IntelBX8071512700K
IntelBX8070811700K

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Rocket Lake.
Release date: Q1 2021.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 27,763 user samples
2,001 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 120% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 105% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 105% Great: 120%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 113%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 129%
UFO
25,762 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 105%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
113 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
103 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
83.7 Pts 88.1 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+5%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
194 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+15%
169 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
385 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+17%
329 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
756 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
626 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1451 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+30%
1113 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.9 Pts 96.3 Pts +3%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
206 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
178 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
408 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+16%
353 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
803 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+17%
688 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1580 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+25%
1263 Pts
Market Share
Based on 48,555,247 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.5 % 0.96 % Hugely higher market share.
+92%
Value
Value For Money
101 % +4% 97 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
95 % 96 % +1%
Price
Price (score)
$416 $340 Cheaper.
+18%
Age
Newest
1 Months Hugely more recent.
+89%
9 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
12 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
20 threads Higher thread count.
+25%
16 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm Newer manufacturing.
+29%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz 5 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2625 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+47%
1787 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2434 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+48%
1646 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Rocket Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 FCLGA1200
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770 UHD 750
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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 i7-11700K is the second fastest CPU in Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S lineup which brings higher IPC (early samples indicate +19%) and 50% stronger integrated graphics. There are also 500 series chipset improvements including: 20 PCIe4 CPU lanes (up from 16) and USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20 Gbps up from 10 Gbps). Rocket Lake’s IPC uplift 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. [Feb '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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