In multi-threaded tasks the 12700 is just shy (~8%) of AMD's Ryzen 5900x on average, and a bit faster (~16%) in single threaded tasks. Cooling it is easy, and for most users the included stock cooler will actually suffice in most tasks - although it does run a bit noisy. With an expected retail price of ~$350, the i7 12700 packs a great value - especially when paired with a b660 motherboard. It's crazy to think that for the price of a 5900x, you can get this CPU and a motherboard
DeepCool's AK620 is the best cooler on the market. I didn't expect the AK620 to be this good. It matches and/or slightly outperforms the former king of air cooling - Noctua's NH-D15 - while being 30% less expensive.
The $619.99 i9-12900k provides incredible uplifts in both gaming and productivity, while the $299.99 i5-12600k is the star of the show providing better overall performance than Intel's i9-10900k and uses significantly less power to do so.
In this review we'll be looking at the AsRock z590 PG Velocita, which is currently available on Amazon for $289.99. This is one of the higher end gaming-focused motherboards in AsRock's z590 lineup, it's name "Velocita" meaning "velocity" in Italian. As such, we're expecting it to be fast. Does it live up to it's name? Keep Reading.
For a while we have speculated that AMD’s Zen 3 based desktop CPUs, codenamed Vermeer, would have very good gaming...