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Intel Core i9-12900KF vs Intel Core i9-12900F

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

   After looking at the data of joint benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-12900F or Intel Core i9-12900KF.

 
Intel Core i9-12900KF
Intel Core i9-12900F

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 i9-12900F79%
This parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900KF is 1% better than Core i9-12900F. The data source is several popular tests. Detailed information can be found below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12900KF68% Core i9-12900F64%
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 the cost of this processor reaches several tens of thousands of dollars. And if it seems to you that the selected CPU has a low game result, 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, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Monster Hunter World, Hitman 3, Half-Life: Alyx, DOTA 2A, Forza Horizon 4, Battlefield V, League of Legends (LOL), Microsoft Flight Simulator, Metro Exodus, Control, NBA 2K20, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Ghostrunner.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite119.7113.0
Valorant136.0128.4
Cyberpunk 207776.271.9
Apex Legends127.9120.7
Call of Duty Warzone102.096.3
Overwatch110.2104.0
Red Dead Redemption 293.988.6
DOOM Eternal68.064.2
Warzone106.1100.2
Assassin's Creed114.3107.9
Valheim112.9106.6
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 comparing not only were the equipped with different amounts of RAM and different video cards. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 2K, 4K or FullHD. 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 i9-12900KF52% Core i9-12900F97%
To make a final 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 i9-12900F is more energy efficient than the Core i9-12900KF as it consumes less power: 125W vs. 65W. 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 count so that the TDP data specified in the cooler specification is greater than the TDP of the compared processor.


Software benchmarks

If you plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for streaming, machine learning, video editing or video rendering, programming, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the CPU includes all cores and threads that it has to the maximum to achieve maximum efficiency. 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 software that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Since 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 i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900F
Cinbench 15 Single-core474449
Cinbench 15 Multi-core49964734
Cinbench 20 Single-core792750
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1110710524
Cinbench 23 Single-core28092661
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3196230285

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900F
Single-Core73206936
Multi-Core5464251775

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900F
Single-Core19671904
Multi-Core2051416188

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most useful will be the release date of the processor and the possibility of overclocking it. The later the processor is released, the longer it will last in your computer. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system later. The same can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, thereby increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS even 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 i9-12900F
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021July 21, 2021
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA1700FCLGA1700
Core nameAlder LakeAlder Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation1212
Turbo Frequency5.2 MHz5.1 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 i9-12900F 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 i9-12900F is better: 1
   However, it should be realized that all the figures 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. Better to watch the video tests and read the opinion of of people who bought Intel Core i9-12900KF and Intel Core i9-12900F before deciding which CPU 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 Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs Core i9-12900H
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