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.4

Streamlined Overclocking

Separate overclocking controls for both types of cores give you nuanced personalization.5

12TH GEN INTEL® CORE™ DESKTOP PROCESSORS COMPARISONS

  Intel® Core™ i3-12100F Processor Intel® Core™ i5-12400 Processor Intel® Core™ i5-12400F 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 Intel® Core™ i9-12900KS Processor
Essentials
CPU Specifications
Total Cores 4 6 6 10 10 12 12 12 16 16 16
# of Performance-cores 4 6 6 6 6 8 8 8 8 8 8
# of Efficient-cores 0 0 0 4 4 4 4 4 8 8 8
Total Threads 8 12 12 16 16 20 20 20 24 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 5.50 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 5.20 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 3.40 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 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 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 150 W
Maximum Turbo Power 89 W 117 W 117 W 150 W 150 W 180 W 190 W 190 W 241 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 4.00 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 2.50 GHz
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency ‡           4.90 GHz 5.00 GHz 5.00 GHz 5.20 GHz 5.20 GHz 5.30 GHz
Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost Frequency                     5.50 GHz
Supplemental Information
Embedded Options Available No Yes No No No No No No No No No
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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 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 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 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 76.8 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported ‡       Yes     Yes   Yes   Yes
Expansion Options
Direct Media Interface (DMI) Revision 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Max # of DMI Lanes 8 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 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 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 Up to 1x16+4, 2x8+4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Package Specifications
Sockets Supported FCLGA1700 FCLGA1700 FCLGA1700 FCLGA1700 FCLGA1700 FCLGA1700 FCLGA1700 FCLGA1700 FCLGA1700 FCLGA1700 FCLGA1700
Max CPU Configuration 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Thermal Solution Specification PCG 2020C PCG 2020C PCG 2020C PCG 2020A PCG 2020A PCG 2020C PCG 2020A PCG 2020A PCG 2020A PCG 2020A PCG 2022E
TJUNCTION 100°C 100°C 100°C 100°C 100°C 100°C 100°C 100°C 100°C 100°C  
Package Size 45.0 mm x 37.5 mm 45.0 mm x 37.5 mm 45.0 mm x 37.5 mm 45.0 mm x 37.5 mm 45.0 mm x 37.5 mm 45.0 mm x 37.5 mm 45.0 mm x 37.5 mm 45.0 mm x 37.5 mm 45.0 mm x 37.5 mm 45.0 mm x 37.5 mm 45.0 mm x 37.5 mm
Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost Temperature                     50 °C
Advanced Technologies
Intel® Gaussian & Neural Accelerator 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Intel® Thread Director No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Deep Learning Boost (Intel® DL Boost) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported ‡ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Speed Shift Technology Yes 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 Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡ 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Intel® 64 ‡ Yes 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 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 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Idle States Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies Yes 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 Yes
Intel® Adaptive Boost Technology                     Yes
Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost                     Yes
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡   Intel® UHD Graphics 730   Intel® UHD Graphics 770     Intel® UHD Graphics 770   Intel® UHD Graphics 770   Intel® UHD Graphics 770
Graphics Base Frequency   300 MHz   300 MHz     300 MHz   300 MHz   300 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency   1.45 GHz   1.45 GHz     1.50 GHz   1.55 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   eDP 1.4b, DP 1.4a, HDMI 2.1
Execution Units   24   32     32   32   32
Max Resolution (HDMI)‡   4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz   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   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   5120 x 3200 @ 120Hz
DirectX* Support   12   12     12   12   12
OpenGL* Support   4.5   4.5     4.5   4.5   4.5
Multi-Format Codec Engines   1   2     2   2   2
Intel® Quick Sync Video   Yes   Yes     Yes   Yes   Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology   Yes   Yes     Yes   Yes   Yes
# of Displays Supported ‡   4   4     4   4   4
Device ID   0x4692 / 0x4682   0x4680     0x4680   0x4680   0x4680
OpenCL* Support   2.1   2.1     2.1   2.1   2.1
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1Based on its Max Turbo Frequency of 5.5GHz, which is the highest for any Desktop processor. Additional details at intel.com/performanceindex.

2On performance cores. Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors.

3Intel® 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.

4Visit www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex (connectivity) for more details.

5Unlocked 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.

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