Intel Core i9-12900K Review. Benchmark Results

It is a review of Intel Core i9-12900K in which you will learn its technical specifications and benchmark.

Its standard number of cores is 16. The base clock speed of Intel Core i9-12900K is 3.70 GHz whilst its clock speed in turbo boost is 5.30 GHz.

Intel Core i9-12900K support the DDR4-3200 DDR5-4800 chanel ram. The architecture of Alder Lake S is made on the 10 nm technology node.

Intel Core i9-12900K specs

Intel Core i9-12900K review will present you all the benefits and drawbacks of the model’s performance and speed. To define the best CPU, we recommend checking benchmark results and compare them to another model.

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

Technical characteristics presented below are basic and influence mostly the general performance while working and playing games. It is based on the “more-better” principle.

Frequency: 3.70 GHz   CPU Cores: 16
Turbo (1 Core): 5.30 GHz   CPU Threads: 24
Hyperthreading: Yes   Overclocking: Yes
Turbo (16 Cores): 5.00 GHz   Core architecture: hybrid (big.LITTLE)
A core: 8x Golden Cove   B core: 8x Gracemont
C core: --  

Internal Graphics

The manufacturer has equipped CPU with a built-in graphics card being an additional advantage. Note please its manufacturing technological process and clock frequency.

GPU name: Intel Iris Xe Graphics 32 (Alder Lake S)
GPU frequency: 0.40 GHz   GPU (Turbo): 1.45 GHz
Generation: 12   DirectX Version: 12
Execution units: 32   Shader: 256
Max. displays: 3   Technology: 10 nm
Release date: Q4/2021   Max. GPU Memory: 16 GB

Hardware codec support

Here are useful figures which CPU can boast in our review. It is technical information you can skip.

h264: Decode / Encode
JPEG: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode
VP9: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
AVC: Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
AV1: Decode

RAM and PCIe

A CPU is a device using mostly all capacity of the system for increasing speed and efficiency to operate. So, the more modern a memory standard and the bigger its maximum supported storage are, the better it is.

Memory type: DDR4-3200 DDR5-4800   Max. Memory: 256 GB
Memory channels: 2   ECC: No
PCIe version: 5.0   PCIe lanes: 20

Encryption

Find out if processor supports the AES-NI extension developed by Intel Company which is used for boosting apps.

AES-NI: Yes  

Thermal Management

A standard power supply may be quite enough for low-performing and old processors, yet modern chips may need a strong cooling system and powerful power supply. To define it, pay attention please to the TDP figure and maximum temperature in operating mode.

Tjunction max.: 100 °C   TDP up: --
TDP down: --   TDP (PL1): 125 W
TDP (PL2): 228 W / 56 s  

Technical details

Here is the key information of processor. It presents L2 and L3 cash data, a socket supported by the motherboard, date of manufacture and the set of the ISA compatible instructions.

L3-Cache: 30.00 MB   Technology: 10 nm
Architecture: Alder Lake S   Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Socket: LGA 1700   Release date: Q4/2021
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)   L2-Cache: --
Part Number: --
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512

Devices using this processor

Learn which laptops and workstations use Intel Core i9-12900K

Used in: Unknown

CPU generation and family

Name: Intel Core i9-12900K   Segment: Desktop / Server
CPU group: Intel Core i 12000
Family: Intel Core i9   Generation: 12
Predecessor: Intel Core i9-11900K   Successor: --

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

The version, having become a gold standard of a synthetic benchmark, allows accurately define a CPU performance in Cinema 4 Suite software complex. The most points mean a model’s best efficiency. Hyperthreading is not included.

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

It is a testing performance standard of CPU by Maxon. It is a specialized multi-platform number of tests that estimate the power of all processor cores in rendering mode.

3.3 Out of 3 CMPTEK score