Intel Core i7-12700K - Benchmark, Test and Specs

Intel Core i7-12700K
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: Intel Core i7-12700K
Family: Intel Core i7
CPU group: Intel Core i 12000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 12
Predecessor: Intel Core i7-11700K
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
C-Core: --
Frequency: 3.60 GHz
Turbo (1 Core): 5.00 GHz
Turbo (12 Cores): 4.70 GHz
Hyperthreading: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
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
ECC: No
PCIe: 5.0 x 20
AES-NI: Yes
Thermal ManagementThermal Management
TDP (PL1): 125 W
TDP (PL2): 190 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: Q4/2021
Part Number: BX8071512700K

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-12700K 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 i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16x 3.20 GHz (5.50 GHz) HT
2114
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Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16x 3.20 GHz (5.20 GHz) HT
2002
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Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16x 3.20 GHz (5.20 GHz) HT
2002
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Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
1939
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Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
1939
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Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10x 3.70 GHz (4.90 GHz) HT
1918
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Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10x 3.70 GHz (4.90 GHz) HT
1918
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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 i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16x 3.20 GHz (5.20 GHz) HT
27198
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Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18x 3.00 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
24309
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
24050
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Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
22812
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Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
22812
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Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
22189
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12x 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
21878
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Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16x 3.20 GHz (5.50 GHz) HT
820
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Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16x 3.20 GHz (5.20 GHz) HT
779
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Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16x 3.20 GHz (5.20 GHz) HT
779
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Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
757
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Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
757
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Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10x 3.70 GHz (4.90 GHz) HT
741
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Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10x 3.70 GHz (4.90 GHz) HT
741
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Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 6126 Intel Xeon Gold 6126
12x 2.60 GHz (3.70 GHz) HT
9189
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.70 GHz) HT
9148
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Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18x 3.00 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
8848
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Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
8750
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Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
8750
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Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 Intel Xeon Platinum 8180
28x 2.50 GHz (3.80 GHz) HT
8585
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12x 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
8468
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Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



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 i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16x 3.20 GHz (5.20 GHz) HT
294
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Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16x 3.20 GHz (5.20 GHz) HT
294
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Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
286
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Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
286
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AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16x 3.40 GHz (4.90 GHz) HT
277
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Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10x 3.70 GHz (4.90 GHz) HT
274
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Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10x 3.70 GHz (4.90 GHz) HT
274
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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 Platinum 8160M Intel Xeon Platinum 8160M
24x 2.10 GHz (3.70 GHz) HT
3444
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Intel Xeon Platinum 8160T Intel Xeon Platinum 8160T
24x 2.10 GHz (3.70 GHz) HT
3444
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Intel Xeon W-2295 Intel Xeon W-2295
18x 3.00 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
3422
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Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
3327
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Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
3327
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Intel Xeon Gold 6148F Intel Xeon Gold 6148F
20x 2.40 GHz (3.70 GHz) HT
3310
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Intel Xeon Gold 6148 Intel Xeon Gold 6148
20x 2.40 GHz (3.70 GHz) HT
3310
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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 i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8x 3.50 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
1878
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Intel Core i9-11900KB Intel Core i9-11900KB
8x 3.30 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
1878
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Intel Core i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-11900KF
8x 3.50 GHz (5.30 GHz) HT
1878
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Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
1872
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Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
1872
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Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10x 3.70 GHz (4.90 GHz) HT
1854
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Intel Core i9-11900F Intel Core i9-11900F
8x 2.50 GHz (5.20 GHz) HT
1831
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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 i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18x 3.00 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
15841
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Intel Core i9-9980XE Intel Core i9-9980XE
18x 3.00 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
15725
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3955WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3955WX
16x 3.90 GHz (4.30 GHz) HT
15679
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Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
14992
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Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
14992
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
24x 3.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
14740
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12x 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
14650
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V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12x 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
16240
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16x 3.50 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
16035
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Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18x 2.60 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
15470
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Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
15450
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Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12x 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz) HT
15450
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16x 3.40 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
15286
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Intel Core i9-10940X Intel Core i9-10940X
14x 3.30 GHz (4.80 GHz) HT
15176
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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.

Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.55 GHz
794
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Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.55 GHz
794
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Intel Core i9-12900T Intel Core i9-12900T
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.55 GHz
794
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Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.50 GHz
768
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Intel Core i7-12700TE Intel Core i7-12700TE
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.50 GHz
768
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Intel Core i7-12700E Intel Core i7-12700E
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.50 GHz
768
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Intel Core i7-12700T Intel Core i7-12700T
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.50 GHz
768
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The Intel Core i7-12700K belongs to the 12th generation of Intel Core i processors. It is currently the top model of the Core i 7 processors and, like all Core i processors of the 12th generation, is based on a hybrid core architecture for the first time in Intels mainstream. Specifically, the Intel Core i7-12700K has a total of 12 CPU cores, which are divided into 8 large performance cores (Golden Cove) and 4 small and efficient Gracemont cores.

Since only the large performance cores can each process 2 threads (Hyper-Threading) and the Gracemont cores only offer 1 thread, the Intel Core i7-12700K can process a total of 20 threads at the same time.

Intel calls this CPU generation "Alder Lake S". For the first time, these are desktop processors from Intel, which are produced in Intels 10 nm process (roughly comparable to TSMCs 7 nm production). Thanks to the new architecture and the new manufacturing process, Intel can catch up with AMD again with the 12th generation Core i processors or even often overtake the Ryzen 5xxx processors.

According to its own information, Intel was able to increase the IPC (performance per clock cycle) of the 12th generation by approx. 15%, after the previous CPUs had already brought a similar increase in performance (Rocket Lake S). The Intel Core i7-12700K is easy to overclock thanks to the free multiplier (recognizable by the "K" at the end of the product description).

Intel has also fundamentally revised the iGPU (internal graphics unit) of the Intel Core i7-12700K. The latest Intel Xe graphics technology is now used here, but only with 32 execution units (a maximum of 96 execution units are possible with Intels Xe iGPUs. However, these have so far been reserved for mobile processors).

In addition to PCIe 5.0, the new "Alder Lake S" processors now also support DDR5 memory. Officially, DDR5-4800 are the maximum, but by overclocking the RAM, even higher clock frequencies are possible.


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