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

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

12TH GEN INTEL® CORE™ DESKTOP PROCESSORS COMPARISONS

  Intel® Core™ i3-12100F Processor Intel® Core™ i5-12400 Processor Intel® Core™ i5-12400 Processor Intel® Core™ i5-12600K Processor Intel® Core™ i5-12600KF Processor Intel® Core™ i7-12700F Processor Intel® Core™ i7-12700K Processor Intel® Core™ i7-12700KF Processor Intel® Core™ i9-12900K Processor Intel® Core™ i9-12900KF Processor
CPU Specifications
Total Cores 4 6 6 10 10 12 12 12 16 16
# of Performance-cores 4 6 6 6 6 8 8 8 8 8
# of Efficient-cores 0 0 0 4 4 4 4 4 8 8
Total Threads 8 12 12 16 16 20 20 20 24 24
Max Turbo Frequency 4.30 GHz 4.40 GHz 4.40 GHz 4.90 GHz 4.90 GHz 4.90 GHz 5.00 GHz 5.00 GHz 5.20 GHz 5.20 GHz
Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency 4.30 GHz 4.40 GHz 4.40 GHz 4.90 GHz 4.90 GHz 4.80 GHz 4.90 GHz 4.90 GHz 5.10 GHz 5.10 GHz
Performance-core Base Frequency 3.30 GHz 2.50 GHz 2.50 GHz 3.70 GHz 3.70 GHz 2.10 GHz 3.60 GHz 3.60 GHz 3.20 GHz 3.20 GHz
Cache 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache 18 MB Intel® Smart Cache 18 MB Intel® Smart Cache 20 MB Intel® Smart Cache 20 MB Intel® Smart Cache 25 MB Intel® Smart Cache 25 MB Intel® Smart Cache 25 MB Intel® Smart Cache 30 MB Intel® Smart Cache 30 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Total L2 Cache 5 MB 7.5 MB 7.5 MB 9.5 MB 9.5 MB 12 MB 12 MB 12 MB 14 MB 14 MB
Processor Base Power 58 W 65 W 65 W 125 W 125 W 65 W 125 W 125 W 125 W 125 W
Maximum Turbo Power 89 W 117 W 117 W 150 W 150 W 180 W 190 W 190 W 241 W 241 W
Single E-core Turbo Frequency       3.60 GHz 3.60 GHz 3.60 GHz 3.80 GHz 3.80 GHz 3.90 GHz 3.90 GHz
E-core Base Frequency       2.80 GHz 2.80 GHz 1.60 GHz 2.70 GHz 2.70 GHz 2.40 GHz 2.40 GHz
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency ‡           4.90 GHz 5.00 GHz 5.00 GHz 5.20 GHz 5.20 GHz
Memory Specifications
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB
Memory Types Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s
Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s
Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s
Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s
Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s
Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s
Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s
Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s
Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s
Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s
Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
Max # of Memory Channels 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Max Memory Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s 76.8 GB/s 76.8 GB/s 76.8 GB/s 76.8 GB/s 76.8 GB/s 76.8 GB/s 76.8 GB/s 76.8 GB/s 76.8 GB/s
Expansion Options
Direct Media Interface (DMI) Revision 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Max # of DMI Lanes 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Scalability 1S Only 1S Only 1S Only 1S Only 1S Only 1S Only 1S Only 1S Only 1S Only 1S Only
PCI Express Revision 5.0 and 4.0 5.0 and 4.0 5.0 and 4.0 5.0 and 4.0 5.0 and 4.0 5.0 and 4.0 5.0 and 4.0 5.0 and 4.0 5.0 and 4.0 5.0 and 4.0
PCI Express Configurations ‡ Up to 1x16+4, 2x8+4 Up to 1x16+4, 2x8+4 Up to 1x16+4, 2x8+4 Up to 1x16+4, 2x8+4 Up to 1x16+4, 2x8+4 Up to 1x16+4, 2x8+4 Up to 1x16+4, 2x8+4 Up to 1x16+4, 2x8+4 Up to 1x16+4, 2x8+4 Up to 1x16+4, 2x8+4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Advanced Technologies
Intel® Gaussian & Neural Accelerator 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Intel® Thread Director No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Deep Learning Boost (Intel® DL Boost) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported ‡ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Speed Shift Technology Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 ‡ No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡ 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) ‡ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT) ‡ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel® 64 ‡ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Instruction Set 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Idle States Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Security & Reliability
Intel® AES New Instructions Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Secure Key Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel® OS Guard Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Execute Disable Bit ‡ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Boot Guard Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mode-based Execute Control (MBE) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Control-Flow Enforcement Technology Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡    Intel® UHD Graphics 730    Intel® UHD Graphics 770       Intel® UHD Graphics 770    Intel® UHD Graphics 770   
Graphics Base Frequency    300 MHz    300 MHz       300 MHz    300 MHz   
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency    1.45 GHz    1.45 GHz       1.50 GHz   1.55 GHz   
Graphics Output    eDP 1.4b, DP 1.4a, HDMI 2.1    eDP 1.4b, DP 1.4a, HDMI 2.1       eDP 1.4b, DP 1.4a, HDMI 2.1    eDP 1.4b, DP 1.4a, HDMI 2.1   
Execution Units    24    32       32    32   
Max Resolution (HDMI)‡    4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz    4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz       4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz    4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz   
Max Resolution (DP)‡    7680 x 4320 @ 60Hz    7680 x 4320 @ 60Hz       7680 x 4320 @ 60Hz    7680 x 4320 @ 60Hz   
Max Resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel)‡    5120 x 3200 @ 120Hz    5120 x 3200 @ 120Hz       5120 x 3200 @ 120Hz    5120 x 3200 @ 120Hz   
DirectX* Support    12    12       12    12   
OpenGL* Support    4.5    4.5       4.5    4.5   
Multi-Format Codec Engines    1    2       2    2   
Intel® Quick Sync Video    Yes    Yes       Yes    Yes   
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology    Yes    Yes       Yes    Yes   
# of Displays Supported ‡    4    4       4    4   
Device ID    0x4692 / 0x4682    0x4680       0x4680    0x4680   
OpenCL* Support    2.1    2.1       2.1    2.1   
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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 intel.com for details.

2Visit www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex (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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