Intel Core i7 12700KF vs AMD Ryzen 7 7700X

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.6 GHz Intel Core i7 12700KF with 12-cores against the 4.5 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 7700X 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 7700X and 12700KF
Advantages of Intel Core i7 12700KF
  • Has 4 more physical cores
  • Around 3.4 GB/s (5%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
  • Newer - released 11-months later
  • More modern manufacturing process – 5 versus 10 nanometers
  • Has 7 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Includes an integrated GPU Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000)
  • 10% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.4 GHz vs 4.9 GHz)


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 7700X


Vendor Intel AMD
Released October 27, 2021 September 29, 2022
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Zen 4 (Raphael)
Model number i7-12700KF -
Integrated GPU No Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000)


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 8
P-Threads 16 16
Base Frequency (P) 3.6 GHz 4.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 4.9 GHz 5.4 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 45x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 12MB (shared) 1MB (per core)
L3 Cache 25MB (shared) 32MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Transistors - 6.57 billions
Fabrication process 10 nm 5 nm
Socket LGA-1700 AM5
TDP 125 W 105 W
Max. Boost TDP 190 W 142 W
Peak temperature 100°C 95°C


Integrated Graphics - Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000)
GPU Base Clock - 1500 MHz
GPU Boost Clock - 2200 MHz
Shading Units - 128
TMUs - 8
ROPs - 4
Execution Units - 2
TGP - 15 W

Memory Support

Memory types DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 DDR5-5200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s 73.4 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes


Official site Intel Core i7 12700KF official page AMD Ryzen 7 7700X official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 28

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