Intel Core i7 12700KF vs AMD Ryzen 7 5700X

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.6 GHz Intel Core i7 12700KF with 12-cores against the 3.4 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 5700X with 8-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
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 5700X and 12700KF
Advantages of Intel Core i7 12700KF
  • Has 4 more physical cores
  • Around 25.6 GB/s (50%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • Newer PCI Express version – 5.0
  • 25% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 2038 vs 1628 points
  • More than 10° C higher critical temperature
  • 7% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.9 GHz vs 4.6 GHz)
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 5700X
  • Newer - released 5-months later
  • More modern manufacturing process – 7 versus 10 nanometers
  • Has 7 MB larger L3 cache size


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Full technical specification of Intel Core i7 12700KF and AMD Ryzen 7 5700X


Vendor Intel AMD
Released October 27, 2021 March 15, 2022
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Zen 3 (Vermeer)
Model number i7-12700KF -
Integrated GPU No No


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 8
P-Threads 16 16
Base Frequency (P) 3.6 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.9 GHz 4.6 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 4 -
E-Threads 4 -
Base Frequency (E) 2.7 GHz -
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.8 GHz -
Total Cores 12 8
Total Threads 20 16
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 36x 34x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 12MB (shared) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 25MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm
Socket LGA-1700 AM4
TDP 125 W 65 W
Max. Boost TDP 190 W -
Peak temperature 100°C 90°C

Memory Support

Memory types DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s 51.2 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes


Official site Intel Core i7 12700KF official page AMD Ryzen 7 5700X official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 4.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

Cast your vote

Choose between two processors
10 (58.8%)
7 (41.2%)
Total votes: 17


So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 7 5700X or Intel Core i7 12700KF?
don 06 December 2022 07:27
intel? I need some help.
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