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Intel Core i7-12700K Review

Test System:

Processor: Intel Core i7-12700K (12 cores/20 threads)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H150i Elite LCD
Motherboard: MSI Z690 Unify
Memory: 32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR5-5200
Graphics card: Palit RTX 3080 Gaming Pro 10GB
Power supply: Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
SSD: 500GB Sabrent Rocket 4.0 M.2 NVMe
OS: Windows 11

Testing and Performance – CPU

In Cinebench R23 the new Core i7-12700K takes the fight to AMD Ryzen 9 5900X. It is interesting to note how the reduction in Efficient cores drops the Core i7 a fair distance behind the Core i9.

In the single core Cinebench R23 test we see Core i7 running close to Core i9 however the results suggest our sample of Core i7 has inferior IPC to both our Core i5 and Core i9.

In BAPCo CrossMark the Core i7-12700K takes its rightful place above Core i5 and below Core i9.

Blender shows that Core i7 beats Ryzen 7 5800X by a huge margin and can approach Ryzen 9 5900X, making it clear that Intel has made significant steps forward with 12th Gen.

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