Intel Core i7-12700KF - Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-12700KF 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 Q4/2021.
Intel Core i7-12700KF
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: Intel Core i7-12700KF
Family: Intel Core i7
CPU group: Intel Core i 12000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 12
Predecessor: Intel Core i7-11700KF
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: Yes
A-Core Frequency: 3.60 GHz (5.00 GHz)
B-Core Frequency: 2.70 GHz (3.80 GHz)
Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe
Memory type: DDR4-3200
DDR5-4800
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2
Bandwidth: 76.8 GB/s
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: --

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 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 7950X AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
16C 32T @ 4.50 GHzNot verified
1989
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
1988
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
1988
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
1939
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
1939
Intel Core i9-12900HK Intel Core i9-12900HK
14C 20T @ 1.80 GHz
1938
Intel Core i9-12950HX Intel Core i9-12950HX
16C 24T @ 2.50 GHz
1927
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.

Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
24189
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
24050
Intel Core i9-12950HX Intel Core i9-12950HX
16C 24T @ 2.50 GHz
23019
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
22812
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
22812
Intel Core i9-12900T Intel Core i9-12900T
16C 24T @ 1.40 GHz
22804
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 2.80 GHz
22189
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 i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
779
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
764
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
764
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
757
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
757
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
741
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
741
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
12C 24T @ 2.60 GHz
9189
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
9148
Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 3.00 GHz
8848
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
8750
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
8750
Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 Intel Xeon Platinum 8180
28C 56T @ 2.50 GHz
8585
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
8468
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
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
294
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
287
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
287
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
286
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
286
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 3.40 GHz
277
Intel Core i9-12900HX Intel Core i9-12900HX
16C 24T @ 1.80 GHz
274
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



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
24C 48T @ 2.10 GHz
3444
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160T Intel Xeon Platinum 8160T
24C 48T @ 2.10 GHz
3444
Intel Xeon W-2295 Intel Xeon W-2295
18C 36T @ 3.00 GHz
3422
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
3327
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
3327
Intel Xeon Gold 6148F Intel Xeon Gold 6148F
20C 40T @ 2.40 GHz
3310
Intel Xeon Gold 6148 Intel Xeon Gold 6148
20C 40T @ 2.40 GHz
3310
Show all Cinebench R15 (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 i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
1878
Apple M2 Apple M2
8C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1874
Apple M2 (8-GPU) Apple M2 (8-GPU)
8C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1874
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
1872
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
1872
Intel Core i9-12950HX Intel Core i9-12950HX
16C 24T @ 2.50 GHz
1861
Intel Core i9-12900HX Intel Core i9-12900HX
16C 24T @ 1.80 GHz
1861
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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.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
16C 32T @ 3.90 GHz
15679
Intel Core i9-12900HX Intel Core i9-12900HX
16C 24T @ 1.80 GHz
15474
Intel Core i9-12900T Intel Core i9-12900T
16C 24T @ 1.40 GHz
15450
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
14992
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
14992
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
14740
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
14515
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
16240
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
16035
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
15470
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
15450
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
15450
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.40 GHz
15286
Intel Core i9-10940X Intel Core i9-10940X
14C 28T @ 3.30 GHz
15176
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark 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 i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
364
Intel Xeon W-3275M Intel Xeon W-3275M
28C 56T @ 2.50 GHz
350
Intel Xeon W-2191B Intel Xeon W-2191B
18C 36T @ 2.30 GHz
334
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
319
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
319
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
308
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 2.10 GHz
284
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



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 i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
35855
Intel Xeon Gold 6142M Intel Xeon Gold 6142M
16C 32T @ 2.60 GHz
34600
Intel Xeon W-3175X Intel Xeon W-3175X
28C 56T @ 3.10 GHz
34215
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
34158
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
33955
Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 Intel Xeon Platinum 8268
24C 48T @ 2.90 GHz
33645
AMD Epyc 7601 AMD Epyc 7601
32C 64T @ 2.20 GHz
33500
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



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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