If you need a fast PC whose CPU temperature can be kept in check even without water cooling, the Core i7-12700K is a good choice. In multithreading tasks it is on a par with the more expensive but more economical Ryzen 9 5900X, and in office and gaming it is close on the heels of the 12900K.
Intel Core i7-12700KLGA 1700, 3.60 GHz, 12 -Core
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Boost your productivity, gaming and content creation by adding the Intel Core i7-12700K 3.6 GHz 12-core LGA 1700 processor to your desktop computer system. The 12 cores of this 12th generation desktop processor are based on a hybrid core architecture with the Intel 7 process, combining the power of four Efficient cores and eight 3.6 GHz Performance cores. The low-voltage efficient cores perform background tasks for multitasking, while the performance cores deliver speed for demanding applications and games. The integrated Intel Thread Director ensures that both work seamlessly together by dynamically and intelligently assigning workloads to the right core at the right time to maximise performance. In addition, this processor features a Turbo Boost Max 3.0 frequency of 5 GHz with 25 MB cache for fast and reliable performance. The Core i7-12700K also supports up to PCI Express 5.0 and dual-channel 4800MHz DDR5 memory for running and multitasking a variety of demanding applications. You can overclock this processor for even more performance.
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Overall ratingVery good85/100
CT MagazinSingle testReleaseMay 2022
PC MagazinSingle testReleaseMarch 2022
The Intel Core i7-12700K fits in perfectly with its competitors. If you want a bit more performance, you can get it for more money, apart from gaming.
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