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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 2.4GHzvs12.36GHz
  • RAM speed
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    4800MHzvs2470.82MHz
  • CPU threads
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    24vs7.56
  • Semiconductor size
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    10nmvs17.04nm
  • L2 cache
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    14MBvs2.13MB
  • PassMark result
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    41317vs8616.84
  • Turbo clock speed
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    5.2GHzvs3.83GHz
  • L3 cache
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    30MBvs9.39MB

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Overall Rating

Intel Core i9-12900K
8.7
6 User reviews
Intel Core i9-12900K
8.7/10
6 User reviews

Features

Value for money

7.8/10
6 votes

Gaming

9.2/10
6 votes

Performance

9.0/10
6 votes

Reliability

8.5/10
6 votes

Energy efficiency

7.5/10
6 votes

Comments

Gayatri

Gayatri

1 month ago

10 / 10

ONE OF THE BEST CPU EVER FOR PERFORMANCE(by intel)

Gayatri

Gayatri

1 month ago

10 / 10

PLESE READ THIS , THIS WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR PLANNING TO BUY A GOOD CPU ! INTEL CORE i9-12900K is only behind the new and upgraded i9-12900KS ( which is 300$ more and don't worth it that much more). To me its the best chipset for anything I wanna do because its such a all-rounder . IT IS MORE POWERFUL THAN AMD's RYZEN 9-5900X OR 5950X ! . It smartly manages work load by using its efficiency cores to do less strain full works and save power and performance cores to do high strained works , which is pretty sick if you ask me :) . And finally for those people who think that it's way too power hungry , it isn't . When we compare i9-12900K side-by-side to our AMD' 9 5900X and 9 5950X boys : At Blender-gooseberry benchmarking ---- our intel boy was drawing out ABOUT 250W OF POWER ! , while our AMD boys were at about 150 W . BUT,...... AT GAMING (F1 2021) ---- Intel BOI was WITHIN THE BASE POWER OF 125 W averaging about at 100 W . BUT ON THE OTHER HAND ,........ Our AMD Boys WERE DRAWING MORE POWER THAN INTEL BOI . Man these Efficiency cores packs a punch , turns out Gaming isn't enough to push these to their limits as it is manageable by efficiency cores while benchmarks are made to push CPU's to their absolute limits and that much performance would come at least at a cost of that power. And it definitely gets too hot when that much electricity is used up in that tiny little thing , so , do buy some serious cooling system to pair with it . OR OR OR OR Trust me your are never gonna lose if you're choosing AMD or Intel , but to choose one , here is some tip :- + Intel chips have more powerful cores + AMD have less good cores than Intel but makes it up by have having more cores # CONCLUSION : Intel have adequate number of cores most program (including serious games) can use at max but AMD has so many cores that a program rarely or doesn't use all of the cores ( unless you are doing 3D rendering and blending stuff which would benefit from more cores ) and we know that Intel has far better cores than AMD , so for me the Winner is Intel . FINALLY IF YOU'RE READY TO SPEND SOME MONEY ON A GREAT COOLING SYSTEM FOR YOUR PC THEN THIS CPU IS A BIG YES FOR ME ! ( I hope this was helpful to who ever is reading it this FAR XD , Bye )

Pros

  • One of the Most powerful by intel so far
  • Very reliable , (can do any type of work with this much beast like power)
  • Chosen by overclockers around the world
  • Perfectly manages works by using efficiency cores for less strained works and performance cores for high level strained works

Cons

  • Not the best of intel (successor :- Core i9-12900KS)
  • This CPU is HOT !
  • MUST HAVE A HONKING GREAT COOLING SYSTEM
3 users found this helpful
Ishaan

Ishaan

6 months ago

10 / 10

Best Processor

Ishaan

Ishaan

6 months 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

    1 users found this helpful
    resc@freenet.de

    resc@freenet.de

    4 months ago

    6 / 10

    better than 11th gen, but still too power hungry

    resc@freenet.de

    resc@freenet.de

    4 months ago

    6 / 10

    0 users found this helpful

    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
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    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
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    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.
    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.
    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
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    MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
    8.Has TrustZone
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    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

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