After seeing some good ones His brother to the Core family in the 12th generation of Intel, It was the turn of the Core i7 12700K, the sandwich boy in this family. The Core i7 12700K is a processor that is designed to be a midpoint between those who want it Processors That will be used mainly for gaming, and those who want a processor that is used for productivity in a variety of editing and processing software.
At the moment, this is what the desktop editions market, the newest editions here in the country, looks like. There are many models of new Intel processors which come in at competitive prices as opposed to the existing ones of AMD At all common price points. God-Core i5 12600KF is the cheapest 12th generation processor launched and is actually Core i5 12600K free Core Built-in graphic (symbol F).
God-Core The i7 12700K, like the other processors in the series, comes in a package without cooling, so the user needs a separate heat sink to cool it. This processor comes with 8 P-coresCore And 4 cores E-Core. This means that it has the same amount of large cores thatCore i9 12900K and the same amount of small cores of theCore i5 12600K.
The cache volume of theCore i7 12700K is also in the middle and stands at 25MB compared to 30MB of 12900K and 20MB of 12600K. P-core operating frequencyCore A single is capable of reaching 5 GHz here, while the maximum frequency for the E- coresCore Stands at 3.8GHz.
Maximum Power Consumption for Core i7 12700K is set by Intel At 190W, compared to 241W of 12900K and 150W of 12600K.
In the launch review of the Core i9 12900K and Core i5 12600K We have included in-depth technical information about Alder Lake, the manufacturing process and the state of the market and we recommend delving into this to know a little more about what is under the hood. Also, we have An article about innovations of motherboards with the Z690 chipset Which is worth a visit.
The Core i7 12700K mainly competes against the Ryzen 7 5800X, a processor AMD Has eight powerful Zen 3 cores and a price tag that is about 300 shekels lower than that of the 12700K and 12700KF. This, without also weighing the cost of Motherboard And memory DDR5 New. Thus, Intel has a little more to prove in this battle.
This review deals mainly with the performance of theCore i7 12700K and its viability in the market. Because of this, we move straight to the performance tests.
Exam system for processors Alder lake Includes:
- Motherboard ASUS Maximus Z690 Hero
- זיכרון Kingston Fury BEAST DDR5 5200 CL40 16GBx2
- Cooling ASUS Ryujin II 360
The exam system for the 11th generation processors includes:
- Motherboard ASUS Z590-E STRIX GAMING
- G.Skill TridentZ Royal Memory DDR4 3600 CL16 8GBx2
- Cooling Noctua NH-D15 Chromax.Black
Exam system for processors AMD Includes:
- Motherboard GIGABYTE X570 AORUS Master
- G.Skill TridentZ Royal Memory DDR4 3600 CL16 8GBx2
- Cooling Noctua NH-D15 Chromax.Black
Hardware used with all exam systems:
- MSI video card GeForce RTX 3080 GAMING X 10GB
- Kingston storage SSD RENEGADE 2TB M.2
- Power Supply ASUS THOR 1200W
It is important for us to clarify that a full format of the system drive has been performed in the transition between the various test platforms when performance AMD Partially taken from our existing database. It is also important for us to clarify that although the Alder Lake system enjoyed an increased memory volume, all the tasks we performed were not intensive towards the system memory volume and by no means came close to the 16GB memory volume. We are aware of potential performance differences between processors AMD In the same installation and therefore complete removal of drivers in the transition between processors was performed AMD Different in windows 11 when we tested the performance differences in the processors AMD Between operating systems.
Processor results AMD What you see are the results we got using the operating system Windows 10 most up to date. We have verified several times that there is no performance difference between a state of Windows 10 to 11 with our exam system and these processors.
We worried that Automatic performance acceleration and overclocking technologies on the part of motherboards will be eliminated. The only technologies that work in all processors are performance acceleration technologies based on cooling capacity. So, as long as Processors Can remain at high frequencies, they remain depending on the installed coolers. Unique motherboard technologies can produce a situation that does not represent the user experience fairly towards those who purchase other motherboards.
As in our video card exams, The green graph Describes in-game CPU performance under 1080P resolution, And the orange graph Describes performance under 1440P. UsedRTX 3080 to highlight processor performance and prevent high reliance on video card performance as a bottleneck for better performance.
An important reminder before starting with the performance tests - it is important to understand that this is the technical starting point of a unique processor in its structure. There is a high probability That games and software in the near future will receive patches that will measurably improve performance Alder lake in them. For your attention.
The game Overwatch shows us that you can squeeze a little more system performance in a used system Windows 11. In practice, the processor performance at 1080P was reasonable compared to others in Windows 10. As an academic study on the subject, and despite the differences in experience of use between each processor and every other processor in the table, theCore i7 12700K is only second to its big brother.
In CodeMasters processors GRID racing game Alder lake On their type show moderate performance superiority. Here the 12700K had no problem screwing itself to the top of the table.
The game Borderlands 3 although a bit heavy does not have a hard time showing the difference between the different processors even under high display settings. Here the 12700K performance at 1080P did not surprise us. Admittedly, those of 1440P for some reason led on any other processor tested, and in the area of standard deviation from 12900K performance.
In Horizon Zero Dawn the 12700K is in the natural place for one of our favorite and non-random tests. Improving performance between Windows 10 to 11 here is minimal, but can be reproduced in any exam. also here Alder lake Are at the top of the performance table.
