Intel Core i7-12700 - Benchmark, Test and specs

The Intel Core i7-12700 has 12 cores with 20 threads and is based on the 12. gen of the Intel Core i7 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 1700 socket and was released in Q1/2022.
Intel Core i7-12700
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: Intel Core i7-12700
Family: Intel Core i7
CPU group: Intel Core i 12000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 12
Predecessor: Intel Core i7-11700
Successor: --
CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency
CPU Cores / Threads: 12 / 20
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 8x Golden Cove
B-Core: 4x Gracemont
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 2.10 GHz (4.90 GHz)
B-Core Frequency: 1.60 GHz (3.60 GHz)
Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics
GPU name: Intel UHD Graphics 770
GPU frequency: 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.50 GHz
Execution units: 32
Shader: 256
Max. GPU Memory: --
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 11
Direct X: 12
Technology: 10 nm
Release date: Q4/2021
Hardware codec supportHardware codec support
h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: Decode
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode
Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe
Memory type: DDR4-3200
DDR5-4800
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2
Bandwidth: 76.8 GB/s
ECC: Yes
PCIe: 5.0 x 20
AES-NI: Yes
Thermal ManagementThermal Management
TDP (PL1): 65 W
TDP (PL2): 180 W
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C
Technical detailsTechnical details
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
L2-Cache: 12.00 MB
L3-Cache: 25.00 MB
Architecture: Alder Lake S
Technology: 10 nm
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Socket: LGA 1700
Release date: Q1/2022
Part Number: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-12700 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
1918
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
1918
Intel Core i9-12900H Intel Core i9-12900H
14C 20T @ 1.80 GHz
1917
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 2.10 GHz
1862
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 2.10 GHz
1862
Intel Core i7-12700H Intel Core i7-12700H
14C 20T @ 1.70 GHz
1806
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
1804
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
22812
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 2.80 GHz
22189
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
21878
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 2.10 GHz
21568
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 2.10 GHz
21568
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
21444
Intel Core i9-10940X Intel Core i9-10940X
14C 28T @ 3.30 GHz
21309
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
1716
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
1716
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
1714
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 2.10 GHz
1712
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 2.10 GHz
1712
AMD Ryzen 7 5800 AMD Ryzen 7 5800
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHzNot verified
1710
Intel Core i3-12300T Intel Core i3-12300T
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
1686
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
11912
Intel Xeon Silver 4215R Intel Xeon Silver 4215R
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
11877
Intel Xeon E5-2667 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v4
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
11657
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 2.10 GHz
11650
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 2.10 GHz
11650
Intel Core i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-11900KF
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
11645
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
11645
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

AMD A12-9700P AMD A12-9700P
AMD Radeon R7 - 512 (Bristol Ridge) @ 0.76 GHz
782
AMD A12-9720P AMD A12-9720P
AMD Radeon R7 - 512 (Bristol Ridge) @ 0.76 GHz
782
AMD FX-9800P AMD FX-9800P
AMD Radeon R7 - 512 (Bristol Ridge) @ 0.76 GHz
782
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.50 GHz
768
Intel Core i7-12700TE Intel Core i7-12700TE
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.50 GHz
768
Intel Core i7-12700E Intel Core i7-12700E
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.50 GHz
768
Intel Core i7-12700T Intel Core i7-12700T
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.50 GHz
768
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.

Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
319
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
319
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
308
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 2.10 GHz
284
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 2.10 GHz
284
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12C 24T @ 3.80 GHz
281
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
272
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12C 24T @ 3.80 GHz
31947
Intel Xeon E7-8880L v2 Intel Xeon E7-8880L v2
15C 30T @ 2.20 GHz
31897
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900 AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
12C 24T @ 3.10 GHz
31777
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 2.10 GHz
31612
AMD Epyc 7501 AMD Epyc 7501
32C 64T @ 2.00 GHz
31250
AMD Ryzen 9 3900 AMD Ryzen 9 3900
12C 24T @ 3.10 GHz
30924
AMD Epyc 7302P AMD Epyc 7302P
16C 32T @ 3.00 GHz
30589
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



The Intel Core i7-12700 is a 12-core hybrid processor from Intels 12th Core i generation. It combines 8 performance cores (Golden Cove) and 4 smaller efficiency cores (Gracemont). The Golden Cove CPU design is an evolution of the regular CPU cores that Intel already used in the previous Intel Core i processors. The efficiency cores are based on a design previously used in Intels Atom processors.

Both architectures or core designs have their advantages and disadvantages. While the Core i CPU cores (Golden Cove) have a lot of power, the Atom cores (Gracemont) handle arithmetic tasks very efficiently. Therefore, these are often used for background tasks. However, the design of the Intel Core i7-12700 also allows all CPU cores to work on one task at the same time. A modern operating system such as Windows 11 is recommended, since Microsoft has optimized the task scheduler with Windows 11 for the new hybrid CPUs.

The Intel Core i7-12700 clocks its performance cores at up to 4.9 GHz (single-core turbo), the base clock is 2.1 GHz. The larger CPU cores support Intels hyperthreading technology and can process 2 threads at the same time. The Intel Atom cores are limited to 1 thread per CPU core.

While Intel has greatly adapted and optimized the CPU core design of the 12th generation, the Intel UHD Graphics 770 iGPU is again only available for simple image output, since the FP32 raw performance of the iGPU is less than 0.8 TFLOPS and is therefore not suitable for playing newer titles. Intel relies on the installation of a dedicated graphics card here.

Up to 128 GB of DDR4 or DDR5 RAM is supported, the official maximum is DDR5-4800. Significantly higher clock frequencies of the main memory are also possible by overclocking the main memory. The new PCIe 5.0 interface is also supported by the 12th generation Intel Core i processors.


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