IntelBX8071512700K
IntelBX8071512100

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.3GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q1 2022.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 53,832 user samples
52,498 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 121% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 104% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 104% Great: 121%
SPEED RANK: 6th / 1360
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 113%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 129%
UFO
1,334 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 1360
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
113 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
93.1 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
81.8 Pts +1% 80.9 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
198 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+16%
170 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
393 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+22%
323 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
771 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+36%
566 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1458 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+69%
862 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.7 Pts +2% 91.6 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
212 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+19%
178 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
419 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+20%
348 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
828 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+28%
646 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1595 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+78%
894 Pts
Market Share
Based on 55,487,888 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.39 % Hugely higher market share.
+769%
0.16 %
Value
Value For Money
102 % 112 % Slightly better value.
+9%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
98 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
90 %
Price
Price (score)
$399 $143 Much cheaper.
+64%
Age
Newest
10 Months 8 Months More recent.
+20%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 60 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+52%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
12 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
20 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+150%
8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm 10 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
3.3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+16%
4.3 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2609 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+194%
888 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2409 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+180%
861 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 FCLGA1700
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770 UHD 730
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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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I don't really like how they added such a tax for the integrated graphics. An extra $20 for an iGPU - especially on an i3 - isn't good. However, this CPU is one of the fastest quad cores to date and can run even on the most potato of power supplies. It brings out incredible gaming performance up to 50% faster than the i3 10100. It even manages to beat 6 core CPUs from AMD that run on Zen2, very impressive for just an i3 processor. Good job Intel, you got your position as king back.  [Apr '22 Waaaaaal]

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