The processor Intel Core i7-12700K is developed on the 10 nm technology node and architecture Alder Lake S. Its base clock speed is 3.60 GHz, and maximum clock speed in turbo boost - 5.00 GHz. Intel Core i7-12700K contains 12 processing cores. To make a right choice for computer upgrading, please get familiar with the detailed technical specifications and benchmark results. Check socket compatibility before choosing.
Intel Core i7-12700K processor review - Benchmark and Specs
The base and maximum clock speed of the CPU Intel Core i7-12700K, number of processing cores and threads.
CPU Cores and Base Frequency
The general performance of a CPU can easily be determined based on the number of its cores and the thread count, as well as the base frequency and Turbo frequency. The more GHz and cores a CPU has, the better. Please note that high technical specs require using a powerful cooling system and a quality chipset (check VRM on the motherboard).
|Frequency:||3.60 GHz||CPU Cores:||12|
|Turbo (1 Core):||5.00 GHz||CPU Threads:||20|
|Turbo (12 Cores):||4.70 GHz||Core architecture:||hybrid (big.LITTLE)|
|A core:||8x Golden Cove||B core:||4x Gracemont|
CPU generation and family
|Name:||Intel Core i7-12700K||Segment:||Desktop / Server|
|CPU group:||Intel Core i 12000|
|Family:||Intel Core i7||Generation:||12|
|Predecessor:||Intel Core i7-11700K||Successor:||--|
Some manufacturers complement their CPUs with graphic chips, such a solution being especially popular in laptops. The higher the clock frequency of a GPU is and the bigger its memory, the better.
|GPU name:||Intel Iris Xe Graphics 32 (Alder Lake S)|
|GPU frequency:||0.40 GHz||GPU (Turbo):||1.45 GHz|
|Max. displays:||3||Technology:||10 nm|
|Release date:||Q4/2021||Max. GPU Memory:||16 GB|
Hardware codec support
Here we deal with specs that are used by some CPU manufacturers. These numbers are mainly technical and can be neglected for the purpose of the comparison analysis.
|h264:||Decode / Encode|
|JPEG:||Decode / Encode|
|VP9:||Decode / Encode|
|AVC:||Decode / Encode|
|h265 / HEVC (8 bit):||Decode / Encode|
|h265 / HEVC (10 bit):||Decode / Encode|
Memory & PCIe
These are memory standards supported by CPUs. The higher such standards, the better a CPU’s performance is.
|Memory type:||DDR4-3200 DDR5-4800||Max. Memory:||256 GB|
|PCIe version:||5.0||PCIe lanes:||20|
Data encryption support
|Tjunction max.:||100 °C||TDP up:||--|
|TDP down:||--||TDP (PL1):||125 W|
|TDP (PL2):||228 W / 56 s|
These are key parameters that will help you determine which CPU is better. Pay special attention to the release date, technological aspects of the manufacturing process (measured in nanometers), and the third-level cache (L3).
|L3-Cache:||25.00 MB||Technology:||10 nm|
|Architecture:||Alder Lake S||Virtualization:||VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d|
|Socket:||LGA 1700||Release date:||Q4/2021|
|Instruction set (ISA):||x86-64 (64 bit)||L2-Cache:||--|
|ISA extensions:||SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512|
Devices using this processor
You probably know already what devices use CPUs. These can be a desktop or a laptop.
Cinebench R20 is based on Cinema 4 Suite. It is the software used to create 3D forms. The benchmark runs for single-core test procedure without counting of hyperthreading ability.
It is the new version of the benchmark which is developed on the basis of Cinebench R15 (both versions are operated on the basis of Cinema 4 - the most popular 3D modeling software). Cinebench R20 is used for multi-core processor performance benchmark tests and hyperthreading ability.
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