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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 a newly released 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 Size: L1: 1408 KB, L2: 14.0 MB, L3: 30 MB

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: 89.83

Overall Rank: 69

Last Price Change: $495.95 USD (2023-02-07)

Average CPU Mark
rating
44549

Single Thread Rating: 4372
Samples: 429*
*Margin for error: Low

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

Integer Math148,727 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math112,712 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers166 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting62 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption32,015 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression560.8 MBytes/Sec
Physics2,532 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions35,472 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread4,372 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 7th of February 2023.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i9-12900KS

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 3rd of February 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 3rd of February 2023.
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 i9-12900KS
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1738259 - Feb 05 2023
40825
BL1733382 - Jan 31 2023
44749
BL1732717 - Jan 30 2023
47128
BL1732489 - Jan 29 2023
40437
BL1732275 - Jan 29 2023
49094
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i9-12900KS
As of 7th of February 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-12900KS
44,549
Intel Core i9-12900K vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
41,589 (-6.6%)
Intel Core i9-12900KF vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
41,421 (-7.0%)
Intel Core i7-12700K vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
34,758 (-22.0%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
52,077 (+16.9%)
Intel Core i9-12900F vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
37,300 (-16.3%)
Intel Core i9-12900 vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
35,010 (-21.4%)
Intel Core i7-13700 vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
40,028 (-10.1%)
Intel Core i9-13900K vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
60,088 (+34.9%)
Intel Core i7-13700K vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
47,030 (+5.6%)
Intel Core i7-13700KF vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
46,472 (+4.3%)
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
36,448 (-18.2%)
Intel Core i7-12700KF vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
34,532 (-22.5%)


Is the Intel Core i9-12900KS Good for Gaming?
As of 7th of February 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-13900T
8,921
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,435
Intel Core i9-13900F
8,178
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,804
Intel Core i9-13900KF
7,566
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
7,100
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
6,706
Intel Core i7-13700K
6,696
Intel Core i5-13600K
6,664
Intel Core i5-13600KF
6,605
Intel Core i7-13700KF
6,444
Intel Core i9-12900KS
6,440
AMD Ryzen 5 7600
6,316