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  • Processor’s Name: 12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900K
  • CPU Series: Alder Lake
  • Boost/Base Clock: 3.9 GHz (E-Cores), 5.2 GHz (P-Cores) / 2.4 GHz(E-Cores), 3.2 GHz(P-Cores)
  • Core/Thread Count: 16 Core / 24 Thread
  • Cache: 1.25 MB of level 1 cache + 14 MB of level 2 cache + 30 MB of Level 3 Cache
  • TDP: 125 Watts (PL1 TDP), 241 Watts (PL2 TDP)
  • iGPU: Intel UHD Graphics 770
  • Memory Speed: DDR4 3200MHz, DDR5 4800MHz
  • CPU Socket: LGA1700
  • CPU Transistor size: 10 Nanometers
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12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900K
12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900K

638.40$

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12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900K Review

The i9 12900K by Intel is a part of its 12th Generation Alder lake lineup for high-end desktops and workstations. It is powered by 8 high-power cores (Golden Cove Cores) and 8 power-efficient cores (Gracemont Cores) with the power-efficient Gracemont cores having a base clock of 2.4 GHz and a boost clock of 3.9 GHz on the other hand the high-performance golden cove cores have a base clock of 3.2 GHz and a boost clock of 5.2 GHz.

Based on Intel’s 10 nanometers architecture intel claims an IPC (instructions per cycle) gain of 19% compared to its predecessor Rocket Lake. According to Intel the base TDP (PL1) of the i9 12900K is 125 Watts and can be boosted up to TDP (PL2) 241 Watts. Other key features include support for DDR4 and DDR5 memory.

12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900K Release Date | Price | Where To Buy

Launched in November 2021 Alder Lake flagship the i9 12900K is available on Newegg and Amazon.
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How is 12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900K Performance (Good or Bad)

Intel with its new Alder Lake lineup which when compared with its Rocket Lake counterparts sees an impressive 19% IPC gain. Thanks to the Higher IPC we are looking at the better single-threaded performance which translates to Intel taking its Gaming crown back from AMD. If we compare i9 12900K with Ryzen 9 5950x the 12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900K comes out on top with large margins in single-thread benchmarks and with and thin margins in multi-core benchmarks.

Benchmarks and Comparisons

Here we will be making the following comparisons.

How is 12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900K for Video Editing | Benchmarks

Most modern applications for video editing are very hardware intensive and especially the CPU unless you are using DaVinci Resolve as it is able to leverage a much greater amount of GPU performance. So let’s see how 12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900K performs.

How is 12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900K for Adobe Premiere Pro?

Most modern applications for video editing are very hardware intensive and especially the CPU unless you are using DaVinci Resolve as it is able to leverage a much greater amount of GPU performance. So let’s see how 12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900K performs. PugetBench for Premiere Pro by pugetsystems is a reliable way to benchmark real-world Adobe Premiere Pros performance. As we can see here the i9 12900K here is only surpassed by AMD Threadripper pro 3975WX which is a 32 core processor and is roughly 25 percent faster than 5900x and 12.5 percent faster than i7 12700K.

HWBOT X265 V2.2 4K

The HWBOT x265 v2.2 4K benchmark renders a video with a 4K resolution using x265/HEVC encoder and can be used to measure how fast a CPU will encode a video.

How is i9 12900K for 3D Animation and Rendering | Benchmark

As we can see in the comparisons below i9 12900K blows past its competition in single-threaded benchmarks and goes toe to toe with Ryzen 9 5950x in multi-threaded benchmarks. Here we will not be comparing the i9 12900K against 12900KF as they are essentially the same CPUs.

Blender is an open-source digital content creation software for 3D-Modeling, Animation, Rendering, Video Editing & Compositing Solutions on the market. Blender has its own benchmarks and is used to measure the rendering capabilities of a CPU or GPU. The following bars indicate the time is taken to render a scene ( Less is better).

Cinebench Benchmark

Based on cinema 4d the Cinebench measures CPU performance in animation, 3d-modeling, simulation, and rendering. Single-core performance measures the responsiveness of the software under active workloads while the multi-core score measures the CPU’s ability to handle tasks such as rendering, encoding, and other workloads that benefit from better multi-threaded performance.

How is i9 12900K for Web Browsing?

WebXPRT 3 is a benchmark for browsers and compares the performance of almost every web-enabled device. You can use this benchmark to measure how well your device will perform day-to-day tasks such as Photo Enhancement, Organize Album Using AI, Stock Option Pricing, Encrypt Notes, and OCR Scan, Sales Graphs, and Online Homework.

How is i9 12900K for gaming? 

When it comes to gaming i9 12900K is better than its ryzen 5000 series counterparts however will the performance difference between the 12900K and 12600K isn’t that big.

Integrated Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics Xe 770

Intel UHD Graphics Xe 770 is based on the intel’s Alder Lake GT1 10 nm Xe architecture powered by 256 shading units, 16 texture mapping units, and 8 ROPs. In terms of performance, it is very similar to its predecessor Intel UHD Graphics Xe 750 and is capable of playing games such as Apex legends at 40+ FPS at 720p and GTA 5 at 30+ FPS at low settings.

Temperature and Power Consumption

Intel’s 12th Gen core i9 12900K has an idle power draw of approximately 69 watts and can go up to 336 watts at its peak and will run a few degrees cooler compared to its Ryzen and 11th Gen Intel counterparts on idle however under load the temps can go up to 97 Degrees Celsius or 206 Fahrenheit which is a tad bit higher compared to its Ryzen counterparts. That being said in order for you to maximize the performance of this processor you will need a powerful CPU cooler.

How is i9 12900K for gaming? 

When it comes to gaming i9 12900K is better than its ryzen 5000 series counterparts however will the performance difference between the 12900K and 12600K isn’t that big.

Integrated Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics Xe 770

Intel UHD Graphics Xe 770 is based on the intel’s Alder Lake GT1 10 nm Xe architecture powered by 256 shading units, 16 texture mapping units, and 8 ROPs. In terms of performance, it is very similar to its predecessor Intel UHD Graphics Xe 750 and is capable of playing games such as Apex legends at 40+ FPS at 720p and GTA 5 at 30+ FPS at low settings.

Temperature and Power Consumption

Intel’s 12th Gen core i9 12900K has an idle power draw of approximately 69 watts and can go up to 336 watts at its peak and will run a few degrees cooler compared to its Ryzen and 11th Gen Intel counterparts on idle however under load the temps can go up to 97 Degrees Celsius or 206 Fahrenheit which is a tad bit higher compared to its Ryzen counterparts. That being said in order for you to maximize the performance of this processor you will need a powerful CPU cooler.

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Specification: 12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900K

Model
Model

CPU Specs
Processor/CPU Model

CPU Base Clock

,

CPU Boost Clock

,

CPU Core Count

Level 1 Cache

Level 2 Cache

L3 Cache/SLC

30 MB of Level 3 Cache

TDP

,

CPU Thread Count

CPU Generation

CPU/Processor

Processor’s Series

Alder Lake

Socket

RAM
RAM Speed

,

GPU Specs
iGPU Model

CPU Benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Multi-core)

17196

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)

1849

Blender 2.79

120

Cinebench R15 Multi Core

4089

Cinebench R15 Single Core

292

Cinebench R20 Multi Core

10869

Cinebench R20 Single Core

772

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

28491

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

1876

HWBOT x265 v2.2 4K

30

WebXPRT 3 Score

377

Specification
Transistor size

PassMark (Single Core)

4075

PassMark (Multi Core)

36787

Blender 2.93 (bmw27)

88.3

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