Average Bench: 112% (3rd of 1323)

Based on 1,811 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 12.4% 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 Mixed Speed 2,430Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,451Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-12700K is just 15.5%. 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 83.3Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 756Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 1,811 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.4 Memory 83.3 94
180 1-Core 193 205
360 2-Core 384 405
118% 220 Pts
Min Avg Max
716 4-Core 756 799
1,324 8-Core 1,451 1,577
136% 1,103 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,140 64-Core 2,430 2,614
163% 2,430 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.3
1-Core 196
2-Core 393
123% 227 Pts
4-Core 780
8-Core 1,593
145% 1,186 Pts
64-Core 2612
175% 2612 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.4
1-Core 198
2-Core 396
123% 228 Pts
4-Core 793
8-Core 1585
146% 1,189 Pts
64-Core 2,587
174% 2,587 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.5
1-Core 192
2-Core 372
117% 216 Pts
4-Core 738
8-Core 1,357
130% 1,047 Pts
64-Core 2,279
153% 2,279 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.9
1-Core 194
2-Core 378
114% 215 Pts
4-Core 732
8-Core 1,433
134% 1,082 Pts
64-Core 2,482
167% 2,482 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.7
1-Core 188
2-Core 341
110% 202 Pts
4-Core 620
8-Core 985
102% 802 Pts
64-Core 981
66% 981 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,477,315 CPUs tested.


MSRP ≈ $410 @ launch in Oct '21
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Typical Core i7-12700K Builds (Compare 471 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 255%
Desktop 113%
Workstation 291%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,780

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Faster cpu than ryzen 9 for the lower price


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


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

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