Real World Speed
Performance profile from 7,268 user samples
7,268 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 120% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 104% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 104% Great: 120%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1335
Gaming 113%
Desktop 113%
Workstation 129%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
113 % Faster effective speed.
98.5 %
Avg. Memory Latency
83.1 Pts 85 Pts +2%
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
195 Pts Faster single-core speed.
161 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
386 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
316 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
760 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
601 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1458 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
1,021 Pts
OC Memory Latency
94.1 Pts +0% 93.9 Pts
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
208 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
171 Pts
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
410 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
340 Pts
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
809 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
662 Pts
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1585 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
1,123 Pts
Market Share
Based on 49,652,790 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
95 % +0% 94.9 %
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.67 % 1.17 % Much higher market share.
Price (score)
$383 265 USD Much cheaper.
Value For Money
103 % +3% 101 %
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 95 Watts Much more energy efficient.
CPU Processing Cores
12 cores Much higher core count.
7.33 cores
CPU Processing Threads
20 threads Much higher thread count.
13.1 threads
Manufacturing process
10 nm Newer manufacturing.
11.1 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +5% 3.43 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
4.67 GHz
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2641 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
1517 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2450 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
1404 Pts
2 Months Hugely more recent.
12.7 Months
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake   —
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700   —
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770   —

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]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2022 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]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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