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Intel Core i9-12900K vs Intel Xeon Platinum 8260M gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900K vs Intel Xeon Platinum 8260M

Processor comparisons   22-07-2021
   For example you can't decide which processor to buy, you can make a decision after reading the comprehensive tests Intel Core i9-12900K vs Intel Xeon Platinum 8260M and see which is better for games or normal use for streaming, video editing, programming, machine learning, rendering. Here is useful information from real streaming and video editing tests or different benchmarks. A step-by-step analysis of all the specifications, to make it easier to understand, is made by the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel examination in software tests like Handbrake, AIDA64, UserBenchmark, MATLAB, PassMark, Geekbench 5.2, 3DMark, Blender, RealBench, Prime95, Blender, Dolphin Emulator, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Gears 5, PCMark 10, SuperPi, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, Furmark, VeraCrypt, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), 7zip, WPrime.
   Gaming performance of CPUs in:
  • Valorant
  • Halo Infinite
  • Death Stranding
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Overwatch
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Fortnite
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Last Man Standing
  • Fallout 76
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Valheim
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Borderlands 3
  • Apex Legends
  • DOOM: Eternal

   After reading the results of parallel benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which CPU is better to buy for gaming Intel Xeon Platinum 8260M or Intel Core i9-12900K.

 
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Xeon Platinum 8260M

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors

Processor Benchmark
Core i9-12900K81% Xeon Platinum 8260M69%
This shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900K is 14% better than Xeon Platinum 8260M. The data source is several popular tests. Detailed information can be found below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12900K72% Xeon Platinum 8260M79%
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 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, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the summary table below.
List of other games in which CPU comparisons were performed: DOTA 2A, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Hitman 3, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Horizon Zero Dawn, League of Legends (LOL), Microsoft Flight Simulator, Control, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), NBA 2K20, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Battlefield V, Ghostrunner, Metro Exodus, Forza Horizon 4, Monster Hunter World, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Half-Life: Alyx.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite127.0139.4
Valorant144.4158.4
Cyberpunk 207780.888.7
Apex Legends135.7148.9
Call of Duty Warzone108.3118.8
Overwatch116.9128.3
Red Dead Redemption 299.6109.3
DOOM Eternal72.279.2
Warzone112.6123.5
Assassin's Creed121.3133.0
Valheim119.8131.4
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 tested computers 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. 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 i9-12900K97% Xeon Platinum 8260M21%
To make a finishing choice 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 i9-12900K is more energy efficient than the Xeon Platinum 8260M since it has less power consumption: 125W vs. 165W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. And TDP should be taken into account when choosing a processor cooling system. 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 want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for video rendering or video editing, machine learning, streaming, programming, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to achieve maximum performance, the CPU includes all threads and cores that it has. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using 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. Because there are still many programs that can 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 i9-12900K Intel Xeon Platinum 8260M
Cinbench 15 Single-core489211
Cinbench 15 Multi-core51505808
Cinbench 20 Single-core816366
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1145014048
Cinbench 23 Single-core28961239
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3295035899

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Xeon Platinum 8260M
Single-Core75462291
Multi-Core5633234071

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Xeon Platinum 8260M
Single-Core36411071
Multi-Core2526233238

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

Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Xeon Platinum 8260M
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021October 01, 2020
TypeDesktopServer
SocketFCLGA1700LGA3647
Core nameAlder Lake-SCascade Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation122
Turbo Frequency5.3 MHz3.9 MHz
Frequency3.9 MHz2.3 MHz
Cores1624
Threads3248
Bus rate16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography10 nm14 nm
Transistors count12600 millions7510 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W165 W
Memory typeDDR5-6400DDR4-2933
Max. Memory256 Gb1 Gb
Memory Frequency6400
Memory bandwidth108 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB
L2 cache8 MB
L3 cache30 MB35.75 MB
OverclockingNoYes
Supports ECCNoYes
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 41% better than Xeon Platinum 8260M in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Xeon Platinum 8260M has 8 more core than Core i9-12900K. 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 i9-12900K is better: 19
The number of parameters for which Intel Xeon Platinum 8260M 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 totally trust a simple quantitative comparison. Be sure to watch the video tests and read the opinion of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900K and Intel Xeon Platinum 8260M before making a decision which processor to buy for gaming and which not.
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•  GeekBench 5 score
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