Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i9-12900K CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Intel Core i9-12900K AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Intel Core i9 Family AMD Ryzen 9
Intel Core i 12000 CPU group AMD Ryzen 5000
12 Generation 4
Alder Lake S Architecture Vermeer (Zen 3)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Core i9-11900K Predecessor AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
-- Successor AMD Ryzen 9 7900X

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

16 Cores 12
24 Threads 24
hybrid (big.LITTLE) Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.20 GHz (5.20 GHz) A-Core Frequency 3.70 GHz (4.80 GHz)
2.40 GHz (3.90 GHz) B-Core Frequency --
-- C-Core Frequency --

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Intel UHD Graphics 770 GPU no iGPU
0.30 GHz GPU frequency
1.55 GHz GPU (Turbo)
11 GPU Generation
10 nm Technology
3 Max. displays
32 Execution units
256 Shader
Max. GPU Memory
12 DirectX Version

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 No
Decode Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR4-3200, DDR5-4800 Memory DDR4-3200
128 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 Memory channels 2
76.8 GB/s Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
14.00 MB L2 Cache 6.00 MB
30.00 MB L3 Cache 64.00 MB
5.0 PCIe version 4.0
20 PCIe lanes 20

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

125 W TDP (PL1) 105 W
241 W TDP (PL2) 142 W
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical detailsTechnical details

10 nm Technology 7 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+ ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
LGA 1700 Socket AM4
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q4/2021 Release date Q4/2020
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
1997 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
1636 (82%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
27472 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
21878 (80%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
779 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
637 (82%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
10511 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
8468 (81%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
1990 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
1727 (87%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
17595 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
14515 (82%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
817 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
647 (79%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
8279 (87%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
9520 (100%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.55 GHz
794 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
--
0 (0%)
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.

Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
364 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
308 (85%)
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
40902 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
39564 (97%)
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
17845 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
16240 (91%)
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



Monero Hashrate kH/s

The crypto currency Monero has been using the RandomX algorithm since November 2019. This PoW (proof of work) algorithm can only efficiently be calculated using a processor (CPU) or a graphics card (GPU). The CryptoNight algorithm was used for Monero until November 2019, but it could be calculated using ASICs. RandomX benefits from a high number of CPU cores, cache and a fast connection of the memory via as many memory channels as possible. Tested with XMRig v6.x under the operation system HiveOS.

To trade Monero you can register with the crypto broker Kraken.com. We've been customers there for a few years now and have been very satisfied so far.

Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
14.5 (100%)
Show all Monero Hashrate kH/s results



Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
294 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
270 (92%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
4111 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
3684 (90%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



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News and articles for the Intel Core i9-12900K and the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

First Geekbench 5 benchmark of the Intel Core i7-13700K
Posted by Stefan on 2022-07-26
Last week we already reported on the new Intel Core i7-13700K processor from Intel, which is expected in autumn 2022. With 8+8 CPU cores (24 threads), the Intel Core i7-13700K should have the same configuration as last year's Intel Core i9-12900K. With this, Intel wants to finally clear AMD's lead in multi-core performance, which has existed for several years.
Most popular processors in the first half of 2022
Posted by Stefan on 2022-07-05
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With more than 2 million page views per month, CPU-Monkey is one of the biggest comparison sites for processors and is currently available in 16 languages.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X and AMD Ryzen 7 7800X are coming in September
Posted by Stefan on 2022-06-20
After we published a performance assessment of the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X last week, the well-known AMD leaker Greymon55 has now posted more informations via Twitter.

He predicts the first four models of the new Zen 4 desktop generation, which AMD would like to present at the end of 2022. There is also an alleged release date of September 15, 2022.
Intel Core i9-13900 benchmark of engineering sample
Posted by Stefan on 2022-06-15
Intels 13th generation of the Intel Core i series (Raptor Lake) is about to be released and a lot of information is already known from the official side. This information includes e.g. the number of CPU cores, the expected increase in performance and the manufacturing technology of the new CPUs.

We compare the technical data of the Intel Core i9-13900 with its predecessor and look at benchmarks that have already been published.
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X - Cinebench R23 Benchmark projection
Posted by Stefan on 2022-06-10
We give you a preview of AMD's new Zen 4 desktop processors and calculate the performance of the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X top model for the new AM5 socket. The performance data and other technical details come directly from the press kit that AMD released as part of its Financial Analyst Day on June 9, 2022.

Up to 15 percent more single-core performance and 35 percent more multi-core performance of the 16-core model are realistic !

Intel Core i9 or AMD Ryzen 9, that's the question many users ask themselves. This comparison between the Intel Core i9-12900K, which was released in the fourth quarter of 2021, and the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, which was released a year earlier, namely in the fourth quarter of 2020, should provide some information.

After AMD had outstripped Intel in terms of both power consumption and processor performance, Intel is finally coming back within reach of the AMD Ryzen models with the twelfth generation of its i processors.

The Intel Core i9-12900K relies on a big.LITTLE architecture in which, in addition to 8 high-performance cores, the so-called "prime cores", 8 additional energy-saving cores (efficiency cores) are used. Only the prime cores support hyperthreading, which means that the processor has 16 cores with 24 threads. The AMD Ryzen 9 5900X has a normal architecture with 12 equally strong cores, all of which support Hyperthreading, which means that the processor has 12 cores and threads available for its computing tasks. Since both models are aimed more at enthusiasts, both models can also be overclocked.

The Intel UHD Graphics 770 is used as the internal graphics unit in the Intel Core i9-12900K. This iGPU has 32 execution units with 256 shaders and achieves an FP32 (single precision) computing power of 794 GigaFLOPS with its maximum clock of 1.55 gigahertz. The AMD Ryzen 9 5900X does not have an internal graphics unit and must therefore be operated with a dedicated graphics solution.

Both processors support DDR4 modules up to the DDR4-3200 type in terms of RAM. In addition, the Intel Core i9-12900K also supports the newer DDR5 standard (up to DDR5-4800).

In the performance comparison, you can see that the Intel Core i9-12900K is about 10-20% faster than the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, depending on the benchmark.

Leaderboards

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