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Intel Core i7-12700K vs Intel Core i7-12700F

Intel Core i7-12700K

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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 the Ryzen 7 5800X and the Ryzen 9 3900X, as far as multi-thread benchmark scores are concerned. Which is a very, very impressive result, as of late 2022.

Power consumption

This Core i7 series chip has a Base power consumption of 125 W, with its highest Intel-recommended Turbo power consumption sitting at 190 W. It might be a good idea to get an AIO cooling solution for a chip this power hungry.

The i7-12700K is manufactured on Intel's fourth-generation 10 nm process marketed as Intel 7 for lower-than-average, as of early 2023, energy efficiency.

Intel Core i7-12700F

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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.

ModelIntel Core i7-12700KIntel Core i7-12700F
SeriesIntel Alder Lake-SIntel Alder Lake-S
CodenameAlder LakeAlder 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 « 2.7 - 5 GHz12 / 20 cores25 MB L3
Intel Core i7-12700F3.3 - 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
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 i7-12700K2.7 - 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
Clock2700 - 5000 MHz3300 - 4900 MHz
L2 Cache12 MB12 MB
L3 Cache25 MB25 MB
Cores / Threads12 / 2012 / 20
TDP125 Watt65 Watt
Technology10 nm10 nm
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C
SocketLGA1700LGA 1700
FeaturesDDR4-3200/DDR5-4800 RAM, PCIe 5, Thr. Dir., DL Boost, GNA, vPro Enterp., MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI2, ABM, FMA, ADX, SMEP, SMAP, EIST, TM1, TM2, HT, Turbo, SST, AES-NI, RDRAND, RDSEED, SHA
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 770 (300 - 1500 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$409 U.S.$386 U.S.
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.com
L1 Cache1 MB
Die Size215 mm2

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-12700K
46.7 pt (65%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i7-12700F
44.5 pt (62%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 17003     avg: 19784     median: 19784 (18%)     max: 22565 Points
15291 Points (14%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1806     avg: 1851     median: 1850.5 (79%)     max: 1895 Points
1898 Points (81%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 731     avg: 736     median: 735.5 (82%)     max: 740 Points
726 Points (81%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 6953     avg: 7801     median: 7800.5 (19%)     max: 8648 Points
5786 Points (14%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
3325 Points (21%)
2610 Points (16%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
272 Points (82%)
271 Points (82%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
38.4 Points (50%)
33.5 Points (44%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
3.3 Points (82%)
3.3 Points (82%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
9305 Points (56%)
9146 Points (55%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
63484 Points (46%)
56067 Points (41%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
102539 Points (71%)
93400 Points (65%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
15179 Points (18%)
15176 Points (18%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
171.2 s (2%)
128.3 s (2%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
2.7 s (1%)
3 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
10389 Points (16%)
8695 Points (14%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 65508     avg: 73439     median: 73438.5 (42%)     max: 81369 MIPS
61218 MIPS (35%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 6117     avg: 6270     median: 6269.5 (75%)     max: 6422 MIPS
6145 MIPS (73%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
179 fps (62%)
118.6 fps (41%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
349.5 fps (81%)
296.5 fps (68%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 14.9     avg: 20.5     median: 20.5 (36%)     max: 26.1 fps
17.7 fps (31%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.6 GB/s (0%)
1.5 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
2.8 GB/s (48%)
2.8 GB/s (48%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
15.7 GB/s (41%)
3.3 GB/s (9%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 152.3     avg: 173.1     median: 173.1 (1%)     max: 193.9 Seconds
212 Seconds (1%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.412     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (9%)     max: 0.423 sec
0.4 sec (9%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
16827 Points (36%)
15823 Points (34%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
7.3 s (2%)
7.4 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
16.6 s (1%)
16.5 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
387 s (2%)
386.3 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
93250 Points (82%)
66554 Points (58%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 23129     avg: 24947     median: 24947 (67%)     max: 26765 Points
23748 Points (64%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
109742 Points (89%)
81273 Points (66%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
112268 Points (91%)
77233 Points (63%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
109389 Points (92%)
79448 Points (67%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 21804     avg: 23017     median: 23017 (58%)     max: 24230 Points
17840 Points (45%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 31240     avg: 34160     median: 34159.5 (61%)     max: 37079 Points
31106 Points (55%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 13915     avg: 15550     median: 15550 (66%)     max: 17185 Points
11521 Points (49%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1890     avg: 1912     median: 1911.5 (81%)     max: 1933 Points
1590 Points (67%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 12475     avg: 14016     median: 14016 (25%)     max: 15557 Points
10126 Points (18%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1835     avg: 1841     median: 1840.5 (8%)     max: 1846 Points
1557 Points (7%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 12318     avg: 13879     median: 13879 (44%)     max: 15440 Points
10249 Points (32%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
8133 Points (81%)
6698 Points (67%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
55786 Points (61%)
39852 Points (44%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 496     avg: 498     median: 498 (1%)     max: 500 ms
522 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
94804 Points (83%)
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
271 Points (78%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 301     avg: 303.5     median: 303.5 (63%)     max: 306 Points
281 Points (59%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
1999 Points (77%)
1841 Points (71%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 132.1     avg: 206.6     median: 206.6 (36%)     max: 281 Watt
114.6 Watt (20%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
278.2 Watt (51%)
127.6 Watt (23%)
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
29.7 Watt (20%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
12 Points per Watt (9%)
20.5 Points per Watt (15%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-12700K → 100% n=46

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-12700F → 87% n=46

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