Average Bench: 112% (4th of 1358)

Based on 47,133 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 11.6% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 2,422Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,444Pts

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 82Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 753Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 47,133 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.6 Memory 82 93.7
182 1-Core 194 205
356 2-Core 383 406
118% 220 Pts
Min Avg Max
699 4-Core 753 797
1,286 8-Core 1,444 1,562
136% 1,099 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,041 64-Core 2,422 2,617
162% 2,422 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 88.3
1-Core 195
2-Core 392
121% 225 Pts
4-Core 786
8-Core 1,492
141% 1,139 Pts
64-Core 2,622
176% 2,622 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.6
1-Core 204
2-Core 400
123% 229 Pts
4-Core 769
8-Core 1,512
141% 1,141 Pts
64-Core 2,541
171% 2,541 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.3
1-Core 194
2-Core 367
117% 216 Pts
4-Core 718
8-Core 1375
130% 1,046 Pts
64-Core 2,449
164% 2,449 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 12 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.2
1-Core 193
2-Core 366
113% 211 Pts
4-Core 744
8-Core 1,447
135% 1,095 Pts
64-Core 2,418
162% 2,418 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $410 @ launch in Oct '21
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Gaming 185%
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Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 210%
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Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A DDR4 - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,355

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 Comments

12th generation Alder Lake processor...

Added 9 months ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

3 days ago.

I wanted to buy this.. But Money.. :( I boought i5 12600k instead of this dream processor.


Excellent

7 days 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.


Poor

9 days ago.

good but too expensive for me :(


Poor

6 days ago.

Better than i9 for the value it provides


Excellent

4 months ago.

Best processor what intel ever made


Excellent

2 months ago.

i own it and it does everything i need


Good

9 months ago.


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

nothin personell amd(eez)


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Intel Core i5-12600K $275Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $446Crucial MX500 250GB $35
Intel Core i5-12400F $160Nvidia RTX 3070 $535Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i7-12700K $375Nvidia RTX 3050 $292Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
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