Average Bench: 114% (16th of 1385)

Based on 60,685 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 13.6% 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. Multi Core Speed 2,287Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 780Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-12700K is just 18.9%. 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 81.4Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 1,425Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 60,685 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.7 Memory 81.4 92.6
190 1-Core 200 211
372 2-Core 397 420
117% 226 Pts
Min Avg Max
705 4-Core 780 837
1,242 8-Core 1,425 1,598
132% 1,102 Pts
Min Avg Max
2064 64-Core 2,287 2,481
142% 2,287 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 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.6
1-Core 208
2-Core 411
122% 234 Pts
4-Core 813
8-Core 1,447
136% 1,130 Pts
64-Core 2,355
146% 2,355 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.2
1-Core 201
2-Core 406
117% 228 Pts
4-Core 798
8-Core 1,497
137% 1,147 Pts
64-Core 2,334
144% 2,334 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.2
1-Core 202
2-Core 405
117% 227 Pts
4-Core 796
8-Core 1463
135% 1,130 Pts
64-Core 2,298
142% 2,298 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.7
1-Core 203
2-Core 398
115% 224 Pts
4-Core 799
8-Core 1,460
135% 1,130 Pts
64-Core 2,329
144% 2,329 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.9
1-Core 207
2-Core 403
116% 227 Pts
4-Core 793
8-Core 1,475
136% 1134 Pts
64-Core 2292
142% 2292 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 58,740,559 CPUs tested.


MSRP ≈ $410 @ launch in Oct '21
AmazonUS $29918 mins
EbayUS $29920 secs
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Typical Core i7-12700K Builds (Compare 10,364 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 208%
Desktop 114%
Workstation 230%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,400

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12th generation Alder Lake processor...

Added 15 months ago.


2 months ago.

Im planning on buying this with my upcoming gaming PC. This Pc is going to be overkill and will include a RTX 3070. To match with my excellent gpu I will get the i7 12700k to fully create a gaming beast. I will be buying my PC from CCl.Pcs.


1 month ago.

good but too expensive for me :(


5 months ago.

Best processor what intel ever made


7 months ago.

i own it and it does everything i need


14 months ago.


15 months ago.

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


10 months ago.

nothin personell amd(eez)


4 months ago.

i have, work well

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