IntelBX8071512700K
AMD100-100000059WOF

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 88,166 user samples
51,938 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 104% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 104% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 127%
UFO
36,228 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 34th / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 100%
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Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 122%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
114 % Faster effective speed.
+14%
99.6 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80.9 Pts 83.2 Pts +3%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
202 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+26%
160 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
399 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+26%
316 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
782 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+26%
620 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1457 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+23%
1189 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.8 Pts 94.1 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
214 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+19%
180 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
425 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+20%
354 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
835 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+20%
694 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1601 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+18%
1354 Pts
Market Share
Based on 55,525,198 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.32 % Hugely higher market share.
+340%
0.3 %
Value
Value For Money
103 % Better value.
+28%
80.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
99 % Much more popular.
+46%
68 %
Price
Price (score)
$394 Much cheaper.
+35%
$603
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+55%
22 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 105 Watts More energy efficient.
+16%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
12 cores 16 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
20 threads 32 threads Much higher thread count.
+60%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+30%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz +2% 4.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
2513 Pts 3152 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+25%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
2313 Pts 2707 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+17%
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Zen3
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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The 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen 9 5950X is an impressive workhorse. It sits at the top of AMD’s latest Zen 3 based, 5000 series of CPUs and sends a clear message that AMD can beat Intel in terms of raw performance and core count. The 5950X has a boost clock speed of up to 4.9 GHz, a massive 72 MB cache and a TDP rating of 105W. Despite the “gaming” focus of AMD’s 5000 series launch marketing, the 5950X does not efficiently leverage all its 16 cores in gaming (as demonstrated by similar effective speed scores compared to the 12-core 5900X, 8-core 5800X and 6-core 5600X.) 16 cores are only suitable for professional use cases that have CPU processing needs which cannot be more efficiently met by a GPU or other dedicated hardware. There is no Intel equivalent with this number of cores, and the 5950X’s uniqueness is reflected in its $799 USD price tag, 45% more expensive than the 5900X. Gamers will get far higher FPS per dollar by allocating a higher proportion of their budget towards a better GPU rather than blowing $799 USD on the 5950X. Professional users that plan to use 32 concurrent threads at 100% load will find value in the 5950X. On the other hand, workstation users that rarely exceed 20 concurrent threads at 100% should consider the 10850K for around half the money. [Nov '20 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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