IntelBX8071512700K
IntelBX8071512400F

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @2.5GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q1 2022.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 127,635 user samples
78,749 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 102% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 102% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 35th / 1452
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 126%
UFO
48,886 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 93rd / 1452
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
114 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
98 %
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Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
81.7 Pts +0% 81.6 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
201 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
172 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
397 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+20%
330 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
781 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+27%
614 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1407 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+44%
974 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.7 Pts +2% 91.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
212 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
182 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
423 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+20%
352 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
841 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+25%
673 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1587 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+54%
1029 Pts
Market Share
Based on 68,074,799 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.26 % 1.83 % Much higher market share.
+45%
Value
Value For Money
121 % 126 % +4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
89 % 97 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
Price
Price (score)
$221 $110 Much cheaper.
+50%
Age
Newest
31 Months 29 Months Slightly more recent.
+6%
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 10 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+44%
2.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+14%
4.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
2480 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+103%
1220 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
2271 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+93%
1178 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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Intel’s Alder Lake i5-12400F offers six hyper-threaded performance cores at an MSRP of just $180 USD. This represents excellent value for consumers and, in particular, gamers. It has a boost frequency of 4.4 GHz, 18 MB of L3 cache and a TDP of 65W. The F-version of the CPU does not have integrated graphics, however this will be of little concern to gamers with discrete GPUs. Whilst Intel’s overclockable i5-12600K has four additional efficiency cores and offers around 12% more performance than the 12400F, it also costs around 50% more. The 12400F offers great value, but to achieve optimal performance the requisite B660 motherboard (which supports 3200+ RAM) is, at least for now, difficult to find at reasonable ($150 USD) prices. AMD’s top value hex-core Ryzen 5 5600X offers similar performance for 50% more money. Despite Intel’s price / performance lead, AMD’s prolific marketers (forums, youtube, reddit etc.) have historically outsold Intel whilst carrying a similar handicap. [Jan '22 CPUPro]

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