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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.
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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 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: 110.89

Overall Rank: 89

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

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 4363
Samples: 511*
*Margin for error: Low

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

Integer Math148,297 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math112,433 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers164 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting61,782 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption31,876 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression571,409 KBytes/Sec
Physics2,510 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions35,371 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread4,363 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 2nd of June 2023.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i9-12900KS

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 2nd of June 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 2nd of June 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
BL1831159 - Jun 01 2023
BL1830580 - May 31 2023
BL1830414 - May 31 2023
BL1830068 - May 30 2023
BL1830017 - May 30 2023
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i9-12900KS
As of 2nd of June 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-12900KS
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
36,557 (-17.6%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
52,499 (+18.4%)
Intel Core i9-12900K vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
41,607 (-6.2%)
Intel Core i9-12900KF vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
41,440 (-6.6%)
Intel Core i7-12700K vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
34,810 (-21.5%)
Intel Core i5-13600K vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
38,506 (-13.2%)
Intel Core i7-13700K vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
47,029 (+6.0%)
Intel Core i7-13700 vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
38,995 (-12.1%)
Intel Core i9-12900F vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
37,244 (-16.0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 7700 vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
35,580 (-19.8%)
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
35,104 (-20.9%)
Intel Core i9-12900 vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
34,749 (-21.7%)

Is the Intel Core i9-12900KS Good for Gaming?
As of 2nd of June 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
Intel Core i9-13900KF
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
Intel Core i9-13900T
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
Intel Core i7-13700K
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600KF
Intel Core i9-12900KS