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Intel Core i7-12700K vs Intel Core i9-12900HK gaming benchmark

Intel Core i7-12700K vs Intel Core i9-12900HK

Processor comparisons   11-01-2022
   Let's say you can't decide which processor to buy, you can make a decision by looking at the Intel Core i7-12700K vs Intel Core i9-12900HK tests and see which is better for games or normal use for video editing, rendering, machine learning, programming, streaming. Here is useful information from different benchmarks or real streaming and video editing tests. A careful analysis of all the technical characteristics, so that it can be easier to understand, is made by the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in synthetic type tests like Handbrake, Blender, Blender, DaVinci Resolve Studio, SuperPi, 7zip, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, PassMark, PCMark 10, Prime95, VeraCrypt, Gears 5, MATLAB, 3DMark, AIDA64, WPrime, RealBench, Furmark, UserBenchmark, Geekbench 5.2, Dolphin Emulator, Cinebench 23 (20, 15).
   Gaming performance of CPUs in:
  • Valheim
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Last Man Standing
  • Borderlands 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Valorant
  • Apex Legends
  • Halo Infinite
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Overwatch
  • Fortnite
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Death Stranding
  • Fallout 76
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Watch Dogs Legion

   After reading the results of all benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-12900HK or Intel Core i7-12700K.


 
Intel Core i7-12700K
Intel Core i9-12900HK

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
Processor Benchmark
Core i7-12700K70% Core i9-12900HK75%
This value shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900HK is 6% better than Core i7-12700K. The data source is several popular tests. More detailed information of the benchmarks is below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i7-12700K64% Core i9-12900HK60%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor currently available. And it is clear that this is a server processor, on which no one will play games. Because the cost of this processor reaches several tens of thousands of dollars. And if it seems to you that the selected CPU has a small game result, just look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the summary table below.
List of other games in which CPU comparisons were performed: Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, League of Legends (LOL), Battlefield V, Metro Exodus, Hitman 3, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, DOTA 2A, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Half-Life: Alyx, Control, Monster Hunter World, Horizon Zero Dawn, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Ghostrunner, Forza Horizon 4, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), NBA 2K20.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite114.4107.2
Valorant130.0121.8
Cyberpunk 207772.868.2
Apex Legends122.2114.5
Call of Duty Warzone97.591.4
Overwatch105.398.7
Red Dead Redemption 289.784.1
DOOM Eternal65.060.9
Warzone101.495.0
Assassin's Creed109.2102.3
Valheim107.9101.1
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the computer (RAM size and Video Card) and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Cinebench, GeekBench and Passmark becnmarks.
The computers participating in the comparing not only were the equipped with different amounts of RAM and different video cards. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 4K, 2K or FullHD. So the game benchmark data is approximate. But all video cards met the average system requirements of games. To be sure exactly how much performance the processor will be in games, if you compare it in one assembly with the video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i7-12700K56% Core i9-12900HK141%
To make a final decision on which processor is better, you should also consider the generation of its core. The newer the processor generation, the better its performance in games and benchmarks, as well as its energy efficiency. In this case the Core i9-12900HK is more energy efficient than the Core i7-12700K as it consumes less power: 125W vs. 45W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. And TDP should be taken into account when choosing a processor cooling system. It is necessary to calculate so that the TDP data specified in the cooler specification is greater than the TDP of the compared processor.

Software benchmarks

For example you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for machine learning, streaming, video rendering or video editing, programming, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to reach maximum performance, the CPU uses all threads and cores that it has. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account the data from these tests, be sure to make sure that the program that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that can use only one core to run, and all the advantages of multi-core mode turns out to be unnecessary.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i9-12900HK
Cinbench 15 Single-core569479
Cinbench 15 Multi-core41455047
Cinbench 20 Single-core1358800
Cinbench 20 Multi-core940811221
Cinbench 23 Single-core31792838
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3101532291

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i9-12900HK
Single-Core74417395
Multi-Core4342355205

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i9-12900HK
Single-Core21171916
Multi-Core1707912420

