Core i9-10850K vs Core i7-12700K comparison
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-12700K is faster than the Core i9-10850K. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i9-10850K in all gaming tests too.
With info from our database, we find that the Core i7-12700K has slightly more cores with 12 cores whereas the Core i9-10850K has 10 cores. But they both have the same number of threads. According to our data, the Core i9-10850K and Core i7-12700K have the same clock speed. Despite this, the Core i9-10850K has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i9-10850K 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 i9-10850K has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.