Intel will destroy the mid-range CPU with its i7-12700K. How fast is it?

For some, the Intel Core 12 are nothing more than a vulgar update, for others, on the other hand, it is the most important leap in terms of architecture since the launch of the Core 2 in the mid-2000s and almost at the level of the launch of the original. Pentium Pro for the large number of new features it brings, not only for the use of heterogeneous cores, but also for the implementation of a new control unit to take advantage of this feature more efficiently.

Well, the results are already beginning to be noticed and the i7-12700K is obtaining results in the CPU-Z benchmarks that not only put it above its predecessor, the 11700K, but also its direct rival, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X. How much better is Intel’s new mid-range CPU? Let’s find out.

This is how the Intel Core i7-12700K performs under CPU-Z

We all know that CPU-Z includes a series of benchmarks that serve to measure the performance of the processors and be able to qualify both cardinally and ordinally their power with respect to the rest of the options on the market. This time the performance test has been made to the i7-12700K, successor to the i7-11700K and it should be in the same price range as its direct rival from AMD, the Ryzen 7 5800X. And what results have you obtained? Well, as you can see, the new Intel mid-range processor gets 800. 2 points in the single-core performance test and a score of 9423.2 in the multi-core test.

i7-12700K CPU-Z single core comparison

Looking at the comparison with its direct rivals we see how in the single core test the Ryzen 7 5800X achieves the score of 640, while i7-11700K hits 645. What puts the new CPU from Intel un 25% above that of AMD and its predecessor. On the other hand, if we go to the performance test for multicore we find that i7-11700K scores 6261 points and the 5800X a bit more with a result of 6560. In percentages this places the Intel Core 12 50% above its direct predecessor and 43% above its direct rival.

i7-12700K multicore comparison

Although from the results obtained by the i7-12700K under CPU-Z, what surprises us the most is that in both tests it beats the i9-11900K, which is just weeks away from the release of Intel’s new generation CPU, its most powerful desktop processor to date. In the test that measures the parallel work of several cores under the benchmark the advantage is 43% for the Intel Core 12 mid-range and the one that measures the performance capacity in series and therefore with a solitary core is 18%. Which is close to the jump in IPC promised by the blue brand in its new architecture.

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