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

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

Processor comparisons   08-01-2022
   Perhaps you can't decide which CPU to buy, you can make a decision after reading the detailed tests Intel Core i9-12900H vs Intel Core i9-12900K and decide which is better for games or simple use for programming, rendering, streaming, machine learning, video editing. Here you can find useful information from many benchmarks or real streaming and video editing tests. A thorough analysis of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to understand, is made by the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in software tests like PassMark, WPrime, Handbrake, Blender, 7zip, RealBench, Prime95, SuperPi, Gears 5, Blender, MATLAB, Geekbench 5.2, AIDA64, Furmark, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Dolphin Emulator, VeraCrypt, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, DaVinci Resolve Studio, PCMark 10, UserBenchmark, 3DMark.
   And how good the processors are in games:
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Last Man Standing
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Death Stranding
  • Apex Legends
  • Valheim
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Fortnite
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Halo Infinite
  • Fallout 76
  • Valorant
  • Overwatch
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Borderlands 3

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

 
Intel Core i9-12900H
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 i9-12900H81% Core i9-12900K81%


Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12900H61% Core i9-12900K72%
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 play 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 summary table below.
List of other games in which processors were compared: Control, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), League of Legends (LOL), Ghostrunner, DOTA 2A, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Forza Horizon 4, Metro Exodus, Horizon Zero Dawn, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Battlefield V, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Half-Life: Alyx, Hitman 3, NBA 2K20, Monster Hunter World.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite107.4127.0
Valorant122.0144.4
Cyberpunk 207768.380.8
Apex Legends114.7135.7
Call of Duty Warzone91.5108.3
Overwatch98.8116.9
Red Dead Redemption 284.299.6
DOOM Eternal61.072.2
Warzone95.2112.6
Assassin's Creed102.5121.3
Valheim101.3119.8
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 that were in the comparisons not only did they have different amounts of RAM and different video cards. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 2K, FullHD or 4K. 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 compare it in one assembly with the video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i9-12900H143% Core i9-12900K97%
To make a finishing 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 i9-12900H is more energy efficient than the Core i9-12900K since it has less power consumption: 45W vs. 125W. Power consumption is particularly important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, it will be useful to know its TDP. It is necessary to calculate so that the TDP data specified in the cooler specification is greater than the TDP of the compared processor.


Software benchmarks

Let's say you plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for streaming, machine learning, video rendering or video editing, programming, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to reach maximum efficiency, the processor uses all threads and cores that it has. You will find out this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using the data from these tests, be sure to find out whether the program that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Because there are still many programs that use only one core to run, 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 i9-12900H Intel Core i9-12900K
Cinbench 15 Single-core484489
Cinbench 15 Multi-core50975150
Cinbench 20 Single-core808816
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1133311450
Cinbench 23 Single-core28662896
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3261432950

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900H Intel Core i9-12900K
Single-Core74697546
Multi-Core5575756332

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900H Intel Core i9-12900K
Single-Core19353641
Multi-Core1254425262

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 in the future. The same can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, thereby increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS in new games. Accordingly, you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The savings are obvious!

Intel Core i9-12900H Intel Core i9-12900K
Announcement dateJanuary 07, 2022July 21, 2021
TypeLaptopDesktop
SocketFCBGA1744FCLGA1700
Core nameAlder LakeAlder Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation1212
Turbo Frequency5 MHz5.2 MHz
Frequency3.8 MHz3.9 MHz
Cores1416
Threads2024
Bus rate16 GT/s16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12400 millions2950 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 Frequency64006400
Memory bandwidth108 GB/s76.8 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB2 MB
L2 cache8 MB14 MB
L3 cache24 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 i9-12900H in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Core i9-12900K has 2 more core than Core i9-12900H. 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: 4
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-12900K is better: 28
   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 numbers. Be sure to watch the testing video and read the reviews of of people who bought Intel Core i9-12900H and Intel Core i9-12900K before making a decision which CPU to buy for gaming and which not.
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


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•  Cinebench r20 score
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•  GeekBench 5 score
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Versus Battle of the Processors
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
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• Vs EPYC 7702
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• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
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