IntelBX8071512700K
AMD100-100000031BOX

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,008,206 user samples
46,507 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 120% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 104% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 104% Great: 120%
SPEED RANK: 6th / 1358
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 128%
UFO
961,699 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 167th / 1358
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
112 % Much faster effective speed.
+38%
80.7 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
82.3 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+7%
77 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
194 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+59%
122 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
384 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+61%
239 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
754 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+66%
453 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1444 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+83%
788 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+7%
87 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
205 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+58%
130 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
405 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+57%
258 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
803 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+60%
503 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1556 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+79%
868 Pts
Market Share
Based on 54,682,589 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.32 % 3.32 % Hugely higher market share.
+152%
Value
Value For Money
103 % Slightly better value.
+6%
96.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
100 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
93 %
Price
Price (score)
$378 $144 Much cheaper.
+62%
Age
Newest
9 Months Much more recent.
+76%
37 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
12 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
20 threads Much higher thread count.
+67%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+30%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
4.2 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2629 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+129%
1148 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2434 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+132%
1048 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770 None
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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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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor which succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 13% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600 is in competition with Intel’s 6-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core lead over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single to hex core workloads which translates to 10% higher EFps in most of the today’s top games (e.g. PUBG, GTAV and CSGO). Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which adversely impacts gaming. Weaknesses in memory architecture are not readily picked up by CPU benchmarks but they are apparent whilst gaming. Cheaper CPUs such as the 9400F deliver better gaming performance in nearly all of today’s popular games. At $190 USD, the 3600 offers good value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but 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 masterfully hyped Ryzen 3600 may well be the best CPU for multimedia producers on a tight budget but in today's market there are faster and less expensive alternatives for gamers, streamers and general desktop users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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