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On the differences between the Intel 12700K and KF Chips

magneto

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Hi,
I don't claim to know much about this, but I have been hearing that for Content Creators the more budget-friendly 'KF' variant of the Intel 12700 Chips might be a source of regret as for the extra $50.00 or so, the 'K' version offers significantly better hardware acceleration for Creator Apps.
Does anyone know why exactly?
 
Alex Glawion

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The KF really just means the iGPU is disabled on the die. It should make no difference performance-wise on the CPU side of things. Unless the iGPU is doing some heavy lifting and heating up the CPU package, you should see the same performance on both K and KF CPUs.

Where did you hear this?
 
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The KF really just means the iGPU is disabled on the die. It should make no difference performance-wise on the CPU side of things. Unless the iGPU is doing some heavy lifting and heating up the CPU package, you should see the same performance on both K and KF CPUs.

Where did you hear this?
Ah, I found this that has a rant about it:


He seems to be saying that the new iGPUs onboard the 12th Gen Processors have superior hardware encode/decode codex performance for video and Photoshop. Better speed even than a dedicated nvidia Card. If this is the case, then it could be due largely to the iGPU interface-to-the-Cores speed?

Anyway it would be interesting to see some comparison benchmarking.
 
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Ah, I found this that has a rant about it:


He seems to be saying that the new iGPUs onboard the 12th Gen Processors have superior hardware encode/decode codex performance for video and Photoshop. Better speed even than a dedicated nvidia Card. If this is the case, then it could be due largely to the iGPU interface-to-the-Cores speed?

Anyway it would be interesting to see some comparison benchmarking.
Check it out at about 5:40min
 
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