Average Bench: 114% (35th of 1452)

Based on 78,749 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00090672 Model: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-12700K

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]

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i7-12700K averaged 13.9% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-12700K near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Quad Core Speed 781Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed 2,271Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-12700K is 20.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-12700K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Memory Latency 81.7Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 1,407Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 78,749 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.5 Memory 81.7 92.7
192 1-Core 201 212
374 2-Core 397 423
118% 227 Pts
Min Avg Max
704 4-Core 781 841
1,226 8-Core 1,407 1,587
132% 1,094 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,916 64-Core 2,271 2,480
141% 2,271 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 77
1-Core 209
2-Core 410
120% 232 Pts
4-Core 820
8-Core 1,534
140% 1,177 Pts
64-Core 2,270
140% 2,270 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.7
1-Core 202
2-Core 410
119% 231 Pts
4-Core 795
8-Core 1,455
135% 1,125 Pts
64-Core 2,334
144% 2,334 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.5
1-Core 201
2-Core 408
118% 229 Pts
4-Core 783
8-Core 1417
132% 1,100 Pts
64-Core 2,356
146% 2,356 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.6
1-Core 201
2-Core 397
117% 226 Pts
4-Core 772
8-Core 1,408
131% 1,090 Pts
64-Core 1,909
118% 1,909 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.4
1-Core 202
2-Core 402
116% 226 Pts
4-Core 785
8-Core 1,399
132% 1,092 Pts
64-Core 2280
141% 2280 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 68,075,002 CPUs tested


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Gaming 209%
Desktop 115%
Workstation 230%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 - $181

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12th generation Alder Lake processor...

Added 2 years ago.


1 month ago.

good but too expensive for me :(


1 month ago.

Best processor what intel ever made


9 months ago.

This is way too high end and overkill for the majority of people.


1 month ago.


Good 가성비 작업용 Grate!! buy it—May '24


15 months ago.

i own it and it does everything i need


2 years ago.


4 months ago.

This is a very fast and good processor


2 years ago.

DDR5, 10nm, new build, and better catch, what do you want more? Total monster you will get on this CPU.


2 years ago.

nothin personell amd(eez)


21 months ago.

i have, work well


5 months ago.

Great for the price! Slightly more expansive than my last cpu (R5 7600X), but preforms much better, especially for gaming.

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