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

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 i7-12700

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The Intel Core i7-12700F is a fast eight-core desktop processor based on the Alder Lake architecture, which was introduced in November 2021. The processor offers a base clock of 3.3 GHz and reaches up to 4.9 GHz in Turbo. In the same way, the Intel Core i7-12700K the Core i7-12700F is based on a hybrid architecture of 8P and 4E cores. The innovations of the Alder Lake-S processor compared to Rocket Lake, together with the smaller 10 nm manufacturing process, are clearly noticeable. The Intel Core i7-12700 does not offer a free multiplier, which means that overclocking is not possible.

Performance

Compared to the Intel Core i7-11700 , performance has been increased with a better IPC. The additional e-cores are also clearly noticeable in multi-threaded applications. Overall, this provides a noticeable performance boost, which also has an effect on all application areas. The 4 E-Cores provide the P-Cores with significantly more power. If all requirements are met, Intel Turbo Boost 3.0can increase the clock rate of the P-Cores to up to 4.9 GHz. The E-cores also offer a turbo and clock up to 3.6 GHz.

Graphics unit

The Intel Core i7-12700 is a processor with an integrated graphics unit. However, with the Intel UHD Graphics 770 there is only a simple iGPU which is only suitable for office use.

Power consumption

The TDP of the Intel Core i7-12700 is 65 watts, with the option to consume up to 180 watts in Turbo mode. If all restrictions are deactivated in the BIOS, the PL2 value can be achieved permanently. However, a high-quality and powerful cooling unit should be used for this.

ModelIntel Core i7-12700KIntel Core i7-12700
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 i7-12700F compare3.3 - 4.9 GHz12 / 20 cores25 MB L3
Intel Core i7-127003.3 - 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 compare3.3 - 4.9 GHz12 / 20 cores25 MB L3
Intel Core i7-12700 « 3.3 - 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)Intel UHD Graphics 770 (300 - 1500 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
$409 U.S.$349 U.S.
Announced
Manufacturerark.intel.comwww.intel.de
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 - i7-12700
47 pt (65%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
min: 17003     avg: 19784     median: 19784 (18%)     max: 22565 Points
21751 Points (20%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
min: 1806     avg: 1851     median: 1850.5 (79%)     max: 1895 Points
1894 Points (81%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 731     avg: 736     median: 735.5 (82%)     max: 740 Points
731 Points (81%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 6953     avg: 7801     median: 7800.5 (19%)     max: 8648 Points
8338 Points (20%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
3325 Points (21%)
3151 Points (20%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
272 Points (82%)
272 Points (82%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
38.4 Points (50%)
36.9 Points (48%)
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%)
9171 Points (55%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
63484 Points (46%)
60892 Points (44%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
102539 Points (71%)
103354 Points (72%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
15179 Points (18%)
15091 Points (18%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
171.2 s (2%)
272.8 s (3%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
2.7 s (1%)
2.9 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
10389 Points (16%)
9328 Points (15%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 65508     avg: 73439     median: 73438.5 (42%)     max: 81369 MIPS
78331 MIPS (45%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 6117     avg: 6270     median: 6269.5 (75%)     max: 6422 MIPS
6292 MIPS (75%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
179 fps (62%)
172.4 fps (60%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
349.5 fps (81%)
347 fps (80%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 14.9     avg: 20.5     median: 20.5 (36%)     max: 26.1 fps
25.5 fps (45%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
1.6 GB/s (0%)
1.5 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
2.8 GB/s (48%)
2.7 GB/s (47%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
15.7 GB/s (41%)
14.5 GB/s (38%)
Blender - Blender 3.3 Classroom CPU *
242 Seconds (3%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 152.3     avg: 173.1     median: 173.1 (1%)     max: 193.9 Seconds
151 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%)
15390 Points (33%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
7.3 s (2%)
7.5 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
16.6 s (1%)
16.8 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
387 s (2%)
400.4 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
93250 Points (82%)
72464 Points (63%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 23129     avg: 24947     median: 24947 (67%)     max: 26765 Points
27022 Points (73%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
109742 Points (89%)
86815 Points (71%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
112268 Points (91%)
86587 Points (70%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
109389 Points (92%)
96264 Points (81%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 21804     avg: 23017     median: 23017 (58%)     max: 24230 Points
23193 Points (59%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 31240     avg: 34160     median: 34159.5 (61%)     max: 37079 Points
34681 Points (62%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 13915     avg: 15550     median: 15550 (66%)     max: 17185 Points
16400 Points (69%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1890     avg: 1912     median: 1911.5 (81%)     max: 1933 Points
1924 Points (81%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 12475     avg: 14016     median: 14016 (25%)     max: 15557 Points
14961 Points (27%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 1835     avg: 1841     median: 1840.5 (8%)     max: 1846 Points
1845 Points (8%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 12318     avg: 13879     median: 13879 (44%)     max: 15440 Points
14883 Points (47%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
8133 Points (81%)
8059 Points (81%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
55786 Points (61%)
52676 Points (58%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 496     avg: 498     median: 498 (1%)     max: 500 ms
508 ms (1%)
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
268 Points (77%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
min: 301     avg: 303.5     median: 303.5 (63%)     max: 306 Points
314 Points (65%)
CrossMark - CrossMark Overall
1999 Points (77%)
2016 Points (77%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 132.1     avg: 206.6     median: 206.6 (36%)     max: 281 Watt
327 Watt (56%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
278.2 Watt (51%)
284 Watt (52%)
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption - external Monitor *
82.7 Watt (55%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
12 Points per Watt (9%)

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

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-12700 → 99% n=46

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