3325 Points (34%)
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7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 65508     avg: 73439     median: 73438.5 (45%)     max: 81369 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 6117     avg: 6270     median: 6269.5 (75%)     max: 6422 MIPS
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 14.9     avg: 20.5     median: 20.5 (44%)     max: 26.1 fps
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Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 152.3     avg: 173.1     median: 173.1 (1%)     max: 193.9 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.412     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (9%)     max: 0.423 sec
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
93250 Points (87%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 23129     avg: 24947     median: 24947 (69%)     max: 26765 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
112268 Points (93%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
109389 Points (92%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 21804     avg: 23017     median: 23017 (58%)     max: 24230 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 31240     avg: 34160     median: 34159.5 (63%)     max: 37079 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 13915     avg: 15550     median: 15550 (77%)     max: 17185 Points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1890     avg: 1912     median: 1911.5 (83%)     max: 1933 points
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 12475     avg: 14016     median: 14016 (49%)     max: 15557 points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1835     avg: 1841     median: 1840.5 (8%)     max: 1846 points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 12318     avg: 13879     median: 13879 (44%)     max: 15440 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 496     avg: 498     median: 498 (1%)     max: 500 ms
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 301     avg: 303.5     median: 303.5 (75%)     max: 306 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 132.1     avg: 206.6     median: 206.6 (36%)     max: 281 Watt
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