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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 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 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) i9-12900KS, 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900KS

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q2 2022

CPUmark/$Price: 137.64

Overall Rank: 161

Last Price Change: $319.99 USD (2024-05-23)

Average CPU Mark
rating
44042

Single Thread Rating: 4349
Samples: 705*
*Margin for error: Low

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

Integer Math148,173 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math112,165 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers160 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting61,167 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption31,695 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression569,506 KBytes/Sec
Physics2,451 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions35,340 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread4,349 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 26th of May 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i9-12900KS

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 25th of May 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 25th of May 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 i9-12900KS
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2107881 - May 23 2024
45249
BL2107553 - May 23 2024
36270
BL2107334 - May 23 2024
42102
BL2106523 - May 22 2024
45373
BL2102400 - May 16 2024
41497
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i9-12900KS
As of 26th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-12900KS
44,042
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
35,965 (-18.3%)
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
51,885 (+17.8%)
Intel Core i9-12900K vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
41,385 (-6.0%)
Intel Core i9-12900KF vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
41,127 (-6.6%)
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
34,346 (-22.0%)
Intel Core i5-13600K vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
38,115 (-13.5%)
Intel Core i7-13700K vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
46,542 (+5.7%)
Intel Core i7-13700KF vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
46,359 (+5.3%)
Intel Core i7-13700 vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
37,323 (-15.3%)
AMD Ryzen 7 7700 vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
34,604 (-21.4%)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
28,284 (-35.8%)
Intel Core i7-14700K vs Intel Core i9-12900KS
53,639 (+21.8%)

Is the Intel Core i9-12900KS Good for Gaming?
As of 26th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,599
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,271
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,065
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,560
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,401
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,147
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,005
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,882
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,792
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,539
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,527
Intel Core i9-12900KS
6,293