IntelBX8070811600K
IntelBX8071512700K

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.9GHz, Rocket Lake.
Release date: Q1 2021.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 83,312 user samples
31,374 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 39th / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
51,938 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 104% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 104% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 127%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.8 % 114 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88.1 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+9%
80.9 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
164 Pts 202 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+23%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
314 Pts 399 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+27%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
588 Pts 782 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+33%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
955 Pts 1457 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+53%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.7 Pts +3% 92.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
174 Pts 214 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+23%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
344 Pts 425 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+24%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
654 Pts 835 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+28%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1046 Pts 1601 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+53%
Market Share
Based on 55,580,737 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.46 % 1.37 % Hugely higher market share.
+198%
Value
Value For Money
111 % Slightly better value.
+8%
103 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
95 % 99 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$180 Much cheaper.
+55%
$400
Age
Newest
18 Months 11 Months Much more recent.
+39%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 12 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 20 threads Much higher thread count.
+67%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 10 nm Newer manufacturing.
+29%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.9 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+8%
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz 5 GHz +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1298 Pts 2513 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+94%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1191 Pts 2313 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+94%
Series
CPU Architecture
Rocket Lake Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1200 FCLGA1700
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 750 UHD 770
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The i5-11600K is the best value "top tier" CPU in Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S lineup. With a simple overclock it offers almost the same levels of performance as the 11900K. Rocket Lake brings higher IPC (early samples indicate +19%) which translates to around a 10% faster Effective Speed than both Intel's 10th Gen and AMD’s 5000 series. Despite Intel’s performance lead, AMD continues to outsell Intel. Given the scale of Intel's operation, it’s inexplicable that their marketing remains so neglected. Little effort is made to counter widespread disinformation such as: “it uses too much electricity” or the classic: “it needs more cores”. Intel’s marketing samples are routinely distributed to reviewers that appear better incentivized to bury Intel's products rather than review them. Not enabling XMP or only testing with BIOS power limits enabled is akin to leaving the handbrake on during a race. Mind-numbing “scientific” and rendering benchmarks are presented as gospel. Different games, mostly unplayed by real users, are cherry picked for each “review”. When it's convenient, canned game benchmarks are chosen such as Ulletical’s CSGO which runs at nearly double the in-game fps. Credible benchmark data, which necessarily includes replicable video footage from popular games, is the exception rather than the rule. At every release, AMD’s marketers coordinate narratives to ensure another feast of blue blubber. Nonetheless, towards the end of 2021, Intel’s Golden Cove is due to offer an additional 20-30% performance increase. At that time, with a net 30-40% performance lead, Intel will probably regain significant market share despite AMD's class-leading marketing. In the meantime, most PC gamers need look no further than the 11400F. [Mar '21 CPUPro]

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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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