But that can be pretty easily changed. A good mobo even should ask which settings you want to enforce when you first boot into it; stock air should be the correct one for PL1 and PL2 set correctly on the K-model. Plus, a 12700F was shown in tests conducted by a German PC hardware magazine to be seriously hamstrung even in some games with its 65W PL1, so I would change that anyways. Sure, many, especially older, games don't care; but some do, and there it's a liability.On many motherboards the K will run hotter as it's power limits get unlocked. The F is a locked cpu, so PL1/PL2 rules apply.
May I ask why are you asking?Without OC of the K, which CPU's thermals are better?
But that can be pretty easily changed. A good mobo even should ask which settings you want to enforce when you first boot into it; stock air should be the correct one for PL1 and PL2 set correctly on the K-model. Plus, a 12700F was shown in tests conducted by a German PC hardware magazine to be seriously hamstrung even in some games with its 65W PL1, so I would change that anyways. Sure, many, especially older, games don't care; but some do, and there it's a liability.
Then again, without OC even a middling cooler can be enough for either CPU with a little undervolting, and I would recommend that either way for either CPU. It massively improves power consumption, which would also increase the number of games that can run within the 65W power limit on the non-K without higher PL1, and heat as well. It's a double win.
May I ask why are you asking?
The answer is that both are more similar than different, but the potential is that the K could run hotter.
If you are looking at this info for a build, then adding the rest of your parts would promote a more useful answer.
Running a 12700K and the temps have never been bad. UK based (so generally pretty cool) but on average I idle at 25 degrees C, gaming 40's to 5's and when I run benchmark CPU tests like Cinebench R23, I top out at around 80 degrees C and that is with an overclock applied Personally I think there will be no difference between the F and K models. As you are not overclocking the Dark Rock should be more than fine especially for gaming workloads....Which Dark Rock model by the way?
No, it won't, and neither will it hurt benchmark scores. I'm getting 22800 points in chinebench r23, for example, which is a good score for this CPU. As mentioned above, those CPUs got kind of a voltage buffer from the manufacturer to ensure that every CPU actually runs, even though most don't need it. I followed this video here:Undervolting will not decrease the CPU performance in games?
My MSI Pro Z690-A did when I factory reset it. Gave me three options, ar cooler stock, aid cooler custom, and water cooler. So that no board does is certainly not true.Even good boards don't ask that. They obfusticate and confuse it with stupid sounding settings like 'standard' and 'Optimized Performance' modes etc. Most ppl don't really read the manual or at best even have any understanding of it, they see Performance and click it enabled believing it's going to do as advertised and make the pc faster for free.
And then have absolutely no idea why their cpu is getting toasty, since they are at stock settings, didn't overclock the cpu etc, just enabled the Xmp, as the only 'Setting' they changed on Bios.
You are good.Yes this is for a build and I am asking since I bought the F version as I have no intention to OC, and I was wondering if the Dark Rock 4 which I already ordered will be enough to keep the CPU under normal temps while gaming
MOBO Gigabyte B660M AORUS PRO DDR4
In general higher tiered CPUs have better binning so using the same amount of power they can reach higher clocks/performance but also the other way around, if they do the same work they will use less power/lower clocks and be cooler.(even with assorted overrides, it should run a few degrees cooler by virtue of it's lower base/boost/turbo speeds...)