Intel Core i7-7700K vs Intel Core i9-12900K

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Physical Specifications

Socket Intel Socket 1151 Intel Socket 1700
Foundry Intel Intel
Process size 14 nm 10 nm
Transistors unknown unknown
Die size unknown 215 mm²
Package FC-LGA1151 FC-LGA16A
tCaseMax 72°C 72°C
tJMax 100°C


Frequency 4.2 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock up to 4.5 GHz up to 5.2 GHz
Base clock 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 42.0x 32.0x
Multiplier unlocked Yes Yes
TDP 91 W 125 W
cpu.details.e-core-frequency 2.4 GHz
cpu.details.e-core-turbo-clock up to 3.9 GHz

Architecture Details

Vertical Segment Desktop Desktop
Production status Active Active
Release date Jan 3rd, 2017 Nov 4th, 2021
Codename Kaby Lake Alder Lake-S
Generation Core i7 Core i9
Part SR33A SRL4H
Memory support DDR4-2400 MHz Dual-channel DDR4, DDR5 Dual-channel
ECC memory No No
PCI Express Gen 3, 16 Lanes(CPU only) Gen 5, 20 Lanes(CPU only)
Chipset Z690
cpu.details.ddr4-speed 3200 MT/s
cpu.details.ddr5-speed 4800 MT/s
Chipsets Z690, H670, B660, H610


Total Cores 4 16
Total Threads 8 24
SMP # CPUs 1 1
Integrated graphics HD 630 UHD Graphics 770
cpu.details.hybrid-cores P-Cores: 8 E-Cores: 8


Cache L1 64K (per core) 80K (per core)
Cache L2 256K (per core) 1.25MB (per core)
Cache L3 8MB (shared) 30MB (shared)


Notes This processor comes with an unlocked BCLK multiplier, allowing users to set the multiplier value higher than shipped value, to facilitate better overclocking. Processor max turbo power: 241W UHD Graphics dynamic frequency: 1550MHz

Features & Technologies

AES-NI Yes Yes
AVX Yes Yes
AVX2 Yes Yes
BMI1 Yes Yes
BMI2 Yes Yes
Boost 2.0 Yes
EIST Yes Yes
F16C Yes Yes
FMA3 Yes Yes
Intel 64 Yes Yes
MMX Yes Yes
RdRand Yes
SSE Yes Yes
SSE2 Yes Yes
SSE3 Yes Yes
SSE4.2 Yes Yes
SSSE3 Yes Yes
TBT 2.0 Yes
TBT 3.0 Yes
TSX Yes Yes
TXT Yes Yes
VT-d Yes Yes
VT-x Yes Yes
XD bit Yes Yes


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