12th Gen Alder Lake Intel Core i7-12700K Processor
The latest Intel Core i7-12700K has 8 Golden Cove cores, but the Gracemont has been reduced to 4 cores. It has 12 cores (8+4) and 20 threads (16+4). The P (Golden Cove) cores will run at a base frequency of 3.6 GHz and a maximum boost frequency of up to 5.0 GHz with 1-2 cores active and 4.7 GHz with all cores active, while the E (Gracemont) cores will operate at a frequency of 3.8 GHz on 1-4 cores and up to 3.6 GHz when all cores are loaded. The i7-12700K Alder Lake processor will have 25MB of L3 cache and TDPs will remain at 125W (PL1) and 228W (PL2).
The main advantages of the processor
The Intel Core i7-12700K Alder Lake processor will feature both DDR5 and DDR4 memory controllers, while the 600 series motherboards will also ship with dedicated DDR5/DDR4 options. High-end motherboards will retain DDR5, while more mainstream offerings will open up support for DDR4 as well. The Intel Alder Lake processor lineup is expected to launch in November along with the corresponding Z690 platform and DDR5 memory kits. This 12th generation Core i7 processor comes with Mobo Socket LGA 1700, 64bit wide, 2 memory channels with a maximum memory capacity of 256GB and a TDP of 125W. This 12th generation Core i7 processor has multiple expansion options.
Advanced features from Core i7-12700k
The Core i7-12700K is featured in two more early tests. For reference, the Core i7-12700K is a 12-core processor with 8 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores. It is assumed that the processor also has a clock speed of 5.0 GHz.
The latest Intel 12th Gen i7-12700K processor comes with a 3-year warranty.