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IntelBX8071512700K
  

12 Cores, 24 Threads.
Release date ≈ Q3 2014.

12 Cores, 20 Threads @3.6GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q4 2021.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 81,622 user samples
2,873 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.45 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 79%
SPEED RANK: 376th / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
78,749 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 102% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 102% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 35th / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 126%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
71.6 % 114 % Much faster effective speed.
+59%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
79.3 Pts 81.7 Pts +3%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
86.4 Pts 201 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+133%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
173 Pts 397 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+129%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
344 Pts 781 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+127%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
642 Pts 1407 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+119%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93 Pts +0% 92.7 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
91.4 Pts 212 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+132%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
183 Pts 423 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+131%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
360 Pts 841 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+134%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
710 Pts 1587 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+124%
Market Share
Based on 68,236,560 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 1.18 % Insanely higher market share.
+11,700%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 89 % Much more popular.
+78%
Age
Newest
120+ Months 32 Months Much more recent.
+73%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1331 Pts 2480 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+86%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1225 Pts 2271 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+85%
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The 12-core i7-12700K sits in the middle of Intel’s latest 12th gen. Alder Lake CPU line-up. It offers a significant performance improvement over it's predecessor (+50% 64-core). The 12700K features a new hybrid architecture which combines eight hyper-threaded performance cores with four efficiency cores for a total of 20 threads. With an MSRP of $410 USD, the 12700K offers similar real world performance to the flagship i9-12900K, at a 30% price discount. Although, by historical standards, this represents superb value for money, most consumers should consider the 10-core 16-thread i5-12600K which offers comparable real-world performance for 30% less money. [Nov '21 CPUPro]

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