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

Intel Core i9-12900HX vs Intel Core i9-12900HK

Processor comparisons   28-08-2022
   You may have difficulties with the choice of a processor, you will solve them by reading the comprehensive tests Intel Core i9-12900HX vs Intel Core i9-12900HK and understand which is better for games or simple use for rendering, machine learning, video editing, streaming, programming. Here is useful information from real streaming and video editing tests or various benchmarks. A step-by-step analysis of all the specifications, 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 software tests like Blender, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Handbrake, Dolphin Emulator, Geekbench 5.2, WPrime, AIDA64, Furmark, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), SuperPi, 7zip, 3DMark, VeraCrypt, MATLAB, PCMark 10, PassMark, UserBenchmark, Prime95, Gears 5, RealBench, Blender.
   Gaming performance of CPUs in:
  • Fallout 76
  • Valorant
  • Apex Legends
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Valheim
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Last Man Standing
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Overwatch
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Fortnite
  • Death Stranding
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Halo Infinite
  • Borderlands 3
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Watch Dogs Legion

   After looking at the data of parallel benchmarks and videos, you already be able to know which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-12900HK or Intel Core i9-12900HX.


 
Intel Core i9-12900HX
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 i9-12900HX80% Core i9-12900HK75%
This value shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900HX is 6% 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 i9-12900HX64% 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 less popular games in which processors were compared: Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Half-Life: Alyx, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), NBA 2K20, Ghostrunner, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Forza Horizon 4, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Hitman 3, Metro Exodus, League of Legends (LOL), Monster Hunter World, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Horizon Zero Dawn, DOTA 2A, Battlefield V, Control.

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 comparisons not only were the equipped with different amounts of RAM and different video cards. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 2K, FullHD or 4K. 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 get acquainted with the benchmarks that are made with the same video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i9-12900HX118% Core i9-12900HK141%
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 i9-12900HX since it has less power consumption: 55W vs. 45W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you need 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

If you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for programming, video rendering or video editing, machine learning, streaming, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the processor uses all cores and threads that it has to the maximum to reach maximum performance. 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 software you are going to use on your computer supports multi-threaded mode. Because there are still many programs that can 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 i9-12900HX Intel Core i9-12900HK
Cinbench 15 Single-core560479
Cinbench 15 Multi-core59045047
Cinbench 20 Single-core936800
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1312811221
Cinbench 23 Single-core33202838
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3778032291

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900HX Intel Core i9-12900HK
Single-Core35577395
Multi-Core6478355205

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900HX Intel Core i9-12900HK
Single-Core19471916
Multi-Core1619812420

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 i9-12900HX Intel Core i9-12900HK
Announcement dateJune 26, 2022January 07, 2022
TypeLaptopLaptop
SocketFCBGA1964FCBGA1744
Core nameAlder LakeAlder Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation1212
Turbo Frequency5 MHz5 MHz
Frequency3.6 MHz3.8 MHz
Cores1614
Threads2420
Bus rate16 GT/s16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12400 millions12400 millions
Power consumption (TDP)55 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 cache8 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. Here Core i9-12900HK is 5% better than Core i9-12900HX in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Core i9-12900HX 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 i9-12900HX is better: 26
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-12900HK is better: 3
   Although it should be understood that all the data in the table above do not mean that taking them into account you should completely trust a simple quantitative comparison. Be sure to watch the video tests and read the opinion of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900HX and Intel Core i9-12900HK before making a selection which processor to buy for gaming and which not.
Intel Core i9-12900HX - all data

•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score
Intel Core i9-12900HK - all data

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


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