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

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

Processor comparisons   11-01-2022
   For example you are thinking about choosing a CPU, you will be able to make a choice by looking at the Intel Core i7-12700KF vs Intel Core i9-12900K tests and decide which is better for games or simple use for programming, rendering, streaming, machine learning, video editing. Here is useful information from real streaming and video editing tests or several benchmarks. A careful review of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to understand, is presented in the form of the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel examination in software tests such as Cinebench 23 (20, 15), UserBenchmark, Furmark, AIDA64, Dolphin Emulator, PassMark, WPrime, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, Handbrake, Geekbench 5.2, RealBench, Gears 5, Blender, PCMark 10, VeraCrypt, DaVinci Resolve Studio, 7zip, 3DMark, Prime95, MATLAB, SuperPi, Blender.
   And how good the processors are in games:
  • Fallout 76
  • Valheim
  • Last Man Standing
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Overwatch
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Apex Legends
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Halo Infinite
  • Borderlands 3
  • Fortnite
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Valorant
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Death Stranding

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


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

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 i9-12900K76%
This parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900K is 7% 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 i9-12900K72%
For the maximum in this test, the results of the most powerful processor in the site database are taken. And of course, 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. Therefore, if you think 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 less popular games in which processors were compared: Ghostrunner, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Hitman 3, Horizon Zero Dawn, Half-Life: Alyx, Battlefield V, Monster Hunter World, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Forza Horizon 4, League of Legends (LOL), Control, Metro Exodus, DOTA 2A, NBA 2K20, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite113.9127.0
Valorant129.4144.4
Cyberpunk 207772.580.8
Apex Legends121.7135.7
Call of Duty Warzone97.1108.3
Overwatch104.8116.9
Red Dead Redemption 289.399.6
DOOM Eternal64.772.2
Warzone101.0112.6
Assassin's Creed108.7121.3
Valheim107.4119.8
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 comparisons not only were the equipped with different amounts of RAM and different video cards. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 2K, FullHD or 4K. So 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 compare it in one assembly with the video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i7-12700KF57% Core i9-12900K97%
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 i9-12900K is more energy efficient than the Core i7-12700KF as it consumes less power: 125W vs. 125W. Power consumption is particularly important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, it will be useful to know its TDP. It is necessary to count so that the TDP data specified in the cooler specification is greater than the TDP of the compared processor.

Software benchmarks

For example you plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for programming, video editing or video rendering, streaming, machine learning, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the processor includes all threads and cores that it has to the maximum to achieve maximum performance. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account the data from these tests, be sure to check whether the software you are going to use on your computer supports multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that can use only one core to work, and all the benefit 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 i7-12700KF Intel Core i9-12900K
Cinbench 15 Single-core563489
Cinbench 15 Multi-core41045150
Cinbench 20 Single-core1344816
Cinbench 20 Multi-core931411450
Cinbench 23 Single-core31472896
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3070532950

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i9-12900K
Single-Core73677546
Multi-Core4298956332

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i9-12900K
Single-Core21613641
Multi-Core1675525262

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 i7-12700KF Intel Core i9-12900K
Announcement dateJanuary 07, 2022July 21, 2021
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA1700FCLGA1700
Core nameAlder LakeAlder Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation1212
Turbo Frequency5 MHz5.2 MHz
Frequency3.8 MHz3.9 MHz
Cores1216
Threads2024
Bus rate8 GT/s16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count10200 millions12400 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W125 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
Max. Memory128 Gb128 Gb
Memory Frequency6400
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s76.8 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB
L2 cache12 MB14 MB
L3 cache25 MB30 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. Here Core i9-12900K is 2% better than Core i7-12700KF in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Core i9-12900K has 4 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: 5
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-12900K is better: 27
   The summary data in the text above do not mean that taking them into account you should completely trust a simple quantitative comparison. Better to watch benchmarks video and read the opinion of of people who bought Intel Core i7-12700KF and Intel Core i9-12900K before making a selection 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 i9-12900K - all data

