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Intel Core i9-12900K review: specs and price

Intel Core i9-12900K

Why is Intel Core i9-12900K better than the average?

  • CPU speed
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    8 x 3.2GHz & 8 x 2.4GHzvs12.24GHz
  • RAM speed
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    4800MHzvs2444.33MHz
  • CPU threads
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    24vs7.59
  • Semiconductor size
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    10nmvs17.22nm
  • L2 cache
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    14MBvs2.11MB
  • PassMark result
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    37037vs8042.26
  • Turbo clock speed
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    5.2GHzvs3.82GHz
  • L3 cache
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    30MBvs9.18MB

Price comparison

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$597
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$199
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Features

Value for money

10.0/10
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Gaming

10.0/10
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Performance

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Reliability

10.0/10
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Energy efficiency

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Comments

Ishaan

Ishaan

1 month ago

10 / 10

Best Processor

Ishaan

Ishaan

1 month ago

10 / 10

Gratest Processor ever I have seen It is very fast amd doesn't lag without any graphics Card

Pros

  • Have Faster Speed Than Amd Ryzen 95950X

Cons

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    General info

    Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.
    2.Has integrated graphics
    Intel Core i9-12900K
    With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
    The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
    The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.
    If the CPU exceeds the maximum operating temperature then problems such as random resets can occur.
    Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) is a high-speed interface standard for connecting components, such as graphics cards and SSDs, to a motherboard. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.
    DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
    OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
    When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.

    Performance

    1.CPU speed

    8 x 3.2GHz & 8 x 2.4GHz

    The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
    More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
    When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
    4.Has an unlocked multiplier
    Intel Core i9-12900K
    Some processors come with an unlocked multiplier which makes them easy to overclock, allowing you to gain increased performance in games and other apps.
    A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
    A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
    7.L1 cache

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    A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
    8.L2 core

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    More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
    9.L3 core

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    More data can be stored in the L3 cache for access by each core of the CPU.

    Memory

    It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
    This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
    DDR (Double Data Rate) memory is the most common type of RAM. Newer versions of DDR memory support higher maximum speeds and are more energy-efficient.
    More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
    The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
    6.bus transfer rate

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    The bus is responsible for transferring data between different components of a computer or device.
    7.Supports ECC memory
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    Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.
    8.eMMC version

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    A higher version of eMMC allows faster memory interfaces, having a positive effect on the performance of a device. For example, when transferring files from your computer to the internal storage over USB.
    9.bus speed

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    The bus is responsible for transferring data between different components of a computer or device.

    Benchmarks

    This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
    This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
    3.Geekbench 5 result (multi)

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    Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
    Cinebench R20 is a benchmark tool that measures a CPU's multi-core performance by rendering a 3D scene.
    Cinebench R20 is a benchmark tool that measures a CPU's single-core performance by rendering a 3D scene.
    6.Geekbench 5 result (single)

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    Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
    7.Blender (bmw27) result

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    The Blender (bmw27) benchmark measures the performance of a processor by rendering a 3D scene. More powerful processors can render the scene in less time.
    8.Blender (classroom) result

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    The Blender (classroom) benchmark measures the performance of a processor by rendering a 3D scene. More powerful processors can render the scene in less time.
    9.performance per watt

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    This means the CPU is more efficient, giving a greater amount of performance for each watt of power used.

    Features

    1.uses multithreading
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    Multithreading technology (such as Intel's Hyperthreading or AMD's Simultaneous Multithreading) provides increased performance by splitting each of the processor's physical cores into virtual cores, also known as threads. This way, each core can run two instruction streams at once.
    2.Has AES
    Intel Core i9-12900K
    AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
    3.Has AVX
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    AVX is used to help speed up calculations in multimedia, scientific and financial apps, as well as improving Linux RAID software performance.
    SSE is used to speed up multimedia tasks such as editing an image or adjusting audio volume. Each new version contains new instructions and improvements.
    5.Has F16C
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    F16C is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
    6.bits executed at a time

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    NEON provides acceleration for media processing, such as listening to MP3s.
    7.Has MMX
    Intel Core i9-12900K
    MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
    8.Has TrustZone
    Intel Core i9-12900K
    A technology integrated into the processor to secure the device for use with features such as mobile payments and streaming video using digital rights management (DRM).
    9.front-end width

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    The CPU can decode more instructions per clock (IPC), meaning that the CPU performs better

    Price comparison

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    $597
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    $634
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    $1,396
    Intel Core i9-12900K aliexpressIntel Core i9 12900K 3.7 GHz Sixteen-Cor...Intel Core i9 12900K 3.7 GHz Sixteen-Core Twenty-Four-Thread CPU Processor 10NM L3=20M 125W LGA 1700 New but without cooler
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    $828
    Intel Core i9-12900K aliexpressIntel Core i9-12900K ES QXLB 1.2 GHz 8P+...Intel Core i9-12900K ES QXLB 1.2 GHz 8P+8E 16-Core 24-Thread CPU Processor 10NM 125W L3=30M Need High-End graphics card LGA 1700
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