Core i7-12700K vs Core i7-12700F specs and performance
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i7-12700K performs better than the Core i7-12700F. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-12700F in all gaming tests too.
When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores 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 i7-12700F. Also, the Core i7-12700K has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i7-12700F outputs less heat than Core i7-12700K thanks to a 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 i7-12700K has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.