IntelBX8071512700K
IntelBX8070811400F

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @2.6GHz, Rocket Lake.
Release date: Q1 2021.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 77,467 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
25,529 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 68th / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
114 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
94.2 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80.9 Pts 87.3 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+8%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
202 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+36%
148 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
399 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+40%
285 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
782 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+44%
543 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1457 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+68%
868 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.8 Pts 95 Pts +2%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
214 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+38%
155 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
425 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+38%
308 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
835 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+40%
597 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1601 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+72%
933 Pts
Market Share
Based on 55,582,656 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.37 % Hugely higher market share.
+121%
0.62 %
Value
Value For Money
103 % 109 % Slightly better value.
+6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
99 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
92 %
Price
Price (score)
$399 $161 Much cheaper.
+60%
Age
Newest
11 Months Much more recent.
+39%
18 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
12 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
20 threads Much higher thread count.
+67%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm Newer manufacturing.
+29%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+38%
2.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+14%
4.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
2513 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+121%
1135 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
2313 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+116%
1072 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Rocket Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 FCLGA1200
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 Rocket Lake i5-11400F paired with a B560 motherboard and 3200 RAM ($365 USD) offers unprecedented value for money to gamers. It completely prices AMD's 5000 series out of the market. Rocket Lake brings higher IPC (early samples indicate +19%) which translates to around a 10% faster Effective Speed than both Intel's 10th Gen and AMD’s 5000 series. Despite Intel’s performance lead, AMD continues to outsell Intel. Given the scale of Intel's operation, it’s inexplicable that their marketing remains so neglected. Little effort is made to counter widespread disinformation such as: “it uses too much electricity” or the classic: “it needs more cores”. Intel’s marketing samples are routinely distributed to reviewers that appear better incentivized to bury Intel's products rather than review them. Not enabling XMP or only testing with BIOS power limits enabled is akin to leaving the handbrake on during a race. Mind-numbing “scientific” and rendering benchmarks are presented as gospel. Different games, mostly unplayed by real users, are cherry picked for each “review”. When it's convenient, canned game benchmarks are chosen such as Ulletical’s CSGO which runs at nearly double the in-game fps. Credible benchmark data, which necessarily includes replicable video footage from popular games, is the exception rather than the rule. At every release, AMD’s marketers coordinate narratives to ensure another feast of blue blubber. Nonetheless, towards the end of 2021, Intel’s Golden Cove is due to offer an additional 20-30% performance increase. At that time, with a net 30-40% performance lead, Intel will probably regain significant market share despite AMD's class-leading marketing. In the meantime, most PC gamers need look no further than the 11400F. [Mar '21 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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Intel Core i5-12600K $278Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $450Crucial MX500 250GB $38
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