Revolutionary Performance and Multi-Tasking

Game and multi-task without compromise powered by Intel's new performance hybrid architecture on an unlocked processor.

Divide and Conquer

Intel's new performance hybrid architecture integrates two core families into a single CPU, keeping everything in your gaming universe running smoothly.

Performance Beyond the Cores

The new processor architecture is also compatible with the latest platform innovations, giving you performance improvements throughout your PC.

Ready for What's Next

Support for PCIe Gen 5 and DDR5 for high-performance components like memory and graphics.

Best-in-Class Connectivity

Thunderbolt™ 4 and Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) deliver fast transfer speeds and connections to peripherals.2

Streamlined Overclocking

Separate overclocking controls for both types of cores give you nuanced personalization.3


  Intel® Core™
i9-12900K &
Intel® Core™
i7-12700K &
Intel® Core™
i5-12600K &
Max Turbo Frequency [GHz] Up to 5.2 Up to 5.0 Up to 4.9
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency [GHz] Up to 5.2 Up to 5.0 n/a
Single P-core Turbo Frequency [GHz] Up to 5.1 Up to 4.9 Up to 4.9
Single E-core Turbo Frequency [GHz] Up to 3.9 Up to 3.8 Up to 3.6
P-core Base Frequency [GHz] 3.2 3.6 3.7
E-core Base Frequency [GHz] 2.4 2.7 2.8
Processor Cores (P-cores + E-cores) 16 (8P + 8E) 12 (8P + 4E) 10 (6P + 4E)
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology5 Yes Yes Yes
Total Processor Threads 24 20 16
Intel® Thread Director1 Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Smart Cache (L3) Size [MB] 30 25 20
Total L2 Cache Size [MB] 14 12 9.5
Max Memory Speed [MT/s] Up to DDR5 4800
Up to DDR4 3200
Up to DDR5 4800
Up to DDR4 3200
Up to DDR5 4800
Up to DDR4 3200
Number of Memory Channels 2 2 2
CPU PCIe 5.0 Lanes 16 16 16
CPU PCIe 4.0 Lanes 4 4 4
Enhanced Intel® UHD Graphics driven by Xe Architecture Intel® UHD Graphics 770 Intel® UHD Graphics 770 Intel® UHD Graphics 770
Graphics Dynamic Frequency [MHz] Up to 1550 Up to 1500 Up to 1450
Processor P-core/E-core/Graphics/ Memory Overclocking3 Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Deep Learning Boost (Intel® DL Boost) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel® AVX2) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Gaussian and Neural Accelerator (GNA) 3.0 Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT-x / VT-d) Yes Yes Yes
Mode-based Execution Control (MBEC) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Threat Detection Technology (Intel® TDT) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Control-Flow Enforcement Technology (Intel® CET) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® BIOS Guard Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Boot Guard Yes Yes Yes
Intel® OS Guard Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller Virtualization (Intel® APIC-v) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Secure Key Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT) Yes Yes Yes
*Processor names with an 'F' suffix do not have processor graphics and require a discrete graphics solution. Without processor graphics, the processor display output ports will not function.

Choose the 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Desktop Processor for the Way You Game


1Intel® Thread Director is designed into 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and helps supporting operating systems to channel workloads to the right core more intelligently. No user action required. See for details.

2Visit (connectivity) for more details.

3Unlocked features are present with select chipsets and processor combinations. Altering clock frequency or voltage may void any product warranties and reduce stability, security, performance, and life of the processor and other components.

No product or component can be absolutely secure.
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