Intel Core i9-12900K - Benchmark, Test and specs

The Intel Core i9-12900K 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 Q4/2021.
Intel Core i9-12900K
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: Intel Core i9-12900K
Family: Intel Core i9
CPU group: Intel Core i 12000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 12
Predecessor: Intel Core i9-11900K
Successor: --
CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency
CPU Cores / Threads: 16 / 24
Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A-Core: 8x Golden Cove
B-Core: 8x Gracemont
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
A-Core Frequency: 3.20 GHz (5.20 GHz)
B-Core Frequency: 2.40 GHz (3.90 GHz)
Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics
GPU name: Intel UHD Graphics 770
GPU frequency: 0.30 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.55 GHz
Execution units: 32
Shader: 256
Max. GPU Memory: --
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 11
Direct X: 12
Technology: 10 nm
Release date: Q4/2021
Hardware codec supportHardware codec support
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 & PCIeMemory & PCIe
Memory type: DDR4-3200
DDR5-4800
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2
Bandwidth: 76.8 GB/s
ECC: Yes
PCIe: 5.0 x 20
AES-NI: Yes
Thermal ManagementThermal Management
TDP (PL1): 125 W
TDP (PL2): 241 W
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C
Technical detailsTechnical details
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
L2-Cache: 14.00 MB
L3-Cache: 30.00 MB
Architecture: Alder Lake S
Technology: 10 nm
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Socket: LGA 1700
Release date: Q4/2021
Part Number: BX8071512900K

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i9-12900K 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.

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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 i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
2082
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
1997
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
1997
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
1988
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
1988
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
1939
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
1939
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 Xeon W-3275 Intel Xeon W-3275
28C 56T @ 2.50 GHz
28051
Intel Xeon W-3275M Intel Xeon W-3275M
28C 56T @ 2.50 GHz
28051
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
27796
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
27472
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
27472
Intel Xeon Gold 6132 Intel Xeon Gold 6132
14C 28T @ 2.60 GHz
27401
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
26455
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 i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
795
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
779
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
779
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
764
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
764
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
757
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
757
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 Xeon W-3275 Intel Xeon W-3275
28C 56T @ 2.50 GHz
11020
Intel Xeon W-3275M Intel Xeon W-3275M
28C 56T @ 2.50 GHz
11020
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
10744
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
10511
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
10511
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 3.40 GHz
10428
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
10097
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) 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
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
294
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
294
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
287
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
287
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
286
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
286
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 Xeon Platinum 8180M Intel Xeon Platinum 8180M
28C 56T @ 2.50 GHz
4355
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
4324
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
4140
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
4111
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
4111
AMD Epyc 7601 AMD Epyc 7601
32C 64T @ 2.20 GHz
4068
Intel Xeon Platinum 8168 Intel Xeon Platinum 8168
24C 48T @ 2.70 GHz
4002
Show all Cinebench R15 (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 i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
2080
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
1990
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
1990
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
1968
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
1968
Intel Core i5-12600 Intel Core i5-12600
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
1958
Intel Core i9-12900T Intel Core i9-12900T
16C 24T @ 1.40 GHz
1878
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 i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
19010
AMD Epyc 7313 AMD Epyc 7313
16C 32T @ 3.00 GHz
18665
AMD Epyc 7313P AMD Epyc 7313P
16C 32T @ 3.00 GHz
18665
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
17595
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
17595
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
32C 64T @ 3.00 GHz
17204
Intel Xeon W-3275 Intel Xeon W-3275
28C 56T @ 2.50 GHz
17196
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) 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.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
18875
Intel Core i9-9980XE Intel Core i9-9980XE
18C 36T @ 3.00 GHz
18268
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
18210
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
17845
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
17845
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
16240
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
16035
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark 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 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 i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.55 GHz
794
Intel Core i9-12950HX Intel Core i9-12950HX
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.55 GHz
794
Intel Core i9-12900HX Intel Core i9-12900HX
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.55 GHz
794
Intel Core i9-12900TE Intel Core i9-12900TE
Intel UHD Graphics 770 @ 1.55 GHz
794
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.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
384
Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (48-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
379
Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
379
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
364
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
364
Intel Xeon W-3275M Intel Xeon W-3275M
28C 56T @ 2.50 GHz
350
Intel Xeon W-2191B Intel Xeon W-2191B
18C 36T @ 2.30 GHz
334
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.

AMD Epyc 7702 AMD Epyc 7702
64C 128T @ 2.00 GHz
45977
AMD Epyc 7702P AMD Epyc 7702P
64C 128T @ 2.00 GHz
45977
AMD Epyc 7662 AMD Epyc 7662
64C 128T @ 2.00 GHz
44977
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
40902
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
16C 32T @ 3.90 GHz
40833
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
39564
AMD Epyc 7452 AMD Epyc 7452
32C 64T @ 2.35 GHz
38262
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



The Intel Core i9-12900K is currently Intels fastest 12th generation processor for home users. The "Alder Lake" processors use a hybrid core design for the first time in Intel desktop processors. They are made up of fast performance cores (Golden Cove) and E-cores trimmed for efficiency (Gracemont).

Such a hybrid design has been known for a long time in ARM processors and Apple has also been using this design since the Apple M1 processor in notebooks and the mac Mini. The hybrid structure has the advantage that normal background tasks are usually only processed by the E cores that require very little energy. The faster but also energy-hungry P-cores are only activated when the computing load increases.

The Intel Core i9-12900K has a total of 16 CPU cores (8 + 8) and can process up to 24 threads simultaneously by using the Hyper-Threading technology (only available on the P-cores). The clock frequency of the P-cores is up to 5.2 GHz, which together with the improvements of the new "Alder Lake" architecture results in very fast computing power in single-core operation. In most benchmarks, the new Intel processors of the 12th generation can therefore secure the TOP places.

In pure multi-core applications, the Intel Core i9-12900K has to admit defeat to the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, but the high-performance Threadripper processors from AMD, e.g. the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, still play in a completely different league (but also from Price).

For the first time, Intel supports the PCIe 5.0 standard as well as new and fast DDR5 memory up to DDR5-4800. With the XMP 3.0 profile, however, significantly higher frequencies are possible, up to DDR5-8700 have already been achieved by professional overclockers (as of the end of 2021).


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