Average Bench: 113% (3rd of 1355)

Based on 29,212 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 12.8% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 2,436Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,452Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-12700K is just 16.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-12700K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 83.5Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 758Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,212 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.4 Memory 83.5 94.1
183 1-Core 195 207
361 2-Core 386 411
119% 222 Pts
Min Avg Max
711 4-Core 758 809
1,294 8-Core 1,452 1,581
137% 1,105 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,030 64-Core 2,436 2,645
164% 2,436 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.9
1-Core 198
2-Core 394
124% 228 Pts
4-Core 776
8-Core 1,435
138% 1,105 Pts
64-Core 2,583
173% 2,583 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.5
1-Core 200
2-Core 390
123% 227 Pts
4-Core 757
8-Core 1,463
137% 1,110 Pts
64-Core 2,518
169% 2,518 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 81
1-Core 193
2-Core 384
117% 219 Pts
4-Core 766
8-Core 1467
138% 1,116 Pts
64-Core 2,464
165% 2,464 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.1
1-Core 202
2-Core 387
119% 223 Pts
4-Core 740
8-Core 1448
135% 1,094 Pts
64-Core 2,494
167% 2,494 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 52,806,163 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $410 @ launch in Oct '21
EbayUS $34513 hrs
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Typical Core i7-12700K Builds (Compare 6,800 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 187%
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Desktop
Desktop 114%
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Workstation
Workstation 212%
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Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,320

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 Comments

12th generation Alder Lake processor...

Added 6 months ago.

Excellent

8 hrs ago.

good but too expensive for me :(


Good

6 days ago.

Better than i9 for the value it provides


Excellent

1 month ago.

Best processor what intel ever made


Good

6 months ago.


Excellent

6 months ago.

12 core 20 thread 10 nm intel processor with ryzen 9 5900x multicore speeds


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

nothin personell amd(eez)


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