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Core i7-12700K vs Xeon E5-2420

Core i7-12700K vs Xeon E5-2420: game performance, price, value, and specification comparison. Select comparison game parameters.

FPS Winner

Intel Core i7-12700K

3.6 GHz | 12-core

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Intel Core i7-12700K Desktop Processor 12 (8P+4E) Cores up to 5.0 GHz Unlocked  LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W

Buy for $379.99 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 67 minutes ago

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FPS Winner

Intel Core i7-12700K

3.6 GHz | 12-core

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Intel Core i7-12700K Desktop Processor 12 (8P+4E) Cores up to 5.0 GHz Unlocked  LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W

Buy for $379.99 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 67 minutes ago

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Key Differences

In short — Core i7-12700K outperforms Xeon E5-2420 on the selected game parameters. We do not have the prices of both CPUs to compare value. The better performing Core i7-12700K is 3461 days newer than Xeon E5-2420.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-12700K

  • Performs up to 75% better in VALORANT than Xeon E5-2420 - 599 vs 343 FPS

  • Can execute more multi-threaded tasks simultaneously than Intel Xeon E5-2420 - 20 vs 12 threads

  • Works without a dedicated GPU, while Intel Xeon E5-2420 doesn't have integrated graphics

Advantages of Intel Xeon E5-2420

  • Consumes up to 24% less energy than Intel Core i7-12700K - 95 vs 125 Watts

VALORANT
VALORANT

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

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Core i7-12700K

Desktop • Nov 4th, 2021


FPS

599

100%

Value, $/FPS

$0.63/FPS

100%

Price, $

$379.99

100%

FPS and Value Winner

Intel Core i7-12700K Desktop Processor 12 (8P+4E) Cores up to 5.0 GHz Unlocked  LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W

Buy for $379.99 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 67 minutes ago

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Xeon E5-2420

Server/Workstation • May 14th, 2012


FPS

343

25%

Value, $/FPS

Price, $

FPS in TOP 5 Games

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

Intel Core i7-12700K Logo
Core i7-12700K

Desktop • Nov 4th, 2021

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Xeon E5-2420

Server/Workstation • May 14th, 2012

Geekbench 5 Benchmarks

Intel Core i7-12700K Logo
Core i7-12700K

Desktop • Nov 4th, 2021


Single-Core

1898

100%

Multi-Core

13767

100%

Intel Xeon E5-2420 Logo
Xeon E5-2420

Server/Workstation • May 14th, 2012


Single-Core

448

-224%

Multi-Core

2607

-328%

Intel Core i7-12700K Logo

Intel Core i7-12700K

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Intel Xeon E5-2420 Logo

Intel Xeon E5-2420

Nov 4th, 2021
Release DateMay 14th, 2012
Core i7CollectionXeon E5
Alder LakeCodenameSandy Bridge-EN
Intel Socket 1700SocketIntel Socket 1356
Desktop
Segment
Server
12
Cores6
20
Threads12
3.6 GHz
Base Clock Speed1.9 GHz
5.0 GHz
Turbo Clock Speed2.4 GHz
125 WTDP
95 W
10 nm
Process Size32 nm
36.0x
Multiplier19.0x
UHD Graphics 770
Integrated GraphicsNone
Yes
OverclockableNo

Builds Using Core i7-12700K or Xeon E5-2420

VALORANT, 1080p, High

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