Intel i7-12700: Cheaper and more powerful than Ryzen 5900X

As you may know, the range of Intel Core 12000 processors is already a reality, but the blue semiconductor giant is initially only relying on high-end processors. That means, with the i9-12900K / KF, i7-12700K / KF and finally with the i5-12600K / KF.

Well, it seems next to the “king of the middle class” i5-12400F, Intel has another ace up its sleeve with the i7-12700.

Intel Core i7-12700: Cheaper and more powerful than Ryzen 5900X


So some ‘Benchmarks‘regarding the Intel Core i7-12700, a CPU that passes very well as a real’ top model ‘, and at a much more attractive price compared to the rest of the Alder Lake S range, and interestingly, the range of processors from AMD Ryzen 5000.

After all, according to new information, the i7-12700 with 12 cores and 20 threads will cost around $ 350. Corresponds to the performance level of AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X!

We are talking about a processor with 12 cores (divided into P (ower) and E (fficiency) cores, 20 threads, 25MB L3 cache and a TDP of only 65W. According to Geekbench, the maximum clock rate is between 4.8 GHz and 4.9 GHz.


As for the numbers themselves, we have 1768 points in the single-core test and 13843 points in the multi-core test. In other words, compared to the “old man” i7-11700, we have an improvement of 57% in the multi-core area and almost 10% in the single-core area. This means that it can outdo the Ryzen 7 5800X without any major difficulties and competes with the Ryzen 9 5900X with 12 cores and 24 threads. A high-end AMD processor will cost around $ 550 ~ $ 600, of course.

Besides, what do you think of all of this? Interested in the rest of Intel’s processors? Or are you waiting for them Ryzen 6000 from AMD? Please let us know what you think in the comments below.

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