IntelBX8071512700K
AMD100-100000591WOF

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @4.5GHz, Zen4.
Release date: Q3 2022.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 81,526 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: 35th / 1457
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 126%
UFO
2,777 User Benchmarks
Great bench: 122% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Poor bench: 99% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 99% Great: 122%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 1457
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 118%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
114 % +2% 112 %
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10 % Hitm3 7%, FarC6 10%, WatchDL 2%, CPunk 5%, RDR2 17%, MSFS21 21%, F121 17%, TWarW3 0%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
81.7 Pts 81.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
201 Pts 209 Pts +4%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
397 Pts 403 Pts +2%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
781 Pts +3% 761 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1407 Pts +3% 1372 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.7 Pts +0% 92.6 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
212 Pts 217 Pts +2%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
423 Pts 432 Pts +2%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
841 Pts 847 Pts +1%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1587 Pts 1597 Pts +1%
Market Share
Based on 68,216,429 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.18 % Hugely higher market share.
+490%
0.2 %
Value
Value For Money
123 % Slightly better value.
+9%
113 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
89 % More popular.
+27%
70 %
Price
Price (score)
$211 Cheaper.
+22%
$270
Age
Newest
32 Months 21 Months Much more recent.
+34%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 105 Watts More energy efficient.
+16%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
12 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
20 threads Higher thread count.
+25%
16 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm 5 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.5 GHz Faster base frequency.
+25%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz 5.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
2480 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+22%
2030 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
2271 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+21%
1872 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Zen4
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 AM5
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770 RDNA2
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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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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]

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