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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 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: 117.32

Overall Rank: 137

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

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 4186
Samples: 5145*
*Margin for error: Low

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

Integer Math139,163 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math106,020 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers149 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting57,674 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption29,712 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression539,056 KBytes/Sec
Physics2,206 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions33,784 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread4,186 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 4th of December 2023.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i9-12900K

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 2nd of December 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 2nd of December 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
BL1960746 - Dec 02 2023
BL1960701 - Dec 02 2023
BL1960591 - Dec 02 2023
BL1960517 - Dec 02 2023
BL1960154 - Dec 02 2023
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i9-12900K
As of 4th of December 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i9-12900KF vs Intel Core i9-12900K
41,239 (-0.4%)
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X vs Intel Core i9-12900K
36,172 (-12.7%)
Intel Core i7-12700K vs Intel Core i9-12900K
34,715 (-16.2%)
Intel Core i7-12700KF vs Intel Core i9-12900K
34,462 (-16.8%)
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D vs Intel Core i9-12900K
34,485 (-16.7%)
Intel Core i7-13700K vs Intel Core i9-12900K
46,706 (+12.8%)
Intel Core i7-13700KF vs Intel Core i9-12900K
46,454 (+12.2%)
Intel Core i9-12900KS vs Intel Core i9-12900K
44,217 (+6.8%)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X vs Intel Core i9-12900K
39,229 (-5.3%)
Intel Core i9-12900F vs Intel Core i9-12900K
37,072 (-10.5%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Intel Core i9-12900K
28,254 (-31.8%)
Intel Core i5-13600K vs Intel Core i9-12900K
38,274 (-7.6%)

Is the Intel Core i9-12900K Good for Gaming?
As of 4th of December 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 i9-14900KF
Intel Core i9-14900K
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
Intel Core i5-14600K
Intel Core i9-13900K
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7945WX
Intel Core i7-13790F
Intel Core i9-13900KF
Intel Core i9-12900K