Intel 12th Gen Core i7-12700K Alder Lake Processor
The latest Intel Core i7-12700K processor comes with 8 Golden Cove cores but cut down the Gracemont cores to 4. This featured with 12 cores (8+4) and 20 threads (16+4). The P-cores (Golden Cove) will operate at a base frequency of 3.6 GHz and a maximum boost frequency of up to 5.0 GHz with 1-2 active cores and 4.7 GHz with all-cores active while the E-cores (Gracemont) will operate at 3.8 GHz across 1-4 cores & up to 3.6 GHz when all cores are loaded. The i7-12700K Alder Lake Processor will feature 25 MB of L3 cache and TDP values are maintained at 125W (PL1) and 228W (PL2).
Core Benefits of the Processor
the Intel Core i7-12700K Alder Lake CPU will feature both DDR5 and DDR4 memory controllers and 600-series motherboards will also come with DDR5/DDR4 specific options. High-end motherboards will retain DDR5 while the more mainstream offerings will open up DDR4 support too. The Intel Alder Lake CPU lineup is expected to launch in November along with the respective Z690 platform and DDR5 memory kits. This 12th Gen Core i7 comes with Mobo Socket LGA 1700, 64 Bit Width, 2 Memory Channels with Maximum memory 256GB capacity, it has thermal design power (TDP) rating of 125W. This Core i7 12th Gen processor has few expansion options.