Core i7-12700 vs Core i7-12700K benchmarks
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i7-12700K performs better than the Core i7-12700. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-12700 in all gaming tests too.
Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count and the same number of threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i7-12700K has a slightly higher clock speed than the Core i7-12700. Also, the Core i7-12700K has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i7-12700 CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-12700K CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i7-12700 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.