Intel Core i9-12900KF Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i9-12900KF 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 i9-12900KF

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i9-12900KF. 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 i9-12900KF.

Name: Intel Core i9-12900KF
Family: Intel Core i9
CPU group: Intel Core i 12000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 12
Predecessor: Intel Core i9-11900KF
Successor: Intel Core i9-13900KF

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i9-12900KF can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

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)

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

Memory type: DDR4-3200
DDR5-4800
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
Bandwidth: 76.8 GB/s
ECC: No
PCIe: 5.0 x 20
AES-NI: Yes

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 125 W
TDP (PL2): 241 W
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i9-12900KF as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

Technology: 10 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1700
L2-Cache: 14.00 MB
L3-Cache: 30.00 MB
Architecture: Alder Lake S
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: Q4/2021
Release price: 564 $
Part Number: BX8071512900KF
Documents: Technical data sheet

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i9-12900KF 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 i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
2021
Intel Core i5-13600KF Intel Core i5-13600KF
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
2021
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
8C 16T @ 5.40 GHz
2010
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
1997
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
1997
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
1988
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
1988
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 @ 3.40 GHz
28051
Intel Xeon W-3275M Intel Xeon W-3275M
28C 56T @ 3.40 GHz
28051
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
27796
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
27472
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
27472
Intel Xeon Gold 6132 Intel Xeon Gold 6132
14C 28T @ 2.90 GHz
27401
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 4.20 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 @ 5.50 GHz
795
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
16C 32T @ 5.70 GHz
793
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
12C 24T @ 5.60 GHz
781
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
779
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
779
Intel Core i5-13600KF Intel Core i5-13600KF
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
775
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
775
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 @ 3.40 GHz
11020
Intel Xeon W-3275M Intel Xeon W-3275M
28C 56T @ 3.40 GHz
11020
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
10744
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
10511
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
10511
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
10428
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
10097
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.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600 AMD Ryzen 5 7600
6C 12T @ 5.10 GHz
2049
Intel Core i7-13700 Intel Core i7-13700
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
2002
Intel Core i7-13700F Intel Core i7-13700F
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
2002
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
1990
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
1990
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
1968
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 5.10 GHz
1968
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.

AMD EPYC 7313P AMD EPYC 7313P
16C 32T @ 3.40 GHz
18665
Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.30 GHz
18402
Intel Core i7-13700KF Intel Core i7-13700KF
16C 24T @ 5.30 GHz
18402
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
17595
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 5.00 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 @ 3.40 GHz
17196
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 i9-13900 Intel Core i9-13900
24C 32T @ 5.30 GHz
881
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
829
Intel Core i5-13600KF Intel Core i5-13600KF
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
829
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
819
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
817
Intel Core i5-13600 Intel Core i5-13600
14C 20T @ 4.40 GHz
812
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
790
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 i9-9980XE Intel Core i9-9980XE
18C 36T @ 3.00 GHz
9092
Intel Core i5-13600 Intel Core i5-13600
14C 20T @ 2.70 GHz
8835
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.40 GHz
8719
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
8460
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
8381
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
8279
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12C 24T @ 3.80 GHz
8183
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) 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 @ 4.00 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 i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
364
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
364
Intel Xeon W-3275M Intel Xeon W-3275M
28C 56T @ 3.40 GHz
350
Intel Core i5-13600K Intel Core i5-13600K
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
348
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 i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
44365
AMD EPYC 7452 AMD EPYC 7452
32C 64T @ 2.65 GHz
42001
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5945WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5945WX
12C 24T @ 4.30 GHz
41309
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
41207
Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU) Apple M1 Ultra (64-GPU)
20C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
41059
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
40902
AMD EPYC 7352 AMD EPYC 7352
24C 48T @ 2.70 GHz
40481
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.

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 i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
17845
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
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



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.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
6C 12T @ 5.30 GHz
313
Intel Core i7-13700K Intel Core i7-13700K
16C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
310
Intel Core i7-13700KF Intel Core i7-13700KF
16C 24T @ 5.40 GHz
310
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
294
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 5.50 GHz
294
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
294
Intel Core i5-13600KF Intel Core i5-13600KF
14C 20T @ 5.10 GHz
290
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 @ 2.80 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 @ 5.20 GHz
4140
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
4111
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 5.00 GHz
4111
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
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



Benchmarks


News and articles for the Intel Core i9-12900KF


The Intel Core i9-12900KF comes from the twelfth generation of Intels Core i9 series and is based on the so-called big.LITTLE structure. For the Intel Core i9-12900KF, this means that 8 performance cores of the "Golden Cove" type are used together with 8 efficiency cores of the "Gracemont" type. The 8 high-performance cores clock at 3.20 gigahertz and you can increase your clock rate to up to 5.20 gigahertz in turbo mode. The energy-saving efficiency cores, on the other hand, only clock at 2.40 gigahertz and the maximum turbo clock is 3.90 gigahertz. The processor supports hyperthreading technology, but only the performance cores, which means that the Intel Core i9-12900KF has a maximum of 24 threads in addition to 16 physical cores.

The "F" in the processor designation indicates that the Intel Core i9-12900KF does not have an internal graphics unit and can therefore only be operated with a dedicated graphics card. For example, the high-end graphics cards GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 from NVIDIA or the Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6900 from AMD, which will be available during the release of the processor, come into question here. The graphics cards can be connected via the 20 available Version 5 PCI Express lines.

The Intel Core i9-12900KF supports the operation of up to 128 gigabytes of DDR4-3200 or the newer DDR5-4800 standard. It achieves a maximum memory bandwidth of 76.8 GB/s.


The processor was released in the fourth quarter of 2021, just in time for the Christmas business, and uses the new Intel socket LGA 1700, which means that it can be used on all boards with this socket. It is manufactured using the 10-nanometer process and has a 30.00 megabyte level 3 cache. The predecessor of this processor is the Intel Core i9-11900KF, which is still based on an architecture with 8 cores of the same size and 16 threads.


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