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

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

Processor comparisons   11-01-2022
   Let's say you are thinking about choosing a processor, you will be able to make a choice after reading the full tests Intel Core i7-12700KF vs Intel Core i9-12900HK and see which is better for games or simple use for programming, rendering, streaming, video editing, machine learning. Here you can find all information from different benchmarks or real video editing and streaming tests. A step-by-step analysis of all the specifications, so that it can be easier to understand, is made by the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of joint testing in special testing software like AIDA64, RealBench, Gears 5, PassMark, Prime95, PCMark 10, 7zip, Geekbench 5.2, MATLAB, Blender, 3DMark, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, WPrime, Furmark, SuperPi, Blender, Dolphin Emulator, Handbrake, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), DaVinci Resolve Studio, UserBenchmark, VeraCrypt.
   And how good the processors are in games:
  • Halo Infinite
  • Valorant
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Fortnite
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Overwatch
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Apex Legends
  • Last Man Standing
  • Borderlands 3
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Valheim
  • Death Stranding
  • Fallout 76
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Grand Theft Auto V

   After reading the results these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to know which CPU is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-12900HK or Intel Core i7-12700KF.


 
Intel Core i7-12700KF
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 i7-12700KF70% Core i9-12900HK75%
This shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900HK is 6% better than Core i7-12700KF. The data source is several popular tests. More detailed information of the benchmarks is below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i7-12700KF64% Core i9-12900HK60%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor at the moment. 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 final table below.
List of other games in which CPU comparisons were performed: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Microsoft Flight Simulator, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Metro Exodus, Battlefield V, Half-Life: Alyx, NBA 2K20, Monster Hunter World, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), League of Legends (LOL), Control, Forza Horizon 4, DOTA 2A, Ghostrunner, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Horizon Zero Dawn, Hitman 3.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite113.9107.2
Valorant129.4121.8
Cyberpunk 207772.568.2
Apex Legends121.7114.5
Call of Duty Warzone97.191.4
Overwatch104.898.7
Red Dead Redemption 289.384.1
DOOM Eternal64.760.9
Warzone101.095.0
Assassin's Creed108.7102.3
Valheim107.4101.1
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 that were in the comparisons not only did they have different video cards and different amounts of RAM. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 2K, 4K or FullHD. Therefore, the game benchmark data is approximate. But all video cards met the average system requirements of games. You will get more accurate information about how powerful the processor will be in games, if you get acquainted with the benchmarks that are made with the same video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i7-12700KF57% Core i9-12900HK141%
To make a finishing resolution 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 i7-12700KF as it consumes less power: 125W vs. 45W. Power consumption is particularly important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, it will be useful to know its TDP. You need to buy a cooler that has the TDP data specified in the specification was 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 streaming, video editing or video rendering, machine learning, 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 includes all threads and cores that it has. You will find out this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account the data from these tests, be sure to find out whether the program that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Because there are still many programs that use only one core to run, and all the advantages of multi-core mode are unused.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i9-12900HK
Cinbench 15 Single-core563479
Cinbench 15 Multi-core41045047
Cinbench 20 Single-core1344800
Cinbench 20 Multi-core931411221
Cinbench 23 Single-core31472838
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3070532291

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i9-12900HK
Single-Core73677395
Multi-Core4298955205

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i9-12900HK
Single-Core21611916
Multi-Core1675512420

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the processor release date and overclocking capability will be the most useful. The newer the processor, the longer it will last you. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system later. The same benefits from the presence of overclocking. When the processor can be overclocked, thereby increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS even in new games. The economy are obvious! Accordingly, there is no longer a need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Intel Core i7-12700KF 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 i7-12700KF. 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 i7-12700KF is better: 20
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-12900HK is better: 11
   However, it should be understood that all the data in the article above do not mean that you should be guided entirely by them and trust a simple quantitative comparison. Better to watch the video tests and read the reviews of real owners of Intel Core i7-12700KF and Intel Core i9-12900HK before deciding which CPU to buy for gaming and which not.
Intel Core i7-12700KF - 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 i7-12700KF Processor Comparisons
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• Vs EPYC 7443
• Vs EPYC 7453
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• 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
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• Vs EPYC 7643
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• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
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• Vs Ryzen 9 7950X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7700X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7600X
• Vs Core i9-12900KS


Intel Core i9-12900HK Processor Comparisons
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• 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
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• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX
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• Vs Core i9-12900KS
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• Vs Core i7-12850HX
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X
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