IntelBX8070811700K
IntelBX8071512600K

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Rocket Lake.
Release date: Q1 2021.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 27,880 user samples
26,206 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 105%
UFO
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%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 114%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
102 % 109 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.7 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+7%
82 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
169 Pts 191 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+13%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
331 Pts 378 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+14%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
626 Pts 728 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1113 Pts 1251 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+12%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.4 Pts +4% 93 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
177 Pts 202 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
353 Pts 403 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+14%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
688 Pts 793 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+15%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1272 Pts 1409 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+11%
Market Share
Based on 48,478,180 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.95 % Hugely higher market share.
+94%
0.49 %
Value
Value For Money
98.8 % 107 % Slightly better value.
+8%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
95 % 99 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$315 $300 +5%
Age
Newest
9 Months 1 Months Hugely more recent.
+89%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 10 cores Higher core count.
+25%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads 16 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 10 nm Newer manufacturing.
+29%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz +2% 4.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1767 Pts 2080 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+18%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1648 Pts 1873 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+14%
Series
CPU Architecture
Rocket Lake Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1200 FCLGA1700
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 750 UHD 770
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The i7-11700K is the second fastest CPU in Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S lineup which brings higher IPC (early samples indicate +19%) and 50% stronger integrated graphics. There are also 500 series chipset improvements including: 20 PCIe4 CPU lanes (up from 16) and USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20 Gbps up from 10 Gbps). Rocket Lake’s IPC uplift 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. [Feb '21 CPUPro]

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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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