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Intel Core i9-12900KS vs Intel Core i9-12900

Processor comparisons   28-08-2022
   If you can't decide which CPU to buy, you can make a choice after reading the full tests Intel Core i9-12900KS vs Intel Core i9-12900 and understand which is better for games or normal use for streaming, rendering, machine learning, programming, video editing. Here you can find all information from various benchmarks or real streaming and video editing tests. A careful review of all the specifications, so that it can be easier to read, is made by the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of joint testing in special testing software such as PCMark 10, UserBenchmark, Geekbench 5.2, 3DMark, PassMark, Prime95, Furmark, Blender, SuperPi, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Dolphin Emulator, Gears 5, 7zip, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, Handbrake, RealBench, Blender, VeraCrypt, WPrime, MATLAB, AIDA64.
   And how good the processors are in games:
  • Valheim
  • Death Stranding
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Overwatch
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Borderlands 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Last Man Standing
  • Fallout 76
  • Fortnite
  • Halo Infinite
  • Apex Legends
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Valorant

   After reading the results of joint benchmarks and videos, you already be able to understand which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-12900 or Intel Core i9-12900KS.


 
Intel Core i9-12900KS
Intel Core i9-12900

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
Processor Benchmark
Core i9-12900KS85% Core i9-1290073%
The number of this parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900KS is 14% better than Core i9-12900. The data source is several popular tests. More detailed information of the benchmarks is below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12900KS67% Core i9-1290064%
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 play games. Because the cost of this processor reaches several tens of thousands of dollars. Therefore, if you think 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 other games in which processors were compared: Microsoft Flight Simulator, Ghostrunner, Half-Life: Alyx, NBA 2K20, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Control, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Metro Exodus, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Hitman 3, DOTA 2A, Horizon Zero Dawn, League of Legends (LOL), Battlefield V, Monster Hunter World, Forza Horizon 4.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite119.2112.8
Valorant135.5128.1
Cyberpunk 207775.971.8
Apex Legends127.3120.5
Call of Duty Warzone101.696.1
Overwatch109.7103.8
Red Dead Redemption 293.588.4
DOOM Eternal67.764.1
Warzone105.7100.0
Assassin's Creed113.8107.6
Valheim112.4106.4
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 computers participating in the comparing 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. So 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 i9-12900KS48% Core i9-1290096%
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 i9-12900 is more energy efficient than the Core i9-12900KS since it has less power consumption: 150W vs. 65W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, it will be useful 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 plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for programming, video rendering or video editing, machine learning, streaming, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to achieve maximum efficiency, the processor uses all threads and cores 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 make sure that the program that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Because 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 i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900
Cinbench 15 Single-core669445
Cinbench 15 Multi-core69844687
Cinbench 20 Single-core1113743
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1552010420
Cinbench 23 Single-core39302635
Cinbench 23 Multi-core4465229985

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900
Single-Core42116867
Multi-Core7656151262

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900
Single-Core21871885
Multi-Core2018916028

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 in the future. The same can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS in the newest games. The economy are obvious! It turns out that you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900
Announcement dateMarch 27, 2022July 21, 2021
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA1700FCLGA1700
Core nameAlder LakeAlder Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation1212
Turbo Frequency5.5 MHz5.1 MHz
Frequency4 MHz3.8 MHz
Cores1616
Threads2424
Bus rate16 GT/s16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12400 millions12600 millions
Power consumption (TDP)150 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 cache8 MB12 MB
L3 cache30 MB30 MB
OverclockingNoNo
Supports ECCYesNo
Part numberExpansion Options
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900KS is 5% better than Core i9-12900 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 i9-12900KS is better: 25
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-12900 is better: 3
   Although it should be understood that the summary data in the table above do not mean that taking them into account you should completely trust a simple quantitative comparison. Better to watch the video tests and read the reviews of of people who bought Intel Core i9-12900KS and Intel Core i9-12900 before making a decision which CPU to buy for gaming and which not.
Intel Core i9-12900KS - all data

