IntelBX8071512600K
AMD100-100000071BOX

10 Cores, 16 Threads @3.7GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q4 2021.

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 698,208 user samples
1,674 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 99% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 99% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 6th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 109%
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Desktop
Desktop 110%
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Workstation
Workstation 114%
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696,534 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 102nd / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 84%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 87%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
109 % Faster effective speed.
+29%
84.3 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
82 Pts +5% 78.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
191 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+49%
128 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
378 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+49%
254 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
728 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+50%
484 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1251 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+40%
891 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+6%
87.6 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
202 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+50%
135 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
403 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+50%
268 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
793 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+51%
524 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1409 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+44%
977 Pts
Market Share
Based on 48,477,887 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.49 % 2.52 % Hugely higher market share.
+414%
Value
Value For Money
107 % Better value.
+29%
82.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
99 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
91 %
Price
Price (score)
$300 $295 +2%
Age
Newest
1 Months Hugely more recent.
+96%
28 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
10 cores Higher core count.
+25%
8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads 16 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+30%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+11%
4.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2080 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+35%
1546 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1873 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+30%
1439 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770 None
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Intel’s latest 10-core i5-12600K Alder Lake desktop processor offers an impressive 50% 64-core performance improvement over it's predecessor. The 12600K combines six hyper-threaded Golden Cove P-cores with clock speeds up to 4.9 GHz and four energy efficient Gracemont E-cores for a total of 16 threads. Alder Lake CPUs have a new LGA 1700 socket which requires new cooler brackets and a new Z690 motherboard. Z690 brings several new features including PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 memory. Most Z690 boards will ship in both DDR4 and DDR5 variants. DDR4 is likely the better option, at least until DDR5 prices settle. With an MRSP of just $290 USD, the 12600K is both cheaper and faster than the competition in both single and, notably, multi-core performance. As a result, even AMD's prolific marketing infrastructure (youtube, reddit, forums etc.) will struggle to drive sales, at least until Zen 4 launches (est. early 2023). In the meantime, Intel's i5-12600K is the obvious choice for consumers that do not wish to pay over the odds for almost unparalleled performance in the majority of workloads including gaming. That said, gamers that already own a K series CPU from the 8th gen. or higher will see limited gains in the majority of titles when paired with a 3060 (or lower) tier GPU. In some cases (e.g. PUBG or Overwatch) gamers will see fewer frame drops by disabling the E-Cores all together. If recent history is a guide, stock levels at MSRP are likely to deplete rapidly. [Nov '21 CPUPro]

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The 3700X is a $320 USD 8-core, 16-thread mid-range Ryzen 3000 series CPU. Out of the box, the 3700X, 3600X and 3600 achieve similar quad core speeds but the 16 threaded 3700X is 30% faster at multi-core computations than the 12 threaded 3600X. Comparing the 3700X to Intel’s i7-9700K shows that, when overclocked, the 3700X is 26% faster at 64-core computations but 13% slower for gaming and desktop (sub eight core performance). Unlike lower end Ryzen 3000 SKUs, the 3700X comes with a half decent cooler but AMD should not have bothered since a $20 aftermarket cooler is still quieter, easier to change, and better at cooling. With a Gammaxx 400 cooler we were able to maintain a 43.25x OC during our EFps tests. We had to use a fixed clock OC (rather than Offset/PBO) to avoid significant frame drops in Fortnite. With strong single-core scores, the 3700X should offer very strong gaming performance but in reality it is let down by its memory controller, which, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency. The heavily hyped 3700X, paired with a 2060S, offers real world gaming performance comparable to the $80 USD entry level 4-core, 4-thread Intel Core i3-9100F. At $320 USD, the 3700X offers reasonable value to full time media encoders but general desktop users, gamers and even streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The 3700X severely bottlenecks a 2070S: gamers should investigate the 9600K, which is both cheaper and faster[Jul '19 CPUPro]

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