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


Intel Core i7-12700KF Processor Comparisons
• Vs Core i9-12900H
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• Vs Core i7-12700K
• 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 Core i9-12900HK
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• 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 i9-9960X
• 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
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX
• Vs Core i5-13400
• Vs Core i5-13500
• Vs Core i7-13700
• Vs Core i9-13900
• Vs Core i3-13100
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs Apple M1 Pro
• Vs Apple M1 Max
• Vs Apple M1 Ultra
• Vs Apple M2 Pro
• Vs Apple M2 Max
• Vs Core i5-13600
• Vs Core i7-13700HX
• Vs Core i9-13900HK
• Vs Core i9-13900HX
• Vs Core i5-13600HX
• Vs Core i9-13950HX
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600


Intel Core i9-12900K Processor Comparisons
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900XT
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
• Vs Core i9-10980XE
• Vs Xeon Platinum 8260M
• Vs EPYC 72F3
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
• Vs Xeon Gold 6242R
• Vs EPYC 7313P
• Vs Xeon Gold 6248R
• Vs EPYC 7313
• Vs Ryzen 9 3950X
• Vs Xeon W-3275M
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900X
• Vs EPYC 7343
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs EPYC 73F3
• Vs EPYC 7272
• Vs EPYC 7452
• Vs EPYC 7413
• Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
• Vs EPYC 7443
• Vs EPYC 7453
• Vs EPYC 7443P
• Vs EPYC 74F3
• Vs EPYC 7502
• Vs EPYC 7513
• Vs EPYC 7543
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Vs EPYC 7702
• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs Core i9-12900HK
• 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 i7-12700K
• 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 Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7700X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7600X
• Vs Core i7-11700F
• Vs Core i3-12100
• Vs Core i7-11700
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700G
• Vs Core i5-11600K
• Vs Core i9-11900H
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600X
• Vs Core i7-12700
• Vs Core i7-11700T
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800
• Vs Core i5-11600
• Vs Core i5-12400T
• Vs Core i9-10900KF
• Vs Core i7-11700B
• Vs Core i5-11600KF
• Vs Core i9-10900K
• Vs Core i5-12600
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X3D
• Vs Core i9-11900KF
• Vs Core i9-11900
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800U
• Vs Core i9-11900KB
• Vs Core i5-12490F
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5750G
• Vs Core i7-11700K
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600G
• Vs Core i3-12300
• Vs Core i3-12300T
• Vs Core i9-11900K
• Vs Ryzen 7 3700X
• Vs Core i5-12600K
• Vs Core i3-12100F
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• Vs Core i5-12600KF
• Vs Core i7-12650HX
• Vs Core i5-12600H
• Vs Core i5-12500
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
• Vs Core i5-12500T
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800X
• Vs Core i7-12850HX
• Vs Core i9-11900F
• Vs Ryzen 9 5600X
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 3700
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800XT
• Vs Core i5-12400
• Vs Core i7-12700T
• Vs Core i7-11700KF
• Vs Core i5-12400F
• Vs Core i3-12100T
• Vs Core i9-11900T
• Vs Core i9-11980HK
• Vs Core i9-13900KF
• Vs Core i7-13700K
• Vs Core i7-13700KF
• Vs Core i5-13600K
• Vs Core i5-13600KF
• Vs Core i9-13900KS
• Vs Core i5-13400
• Vs Core i5-13500
• Vs Core i7-13700
• Vs Core i9-13900
• Vs Core i3-13100
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs Apple M1 Pro
• Vs Apple M1 Max
• Vs Apple M1 Ultra
• Vs Apple M2 Pro
• Vs Apple M2 Max
• Vs Core i5-13600
• Vs Core i9-13900HK
• Vs Core i9-13900HX
• Vs Core i5-13600HX
• Vs Core i9-13950HX
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600
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