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

Intel Core i9-12900HK vs Intel Core i9-12900K

Processor comparisons   08-01-2022
   You may have difficulties with the choice of a processor, you will solve them by reading the comprehensive tests Intel Core i9-12900HK vs Intel Core i9-12900K and understand which is better for games or simple use for streaming, video editing, rendering, programming, machine learning. Here you can find all information from many benchmarks or real streaming and video editing tests. A thorough analysis of all the technical characteristics, so that it can be easier to understand, is made by the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in special testing software like UserBenchmark, WPrime, AIDA64, Handbrake, DaVinci Resolve Studio, VeraCrypt, Prime95, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Geekbench 5.2, 3DMark, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, Dolphin Emulator, PassMark, Gears 5, PCMark 10, Blender, 7zip, Blender, MATLAB, Furmark, RealBench, SuperPi.
   Gaming performance of CPUs in:
  • Last Man Standing
  • Fallout 76
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Apex Legends
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Halo Infinite
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Valheim
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Overwatch
  • Valorant
  • Fortnite
  • Death Stranding
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Borderlands 3
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

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

 
Intel Core i9-12900HK
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 i9-12900HK80% Core i9-12900K81%
This parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900K is 1% better than Core i9-12900HK. The data source is several popular tests. More detailed information of the benchmarks is below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12900HK60% Core i9-12900K72%
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. Therefore, if you think that the selected CPU has a little game result, 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: Control, League of Legends (LOL), Horizon Zero Dawn, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Metro Exodus, Monster Hunter World, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Ghostrunner, Hitman 3, DOTA 2A, Forza Horizon 4, Battlefield V, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Half-Life: Alyx, NBA 2K20, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite107.2127.0
Valorant121.8144.4
Cyberpunk 207768.280.8
Apex Legends114.5135.7
Call of Duty Warzone91.4108.3
Overwatch98.7116.9
Red Dead Redemption 284.199.6
DOOM Eternal60.972.2
Warzone95.0112.6
Assassin's Creed102.3121.3
Valheim101.1119.8
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: FullHD, 2K or 4K. 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 get acquainted with the benchmarks that are made with the same video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i9-12900HK141% Core i9-12900K97%
To make a final resolution 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 i9-12900K as it consumes less power: 45W vs. 125W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you need 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

If you plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for programming, video rendering or video editing, machine learning, streaming, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to achieve maximum efficiency, 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 make sure that 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 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 i9-12900HK Intel Core i9-12900K
Cinbench 15 Single-core479489
Cinbench 15 Multi-core50475150
Cinbench 20 Single-core800816
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1122111450
Cinbench 23 Single-core28382896
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3229132950

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900HK Intel Core i9-12900K
Single-Core73957546
Multi-Core5520556332

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900HK Intel Core i9-12900K
Single-Core19163641
Multi-Core1242025262

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the processor release date and overclocking capability will be the most helpful. 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 the newest games. The savings are obvious! Accordingly, you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Intel Core i9-12900HK 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 i9-12900HK in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Core i9-12900K 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 i9-12900HK is better: 4
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-12900K is better: 28
   However, it should be understood that all the figures that you have looked at here do not mean that taking them into account you should entirely trust a simple comparison of these figures. Better to watch the testing video and read the reviews of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900HK and Intel Core i9-12900K before making a choice which of the processors to buy for gaming.
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


Versus Battle of the Processors
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Core i9-12900H Vs Core i9-12900HK
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Core i9-12900KF Vs Core i9-12900HK
• Core i9-12900F Vs Core i9-12900HK
• Core i9-12900 Vs Core i9-12900HK
• Core i9-12900T Vs Core i9-12900HK

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


Versus Battle of the Processors
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Core i9-13900K Vs Core i9-12900K
• 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
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