Intel Core i7-12700 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-12700 was released in Q1/2022 and has 12 cores. The processor can process 20 threads simultaneously and uses a mainboard with the socket LGA 1700. In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the Intel Core i7-12700 achieved a result of 1,712 points (single-core) or 11,650 points (multi-core).
Intel Core i7-12700

CPU lineage

In this classification you can see to which group of processors the Intel Core i7-12700 belongs. We also show the direct predecessor and successor of Intel Core i7-12700.

Name: Intel Core i7-12700
Family: Intel Core i7 (298)
CPU group: Intel Core i 12000 (34)
Architecture: Alder Lake S
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 12
Predecessor: Intel Core i7-11700
Successor: Intel Core i7-13700

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-12700 has 12 cores. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-12700 is 2.10 GHz (4.90 GHz). An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

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 Graphics

The Intel Core i7-12700 has an integrated graphics that the system can use to efficiently play back videos. The Intel Core i7-12700 has the Intel UHD Graphics 770 installed, which has 32 streaming multiprocessors (256 shaders).

GPU name: Intel UHD Graphics 770
GPU frequency: 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.50 GHz
Compute units: 32
Shader: 256
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q4/2021
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 11
Direct X: 12
Technology: 10 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 64 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors with integrated graphics can process video codecs faster. Support for modern codecs can significantly increase system efficiency during video playback.

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 & PCIe

The Intel Core i7-12700 supports a maximum of 128 GB memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 76.8 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR5-4800
DDR4-3200
76.8 GB/s
51.2 GB/s
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: Yes
PCIe: 5.0 x 20
PCIe Bandwidth: 78.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Core i7-12700 has a TDP of 65 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 65 W
TDP (PL2): 180 W
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The Intel Core i7-12700 is made in 10 nm and has 37.00 MB cache.

Technology: 10 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1700
L2-Cache: 12.00 MB
L3-Cache: 25.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
Release date: Q1/2022
Release price: 339 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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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 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i7-13700T Intel Core i7-13700T
16C 24T @ 4.90 GHz
110
AMD Ryzen 7 7700 AMD Ryzen 7 7700
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
108
Intel Core i5-14500HX Intel Core i5-14500HX
14C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
108
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
107
AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
107
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
8C 16T @ 5.00 GHz
107
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
107

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 7 7700 AMD Ryzen 7 7700
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
1050
Apple M2 Max (30-GPU) Apple M2 Max (30-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1025
Apple M2 Max (38-GPU) Apple M2 Max (38-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1025
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
1004
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
1004
Intel Core i9-13900HK Intel Core i9-13900HK
14C 20T @ 5.40 GHz
987
AMD Ryzen 7 8700F AMD Ryzen 7 8700F
8C 16T @ 5.10 GHz
986

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.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600 AMD Ryzen 5 7600
6C 12T @ 5.10 GHz
1868
Intel Core i9-12900T Intel Core i9-12900T
16C 24T @ 4.90 GHz
1865
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
16C 32T @ 5.20 GHzNot verified
1864
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
1862
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
1862
Intel Core i7-1370P Intel Core i7-1370P
14C 20T @ 5.20 GHz
1860
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
12C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
1859

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 i9-12900T Intel Core i9-12900T
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
22804
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
22189
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 4.50 GHz
21878
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
21568
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 4.00 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 @ 4.20 GHz
21309

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.
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X AMD Ryzen 7 5700X
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1717
Intel Core i3-12100 Intel Core i3-12100
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1716
Intel Core i3-12100F Intel Core i3-12100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1716
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
1712
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
1712
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5845 AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5845
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1710
AMD Ryzen 7 5800 AMD Ryzen 7 5800
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
1710

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 i7-13620H Intel Core i7-13620H
10C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
11766
Intel Xeon W-1290P Intel Xeon W-1290P
10C 20T @ 4.40 GHz
11689
Intel Xeon Silver 4310 Intel Xeon Silver 4310
12C 24T @ 2.10 GHz
11658
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
11650
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
11650
Intel Core i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-11900KF
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
11645
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
11645

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core Ultra 7 165H Intel Core Ultra 7 165H
16C 22T @ 5.00 GHz
2502
Intel Core i9-12900T Intel Core i9-12900T
16C 24T @ 4.90 GHz
2499
Intel Core i3-14100 Intel Core i3-14100
4C 8T @ 4.70 GHz
2498
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
2497
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
2497
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
2491
Intel Core i5-13600 Intel Core i5-13600
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
2488

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 4.50 GHz
12637
AMD EPYC 7402 AMD EPYC 7402
24C 48T @ 3.20 GHz
12622
Intel Core Ultra 7 165H Intel Core Ultra 7 165H
16C 22T @ 4.40 GHz
12545
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
12448
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
12448
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 8945HS AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 8945HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
12447
AMD Ryzen 9 8945H AMD Ryzen 9 8945H
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
12447

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 i5-14600 Intel Core i5-14600
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.50 GHz
768
Intel Core i5-13600HX Intel Core i5-13600HX
Intel UHD Graphics 13th Gen (32 EU) @ 1.50 GHz
768
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.50 GHz
768

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.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 4.50 GHz
308
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
306
Intel Core i5-13500 Intel Core i5-13500
14C 20T @ 4.20 GHz
286
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
284
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
284
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
281
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
272

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.
Intel Core i7-13800HE Intel Core i7-13800HE
14C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
31426
Intel Core i7-13800HRE Intel Core i7-13800HRE
14C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
31426
Intel Core i9-12900T Intel Core i9-12900T
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
31415
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
31146
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
31146
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 8945HS AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 8945HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
30995
AMD Ryzen 9 8945H AMD Ryzen 9 8945H
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
30995

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 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 i7-1280P Intel Core i7-1280P
14C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
264
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
262
Intel Core i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-11900KF
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
262
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
259
Intel Xeon w9-3495X Intel Xeon w9-3495X
56C 112T @ 4.80 GHz
258
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
258
Intel Core i9-12900HK Intel Core i9-12900HK
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
257

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 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 Xeon Gold 6152 Intel Xeon Gold 6152
22C 44T @ 2.60 GHz
3157
AMD EPYC 7401 AMD EPYC 7401
24C 48T @ 2.80 GHz
3156
AMD EPYC 7401P AMD EPYC 7401P
24C 48T @ 2.80 GHz
3156
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
3140
Intel Core i9-10940X Intel Core i9-10940X
14C 28T @ 4.20 GHz
3117
Intel Xeon Gold 6138F Intel Xeon Gold 6138F
20C 40T @ 2.80 GHz
3069
Intel Xeon Gold 6138 Intel Xeon Gold 6138
20C 40T @ 2.80 GHz
3069

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

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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