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Intel Core i9-12900 vs Intel Core i9-13900K gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900 vs Intel Core i9-13900K

Processor comparisons   10-01-2022
   If you are thinking about choosing a processor, you will be able to make a choice by looking at the Intel Core i9-12900 vs Intel Core i9-13900K tests and see which is better for games or normal use for rendering, video editing, streaming, machine learning, programming. Here is useful information from real video editing and streaming tests or several benchmarks. A step-by-step analysis of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to read, is presented in the form of the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of joint testing in special testing software like 3DMark, Blender, Prime95, PCMark 10, UserBenchmark, Dolphin Emulator, PassMark, VeraCrypt, WPrime, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, AIDA64, Handbrake, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), MATLAB, Gears 5, DaVinci Resolve Studio, RealBench, SuperPi, Furmark, Geekbench 5.2, 7zip, Blender.
   And how good the processors are in games:
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Halo Infinite
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Apex Legends
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Death Stranding
  • Fortnite
  • Last Man Standing
  • Valorant
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Overwatch
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Valheim
  • Borderlands 3
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Fallout 76
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which CPU is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-13900K or Intel Core i9-12900.

 
Intel Core i9-12900
Intel Core i9-13900K

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors

Processor Benchmark
Core i9-1290078% Core i9-13900K90%
This parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-13900K is 13% 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 i9-13900K78%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor currently available. And of course, this is a server processor, on which no one will play games. Because this processor costs several tens of thousands of dollars. And if it seems to you that the selected CPU has a little game result, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the summary table below.
List of less popular games in which processors were compared: Battlefield V, Monster Hunter World, Horizon Zero Dawn, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Ghostrunner, NBA 2K20, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Microsoft Flight Simulator, DOTA 2A, Forza Horizon 4, Half-Life: Alyx, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Metro Exodus, League of Legends (LOL), Control, Hitman 3, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO).

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite112.8138.8
Valorant128.1157.7
Cyberpunk 207771.888.3
Apex Legends120.5148.2
Call of Duty Warzone96.1118.3
Overwatch103.8127.7
Red Dead Redemption 288.4108.8
DOOM Eternal64.178.8
Warzone100.0123.0
Assassin's Creed107.6132.4
Valheim106.4130.9
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 i9-1290096% Core i9-13900K126%
To make a finishing choice 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 i9-13900K is more energy efficient than the Core i9-12900 as it consumes less power: 65W vs. 125W. Power consumption is particularly important for laptops. And TDP should be taken into account when choosing a processor cooling system. 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 plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for machine learning, streaming, programming, video rendering or video editing, then the main parameter for you is its 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 using the data from these tests, be sure to check whether the program 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 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 i9-13900K
Cinbench 15 Single-core445636
Cinbench 15 Multi-core46876695
Cinbench 20 Single-core7431061
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1042014885
Cinbench 23 Single-core26353765
Cinbench 23 Multi-core2998542835

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-13900K
Single-Core68673441
Multi-Core5126273012

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-13900K
Single-Core18854733
Multi-Core1602832841

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most useful 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 benefits from the presence of overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS in new games. The economy are obvious! Accordingly, you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-13900K
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021January 01, 2021
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA1700FCLGA1700
Core nameAlder LakeRaptor Lake-S
Architecturex86x86
Generation1213
Turbo Frequency5.1 MHz5.2 MHz
Frequency3.8 MHz3.5 MHz
Cores168
Threads2416
Bus rate16 GT/s16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm10 nm
Transistors count12600 millions14200 millions
Power consumption (TDP)65 W125 W
Memory typeUp to DDR5 4800 MT/s Up to DDR4 3200 MT/sDDR5-6500
Max. Memory128 Gb512 Gb
Memory Frequency64006500
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s132 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB2 MB
L2 cache12 MB8 MB
L3 cache30 MB36 MB
OverclockingNoyes
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 i9-12900 is 7% better than Core i9-13900K in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Core i9-12900 has 8 more core than Core i9-13900K. 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: 8
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-13900K is better: 27
   However, it should be realized that the summary data that you have looked at here do not mean that you should be guided entirely by them and trust a simple comparison of these figures. Be sure to watch the video tests and read the opinion of of people who bought Intel Core i9-12900 and Intel Core i9-13900K before making a decision which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
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