Recently, @Apisak from Twitter tweeted a CPU-Z screenshot revealing the CPU single thread and multi-thread score of the upcoming 12th gen Intel Core i7-1200K Alder Lake CPU. Unlike previous generations of CPUs, the 12th Gen Alder Lake processors feature a hybrid design. In particular, the Core i7-1200K has a total of 12 cores; 8 performance cores and 4 efficient cores, and 20 threads. And finally, it’s no longer based on the 14nm fab process. Instead, Intel is using a 10nm Enhanced SuperFin for these new CPUs. Check out the results below.
Intel Core i7-1200K CPU-Z Benchmarked – Huge Improvement?
Based on the leaked CPU-Z screenshot, the Intel Core i7-12700K scored around 800 points in the single-thread test. That’s almost a 40% increase from the Core i7-10700K, or around 25% increase from AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X. The Ryzen 9 5900X and 5950X have a single thread score of around 670-680, making the i7-12700K around 18% faster than both CPUs.
Meanwhile, it got around 9400 points in the multi-threaded score, making it substantially faster than both 10700K and 5800X. However, Both the 5900X and 5950X have a higher score in CPU multi-thread compared to the 12700K, at around ~11000 points and ~9500 points respectively.
Below is a CPU-Z benchmark screenshot of my Ryzen 7 5800X. Its performance is somewhat similar to that of Intel’s i9-11900K based on this test alone.
This is only one type of benchmark and it won’t be able to give us a broader sense of the CPUs capability, or a general overview of the CPU’s performance. Nevertheless, these results show promising results.
If you’re currently using an i7-10700K or one of the 11th gen Intel CPUs, will you be upgrading to the new 12th gen CPUs? Will you be (pre) ordering when it goes live in the following weeks?
12th Gen Intel Core Alder Lake Specifications
|CPU||Cores||Threads||Cache||1-2 Core Boost||All-Core Boost||TDP|
|Core i9-12900K||8 (big) P-Cores|
8 (small) E-Cores
|Core i7-12700K||8 (big) P-Cores|
4 (small) E-Cores
|Core i5-12600K|| 6 (big) P-Cores|
4 (small) E-Cores
12th Gen Intel Core Alder Lake Prices
Prices of the upcoming 12th Gen Intel Core Alder Lake CPUs were also leaked. But these are from UK and France retail stores. As for US pricing, the i9-12900K is rumored to have a retail price of around $600; $430 for the i7-12700K; and $280 for the i5-12600K.
It is also reported that Intel will release the CPUs and Z690 motherboard on November 4th, with a preorder date on October 28th. It won’t be long now until we see more leaks.
Below are retail prices from Amazon UK that got leaked.
Meanwhile, below are prices from Amazon France that got leaked as well.