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

Intel Core i9-12900F vs Intel Core i9-12900K

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

   After reading the results of parallel benchmarks and videos, you already be able to figure out which CPU is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-12900K or Intel Core i9-12900F.


 
Intel Core i9-12900F
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 i9-12900F74% Core i9-12900K76%
This shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900K is 2% better than Core i9-12900F. The data source is several popular tests. Detailed information can be found below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12900F64% Core i9-12900K72%
For the maximum in this test, the results of the most powerful processor in the site database are taken. 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. Therefore, if you think that the selected CPU has a little game result, just 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: Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Monster Hunter World, Hitman 3, Half-Life: Alyx, DOTA 2A, Forza Horizon 4, Battlefield V, League of Legends (LOL), Microsoft Flight Simulator, Metro Exodus, Control, NBA 2K20, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Ghostrunner.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite113.0127.0
Valorant128.4144.4
Cyberpunk 207771.980.8
Apex Legends120.7135.7
Call of Duty Warzone96.3108.3
Overwatch104.0116.9
Red Dead Redemption 288.699.6
DOOM Eternal64.272.2
Warzone100.2112.6
Assassin's Creed107.9121.3
Valheim106.6119.8
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: 4K, 2K 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 i9-12900F97% Core i9-12900K97%


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, the CPU uses all threads and cores that it has to the maximum to reach maximum performance. You will find out this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using 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 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 i9-12900K
Cinbench 15 Single-core449489
Cinbench 15 Multi-core47345150
Cinbench 20 Single-core750816
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1052411450
Cinbench 23 Single-core26612896
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3028532950

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900K
Single-Core69367546
Multi-Core5177556332

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900K
Single-Core19043641
Multi-Core1618825262

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 in your computer. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system in the future. The same benefits from the presence of overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS even 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 i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900K
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021July 21, 2021
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA1700FCLGA1700
Core nameAlder LakeAlder Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation1212
Turbo Frequency5.1 MHz5.2 MHz
Frequency3.8 MHz3.9 MHz
Cores1616
Threads2424
Bus rate16 GT/s16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12600 millions12400 millions
Power consumption (TDP)65 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 Frequency64006400
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s76.8 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB2 MB
L2 cache12 MB14 MB
L3 cache30 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 i9-12900F in terms of CPU frequency. 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: 2
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-12900K is better: 24
   Although it should be realized that the summary data that you have looked at here do not mean that taking them into account you should fully trust a simple comparison of these numbers. Be sure to watch benchmarks video and read the reviews of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900F and Intel Core i9-12900K before making a decision which of the processors to buy for gaming.
Intel Core i9-12900F - 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 i9-12900F Processor Comparisons
• Vs Core i9-12900KF
• Vs Core i9-12900T
• Vs Core i9-12900TE
• Vs EPYC 7513
• Vs EPYC 7543
• Vs Core i9-12900HK
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs Core i9-12900H
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs Core i9-12900
• Vs EPYC 74F3
• Vs Core i9-12900E
• Vs EPYC 7443P
• Vs EPYC 7453
• Vs EPYC 7443
• Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
• Vs EPYC 7413
• Vs EPYC 7452
• Vs EPYC 7272
• Vs EPYC 73F3
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs EPYC 7343
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900X
• Vs Xeon W-3275M
• Vs Ryzen 9 3950X
• 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 Core i7-12700K
• Vs Core i7-12700KF
• Vs Core i5-12600KF
• Vs Core i5-12600K
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
• 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 i9-11980HK
• Vs Ryzen 7 2700X
• Vs Core i7-12700H
• Vs Core i5-12490F
• Vs Core i9-10900
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 4400GE
• Vs Core i7-12650HX
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 2700
• Vs Core i3-12100F
• Vs Core i7-11700T
• Vs Core i9-11900T
• Vs Ryzen 7 3700X
• Vs Core i9-10900X
• Vs Ryzen 7 1800X
• Vs Core i5-11500B
• Vs Core i9-10900F
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700G
• Vs Core i5-12600T
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 3600
• Vs Core i7-11700B
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G
• Vs Core i9-10850K
• Vs Core i5-11600K
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600
• Vs Core i5-11600KF
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800X
• Vs Core i3-12300
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5750G
• Vs Core i9-11900KB
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800
• Vs Core i5-12400
• Vs Core i9-11900
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600G
• Vs Core i7-12700
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 5650G
• Vs Core i9-11900KF
• Vs Core i3-12300T
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 3700
• Vs Core i5-12400F
• Vs Core i3-12100T
• Vs Core i9-10900K
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
• Vs Core i5-12500T
• Vs Core i9-11900K
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5750GE
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800XT
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 1700
• Vs Ryzen 7 4700G
• Vs Ryzen 5 5600X
• Vs Ryzen 7 1700X
• Vs Core i7-11700
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Vs Core i9-10910
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G
• Vs Core i7-11700K
• Vs Core i5-12400T
• Vs Core i9-11900H
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 4700G
• Vs Core i3-12100
• Vs Ryzen 9 5600X
• Vs Ryzen 7 2700E
• Vs Core i5-12500
• Vs Ryzen 7 2700
• Vs Core i7-12700T
• Vs Ryzen 7 1700
• Vs Core i7-11700KF
• Vs Core i7-11700F
• Vs Core i9-11900F
• Vs Core i9-10900KF
• Vs Ryzen 5 3600XT
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 5650GE
• Vs Core i5-11400H
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900
• Vs Core i5-12600
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900X
• Vs Core i5-11600
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X
• Vs Core i5-11500
• 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


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 i9-12900E
• Vs Core i9-12900
• Vs Core i7-12700K
• Vs Core i7-12700KF
• 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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