12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900KF

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Intel Core i9-12900KF Desktop Processor 16 (8P+8E) Cores up to... & Free shipping
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  • iGPU:
  • 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)
  • Memory Speed: DDR4 3200MHz, DDR5 4800MHz
  • CPU Socket: LGA1700
  • CPU Transistor size: 10 Nanometers
  • CPU Series: Alder Lake

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Last updated on November 9, 2021 11:34 PM
12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900KF
12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900KF



12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900KF Review

The i9 12900Kf 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 12900KF Release Date | Price | Where To Buy

Alder Lake flagship will available on Newegg and Amazon on 4th November 2021 for 649.99 USD.
Last Amazon price update was: January 30, 2023 12:37 PM
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How is 12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900KF Performance (Good or Bad)

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

How is 12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900KF 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 12900KF performs.

Adobe Premiere Pro | Benchmark

PugetBench for Premiere Pro by pugetsystems is a reliable way to benchmark real-world Adobe Premiere Pros performance.

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Specification: 12th Gen Intel Core i9 12900KF


Processor/CPU Model

CPU Base Clock

2.4 GHz(E-Cores), 3.2 GHz(P-Cores)

CPU Boost Clock

3.9 GHz (E-Cores), 5.2 GHz (P-Cores)

CPU Core Count

16 Core

Level 1 Cache

1.25 MB

Level 2 Cache

14 MB

L3 Cache/SLC

30 MB of Level 3 Cache


125 Watts (PL1 TDP), 241 Watts (PL2 TDP)

CPU Thread Count

24 Thread

CPU Generation


Processor’s Series

Alder Lake


Transistor size

RAM Speed


CPU Benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Multi-core)


Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)


Cinebench R15 Multi Core


Cinebench R15 Single Core


Cinebench R20 Multi Core


Cinebench R20 Single Core


Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)


Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)


HWBOT x265 v2.2 4K


WebXPRT 3 Score


PassMark (Multi Core)


PassMark (Single Core)


Blender (Less is better)
Blender 2.93 (bmw27)


GPU Specs
iGPU Model



Operating System

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