IntelBX8071512900K
IntelBX8071512700K

16 Cores, 24 Threads @3.2GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q4 2021.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 3,899 user samples
1,876 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 107% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 107% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 141%
UFO
2,023 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: 3rd / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 113%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 129%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
115 % +2% 113 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
84 Pts +0% 83.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
202 Pts +4% 194 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
399 Pts +4% 385 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
784 Pts +4% 757 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1526 Pts +5% 1454 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.8 Pts +2% 94 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
215 Pts +4% 206 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
426 Pts +4% 408 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
835 Pts +4% 802 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1641 Pts +4% 1579 Pts
Market Share
Based on 48,555,968 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.4 % 0.51 % Higher market share.
+27%
Value
Value For Money
93.4 % 101 % Slightly better value.
+8%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
83 % 95 % More popular.
+14%
Price
Price (score)
$600 $416 Much cheaper.
+31%
Age
Newest
1 Months 1 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
16 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
12 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
24 threads Higher thread count.
+20%
20 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm 10 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+12%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5.2 GHz +4% 5 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
3189 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+22%
2624 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2972 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+22%
2437 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 FCLGA1700
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770 UHD 770
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Intel’s 16-core flagship Alder Lake i9-12900K processor delivers a staggering performance improvement over it's predecessor (+70% 64-core). It features a new hybrid architecture which combines eight hyper-threaded performance cores with eight efficiency cores for a total of 24 threads. Alder Lake CPUs will require a new Z690 chipset which supports DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0. At an MRSP of $590 USD, the i9-12900K is aimed at power users who demand the best of the best. That said, Intel’s 10-core 12600K matches the 12900K’s performance for the majority of consumer use cases at a 50% price discount. [Nov '21 CPUPro]

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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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2021 CPU Rankings.

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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