IntelBX8071512700K
IntelBX8071512100F

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 55,185 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: 11th / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 127%
UFO
3,247 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 70th / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
114 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
94 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80.9 Pts 82.9 Pts +2%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
202 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+15%
175 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
399 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+22%
327 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
782 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+38%
568 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1457 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+79%
816 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.8 Pts +1% 91.7 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
214 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
183 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
425 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+18%
360 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
835 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+28%
654 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1601 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+87%
856 Pts
Market Share
Based on 55,580,737 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.37 % Hugely higher market share.
+407%
0.27 %
Value
Value For Money
103 % 125 % Better value.
+22%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
99 % +1% 98 %
Price
Price (score)
$400 $98 Much cheaper.
+76%
Age
Newest
11 Months 8 Months More recent.
+27%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 58 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+54%
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 Speed
2513 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+193%
857 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
2313 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+181%
822 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 FCLGA1700
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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Gaming is more accessible with the i3-12100F: Intel’s entry level Alder Lake desktop processor. Higher end Alder Lake processors feature a combination of performance and efficiency cores, however, the 12100F contains just four hyper-threaded Golden Cove performance cores. It has a max boost frequency of 4.3 GHz, 12 MB of L3 cache and a 58W TDP. The 12100F is keenly priced at around $130 USD and needs to be paired with a new chipset such as the B660. Only users with discrete GPUs should consider “F” models as they do not have integrated graphics. Whilst a budget PC built around the 12100F represents unbeatable value for money, the 6-core i5-12400F, with 50% stronger multi-core, is a better option for gamers with 3060+ tier GPUs. AMD do not have any CPUs competing in this price segment. Entry level gamers, who cannot find reasonably priced discrete GPUs, could consider the similarly performing Ryzen 5 5600G APU which has integrated RX Vega graphics that are around three times faster than Intel's UHD 730. [Jan '22 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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