12th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processors
The 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processor redefines x86 architecture performance. Introducing our new performance hybrid architecture, combining Performance-cores with Efficient-cores to elevate gaming, productivity, and creation. These breakthrough processors intelligently optimize workloads and pave the way for future leaps in processor design. Enjoy the full range of the latest platform innovations like industry first PCIe 5.0 readiness and DDR5 memory. With Intel UHD graphics, immerse yourself in a visually stunning experience with up to 8K HDR support and the ability to view 4 simultaneous 4K displays. 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors bring all the features you need to game, work, and create like never before.
Breakthrough Core Technology
In a game-changing advance for core performance, 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors power a revolutionary approach to the x86 architecture. Its Performance-cores – or “P-cores” – are optimized for single & lightly-threaded performance, while its Efficient-cores – or “E-cores” – are optimized for scaling highly-threaded workloads. Intel Thread Director helps to monitor and analyze performance data in real-time to seamlessly place the right application thread on the right core and optimize performance per watt. That means gamers, creators, and professionals can harness both intelligence and power to enhance the experiences that matter most.
Whether you’re delving into the latest gaming titles or focusing on advanced professional applications, 12th Gen Intel Core Desktop processors enable you to immerse without interruptions. Intel UHD Graphics driven by Xe Architecture invite you to take a deep dive into vivid new experiences with enhanced visual support for up to 8K HDR video in billions of colors and up to 4 simultaneous 4K displays. 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors are capable of canceling out interruptions with enhanced Gaussian & Neural Accelerator 3.0 (GNA) for more efficient noise suppression and background blurring on video. For elite gaming, world-class productivity, free flowing creation, and more, 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors enable deep immersion and focus.
Accelerating Platform Innovation
Tap into the latest platform technologies that drive incredible gaming, workflow, and creation. Our 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors offer up to 20 lanes (16 PCIe 5.0 and 4 PCIe 4.0) to drive optimal discrete graphics and storage performance by enabling higher bandwidth connection points. DDR5 brings fast speeds up to 4800 MT/s, this allows for increased memory bandwidth speeds compared to previous generations that use DDR4 3200 MT/s memory. Fine tune both compute power and performance
with unlocked 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors that have overclocking capabilities and Advanced Tuning support via Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU). With these and
other platform enhancements you’ll be able to work, game, and create with impressive control and confidence.
Performance Hybrid Architecture combining Performance-cores (P-cores) and Efficient-cores (E-Cores) to deliver balanced single-thread and multi-threaded real-world performance.
Intel Thread Director optimizes workloads by helping the OS scheduler intelligently distribute workloads to the optimal cores.
PCIe 5.0 up to 16 Lanes offers readiness for up to 32 GT/s for fast access to peripheral devices and networking with up to 16 PCI Express 5.0 lanes.
PCIe 4.0 up to 4 Lanes offers up to 16 GT/s for fast access to peripheral devices and networking with up to 4 PCI Express 4.0 lanes.
Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s This industry first memory technology supports fast frequencies and high bandwidth and throughput leading to enhanced workflow and productivity.
Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s Supports faster frequencies and higher bandwidth and throughput leading to enhanced workflow and productivity
L3 and L2 Cache Increased shared Intel Smart Cache (L3) and L2 cache sizes deliver large memory capacity and reduced latency for fast game loading and smooth frame rates.
Intel Deep Learning Boost accelerates AI inference to improve performance for deep learning workloads.
Gaussian & Neural Accelerator 3.0 (GNA 3.0) processes AI speech and audio applications such as neural noise cancellation while simultaneously freeing up CPU resources for overall system performance and responsiveness.
Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 identifies the processor’s fastest cores and directs critical workloads to them.
Intel UHD Graphics driven by Xe Architecture Rich media and intelligent graphics capabilities enable amplified visual complexity, enhanced 3D performance, and faster image processing.
Overclocking Features and Capabilities When paired with the Intel Z690 chipset, processor P-cores, E-cores, graphics and memory can be set to run at frequencies above the processor specification resulting in higher performance.
BX8071512600K Alder Lake
Number of Peformance Cores
Number of Efficient Cores
Max Turbo Frequency
Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency
Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency
Efficient-core Max Turbo Frequency
Performance-core Base Frequency
Efficient-core Base Frequency
20MB Intel Smart Cache
Total L2 Cache
Processor Base Power
Maximum Turbo Power
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s
Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
Max Number of Memory Channels
Max Memory Bandwidth
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Max Resolution (HDMI)
Max Resolution (DP)
Max Resolution (eDP – Integrated Flat Panel)
Multi-Format Codec Engines
Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Number of Displays Supported
Direct Media Interface (DMI) Revision
Max Number of DMI Lanes
PCI Express Revision
5.0 and 4.0
PCI Express Configurations
Up to 1×16+4, 2×8+4
Max Number of PCI Express Lanes
Max CPU Configuration
Thermal Solution Specification
45.0 mm x 37.5 mm