Intel Core i7-12700

Intel Core i7-12700 Benchmark

Intel Core i7-12700 Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 3 GHz 12 core Intel 12th Generation Core i7 LGA 1700 CPU rating. Is the Core i7-12700 good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

96 %
Very Good score from 3 samples
Medium uncertainty
Very Good
24th of 1,233
9th of 1,233
3 benchmarks

CPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this CPU in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.


Very Good

96 %



119 %


Very Good

88 %

Heavy Workloads

Very Good

87 %

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (multi)

Geekbench (multi)

Multi threaded benchmark

Geekbench (single)

Geekbench (single)

Single threaded benchmark

3DMark Physics

3DMark Physics

Physics simulation benchmark


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CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i7-12700 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i9-12900K
134 %
Intel Core i7-12700K
117 %
Intel Core i7-12700F
107 %
Intel Core i7-12700
96 %
Intel Core i5-12600K
94 %
Intel Core i5-12600
82 %
Intel Core i5-12400
70 %


Clock Speed 3.3 GHz
Turbo Speed 4.9 GHz
Cores 12
Threads 20
L1 Cache 960 KiB
L3 Cache 25 MiB
PCIe Revision 5
PCIe Lanes 20
Socket LGA 1700
Family 12th Generation Core i7
Memory Type DDR5-4800
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 128 GiB
Release Date 2022-02-01
Supports ECC Memory Yes
Has Unlocked Multiplier No
TDP 65 W

Intel Core i7-12700

The Core i7-12700 is a 12 core CPU from Intel released in 2022. This chip has a very good overall score at 96% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is an amazing processor for gaming, with a score of 119%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i7-12700 scores 88% and 87% respectively. Indeed, this is a very good rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i7-12700 has 12 cores and 20 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 3.3 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.9 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has a locked multiplier, so you are not able to overclock it beyond this frequency.

As for memory, the Core i7-12700 makes use of DDR5-4800 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 128 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is supported on this processor.

In terms of cache, the Core i7-12700 has 960 KiB of level 1 cache, and 25 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 5. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 20 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i7-12700 CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 65 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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