Hitman 2 is one of the more forced bottleneck modes in our exam set. This is a test that includes a lot of character models and dealing with serious immediate loads like explosions (and they deserve the critique for such low FPS amounts). Here, 12700K performance under Windows 10 were good, but did not warn when he finished in the line of RYZEN 7 5800K.
The latest test that touches on games in this set is 3DMark Time Spy, although this is an ability to perform a very specific action on its CPU test. This test tests the 16 most powerful threads of the processor. Unsurprisingly, the 16K's 12700 strongest capillaries are almost as strong as those of the 12900K thanks to the P- cores.Core The power.
Moving on to our productivity tests. In the Blender rendering test we see very interesting results from the 12700K when it is finished coming from the Ryzen 9 5900X processor with 12 cores of AMD. Render and multi-core chores are the soft underbelly of Ryzen 5000 processors and here's the find Intel Opportunities to kidnap potential users at various market points. In the blender, the rendering speed of the 12700K is significantly higher than that of the 5800X With a lead of 45 percent more. very impressive.
In the Cinebench based on the Cinema4D rendering engine, the 12700K finished the performance test as it compares and even slightly outperforms the Ryzen 9 5900X performance in the tested systems. We have seen small improvements in the transition between Windows 10 to 11 in this test. Not bad at all.
The export times of Davinci Resolve video editing software are one of the most powerful points of Alder Lake processors. We do not know what the secret sauce behind these dramatic improvements in export times is, although we do know that Intel processors are given relative priority over AMD Here. Still, the 12700K is agile here at tens of percent of everything AMD We praised.
In tests Office 365 of PCMark 10, there is a significant improvement in the use of 12700K in windows 11 compared to 10, although performance in 10 is quite reasonable. The 12700K performance in this test in windows 11 is the best after the 12900K leading the bunch.
Power consumption and efficiency
Eight cores P-Core, Especially at high operating frequencies are something that requires a lot of operating voltage and all this leads to power consumption data that are not the flattering side of this processor launch, at least not for Core i9 12900K which showed slightly alarming power consumption when rendered. The power consumption of theCore The i7 12700K is significantly lower than that of the 12900K due to the slightly lower operating frequencies.
The Alder Lake architecture erupts when its possible operating frequencies are stretched, but relaxes significantly when slightly lowered. It is expected to drop quite significantly both in future processors for the lower markets and significantly also in the world of laptops. This is the nature of silicon in a competitive world where every megahertz is important. When playing games, Core The i7 12700K was considered average and very relaxed and that is an important thing.
When it comes to cooling recommendations - if this processor is installed in a computer system that will be used mainly for rendering and heavy and prolonged work, it is worth thinking about Cooling Advanced, though there is no need to overdo it and purchase kits Cooling Exotic water. A host of air coolers Noctua Or Be Quiet above the 200 shekel range would suit, for example.
The location and viability of theCore i7 12700K in the market
The summary stage. Like the other Alder Lake processors we encountered, theCore The i7 12700K allowed us to sigh with relief that Intel is back in competition, and reminds us a bit of the era before 14-nanometer processors where each generation launched was a dramatic leap in system performance, all system performance and not just gaming.
It can be said with caution that Intel is doing toAMD What that-AMD Did for Intel with the launch of processors RYZEN. The mantra is simple - competitive prices, good availability, excellent performance.
Let's start with performance. The Core i7 12700K with its eight fastest cores and four less fast cores - Unequivocally fast from the Ryzen 7 5800X In the overall weighting of the performance tests, not only ours those of the rest of the exams across the network. When it comes to gaming, the Core i7 12700K will find itself in the vast majority of cases, especially in Windows 11 before any processor AMD Which exists today, without a shadow of a doubt.
Admittedly, unlike recent editions of Intel versus AMD (which managed with the Ryzen 5000 to pick up gold medals in productivity), it seems that Intel is back in full gear for performance in a variety of editing software. we know In Adobe's various Alder Lake processors Intel Just run over those competitors aggressively, sometimes Core i5 spends in the performance area of processors RYZEN 9 having 12 and 16 cores. So we think it should show healthy competition in the world of processors, and that's something we missed.
On the other hand, the price arguments of entering the new Intel platform compared to the existing one of AMD Can be justified. A combination of a motherboard that supports the Ryzen 7 5800X along with a 32GB memory kit DDR4 And a supported motherboard will cost significantly less than a Core i7 12700K with a basic Z690 motherboard and DDR5 memory. We are talking here about about NIS 300 more for a processor, potentially NIS 300 more for a motherboard, and about NIS 400 more for memory as well. Of course you can also chooseDDR4 עבור Alder lake, Which reduces the gap between the two.
This will be the equation until DDR5 memory becomes cheaper, cheaper motherboards will come to the LGA1700 chassis and we may also see a slight drop in the price of processors as more units are flooded worldwide. In return, Core The i7 12700K delivers uncompromising gaming performance and superior productivity performance In a variety of popular software on the market, and also fast rendering in a blender.
Intel has a winning team of Processors With Alder Lake. Usually the Core i7 processor slightly hides behind the success of Core i5 and Core i9 due to their intended audiences but we really think there is a good place for this processor in the market for those who see the different performance tests and love the performance they see. We do not expect users with Ryzen 5000 or Core 10th or 11th Series processors to jump on Alder Lake processors right now but those with Processors Older people who want to get a real and significant jump in CPU performance can definitely do so. Hardware composition within theCore The i7 12700K guarantees that we will see its performance charlatan for quite some time.
All that is left to hope for is that we see a trend here first, and that Intel will continue to surprise us with the performance of its labs in future launches as well. Well done.