Intel Core i7-12700: Performance on par with Ryzen 9 5900X but at $ 350 | Rumor

Let’s go back to the topic Intel Alder Lake-S for what, looking at the possible technical characteristics, it should be one of the most interesting processors of the Core series 12 to gen desktop. In the past few hours, in fact, on the database of Geekbench has done its unreleased appearance Core i7 – 12700 (not K), model that will essentially resume the specifications of the Core i7 variant – 12700 K but with TDP a 65 W and clock multiplier locked .

Even if the well-known benchmark does not reflect the absolute performance of the processor, the indication seems rather clear and highlights a solution in line with AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900 X, beating it in single-core (1. 768 vs 1. 672) and aligning in multi-core although the number of threads is slightly lower (13. 843 vs 14. 142).

The Core i7 – 12700 will be equipped with 12 core and 20 thread, unlike a Ryzen 9 5900 X arriving at 12 core and 24 thread; we remember in fact that the Intel CPU has 8 P-Core with Hyper-Threading (8c / 16 t) and 4 E-Cores which do not support HT. The maximum Turbo Boost frequency should be 4.9 GHz (two cores ), while compared to a Core i7 – 12700 K the base frequency drops a lot to contain the TDP: you pass in fact from 3.6 GHz to 2.1 GHz.

Things shouldn’t be different in the gaming arena where, as seen in our tests on Core i5 – 12600 K, Alder Lake-S is ahead of the Ryzen 5000 in almost all major titles. Last positive note could then be the price ; we remember intact that a Core i7 11700 costs about 50 dollars less than Core i7 – 11700 K (Review), so if Intel keeps the same parameters on the Cores 12 in gen we may see a Core i7 – 12700 priced around the 350 – 360 dollars (Core i7 – 12700 K costs 409 list dollars).

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