Intel Core i9-12900 Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i9-12900 has 16 cores with 24 threads and is based on the 12. gen of the Intel Core i9 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 1700 socket and was released in Q1/2022. The Intel Core i9-12900 scores 1,968 points in the Geekbench 5 single-core benchmark. In the Geekbench 5 multi-core benchmark, the result is 15,712 points.
Intel Core i9-12900

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i9-12900. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i9-12900.

Name: Intel Core i9-12900
Family: Intel Core i9 (78)
CPU group: Intel Core i 12000 (34)
Architecture: Alder Lake S
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 12
Predecessor: Intel Core i9-11900
Successor: Intel Core i9-13900

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i9-12900 has 16 CPU cores and can calculate 24 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i9-12900 is 2.40 GHz (5.10 GHz). The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor and is an important performance indicator.

CPU Cores / Threads: 16 / 24
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 8x Golden Cove
B-Core: 8x Gracemont
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
A-Core Frequency: 2.40 GHz (5.10 GHz)
B-Core Frequency: 1.80 GHz (3.80 GHz)

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i9-12900 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. Specifically, the Intel Core i9-12900 uses the Intel UHD Graphics 770, which has 256 texture shaders and 32 execution units. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

GPU name: Intel UHD Graphics 770
GPU frequency: 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.55 GHz
Compute units: 32
Shader: 256
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q4/2021
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 11
Direct X: 12
Technology: 10 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 64 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: Decode
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The processor can use up to 128 GB memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 76.8 GB/s. The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the system.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR5-4800
DDR4-3200
76.8 GB/s
51.2 GB/s
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
ECC: Yes
PCIe: 5.0 x 20
PCIe Bandwidth: 78.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the processor is 65 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually gives a rough idea of the actual power consumption of the CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 65 W
TDP (PL2): 202 W
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i9-12900 is made in 10 nm. The smaller the manufacturing process of a CPU, the more modern and energy-efficient it is. Overall, the processor has 44.00 MB cache. A large cache can greatly speed up the processor's speed in some cases such as games.

Technology: 10 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1700
L2-Cache: 14.00 MB
L3-Cache: 30.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
Release date: Q1/2022
Release price: 489 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i9-12900 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


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.
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
8C 16T @ 5.40 GHz
2010
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
1997
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
1997
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
1988
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7970X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7970X
32C 64T @ 5.30 GHz
1988
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
1988
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
1976

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 Xeon Gold 6132 Intel Xeon Gold 6132
14C 28T @ 2.90 GHz
27401
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
12C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
27084
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
26654
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
26455
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
26455
Intel Core i7-13700F Intel Core i7-13700F
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
24770
Intel Core i7-13700 Intel Core i7-13700
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
24770

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.
AMD Ryzen 9 7940H AMD Ryzen 9 7940H
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
1974
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
1974
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
1974
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
1968
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
1968
AMD Ryzen 5 8500G AMD Ryzen 5 8500G
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
1965
Intel Core i5-12600 Intel Core i5-12600
6C 12T @ 4.80 GHz
1958

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 Xeon Gold 6154 Intel Xeon Gold 6154
18C 36T @ 3.20 GHz
15853
Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 4.30 GHz
15841
Intel Core i9-9980XE Intel Core i9-9980XE
18C 36T @ 4.00 GHz
15725
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
15712
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
15712
Intel Core i9-12950HX Intel Core i9-12950HX
16C 24T @ 2.30 GHz
15711
Intel Xeon Gold 5220R Intel Xeon Gold 5220R
24C 48T @ 2.40 GHz
15684

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
12C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
2645
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
2639
Intel Core i5-13600KF Intel Core i5-13600KF
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
2639
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
2637
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
2637
AMD Ryzen 5 7500F AMD Ryzen 5 7500F
6C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
2631
Intel Core i9-13900HK Intel Core i9-13900HK
14C 20T @ 5.40 GHz
2629

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i9-13900HX Intel Core i9-13900HX
24C 32T @ 4.60 GHz
15722
AMD EPYC 7642 AMD EPYC 7642
48C 96T @ 2.80 GHz
15647
Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (12-CPU 18-GPU)
12C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
15619
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
15367
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
15367
Intel Core i5-14600T Intel Core i5-14600T
14C 20T @ 1.80 GHz
15354
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
32C 64T @ 3.75 GHz
15273

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 i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
775
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
8C 16T @ 5.40 GHz
773
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7970X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7970X
32C 64T @ 5.30 GHz
773
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
764
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945 AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7945
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
764
AMD Ryzen 9 7900 AMD Ryzen 9 7900
12C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
764
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
764

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 @ 5.00 GHz
10511
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
10511
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
10428
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
10097
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
10097
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
10008
Intel Xeon W-3265M Intel Xeon W-3265M
24C 48T @ 3.60 GHz
9723

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 i5-5575R Intel Core i5-5575R
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 @ 1.05 GHz
806
Intel Core i5-5257U Intel Core i5-5257U
Intel Iris Graphics 6100 @ 1.05 GHz
806
Intel Core i5-4570R Intel Core i5-4570R
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 @ 1.25 GHz
800
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.55 GHz
794
Intel Core i5-14500HX Intel Core i5-14500HX
Intel UHD Graphics 13th Gen (32 EU) @ 1.55 GHz
794
Intel Core i5-14600T Intel Core i5-14600T
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.55 GHz
794
Intel Core i5-14500T Intel Core i5-14500T
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.55 GHz
794

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 Xeon Gold 6238R Intel Xeon Gold 6238R
28C 56T @ 2.40 GHz
37522
Intel Xeon Silver 4316 Intel Xeon Silver 4316
20C 40T @ 2.30 GHz
37289
Intel Xeon W-3175X Intel Xeon W-3175X
28C 56T @ 3.80 GHz
37183
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
36739
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
36739
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
36536
Intel Core i9-13900E Intel Core i9-13900E
24C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
36455

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 @ 5.20 GHz
294
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
290
Intel Core i5-13600KF Intel Core i5-13600KF
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
290
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
287
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
287
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
286
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 5.00 GHz
286

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.
AMD EPYC 7601 AMD EPYC 7601
32C 64T @ 2.70 GHz
4068
Intel Xeon Platinum 8168 Intel Xeon Platinum 8168
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
4002
AMD EPYC 7501 AMD EPYC 7501
32C 64T @ 2.60 GHz
3912
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
3911
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
3911
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
3897
Intel Xeon Platinum 8176 Intel Xeon Platinum 8176
28C 56T @ 2.50 GHz
3873

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