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most helpful will be the the possibility of overclocking it and release date of the processor. The later the processor is released, the longer it will last in your computer. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system later. The same can be said about overclocking. When the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS even in the newest games. The savings are obvious! It turns out that you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i9-12900HK
Announcement dateJanuary 07, 2022January 07, 2022
TypeDesktopLaptop
SocketFCLGA1700FCBGA1744
Core nameAlder LakeAlder Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation1212
Turbo Frequency5 MHz5 MHz
Frequency3.8 MHz3.8 MHz
Cores1214
Threads2020
Bus rate8 GT/s16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count10200 millions12400 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W45 W
Memory typeUp to DDR5 4800 MT/s Up to DDR4 3200 MT/sUp to DDR5 4800 MT/s Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s Up to LPDDR5 5200 MT/s Up to LPDDR4x 4267 MT/s
Max. Memory128 Gb64 Gb
Memory Frequency6400
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s108 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB
L2 cache12 MB8 MB
L3 cache25 MB24 MB
OverclockingNoNo
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Another difference is that Core i9-12900HK has 2 more core than Core i7-12700K. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption (relevant for laptops).

Result:
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i7-12700K is better: 21
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-12900HK is better: 10
   Although it should be realized that the summary data that you have looked at here do not mean that taking them into account you should totally trust a simple comparison of these figures. Better to watch the video tests and read the opinion of real owners of Intel Core i7-12700K and Intel Core i9-12900HK before making a selection which of the processors to buy for gaming.
Intel Core i7-12700K - all data

•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
Intel Core i9-12900HK - all data

•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


Intel Core i7-12700K Processor Comparisons
• Vs Core i9-12900H
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• Vs EPYC 7452
• Vs EPYC 7413
• Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
• Vs EPYC 7443
• Vs EPYC 7453
• Vs EPYC 7443P
• Vs Core i9-12900TE
• Vs Core i9-12900E
• Vs Core i9-12900T
• Vs EPYC 74F3
• Vs Core i9-12900
• Vs Core i9-12900F
• Vs EPYC 7502
• Vs EPYC 7513
• Vs EPYC 7543
• Vs Core i9-12900KF
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs Core i7-12700KF
• Vs EPYC 73F3
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs EPYC 7343
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900X
• Vs Xeon W-3275M
• Vs EPYC 7313
• Vs Xeon Gold 6248R
• Vs EPYC 7313P
• Vs Core i7-12800H
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs EPYC 72F3
• Vs Xeon Platinum 8260M
• Vs Core i9-10980XE
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900XT
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900X
• Vs Core i7-12700
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800
• Vs Core i7-12700E
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
• Vs Core i9-9980XE
• Vs Xeon W-3175X
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
• Vs Core i5-12600KF
• Vs Core i5-12600K
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 6850HS
• Vs Core i9-12900HX
• Vs Core i9-12950HX
• Vs Core i7-12700HL
• Vs Core i7-12800HL
• Vs Core i7-12850HX
• Vs Ryzen 9 7950X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7700X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7600X
• Vs Core i9-12900KS
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs Core i9-13900KF
• Vs Core i7-13700K
• Vs Core i7-13700KF
• Vs Core i5-13600K
• Vs Core i5-13600KF
• Vs Core i9-13900KS


Intel Core i9-12900HK Processor Comparisons
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900X
• Vs Xeon Gold 6248R
• Vs EPYC 7313
• Vs Xeon Gold 6242R
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs Xeon Platinum 8260M
• Vs Core i9-10980XE
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
• Vs Core i9-12900H
• Vs Core i7-12800H
• Vs Core i9-12900KF
• Vs Core i9-12900T
• Vs Core i9-12900TE
• Vs Core i9-12900F
• Vs Core i9-12900E
• Vs Core i9-12900
• Vs Core i7-12700KF
• Vs Core i5-12600KF
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX
• Vs Core i9-12900HX
• Vs Core i9-12950HX
• Vs Core i9-12900KS
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5975WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX
• Vs Core i7-12850HX
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7700X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7600X
• Vs Core i9-13900KF
• Vs Core i7-13700K
• Vs Core i7-13700KF
• Vs Core i5-13600K
• Vs Core i5-13600KF
• Vs Core i9-13900KS
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