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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.
  • 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 i9-12900K 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 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) i9-12900K, 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900K

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2021

CPUmark/$Price: 117.49

Overall Rank: 120

Last Price Change: $352.99 USD (2023-05-30)

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 4196
Samples: 4796*
*Margin for error: Low

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

Integer Math139,243 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math106,157 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers149 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting57,817 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption29,739 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression539,567 KBytes/Sec
Physics2,209 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions33,816 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread4,196 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 22nd of September 2023.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i9-12900K

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 16th of September 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 16th of September 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 i9-12900K
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1908873 - Sep 21 2023
BL1908726 - Sep 21 2023
BL1908705 - Sep 21 2023
BL1908517 - Sep 21 2023
BL1908509 - Sep 21 2023
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i9-12900K
As of 22nd of September 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900KF vs Intel Core i9-12900K
41,244 (-0.6%)
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X vs Intel Core i9-12900K
36,355 (-12.3%)
Intel Core i7-12700K vs Intel Core i9-12900K
34,747 (-16.2%)
Intel Core i7-12700KF vs Intel Core i9-12900K
34,515 (-16.8%)
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D vs Intel Core i9-12900K
34,717 (-16.3%)
Intel Core i7-13700K vs Intel Core i9-12900K
46,840 (+12.9%)
Intel Core i7-13700KF vs Intel Core i9-12900K
46,599 (+12.4%)
Intel Core i9-12900KS vs Intel Core i9-12900K
44,307 (+6.8%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X vs Intel Core i9-12900K
39,268 (-5.3%)
Intel Core i9-12900F vs Intel Core i9-12900K
37,072 (-10.6%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Intel Core i9-12900K
28,224 (-31.9%)
Intel Core i5-13600K vs Intel Core i9-12900K
38,348 (-7.5%)

Is the Intel Core i9-12900K Good for Gaming?
As of 22nd of September 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
Intel Core i9-13900KS
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
Intel Core i9-13900K
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
Intel Core i9-13900KF
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
Intel Core i9-13900
Intel Core i9-13900F
Intel Core i7-13700K
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
Intel Core i9-12900K