Intel Core i9-12900K
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Released
Q4/2021
Intel Core i9-12900K

Processor Intel Core i9-12900K, specifications and benchmarks

61 place in the overall ranking CPUs!
Intel Core i9-12900K Processor is being reviewed, the release of which was held in Q4/2021. Here are all the Intel Core i9-12900K’s specifications and performance estimation in benchmark. We offer to study all the data and compare it with a competing model. The base clock frequency of the model is 3.70 GHz, total of cores is 16. The CPU supports DDR4-3200DDR5-4800 and is installed in the motherboard on Socket LGA 1700. The TDP for CPU is 125 W.

Specifications

Technical data
CPU family and group

General information about the processor Intel Core i9-12900K

  • Segment
    Desktop / Server
  • Family
  • Generation
    12
  • CPU group
    Intel Core i 12000
  • Predecessor
    Intel Core i9-11900K
  • Successor
    --
CPU Technical specs

Intel Core i9-12900K Processor performance parameters, CPU capabilities

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

Built-in graphics chip characteristics

  • GPU name
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics 32 (Alder Lake S)
  • GPU frequency
    0.40 GHz
  • GPU (Turbo)
    1.45 GHz
  • Execution units
    32
  • Shader
    256
  • Max. GPU Memory
    16 GB
  • Max. displays
    4
  • Generation
    12
  • DirectX Version
    12
  • Technology
    10 nm
  • Release date
    Q4/2021
Hardware codec support

Built-in support for video and image compression standards

  • h265 / HEVC (8 bit)
    Decode / Encode
  • h265 / HEVC (10 bit)
    Decode / Encode
  • h264
    Decode / Encode
  • VP9
    Decode / Encode
  • VP8
    Decode
  • AV1
    Decode
  • AVC
    Decode / Encode
  • VC-1
    Decode
  • JPEG
    Decode / Encode
Memory specs & PCI

Technical characteristics of supported memory, PCI bus

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

Hardware security technology

  • AES-NI
    Yes
Thermal Management
  • TDP (PL1)
    125 W
  • TDP up
    --
  • TDP (PL2)
    228 W / 56 s
  • TDP down
    --
  • Tjunction max.
    100 °C
* see below
Technologies and extensions

Technical capabilities of the processor, information

  • Instruction set (ISA)
    x86-64 (64 bit)
  • Virtualization
    VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
  • ISA extensions
    SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX2+
  • L2-Cache
    3.75 MB
  • L3-Cache
    30.00 MB
  • Architecture
    Alder Lake S
  • Technology
    10 nm
  • Socket
    LGA 1700
  • Release date
    Q4/2021
  • Part Number
    BX8071512900K
Positions in all rankings

Common positions Intel Core i9-12900K CPU in popular benchmarks, for comparison with other models.

  • Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
    16 place
  • Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
    326 place
  • Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)
    22 place
  • Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)
    25 place
  • Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)
    17 place
  • Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)
    17 place
  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)
    16 place
  • Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)
    43 place
  • iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)
    346 place
  • Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark
    30 place
  • CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)
    8 place

Benchmarks

Performance tests CPU

Compare the scores of popular benchmarks Intel Core i9-12900K with other processors to understand the real speed of the CPU when processing content.

Tests include mathematical calculations, creation of 3D models, cryptocurrency mining, tests in single and multi-core modes.

Synonyms

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PL1 - Amount of heat in watts generated by the processor (or GPU) during normal operation.

PL2 - on overclocking

The values are used to select the optimal cooling system and power supply.

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