IntelBX8071512700K
AMD100-100000065BOX

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 188,949 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
142,442 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 60th / 1358
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
112 % Faster effective speed.
+19%
94 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
82.3 Pts 84.6 Pts +3%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
194 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+26%
154 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
384 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+28%
299 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
754 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+36%
554 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1444 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+54%
940 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93 Pts 94.6 Pts +2%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
205 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+24%
165 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
405 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+24%
326 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
803 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+26%
636 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1556 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+49%
1041 Pts
Market Share
Based on 54,682,833 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.32 % 1.58 % Higher market share.
+20%
Value
Value For Money
103 % 103 % +0%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
100 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
94 %
Price
Price (score)
$378 $200 Much cheaper.
+47%
Age
Newest
9 Months Much more recent.
+57%
21 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 3.7 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+9%
4.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2629 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+95%
1348 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2434 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+103%
1200 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Zen3
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770 None
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