Average Bench: 114% (23rd of 1420)

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 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 89
1-Core 204
2-Core 408
122% 234 Pts
4-Core 795
8-Core 1,475
136% 1,135 Pts
64-Core 2337
145% 2337 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.8
1-Core 205
2-Core 410
121% 233 Pts
4-Core 804
8-Core 1,487
137% 1,146 Pts
64-Core 2,219
137% 2,219 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.3
1-Core 197
2-Core 408
117% 228 Pts
4-Core 804
8-Core 1,549
140% 1,176 Pts
64-Core 2,375
147% 2,375 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.6
1-Core 205
2-Core 409
119% 231 Pts
4-Core 802
8-Core 1,516
138% 1,159 Pts
64-Core 2,321
144% 2,321 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.6
1-Core 194
2-Core 389
112% 218 Pts
4-Core 770
8-Core 1,318
127% 1,044 Pts
64-Core 2,122
131% 2,122 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 64,576,968 CPUs tested.


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Gaming 209%
Desktop 115%
Workstation 230%

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 - $269

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,492

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12th generation Alder Lake processor...

Added 23 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.


2 months ago.

good but too expensive for me :(


8 months ago.

Best processor what intel ever made


1 month ago.

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


7 months ago.

i own it and it does everything i need


23 months ago.


23 months ago.

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


19 months ago.

nothin personell amd(eez)


12 months ago.

i have, work well

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