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Intel Core i9-12900KF vs Intel Core i9-12900E gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900KF vs Intel Core i9-12900E

Processor comparisons   10-01-2022
   Let's say you are thinking about choosing a processor, you will be able to make a decision after reading the detailed tests Intel Core i9-12900KF vs Intel Core i9-12900E and decide which is better for games or simple use for streaming, programming, video editing, rendering, machine learning. Here is all information from several benchmarks or real video editing and streaming tests. A thorough analysis of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to read, is summarized in the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel examination in synthetic type tests like UserBenchmark, Handbrake, Dolphin Emulator, 3DMark, PassMark, DaVinci Resolve Studio, WPrime, Geekbench 5.2, Blender, Furmark, 7zip, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), RealBench, AIDA64, Gears 5, Blender, SuperPi, Prime95, MATLAB, PCMark 10, VeraCrypt, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Apex Legends
  • Halo Infinite
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Fortnite
  • Valorant
  • Death Stranding
  • Last Man Standing
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Fallout 76
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Valheim
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Overwatch
  • Borderlands 3

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

 
Intel Core i9-12900KF
Intel Core i9-12900E

Summary benchmark results

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

Processor Benchmark
Core i9-12900KF80% Core i9-12900E78%
This shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900KF is 2% better than Core i9-12900E. The data source is several popular tests. More detailed information of the benchmarks is below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12900KF68% Core i9-12900E63%
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 run games. Because this processor costs several tens of thousands of dollars. And if it seems to you that the selected CPU has a small game result, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of less popular games in which CPU comparisons were performed: Half-Life: Alyx, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Control, DOTA 2A, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Hitman 3, Battlefield V, League of Legends (LOL), NBA 2K20, Metro Exodus, Ghostrunner, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Forza Horizon 4, Horizon Zero Dawn, Monster Hunter World.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite119.7112.3
Valorant136.0127.6
Cyberpunk 207776.271.4
Apex Legends127.9119.9
Call of Duty Warzone102.095.7
Overwatch110.2103.3
Red Dead Redemption 293.988.0
DOOM Eternal68.063.8
Warzone106.199.5
Assassin's Creed114.3107.2
Valheim112.9105.9
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 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: 4K, 2K or FullHD. Therefore, 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 i9-12900KF52% Core i9-12900E94%
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 i9-12900E is more energy efficient than the Core i9-12900KF since it has less power consumption: 125W vs. 65W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. And TDP should be taken into account when choosing a processor cooling system. 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 video rendering or video editing, programming, machine learning, streaming, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to achieve maximum performance, the processor uses all cores and threads 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 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 work, and all the benefit 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 i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900E
Cinbench 15 Single-core474436
Cinbench 15 Multi-core49964593
Cinbench 20 Single-core792728
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1110710212
Cinbench 23 Single-core28092582
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3196229385

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900E
Single-Core73206730
Multi-Core5464250237

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900E
Single-Core19671847
Multi-Core2051415707

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the processor release date and overclocking capability will be the most helpful. The later the processor is released, the longer it will last you. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system later. The same can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS in new games. It turns out that you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The economy are obvious!

Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900E
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021July 21, 2021
TypeDesktopEmbedded
SocketFCLGA1700FCLGA1700
Core nameAlder LakeAlder Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation1212
Turbo Frequency5.2 MHz5 MHz
Frequency3.9 MHz3.8 MHz
Cores1616
Threads2424
Bus rate16 GT/s16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12600 millions12600 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W65 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
Max. Memory128 Gb128 Gb
Memory Frequency64006400
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s76.8 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB2 MB
L2 cache14 MB12 MB
L3 cache30 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 i9-12900KF is 2% better than Core i9-12900E in terms of CPU frequency. 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 i9-12900KF is better: 24
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-12900E is better: 1
   Although it should be understood that all the figures in the article above do not mean that taking them into account you should completely trust a simple comparison of these figures. Be sure to watch the video tests and read the reviews of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900KF and Intel Core i9-12900E before making a decision which processor to buy for gaming and which not.
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


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

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


Versus Battle of the Processors
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs Core i9-12900H
• Vs EPYC 7643
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