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

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 lineageCPU lineage
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: --
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)
Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe
Memory type: DDR4-3200
DDR5-4800
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 2
Bandwidth: 76.8 GB/s
ECC: No
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: BX8071512900KF

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 i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
2082
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
1997
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
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 i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
27472
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
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 i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
779
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
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 i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
10511
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
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
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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 i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
294
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
294
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
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 i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
4111
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
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
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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 i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
1990
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
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
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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 i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
17595
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
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
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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



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 i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
364
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
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
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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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