Intel Core i7 12700K 3.6GHz 12 Core 25MB 125W


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Background on Intel 12th Gen Core Series CPUs (Alder Lake)

12th Gen Intel Core Processors, code named Alder Lake, are a refresh of their consumer CPU line with improvements to both overall core count and per-core performance. These chips are built using the Intel 7 manufacturing process, which saves a lot of space compared to previous generations and thus allows for more circuitry to be packed into the die. Intel has used that space savings to introduce the idea of additional "efficiency cores", which run at a lower clock speed and allow for background tasks to be offloaded from the main "performance cores". Alternatively, in a heavily threaded application, both sets of cores can work together to improve overall processing speed.

For details about performance in different applications, check out our many processor (CPU) articles.

Model: Intel CM8071504553828


Product Line Core i7
Code Name Alder Lake
Socket 1700
Process 10 nm
Total Number of Cores 12
Number of Efficient Cores 4
Base Clock Speed 3.60 GHz
Efficient Core Base Clock Speed 2.70 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes
Turbo Boost Yes
Max. Turbo Boost 5.00 GHz
Efficient Core Max Turbo Boost 3.80 GHz
Bus Type DMI4
QPI Speed 16 GT/s
Thermal Output 125 W
PCI-E Lanes 20
Max Temperature 100 C
L2 12MB
Smart Cache 25MB
Onboard Graphics
Processor Type Intel UHD Graphics 770
Core Speed 1,500 MHz
DirectX Version 12
Cores on Die 32
# of Displays Supported 4
Memory Specification
Memory Type DDR5
Maximum Frequency 4800
Advanced Technologies
Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes
Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) Yes