Intel Core i7-12700: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core i7-12700
Intel Core i7-12700
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Year of release 2022
Performance 25.08

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i7-12700 sales on January 2022. Based on an Alder Lake-S architecture, this desktop processor is primarily aimed at home systems. It has 12 cores and 20 threads, and is based on Intel 7 manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4900 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1700 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt. It supports DDR5-4800, DDR4-3200 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at

25.08%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.

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General info

Core i7-12700 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating149
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameAlder Lake-S (2022)
Release dateJanuary 2022
(1 year old)
Current price$321 of 25332 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores12 (Dodeca-Core)
Threads20
Base clock speed3.3 GHzof 4.7 (Ryzen 9 7900X)
Boost clock speed4.9 GHzof 6 (Core i9-13900KS)
L1 cache80K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache1.25 MB (per core)of 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache25 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithographyIntel 7 nmof 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Die size215 mm2
Maximum core temperature100 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-12700 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8160M)
SocketFCLGA1700
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i7-12700. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI+
AVX+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Speed Shift+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX+
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
SIPP+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0+

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+
EDB+
Secure Key+
OS Guard+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d+
VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-12700's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR5-4800, DDR4-3200of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Maximum memory size128 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth76.8 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i7-12700.

Integrated graphics cardIntel UHD Graphics 770
Quick Sync Video+
Clear Video HD+
Graphics max frequency1.5 GHz
Execution Units32

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-12700's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported4

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-12700's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.44096 x 2160 @ 60Hz
Max resolution over eDP5120 x 3200 @ 120Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort7680 x 4320 @ 60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-12700's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX12
OpenGL4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version5.0 and 4.0
PCI Express lanes20of 128 (EPYC 7401)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i7-12700. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i7-12700 25.08
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

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GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

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GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

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Is Core i7-12700 good for gaming?

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-12700 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


Core i7-12700 AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-12700 from AMD is Ryzen 9 PRO 3900, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

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Similar processors

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Best GPUs for Core i7-12700

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core i7-12700, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core i7-12700 in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 1034 configurations based on Core i7-12700 in our database.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.6% (6/1034)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.3% (3/1034)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.4% (4/1034)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
1.8% (19/1034)
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT Radeon RX 7900 XT
0.1% (1/1034)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
1.4% (14/1034)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 GeForce RTX 3090
1.4% (14/1034)
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Radeon RX 6900 XT
0.4% (4/1034)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GeForce RTX 3080
6.4% (66/1034)

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