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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 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: 138.03

Overall Rank: 180

Last Price Change: $299.99 USD (2024-06-15)

Average CPU Mark
rating
41407

Single Thread Rating: 4166
Samples: 6277*
*Margin for error: Low

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

Integer Math139,336 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math105,932 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers149 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting57,312 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption29,718 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression539,769 KBytes/Sec
Physics2,228 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions33,813 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread4,166 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 20th of June 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i9-12900K

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 15th of June 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 15th of June 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
BL2127429 - Jun 20 2024
43967
BL2127399 - Jun 20 2024
43870
BL2127357 - Jun 20 2024
43326
BL2127287 - Jun 19 2024
43779
BL2127000 - Jun 19 2024
43843
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i9-12900K
As of 21st of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,407
Intel Core i9-12900KF vs Intel Core i9-12900K
41,127 (-0.7%)
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X vs Intel Core i9-12900K
35,953 (-13.2%)
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D vs Intel Core i9-12900K
34,301 (-17.2%)
Intel Core i7-13700K vs Intel Core i9-12900K
46,524 (+12.4%)
Intel Core i7-13700KF vs Intel Core i9-12900K
46,350 (+11.9%)
Intel Core i9-12900KS vs Intel Core i9-12900K
44,032 (+6.3%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X vs Intel Core i9-12900K
39,167 (-5.4%)
Intel Core i9-12900F vs Intel Core i9-12900K
36,956 (-10.8%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Intel Core i9-12900K
28,287 (-31.7%)
Intel Core i5-13600K vs Intel Core i9-12900K
38,085 (-8.0%)
Intel Core i5-13600KF vs Intel Core i9-12900K
37,854 (-8.6%)
AMD Ryzen 7 7700 vs Intel Core i9-12900K
34,575 (-16.5%)

Is the Intel Core i9-12900K Good for Gaming?
As of 21st of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,424
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,272
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,042
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,542
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,394
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,137
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,007
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,884
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,792
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,541
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,524
Intel Core i9-12900K
5,834