We published an entire article dedicated to processors Intel Alder Lake – 12th Generation Core. So we refer you to this article to learn more and we are satisfied here to summarize the strengths and weaknesses of Core i7-12700. This model has 8 high-performance (P-Core) cores and 4 low-power (E-Core) cores. Hybrid Configuration Enables 20 Displays by Hyperthreading on P-Cores threads on his desk. The base frequency is 2.1 GHz on the P-Cores and it is possible to reach 4.9 GHz in some cases via the Turbo Boost Max 3.0 feature. Electronic cores clock in at a base of 1.6 GHz and can go up to a maximum of 3.6 GHz. In addition, power consumption is lower than in the K models, with a base power envelope set to 65 watts and a maximum consumption of 117 watts. Note however that this maximum consumption is only held for a few moments, unlike the K models which are completely unlocked at this level. This results in energy consumption that peaks for a few tens of seconds during a strenuous task, before falling and settling at a lower level as the task continues. This has the effect of degrading performance after a few seconds. However, this effect can be circumvented on some high-end motherboards that allow the processor to continuously disconnect – within heat limits – so that it acts as the “K” version.
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