Intel Core i7-12700 non-K with 8 cores and 16 threads?
A new Alder Lake-S processor had just made its first appearance on the Geekbench website.
A non-K series CPU called i7-12700 has just been tested in the Geekbench CPU test. The software had trouble reading out the information on the motherboard, but the CPUID string (Family 6 Model 151) appears to match Alder Lake CPU, which was correctly recognized by the software.
According to the leak, Intel Core i7-12700 non-K would offer 8 cores and 16 threads, a different configuration than the rumored i7-12700K CPU with 8 P-Cores, 4 E-Cores, and a total of 20 threads. This means that either the software is reading wrong values or Intel is now differentiating its K-series CPUs with higher specs.
The processor was reportedly running at 4789 MHz with a base clock at 2.1 GHz. An 8-core and 16-thread configuration suggests that Efficient Cores in this SKU are not enabled, so both clock speeds would be showing Performance Core frequencies.
The CPU scored 1595 points in the single-core benchmark and 10170 points in the multi-core, which puts it at the very end of the single-core benchmark list compared to the latest Intel 11th Gen Core series (Rocket Lake) and AMD Ryzen 5000 Series (Zen3).
Despite offering a lower single-core result than its predecessor, the Core i7-11700 non-K, the multicore performance has increased by 15%. In comparison to Ryzen 7 5800X, the CPU is 5% slower in single-core benchmark and just 2% slower in multi-core.
|Geekbench V5 Benchmark Scores|
|VideoCardz.com||Base Clock (Core Count)||Single-Core||Multi-Core|
|Intel Core i9-11900K||3.5 GHz (8 cores)|
|Intel Core i9-11900KF||3.5 GHz (8 cores)|
|Intel Core i9-11900F||2.5 GHz (8 cores)|
|Intel Core i7-11700KF||3.6 GHz (8 cores)|
|Intel Core i7-11700K||3.6 GHz (8 cores)|
|AMD Ryzen 9 5950X||3.4 GHz (16 cores)|
|AMD Ryzen 7 5800X||3.8 GHz (8 cores)|
|AMD Ryzen 9 5900X||3.7 GHz (12 cores)|
|Intel Core i7-11700||2.5 GHz (8 cores)|
|AMD Ryzen 5 5600X||3.7 GHz (6 cores)|
|Intel Core i9-11900||2.5 GHz (8 cores)|
|Intel Core i7-12700||2.1 GHz (8 cores)|
The Core i7-12700 non-K would offer more Performance Cores than i5-12600K, but it would lack the benefits of Efficient Cores power savings, should the leak be proven true.
|Intel 12th Gen Core Series (Alder Lake-S)|
|VideoCardz||Cores / Threads||Core Type||1-2 Core Boost||All-Core Boost||TDP|
Source: Geekbench via BenchLeaks