6 Cores, 12 Threads @4.7GHz, Zen4.
Release date: Q3 2022.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 79,767 user samples
78,749 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 102% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 102% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 1420
Gaming 114%
Desktop 114%
Workstation 126%
1,018 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 103% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 103% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 30th / 1420
Gaming 110%
Desktop 114%
Workstation 105%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
114 % +3% 110 %
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0 % RiftB 13%, DoomE 2% Control 3%, SpiderM 4%, CPunk 3%, TWarTroy 1%, F122 3%
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5 % Forza5 0%, AoE4 12%, Bord3 4%, FarC6 18%, WatchDL 9%, RDR2 11%, Civ6 20%, DoomE 1% BFV 0%, CPunk 0%, EldenR 0%, CSGO 15%
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3 % FarC6 9%, F122 4%, MetroEx 1%, TWarW3 1% RDR2 0%
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TWarW3 3% 12 % Factorio 44%, Forza5 6%, Hitm3 3%, FarC6 4%, SotTR 16%, CPunk 7%, CSGO 24%, TinTW 7%
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Hitm3 1%, WatchDL 5%, TWarW3 8% 5 % FarC6 7%, CPunk 5%, RDR2 14%, MSFS21 10%, F121 16%
Avg. Memory Latency
81.7 Pts 83.9 Pts +3%
Avg. Single Core Speed
201 Pts 203 Pts +1%
Avg. Dual Core Speed
397 Pts +1% 394 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed
781 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
734 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1407 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
1143 Pts
OC Memory Latency
92.7 Pts 94 Pts +1%
OC Single Core Speed
212 Pts 212 Pts
OC Dual Core Speed
423 Pts +1% 420 Pts
OC Quad Core Speed
841 Pts +3% 817 Pts
OC Octa Core Speed
1587 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
1257 Pts
Market Share
Based on 64,576,035 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.99 % Hugely higher market share.
0.09 %
Value For Money
114 % +1% 114 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
91 % More popular.
80 %
Price (score)
$274 $249 Slightly cheaper.
23 Months 12 Months Much more recent.
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 105 Watts More energy efficient.
CPU Processing Cores
12 cores Hugely higher core count.
6 cores
CPU Processing Threads
20 threads Much higher thread count.
12 threads
Manufacturing process
10 nm 5 nm Much newer manufacturing.
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.7 GHz Much faster base frequency.
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz 5.3 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
OC Multi Core Speed
2480 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
1521 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed
2271 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
1406 Pts
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Zen4
Motherboard Socket
Integrated Graphics

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]


Within minutes of the first, pre-release, 7000 series userbenchmark results, AMD’s marketers broadcast a 20% win over the 12900K via thousands of anonymous twitter, reddit, forum and youtube accounts. Buying new AMD products is like buying used cars: it takes time, experience and a taste for sales hype. It’s difficult for consumers to make rational choices while AMD completely dominates “sponsored news” and social media channels. Ten years ago, when AMD was the underdog, this type of marketing was understandable. Today, with a capitalization of $150 Billion USD, it’s disrespectful to AMD's own users. Even with Intel's marketing department asleep at the wheel, Ryzen will quickly end up in the same state as Radeon. Following a series of overhyped releases, consumers have little interest in the Radeon brand. The combined market share for all of AMD’s (discrete) Radeon RX 5000 and 6000 GPUs (Steam stats) is just 2%. Although the new 7000 series Zen4 CPUs are actually around 15% faster than their predecessors, they have hefty cooling requirements (TDP +60% vs 5000 series), 30 second BIOS post times, expensive DDR5 RAM requirements and only work with expensive motherboards. Despite the 7000 series struggling to match Intel’s outgoing 12th gen, AMD market it as a “future proof” platform! They want users to pay a premium for last gen performance in exchange for the shallow promise of upgrades in the future. Over the next few days, Intel’s 13th gen (Raptor Lake) will launch. Shoppers will do well to wait until then. Despite AMD’s Neanderthal marketing techniques, it’s hard not to admire their technical progress. AMD-Raptor4 and Intel-Zen13 would be better fitting product names. [Sep '22 CPUPro]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2023 CPU Rankings.

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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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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