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Intel Core i9-12900KS

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i9-12900KS 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.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i9-12900KS Good for Gaming?

This is relatively new CPU that contains 16 Cores and 24 Threads. The Intel Core i9-12900KS 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 i9-12900KS

Description: Intel UHD Graphics 770

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA 1700

Total Cores: 16 Cores, 24 Threads

Performance Cores: 8 Cores, 16 Threads, 3.4 GHz Base, 5.5 GHz Turbo

Efficient Cores: 8 Cores, 8 Threads, 2.5 GHz Base, 4.0 GHz Turbo

Typical TDP: 150 W

TDP Up: 241 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) i9-12900KS, 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900KS

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q2 2022

CPUmark/$Price: 110.43

Overall Rank: 140

Last Price Change: $399.99 USD (2023-05-24)

Average CPU Mark
rating
44171

Single Thread Rating: 4354
Samples: 670*
*Margin for error: Low

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

Integer Math148,201 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math112,285 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers161 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting61,427 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption31,776 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression571,131 KBytes/Sec
Physics2,468 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions35,443 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread4,354 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 27th of February 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i9-12900KS

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 23rd of February 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 23rd of February 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


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 27th of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,421
Intel Core i9-12900KS
44,171
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,357
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,671
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,589
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,013
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,916
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,353
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,775
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,386
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,186
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 27th of February 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
212.90
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
153.70
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
140.12
Intel Core i9-12900K
117.16
Intel Core i9-12900KS
110.43
Intel Core i9-13900K
104.25
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.77
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
32.48
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 27th of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,643
Intel Core i9-12900KS
4,354
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,176
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,040
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,933
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,840
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,705
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,360
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,933
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,661
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i9-12900KS
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2030652 - Feb 21 2024
45190
BL2022006 - Feb 11 2024
45595
BL2020309 - Feb 10 2024
44983
BL2018140 - Feb 07 2024
45273
BL2014042 - Feb 03 2024
42977
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i9-12900KS
As of 27th of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-12900KS
44,171
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
36,070 (-18.3%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
51,992 (+17.7%)
Intel Core i9-12900K vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
41,357 (-6.4%)
Intel Core i9-12900KF vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
41,184 (-6.8%)
Intel Core i7-12700K vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
34,671 (-21.5%)
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
34,410 (-22.1%)
Intel Core i5-13600K vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
38,202 (-13.5%)
Intel Core i7-13700K vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
46,612 (+5.5%)
Intel Core i7-13700KF vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
46,439 (+5.1%)
Intel Core i7-13700 vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
37,909 (-14.2%)
Intel Core i9-12900F vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
36,952 (-16.3%)
AMD Ryzen 7 7700 vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
34,633 (-21.6%)

Is the Intel Core i9-12900KS Good for Gaming?
As of 27th of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,260
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,074
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,562
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,410
Intel Core i9-14900F
8,270
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,179
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,028
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,863
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,798
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7945WX
7,602
Intel Core i9-14900T
7,584
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,533
Intel Core i9-12900KS
6,322