Intel Core i7 13700 vs i7 12700K

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 2.1 GHz Intel Core i7 13700 with 16-cores against the 3.6 GHz i7 12700K with 12-cores. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.

Please note that the tests on the i7 13700 are done on engineering sample provided by our insiders. The data will be more accurate after we get the final version of this CPU.


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 13700
Advantages of Intel Core i7 13700
  • Newer - released 11-months later
  • Consumes up to 48% less energy than the Core i7 12700K – 65 vs 125 Watt
  • Has 4 more physical cores
Advantages of Intel Core i7 12700K
  • Unlocked multiplier


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 13700 and i7 12700K


Vendor Intel Intel
Released October 1, 2022 October 27, 2021
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Raptor Lake-S Alder Lake-S
Model number i7-13700 i7-12700K
Socket LGA-1700 LGA-1700
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 770 UHD Graphics 770


Cores 16 12
Threads 24 20
Base Frequency 2.1 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency - 5 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 21x 36x
L1 Cache 80K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 2MB (per core) 12MB (shared)
L3 Cache - 25MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes


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


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 770 Intel UHD Graphics 770
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1550 MHz 1500 MHz
Shading Units 256 256
TMUs 16 16
ROPs 8 8
Execution Units 32 32
TGP 15 W 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


Official site - 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 13700?