Intel Core 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).
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 integrated graphics card is based on the Xe-architecture and called Intel UHD Graphics 770. It clocks between 300 and 1.5 GHz.
The CPU is rated at 125 W base power and 190 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||3600 - 5000 MHz|
|Level 2 Cache||12 MB|
|Level 3 Cache||25 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||12 / 20|
|Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||125 Watt|
|Manufacturing Technology||10 nm|
|Max. Temperature||100 °C|
|Features||Intel UHD Graphics 770, DDR5 4800 MT/s, DDR4 3200 MT/s|
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics 770 (Alder Lake) (300 - 1500 MHz)|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
|Starting Price||$409 U.S.|
|Product Link (external)||Intel Alder Lake-S i7-12700K|