Intel Core i7-12700KF Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-12700KF is a 12 core processor. It can handle 20 threads simultaneously and was introduced in Q4/2021. The Intel Core i7-12700KF is based on the 12. generation of the Intel Core i7 series and requires a mainboard with the socket LGA 1700. The Intel Core i7-12700KF scores 1,872 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 14,992 points.
Intel Core i7-12700KF

At a glance

Name: Intel Core i7-12700KF
Family: Intel Core i7 (298)
CPU group: Intel Core i 12000 (34)
Architecture: Alder Lake S
Technology: 10 nm
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 12
Predecessor: Intel Core i7-11700KF
Successor: Intel Core i7-13700KF

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 12 CPU cores of the Intel Core i7-12700KF clock with 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz). The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 12 / 20
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 8x Golden Cove
B-Core: 4x Gracemont
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
A-Core Frequency: 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz)
B-Core Frequency: 2.70 GHz (3.80 GHz)

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i7-12700KF supports up to 128 GB memory in up to 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth 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: No
PCIe: 5.0 x 20
PCIe Bandwidth: 78.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Intel Core i7-12700KF has a TDP of 125 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 125 W
TDP (PL2): 190 W
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-12700KF has a 37.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 10 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

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: Q4/2021
Release price: 384 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-12700KF 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.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
115
Intel Core i9-13900HK Intel Core i9-13900HK
14C 20T @ 5.40 GHz
115
Intel Core i9-13900HX Intel Core i9-13900HX
24C 32T @ 5.40 GHz
115
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
114
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
16C 32T @ 5.40 GHz
114
Intel Core i7-13700HX Intel Core i7-13700HX
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
114
Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
114

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.
Intel Core i7-13850HX Intel Core i7-13850HX
20C 28T @ 5.30 GHz
1265
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 4.80 GHz
1189
Intel Core i5-13500 Intel Core i5-13500
14C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
1187
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1175
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1175
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-00-1DE) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-00-1DE)
12C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
1150
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-84-100)
12C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
1150

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 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
1964
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945 AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
1964
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
16C 32T @ 5.40 GHz
1955
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1939
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1939
Intel Core i9-12900HK Intel Core i9-12900HK
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1938
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7745 AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7745
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
1932

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 i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
24125
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
24050
Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU) Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU)
16C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
24028
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
22812
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
22812
Intel Core i9-12900T Intel Core i9-12900T
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
22804
AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 AMD Ryzen AI 9 HX 370
12C 24T @ 2.00 GHz
22246

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.
Apple M2 Apple M2
8C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1874
Apple M2 (8-GPU) Apple M2 (8-GPU)
8C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1874
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1874
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1872
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
1872
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 8640U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 8640U
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
1869
AMD Ryzen 5 8640U AMD Ryzen 5 8640U
6C 12T @ 4.90 GHz
1869

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 Xeon Gold 6346 Intel Xeon Gold 6346
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
15244
Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
15235
Intel Xeon Gold 6209U Intel Xeon Gold 6209U
20C 40T @ 2.50 GHz
15089
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
14992
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
14992
Intel Core i7-13850HX Intel Core i7-13850HX
20C 28T @ 4.40 GHz
14869
Intel Xeon W-2195 Intel Xeon W-2195
18C 36T @ 3.40 GHz
14859

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.
Apple A16 Bionic Apple A16 Bionic
6C 6T @ 3.46 GHz
2531
Intel Core i7-13700H Intel Core i7-13700H
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
2531
Intel Core i7-13705H Intel Core i7-13705H
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
2531
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
2528
Intel Core i9-13905H Intel Core i9-13905H
14C 20T @ 5.40 GHz
2528
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
2528
Intel Core i7-13800HRE Intel Core i7-13800HRE
14C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
2527

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.
Apple M2 Max (38-GPU) Apple M2 Max (38-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
14207
Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU) Apple M2 Pro (12-CPU 19-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
14207
Intel Core i5-13500 Intel Core i5-13500
14C 20T @ 4.20 GHz
14166
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
14129
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
14129
Intel Core i7-13650HX Intel Core i7-13650HX
14C 20T @ 4.40 GHz
14077
Intel Core i7-12800HX Intel Core i7-12800HX
16C 24T @ 2.00 GHz
13946

