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Intel Core i9-12900 vs Intel Core i9-12900HK gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900 vs Intel Core i9-12900HK

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

   After reading the results these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to figure out which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-12900HK or Intel Core i9-12900.


 
Intel Core i9-12900
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 i9-1290073% Core i9-12900HK75%
The number of this parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900HK is 2% better than Core i9-12900. The data source is several popular tests. Detailed information can be found below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-1290064% 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 of course, this is a server processor, on which no one will run 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 low game result, just look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of other games in which processors were compared: Horizon Zero Dawn, Forza Horizon 4, Metro Exodus, Hitman 3, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, NBA 2K20, DOTA 2A, Ghostrunner, Monster Hunter World, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, League of Legends (LOL), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Control, Battlefield V, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Half-Life: Alyx, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG).

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite112.8107.2
Valorant128.1121.8
Cyberpunk 207771.868.2
Apex Legends120.5114.5
Call of Duty Warzone96.191.4
Overwatch103.898.7
Red Dead Redemption 288.484.1
DOOM Eternal64.160.9
Warzone100.095.0
Assassin's Creed107.6102.3
Valheim106.4101.1
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 tested computers not only did they have different amounts of RAM and different video cards. 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. To be sure exactly how much performance 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 i9-1290096% Core i9-12900HK141%
To make a final choice on which processor is better, you should also consider the generation of its core. It is clear that the newer the generation, the better the performance of the processor in games and benchmarks, as well as its energy efficiency. In this case the Core i9-12900HK is more energy efficient than the Core i9-12900 as it consumes less power: 65W vs. 45W. Power consumption is particularly important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you must 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

If you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for video editing or video rendering, streaming, programming, machine learning, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to reach maximum efficiency, the processor includes all threads and cores that it has. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using the data from these tests, be sure to find out whether the software that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Because there are still many programs that can use only one core to work, 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 i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900HK
Cinbench 15 Single-core445479
Cinbench 15 Multi-core46875047
Cinbench 20 Single-core743800
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1042011221
Cinbench 23 Single-core26352838
Cinbench 23 Multi-core2998532291

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900HK
Single-Core68677395
Multi-Core5126255205

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900HK
Single-Core18851916
Multi-Core1602812420

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most helpful will be the release date of the processor and the possibility of overclocking it. The newer the processor, the longer it will last you. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system in the future. The same benefits from the presence of overclocking. When the processor can be overclocked, thereby increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS in the newest games. It turns out that there is no longer a need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The savings are obvious!

Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900HK
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021January 07, 2022
TypeDesktopLaptop
SocketFCLGA1700FCBGA1744
Core nameAlder LakeAlder Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation1212
Turbo Frequency5.1 MHz5 MHz
Frequency3.8 MHz3.8 MHz
Cores1614
Threads2420
Bus rate16 GT/s16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12600 millions12400 millions
Power consumption (TDP)65 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 Frequency64006400
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s108 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB2 MB
L2 cache12 MB8 MB
L3 cache30 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 i9-12900 has 2 more core than Core i9-12900HK. 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 i9-12900 is better: 19
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-12900HK is better: 12
   Although it should be realized that the summary data in the text above do not mean that taking them into account you should totally trust a simple quantitative comparison. Better to watch benchmarks video and read the reviews of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900 and Intel Core i9-12900HK before making a choice which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
Intel Core i9-12900 - 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 i9-12900 Processor Comparisons
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• Vs EPYC 7543
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs Core i9-12900H
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• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
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• 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
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• Vs Core i9-12900KF
• Vs Core i9-12900T
• Vs Core i9-12900TE
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• Vs Core i9-12900E
• Vs Core i7-12700K
• 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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