Intel Core i7-12700KF

Intel Core i7-12700KF 12 Cores (8P+4E) 5.0 GHz Unlocked LGA1700 125W BX8071512700KF

Intel Core i7-12700KF 12 Cores (8P+4E) 5.0 GHz Unlocked LGA1700 125W BX8071512700KF

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  • Intel Core i7 3.60 GHz processor offers more cache space and the hyper-threading architecture delivers high performance for demanding applications with better onboard graphics and faster turbo boost
  • The Socket LGA-1700 socket allows processor to be placed on the PCB without soldering
  • 11 MB L2 and 25 MB L3 cache offers supreme performance for computation intensive apps
  • Intel 7 Architecture 10 nm enables improved performance per watt and micro architecture makes it power-efficient

Specifications Overview

Model BX8071512700KF
Release Date November 2021

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Series Core i7 12th Gen
Core Name Alder Lake
Socket LGA1700
Integrated Graphics None
CPU Cores 12
CPU Threads 20
CPU Clock Rate 3600 MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 5000 MHz
TDP 125 W
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 10 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 128 GB
Cache L3 25 MB

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Expert reviews


The Intel Core i9-12900K is the fastest gaming processor on the planet while the Core i5-12600K offers unprecedented gaming performance at its price point. Whip in superior pricing and excellent performance in all other types of workloads, and both Alder Lake processors handily beat competing AMD models.

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Both the Intel Core i9-12900K and Core i5-12600K are among the best processors Intel has released in years, with incredible performance. Intel really has regained its crown, and even though you'll have to invest in new hardware to even install one of these chips, it's worth it for all the technology this new platform supports.


If you’re just gaming, the 12900K is great, but it’s not amazing as it does cost 25% more than the 5900X and we saw a 4% performance increase on average, in a suite of mostly CPU intensive gaming. So if you’re seeking high-end gaming performance without venturing beyond the point of diminishing returns, the 5900X may be a better deal or really e...

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