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 i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
764
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
759
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
16C 32T @ 5.40 GHz
758
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
757
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
757
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX3D
16C 32T @ 5.40 GHz
747
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7745 AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7745
8C 16T @ 5.30 GHz
744

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
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
9189
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
9148
Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 4.30 GHz
8848
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
8750
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
8750
Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 Intel Xeon Platinum 8180
28C 56T @ 2.80 GHz
8585
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 4.50 GHz
8491

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 i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
348
Intel Core i5-13600KF Intel Core i5-13600KF
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
347
Intel Xeon W-2191B Intel Xeon W-2191B
18C 36T @ 3.40 GHz
334
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
319
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
319
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

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 Xeon Platinum 8180 Intel Xeon Platinum 8180
28C 56T @ 2.80 GHz
35217
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
8C 16T @ 4.60 GHz
35060
Intel Xeon Gold 6242R Intel Xeon Gold 6242R
20C 40T @ 3.30 GHz
34982
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
34688
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
34688
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 5945 AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 5945
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
34677
Intel Core i7-13700HX Intel Core i7-13700HX
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
34670

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.60 GHz
790
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
16C 32T @ 5.70 GHz
790
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
790
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
787
Intel Core i5-13500 Intel Core i5-13500
14C 20T @ 4.80 GHz
780
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
8C 16T @ 5.40 GHz
774
Intel Core Ultra 9 185H Intel Core Ultra 9 185H
16C 22T @ 5.10 GHz
767

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 2.80 GHz
8088
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-78-100) Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite (X1E-78-100)
12C 12T @ 1.00 GHz
7924
AMD Ryzen 9 3900 AMD Ryzen 9 3900
12C 24T @ 3.10 GHz
7875
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
7822
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
7761
AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
7746
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
7423

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 i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
290
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
287
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
287
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
286
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
286
Intel Core i7-13700HX Intel Core i7-13700HX
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
284
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.90 GHz
277

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 W-2295 Intel Xeon W-2295
18C 36T @ 3.80 GHz
3422
Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU) Apple M3 Max (16-CPU 40-GPU)
16C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
3375
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
3328
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
3327
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
3327
Intel Xeon Gold 6148F Intel Xeon Gold 6148F
20C 40T @ 3.00 GHz
3310
Intel Xeon Gold 6148 Intel Xeon Gold 6148
20C 40T @ 3.00 GHz
3310

Benchmarks


Description of the processor

The Intel Core i7-12700KF processor is a processor with a hybrid core structure from Intel. It is designed for the upper mainstream area and, with its 12 CPU cores (20 threads), is also suitable for more demanding tasks or PC games. The Intel Core i7-12700KF does not have an integrated graphics unit (iGPU) and is identical to the Intel Core i7-12700K except for this difference.

The hybrid core structure of powerful performance cores and efficient CPU cores has long been known from the smartphone sector, e.g. from ARM processors. Apple also uses this structure in its new M processors for notebooks and desktop PCs. Intel is now entering this segment with the 12th generation of its Core i processors, AMD will only realize this one generation later (Zen 5).

The advantage of a hybrid structure is the space required by the cores within the chip and the significantly optimized energy management, which ultimately also ensures more performance, because the smaller CPU cores can also be used to support the calculation of main tasks. Actually, the energy-efficient CPU cores mostly take care of background tasks of the operating system, while the larger CPU cores are only used when a lot of computing power is really needed.

For the first time, the Intel Alder Lake S processors also support DDR5 main memory in two memory channels up to the DDR5-4800 standard. However, higher clock frequencies of the main memory are also possible outside of the specification and usually run stably. The bandwidth of the working memory is 76.8 GB/s (DDR5-4800) when using the dual-channel mode.

External devices such as fast M.2 SSDs or dedicated graphics cards can be quickly connected to the system with PCIe 5.0 and a total of 20 PCIe lines. Intel has also significantly increased the level 2 and level 3 cache of the processors, so the level 2 cache in the large "Golden Cove" CPU cores has increased by a factor of 5.



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