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Intel Core i9-12900K

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i9-12900K can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
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Is the Intel Core i9-12900K Good for Gaming?

This is relatively new CPU that contains 16 Cores and 24 Threads. The Intel Core i9-12900K also has great single threaded performance that will serve well in games. Paired with a good videocard, is this CPU Good for Gaming? Yes, this is a high end chip that would be great for gaming. [More ...]

Intel Core i9-12900K

Description: Intel UHD Graphics 770

Class: Desktop

Socket: FCLGA1700

Total Cores: 16 Cores, 24 Threads

Performance Cores: 8 Cores, 16 Threads, 3.2 GHz Base, 5.2 GHz Turbo

Efficient Cores: 8 Cores, 8 Threads, 2.4 GHz Base, 3.9 GHz Turbo

Typical TDP: 241 W

TDP Down: 125 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 8 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 8 x 48 KB
L2 Cache: 8 x 1280 KB
L3 Cache: 30 MB

Cache per Eff. CPU Package:
Eff. L1 Instruction Cache: 8 x 64 KB
Eff. L1 Data Cache: 8 x 32 KB
Eff. L2 Cache: 2 x 2048 KB

Memory Support: Max. Memory Size: 128 GB (Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s, Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s, ECC Supported)

Other names: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-12900K, 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900K

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2021

CPUmark/$Price: 149.43

Overall Rank: 174

Last Price Change: $276.94 USD (2024-05-30)

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 4170
Samples: 6070*
*Margin for error: Low

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i9-12900K

Integer Math139,301 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math105,920 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers148 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting57,355 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption29,707 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression539,483 KBytes/Sec
Physics2,218 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions33,791 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread4,170 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 30th of May 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i9-12900K

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 25th of May 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 25th of May 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

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Pricing History

Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i9-12900K
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2111637 - May 29 2024
BL2111636 - May 29 2024
BL2111633 - May 29 2024
BL2111442 - May 28 2024
BL2111396 - May 28 2024
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i9-12900K
As of 30th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900KF vs Intel Core i9-12900K
41,125 (-0.6%)
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X vs Intel Core i9-12900K
35,960 (-13.1%)
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D vs Intel Core i9-12900K
34,340 (-17.0%)
Intel Core i7-13700K vs Intel Core i9-12900K
46,550 (+12.5%)
Intel Core i7-13700KF vs Intel Core i9-12900K
46,352 (+12.0%)
Intel Core i9-12900KS vs Intel Core i9-12900K
44,037 (+6.4%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X vs Intel Core i9-12900K
39,182 (-5.3%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Intel Core i9-12900K
28,286 (-31.6%)
Intel Core i5-13600K vs Intel Core i9-12900K
38,091 (-8.0%)
Intel Core i5-13600KF vs Intel Core i9-12900K
37,868 (-8.5%)
AMD Ryzen 7 7700 vs Intel Core i9-12900K
34,610 (-16.4%)
Intel Core i7-12700K vs Intel Core i9-12900K
34,629 (-16.3%)

Is the Intel Core i9-12900K Good for Gaming?
As of 30th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
Intel Core i9-13900KS
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
Intel Core i9-14900K
Intel Core i9-14900KF
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i7-14700K
Intel Core i7-13790F
Intel Core i7-14700KF
Intel Core i9-12900K