12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors. Delivering Superior Performance Where You Need it Most.
Take the next evolutionary leap with the performance hybrid architecture of 12th Generation Intel® Core™ processors. Get the performance you need, where you need it—whether you’re a gamer, creator, streamer, or everyday user. Whatever you’re into, do more of it, whenever you want.
Superior Performance When You Need it*. Multitasking Like You’ve Always Wanted
12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors—a generation like no other before it. With unprecedented new performance hybrid architecture, 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors offer a unique combination of Performance and Efficient-cores (P-core and E-core). And that means real-world performance, intuitively scaled to match whatever you’re doing1.
Key Features and Benefits of 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
Game without compromise. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processor performance hybrid architecture includes up to eight Performance-cores (P-core) and up to eight Efficient-cores (E-core), with workload intelligently routed by Intel® Thread Director2—it divides, so you can conquer.
What You Can do with PCs Powered by 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
Level-Up Your Game and Then Some
Get the world’s best gaming performance6 and create without compromise. Intel’s performance hybrid architecture makes it possible with up to eight Performance-cores and up to eight Efficient-cores1.
Get Superior Performance Where it Counts*
Stream, browse, edit, video chat, or just take care of business at home. Whatever you’re doing, rely on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors for the performance boost you need, where you need it most*.
Frequently Asked Questions About 12th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
- Optimized to handle single & lightly threaded performance.
- Enhance gaming and productivity workload.
- Optimized to handle scaling highly threaded workloads.
- Minimize interruptions from background task management.
Intel® Thread Director sends the right workload to the right core at the right time. It helps prioritize and manage the distribution of workloads, sending tasks to the most optimized thread. This new feature is on by default and works in tandem with the operating system for intelligent workload distribution. To get the full capabilities of Intel Thread Director, pair a select 12th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processor with Windows2 7 8.
Processor Core Overclocking:
- Users can overclock both Performance-cores (P-cores) and Efficient-cores (E-cores) to maximize performance.
- Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility software has been updated to provide a simplified process to overclock unlocked 12th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors.
- NEW Intel® Extreme Memory Profile 3.0 specification support for DDR5 enabling.
- NEW Intel® Dynamic Memory Boost and memory overclocking support.
Notices & Disclaimers
*’Superior’ as compared to previous generation.
Performance results are based on testing as of dates shown in configurations and may not reflect all publicly available updates. See backup for configuration details. No product or component can be absolutely secure.
Results have been estimated or simulated.
Product and Performance Information
Select SKUs only, functionality varies by OEM design, operating system and routers/APs/Gateways that support Wi-Fi 6E, together with regional spectrum allocation & required regulatory certifications. Check with OEM or retailer for system configuration details. Visit www.intel.com/PerformanceIndex (connectivity) for details.
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) products support optional 160 MHz channels, enabling the fastest possible theoretical maximum speeds (2402 Mbps) for typical 2×2 802.11 AX PC Wi-Fi products. Premium Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) products enable 2-4X faster maximum theoretical speeds compared standard 2×2 (1201 Mbps) or 1×1 (600 Mbps) 802.11 AX PC Wi-Fi products, which only support the mandatory requirement of 80 MHz channels.
As compared to other PC I/O connection technologies including eSATA, USB, and IEEE 1394 Firewire. Visit www.intel.com/PerformanceIndex (connectivity) for details.
Unlocked features are present with select chipsets and processor combinations. Altering clock frequency or voltage may void any product warranties and reduce stability, security, performance, and life of the processor and other components. Check with system and component manufacturers for details.
Currently only available on Intel® Core™ i9 desktop processors (including K, F, and KF SKUs), Intel® Core™ i7 desktop processors (including K, F, and KF SKUs), Intel® Core™ i5 desktop processors (K and KF SKUs only).