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

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

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

   After reading the results these benchmarks and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-12900HK or Intel Core i9-12900F.

 
Intel Core i9-12900F
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 i9-12900F74% Core i9-12900HK75%
This shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900HK is 1% better than Core i9-12900F. The data source is several popular tests. More detailed information of the benchmarks is below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12900F64% Core i9-12900HK60%
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 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 CPU comparisons were performed: Battlefield V, Ghostrunner, Half-Life: Alyx, NBA 2K20, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Microsoft Flight Simulator, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Control, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, DOTA 2A, Monster Hunter World, Metro Exodus, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Hitman 3, Forza Horizon 4, Horizon Zero Dawn, League of Legends (LOL).

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite113.0107.2
Valorant128.4121.8
Cyberpunk 207771.968.2
Apex Legends120.7114.5
Call of Duty Warzone96.391.4
Overwatch104.098.7
Red Dead Redemption 288.684.1
DOOM Eternal64.260.9
Warzone100.295.0
Assassin's Creed107.9102.3
Valheim106.6101.1
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 i9-12900F97% 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 i9-12900F since it has less power consumption: 65W vs. 45W. Power consumption is especially 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

If you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for programming, video editing or video rendering, streaming, machine learning, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the CPU uses all cores and threads that it has to the maximum to achieve maximum efficiency. 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 program you are going to use on your computer supports multi-threaded mode. Because there are still many programs that use only one core to work, 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 i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900HK
Cinbench 15 Single-core449479
Cinbench 15 Multi-core47345047
Cinbench 20 Single-core750800
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1052411221
Cinbench 23 Single-core26612838
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3028532291

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900HK
Single-Core69367395
Multi-Core5177555205

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900HK
Single-Core19041916
Multi-Core1618812420

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 newer the processor, the longer it will last you. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system in the future. The same can be said about overclocking. When the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS in the newest 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 i9-12900F 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 i9-12900F 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 i9-12900F is better: 19
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-12900HK is better: 12
   However, it should be understood that the summary data that you have looked at here do not mean that taking them into account you should fully trust a simple quantitative comparison. Be sure to watch benchmarks video and read the reviews of of people who bought Intel Core i9-12900F and Intel Core i9-12900HK before making a choice which of the processors to buy for gaming.
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


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


Versus Battle of the Processors
• Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX Vs Core i9-12900HK
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