Intel Core i7 12700K vs i7 12700

We compared two 12-core desktop CPUs: the 3.6 GHz Intel Core i7 12700K against the 2.1 GHz i7 12700. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Review

General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 12700 and 12700K
Advantages of Intel Core i7 12700K
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • 21% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 2096 vs 1737 points
  • 4% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5 GHz vs 4.8 GHz)
Advantages of Intel Core i7 12700
  • Consumes up to 48% less energy than the Core i7 12700K – 65 vs 125 Watt

Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
23042
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
34701
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
2100
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
15602
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Specifications

Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 12700K and i7 12700

General

Vendor Intel Intel
Released October 27, 2021 January 1, 2022
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake-S Alder Lake-S
Model number i7-12700K i7-12700
Socket LGA-1700 LGA-1700
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 770 UHD Graphics 770

Performance

Cores 12 12
Threads 20 20
Base Frequency 3.6 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 5 GHz 4.8 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 36x 21x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 12MB (shared) 12MB (shared)
L3 Cache 25MB (shared) 25MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes No

Power

Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
TDP 125 W 65 W
Max. temperature 100°C 100°C

iGPU

Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 770 Intel UHD Graphics 770
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1500 MHz 1500 MHz
Shading Units 256 256
TMUs 16 16
ROPs 8 8
Execution Units 32 32
TGP 15 W 15 W
iGPU FLOPS
0.78 TFLOPS
0.78 TFLOPS

Memory support

Memory types DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 DDR4-3200, DDR5-4800
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s 76.8 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes

Misc

Official site Intel Core i7 12700K official page Intel Core i7 12700 official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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