Core i7-12700F vs Core i9-12900F comparison
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i7-12700F performs better than the Core i9-12900F. Despite this, the Core i9-12900F has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
With info from our database, we find that the Core i9-12900F has slightly more cores with 16 cores whereas the Core i7-12700F has 12 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i7-12700F. Our comparison shows that the Core i7-12700F has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i9-12900F. Despite this, the Core i9-12900F has a slightly higher turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). 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 i7-12700F has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.