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

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

Processor comparisons   11-01-2022
   You may have difficulties with the choice of a processor, you will solve them by reading the comprehensive tests Intel Core i9-12900H vs Intel Core i7-12700K and understand which is better for games or normal use for video editing, machine learning, streaming, rendering, programming. Here you can find useful information from several benchmarks or real video editing and streaming tests. A careful review of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to understand, is made by the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of joint testing in special test applications such as RealBench, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Blender, UserBenchmark, SuperPi, WPrime, AIDA64, Geekbench 5.2, MATLAB, PCMark 10, PassMark, Blender, Gears 5, Dolphin Emulator, VeraCrypt, Handbrake, Prime95, 3DMark, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, 7zip, Furmark.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Halo Infinite
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Fortnite
  • Fallout 76
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Last Man Standing
  • Overwatch
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Death Stranding
  • Valorant
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Valheim
  • Borderlands 3
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Apex Legends

   After reading the results of all benchmarks and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i7-12700K or Intel Core i9-12900H.


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

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
Processor Benchmark
Core i9-12900H76% Core i7-12700K70%
The number of this parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900H is 7% better than Core i7-12700K. The data source is several popular tests. More detailed information of the benchmarks is below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12900H61% Core i7-12700K64%
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 run games. Because this processor costs 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 other games in which CPU comparisons were performed: Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Battlefield V, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Monster Hunter World, League of Legends (LOL), PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Control, Forza Horizon 4, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Metro Exodus, Ghostrunner, DOTA 2A, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Half-Life: Alyx, Horizon Zero Dawn, Hitman 3, NBA 2K20.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite107.4114.4
Valorant122.0130.0
Cyberpunk 207768.372.8
Apex Legends114.7122.2
Call of Duty Warzone91.597.5
Overwatch98.8105.3
Red Dead Redemption 284.289.7
DOOM Eternal61.065.0
Warzone95.2101.4
Assassin's Creed102.5109.2
Valheim101.3107.9
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. 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 i9-12900H143% Core i7-12700K56%
To make a finishing resolution 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 i9-12900H is more energy efficient than the Core i7-12700K as it consumes less power: 45W vs. 125W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, it will be useful to 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

Let's say you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for streaming, machine learning, programming, video editing or video rendering, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to reach maximum performance, the processor uses all threads and cores that it has. You will find out this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account 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. Since there are still many programs that can use only one core to work, and all the benefit 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 i9-12900H Intel Core i7-12700K
Cinbench 15 Single-core484569
Cinbench 15 Multi-core50974145
Cinbench 20 Single-core8081358
Cinbench 20 Multi-core113339408
Cinbench 23 Single-core28663179
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3261431015

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900H Intel Core i7-12700K
Single-Core74697441
Multi-Core5575743423

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900H Intel Core i7-12700K
Single-Core19352117
Multi-Core1254417079

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 later. The same benefits from the presence of overclocking. When the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS even in new games. Accordingly, you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The economy are obvious!

Intel Core i9-12900H Intel Core i7-12700K
Announcement dateJanuary 07, 2022January 07, 2022
TypeLaptopDesktop
SocketFCBGA1744FCLGA1700
Core nameAlder LakeAlder Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation1212
Turbo Frequency5 MHz5 MHz
Frequency3.8 MHz3.8 MHz
Cores1412
Threads2020
Bus rate16 GT/s8 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12400 millions10200 millions
Power consumption (TDP)45 W125 W
Memory typeUp to DDR5 4800 MT/s Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s Up to LPDDR5 5200 MT/s Up to LPDDR4x 4267 MT/sUp to DDR5 4800 MT/s Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
Max. Memory64 Gb128 Gb
Memory Frequency6400
Memory bandwidth108 GB/s76.8 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB
L2 cache8 MB12 MB
L3 cache24 MB25 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 i9-12900H has 2 more core than Core i7-12700K. 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 i9-12900H is better: 11
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i7-12700K is better: 20
   Although it should be realized that all the figures in the text above do not mean that taking them into account you should completely trust a simple comparison of these numbers. Be sure to watch benchmarks video and read the opinion of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900H and Intel Core i7-12700K before deciding which CPU to buy for gaming and which not.
Intel Core i9-12900H - all data

•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
Intel Core i7-12700K - all data

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


Intel Core i9-12900H Processor Comparisons
• Vs Core i9-12900HK
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs EPYC 7702
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Vs EPYC 7543
• Vs EPYC 7513
• Vs EPYC 7502
• Vs EPYC 74F3
• Vs EPYC 7443P
• Vs EPYC 7453
• Vs EPYC 7443
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• 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 Xeon Gold 6242R
• 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 i7-12800H
• 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 i7-12700KF
• 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
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• Vs Ryzen 9 7700X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7600X
• Vs Core i9-13900KF
• Vs Core i7-13700K
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• Vs Core i5-13600KF
• Vs Core i9-13900KS


Intel Core i7-12700K Processor Comparisons
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• 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 Core i9-12900K
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs Core i7-12700KF
• 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 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
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