CPU Benchmark Performance: Power, Office, and Science

Our previous set of ‘office’ benchmarks have often been a mix of science and synthetics, so this time we wanted to keep our office section purely on real-world performance.

For the remainder of the testing in this review of the Core i7-12700K and i5-12600K, we are using DDR5 memory at the following settings:

  • DDR5-4800(B) CL40


(0-0) Peak Power

Comparing power draw to other competing CPUs, both the Core i7-12700K and Core i5-12600K are noticeably more power-efficient than previous generations including both Intel's 11th Gen and 10th Gen Core. Though at full-load with no overclocking, AMD's Ryzen 5000 and 3000 series processors remain much more power-efficient.


(1-1) Agisoft Photoscan 1.3, Complex Test

In our office benchmarks, Intel's 12th Gen Core reigns supreme in Agisoft Photoscan due to its higher core frequency and IPC performance.


(2-1) 3D Particle Movement v2.1 (non-AVX)

(2-2) 3D Particle Movement v2.1 (Peak AVX)

(2-3) yCruncher 0.78.9506 ST (250m Pi)

(2-4) yCruncher 0.78.9506 MT (2.5b Pi)

(2-4b) yCruncher 0.78.9506 MT (250m Pi)

(2-5) NAMD ApoA1 Simulation

(2-6) AI Benchmark 0.1.2 Total

(2-6a) AI Benchmark 0.1.2 Inference

(2-6b) AI Benchmark 0.1.2 Training

In the majority of our science-based benchmarks, both the Core i7 and Core i5 did well. The only benchmarks that didn't favor the 12th Gen Core series processors were in 3DPM 2.1, but more specifically in the AVX test. 

Intel Core i7-12700K and Core i5-12600K Review: Mid-Range Desktop CPU Benchmark Performance: Simulation And Rendering
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  • ballsystemlord - Saturday, April 2, 2022 - link

    Not being a financial guy, I'm just a bit lost here. Please clarify. I will try to explain what I don't understand.

    Intel gives a rebate for using their CPUs in designs, but only if the OEMs sell them? Then the retailers also get a rebate on the sale of the product?

    Intel doubles production of CPUs every year. How do they get rid of them all? If that was working, why did they switch to demand based production for Ice and Alder Lake?

  • Qasar - Sunday, April 3, 2022 - link

    ballsystemlord, wow, you actually read all of that ? i started to, but the more i read, the more it sounded like it was all just made up babble. i have asked him to post sources for his " info " but never does, just posts a link to his OWN site, which, also has NO links to sources. some of his posts, sound like he was drunk when he typed them.
  • mode_13h - Sunday, April 3, 2022 - link

    I'm not really sure what to make of it. I treat it mostly as noise, unless/until someone who seems to know their stuff can either challenge or vouch for it.

    My biggest concern is that these posts are really just a sophisticated form of stock price manipulation, but that's not a claim I'm ready to make. I feels pretty unpleasant when the news comments are used to further someone's agenda, so I hope that's not what this is about.
  • Qasar - Sunday, April 3, 2022 - link

    considering what his posts contain most of the time, and the fact the only link he posts, is to his own page, to me, thats exactly what it is, nothing more. he is trying to promote himself, and how he puts " Mike Bruzzone, Camp Marketing " at the end, kind of proves that.

    which is why most of the time, i just skip over his posts. its just spam and bs.
  • Mike Bruzzone - Sunday, April 3, 2022 - link

    @mode_13th Think of it as industry and business news most media won't touch for fear of retaliation. Over 30 years denials of access to Intel, to Intel processors, industry boycott, individual blacklist, Intel and agents targeting competitors to destroy economically.

    Since 1991 there are only three x86 original survivors; me, AMD and Nvidia. I make no money from this task cultivating awareness and understating of primarily the open commerce issues. Nor am I a fan of many Intel invented realities.

    I am not paid in my auditor monitor role. The assignment only pays when Intel Inside price fix is recovered on my USDOJ contract that pays a percentage of the Intel Inside federal procurement price fix over charge only. Why I represent 27 States as well, and could collect bounties from States on their Intel Inside citizen specific recoveries, I have waived States bounty on our constituent pact to successfully recover Intel Inside for return to all end buyers. A cartel sales administration cost for registered metering reports to Intel. Think of it as a clandestine tax, illegally robbed at Sherman Act 15 USC 1 by an Intel contracted combine at15 USC 2 intent on conduct to monopolize, Intel false certifications and sales contracts specific Intel Inside requirement prove the case. Then at 18 USC 1962c which is the State AG claim routing processors sold in box and integrated into computers across State lines for what is essentially a clandestine consumer toll way charge. In this example it's called a route fee charge. That charge is again the cost of metering Intel processor sales flow paid by the end buyer in Intel processor price. In the 18 USC 1962c example for exclusive dealing that crosses state lines. Mail fraud is a related example when relied to ship OEM direct PC purchases to the buyer and that OEM cashes in on the Intel Inside route charge cost to the end buyer paid by Intel. mb
  • Mike Bruzzone - Sunday, April 3, 2022 - link

    @Qasar, I've mentioned I am the source. I am the data scientist, the production economist on raw data, the industrial management scientist, general systems technician just like any other analyst who assesses raw data to determine a greater result. I do all my own data collection for the most part it's primary research. I have no secondary source to point too, unless for example the data is from annual or quarterly 10K/Q. My work is mostly from raw data. I am the source of that data's interpretation. I've mentioned much of the data is eBay seller data; unduplicated offers, which is what AMD, Intel and Nvidia rely in house to do the exact same job I do but in my case for the Federal Trade Commission; production economics and supply chain management. But with a twist, that is posting the data and my analysis publicly for government transparency specific FTC v Intel 15 USC 5 Docket 9341. I am a federal attorney enlisted, in an academic role I recommend to no one, Docket 9341 consent order auditor monitor; AMD, Intel, Nvidia, VIA and also includes Arm in relation x86 specifically. mb
  • Qasar - Sunday, April 3, 2022 - link

    " @Qasar, I've mentioned I am the source " ahh, so in other words, you pull these number and info out of your butt, and it is completely made up. got it. with out legitimate sources, and links to those sources, all of your posts are just fluff, and BS... good thing i skip over most of your posts then.
  • Mike Bruzzone - Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - link

    @Qasar, maybe I should put u to work on this as virtual resource to "see this is not fluff", how much time do u have [?], see my SA comment and blog post string and let me know what u r interested in, totally a citizen assignment of course. mb
  • Qasar - Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - link

    sorry mike, but your posts are fluff, once you post sources to where you get your info from, then they might not be. but till then, they look like they are made up with random info, and posting your own site as a source, is not a source.
  • Mike Bruzzone - Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - link

    Quasar, fluff? then is Jon Peddie Research a source, Mercury Research, IDC, Gartner, Canalysis none can show their data or work. I'm the only one who shows my data and proof of work.

    My data is from ebay, seller offers, I do the same job people ldo inside AMD, Intel and Nvidia keeping track of channel supply volume that can be directly applied to micro production economic assessment and is used by AMD, Intel, Nvidia primarily for channel sales management.

    If my site is not a source then, from your perspective, neither is JPR, Mercury, IDC, Gartner, Canalysis, Micro Design Resources, published of Microprocessor Report, not a source?

    Sorry to joust with you. Please define source?

    Regards, mb

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