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

Intel Core i9-12900KF vs Intel Core i9-12900K

Processor comparisons   10-01-2022
   Let's say you can't decide which processor to buy, you can make a choice after reading the detailed tests Intel Core i9-12900KF vs Intel Core i9-12900K and decide which is better for games or normal use for rendering, streaming, programming, video editing, machine learning. Here you can find useful information from many benchmarks or real video editing and streaming tests. A thorough review 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 special test applications such as 7zip, UserBenchmark, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, VeraCrypt, Geekbench 5.2, Handbrake, Blender, Prime95, Furmark, RealBench, Blender, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), PassMark, MATLAB, Gears 5, AIDA64, DaVinci Resolve Studio, PCMark 10, 3DMark, SuperPi, WPrime, Dolphin Emulator.
   Gaming performance of CPUs in:
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Valorant
  • Halo Infinite
  • Overwatch
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Death Stranding
  • Fortnite
  • Fallout 76
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Apex Legends
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Borderlands 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Last Man Standing
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Valheim

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

 
Intel Core i9-12900KF
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 i9-12900KF75% Core i9-12900K76%
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 i9-12900KF. 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 i9-12900K72%
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 run 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 little game result, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the summary table below.
List of less popular games in which processors were compared: Hitman 3, League of Legends (LOL), NBA 2K20, Half-Life: Alyx, DOTA 2A, Monster Hunter World, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Battlefield V, Horizon Zero Dawn, Metro Exodus, Ghostrunner, Forza Horizon 4, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Control, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite119.7127.0
Valorant136.0144.4
Cyberpunk 207776.280.8
Apex Legends127.9135.7
Call of Duty Warzone102.0108.3
Overwatch110.2116.9
Red Dead Redemption 293.999.6
DOOM Eternal68.072.2
Warzone106.1112.6
Assassin's Creed114.3121.3
Valheim112.9119.8
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 participating in the comparisons not only were the equipped with different video cards and different amounts of RAM. 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. To be sure exactly how much performance 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 i9-12900K97%
To make a finishing 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 i9-12900K is more energy efficient than the Core i9-12900KF as it consumes less power: 125W vs. 125W. Power consumption is particularly important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, it will be useful 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

For example you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for programming, video rendering or video editing, streaming, machine learning, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to achieve maximum efficiency, the CPU includes all threads and cores that it has. 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 program 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 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 i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900K
Cinbench 15 Single-core474489
Cinbench 15 Multi-core49965150
Cinbench 20 Single-core792816
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1110711450
Cinbench 23 Single-core28092896
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3196232950

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900K
Single-Core73207546
Multi-Core5464256332

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900K
Single-Core19673641
Multi-Core2051425262

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the processor release date and overclocking capability will be the most useful. 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. When the processor can be overclocked, thereby increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain 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 i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900K
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021July 21, 2021
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA1700FCLGA1700
Core nameAlder LakeAlder Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation1212
Turbo Frequency5.2 MHz5.2 MHz
Frequency3.9 MHz3.9 MHz
Cores1616
Threads2424
Bus rate16 GT/s16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12600 millions2950 millions
Power consumption (TDP)125 W125 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 MB14 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. 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: 1
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-12900K is better: 21
   Although it should be realized that all the figures in the article above do not mean that taking them into account you should entirely trust a simple quantitative comparison. Be sure to watch benchmarks video and read the reviews of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900KF and Intel Core i9-12900K before making a selection which processor to buy for gaming and which not.
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