Intel Core i7 12700KF vs i7 12700K

We compared two 12-core desktop CPUs: the 3.6 GHz Intel Core i7 12700KF against the 3.6 GHz i7 12700K. 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 12700K and 12700KF
Advantages of Intel Core i7 12700K
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 770


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 i7 12700K


Vendor Intel Intel
Released October 27, 2021 October 27, 2021
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Alder Lake
Model number i7-12700KF i7-12700K
Integrated GPU No UHD Graphics 770


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


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


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

Memory Support

Memory types DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200
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


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

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So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i7 12700K or i7 12700KF?
Hey 16 November 2022 17:34
Why does the i7 12700kf have a higher point count they are basically the same in fact the i7 12700k should have the advantage because it has an igpu so?
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Andrei 05 November 2022 11:04
For 100% i7 12700K i think is better for all my points.
+12 Reply