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

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


Intel Core i9-12900KS Processor Comparisons
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs EPYC 7702
• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs Core i9-12950HX
• Vs Core i9-12900HX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs Core i9-12900H
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs Core i9-12900HK
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
• Vs Core i9-12900KF
• Vs EPYC 7543
• Vs EPYC 7513
• Vs EPYC 7502
• Vs Core i9-12900F
• Vs EPYC 74F3
• Vs Core i9-12900E
• Vs Core i9-12900T
• Vs Core i9-12900TE
• Vs EPYC 7443P
• Vs EPYC 7453
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5975WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7700X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7600X
• Vs Core i7-12700KF
• Vs Core i5-12600KF
• Vs Core i9-9900KS
• Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900X
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
• Vs Core i9-11900
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
• Vs Core i7-11700F
• Vs Core i7-12700K
• Vs Core i9-11900KB
• Vs Core i9-11900K
• Vs Core i5-11500T
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U
• Vs Ryzen 9 6980HS
• Vs Core i9-11900KF
• Vs Core i7-12650H
• Vs Core i9-9900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900X
• Vs Core i9-11900T
• Vs Core i7-10700F
• Vs Core i7-10700K
• Vs Core i5-11400F
• Vs Core i5-11500B
• Vs Core i7-11700
• Vs Core i5-12500
• Vs Core i5-12600K
• Vs Core i9-10900X
• Vs Core i5-11500
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
• Vs Core i5-12400F
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 6650H
• Vs Ryzen 9 3950X
• Vs Core i5-11600T
• Vs Ryzen 9 6900HS
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900XT
• Vs Core i5-11600K
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700G
• Vs Core i7-12850HX
• Vs Ryzen 9 6980HX
• Vs Core i7-11700B
• Vs Core i3-12100
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
• Vs Ryzen 7 5800X
• Vs Core i3-12300T
• Vs Core i9-11900H
• Vs Core i7-11700T
• Vs Ryzen 5 PRO 6650HS
• Vs Core i9-11900F
• Vs Core i5-11400T
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900
• Vs Core i7-12700F
• Vs Core i5-12400T
• Vs Core i9-10850K
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
• Vs Core i3-12100F
• Vs Core i7-12800H
• Vs Core i5-11400H
• Vs Core i7-12700H
• Vs Ryzen 9 6900HX
• Vs Core i3-12100T
• Vs Core i9-10900
• Vs Core i5-12400
• Vs Core i7-12650HX
• Vs Core i9-10900F
• Vs Core i7-12700
• Vs Core i5-11600KF
• Vs Core i9-10900KF
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
• Vs Core i5-12600
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800
• Vs Core i5-12490F
• Vs Core i7-12700T
• Vs Core i9-11980HK
• Vs Core i7-11700KF
• Vs Core i7-11700K
• Vs Core i5-12600H
• Vs Core i5-12600T
• Vs Core i5-12500H
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800X
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
• Vs Ryzen 9 5600X
• Vs Ryzen 7 PRO 3700
• Vs Ryzen 7 3800XT
• Vs Ryzen 7 Pro 5750G
• Vs Ryzen 7 3700X
• Vs Core i9-13900KF
• Vs Core i7-13700K
• Vs Core i7-13700KF
• Vs Core i5-13600K
• Vs Core i5-13600KF
• Vs Core i9-13900KS


Intel Core i9-12900 Processor Comparisons
• Vs Core i9-12900KF
• Vs Core i9-12900T
• Vs Core i9-12900TE
• Vs Core i9-12900F
• Vs Core i9-12900E
• Vs EPYC 7513
• Vs EPYC 7543
• Vs Core i9-12900HK
• Vs EPYC 7643
• Vs Core i9-12900H
• Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs EPYC 7543P
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs EPYC 74F3
• Vs EPYC 7443P
• Vs EPYC 7453
• Vs EPYC 7443
• Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
• Vs EPYC 7413
• Vs EPYC 7452
• Vs EPYC 7272
• Vs EPYC 73F3
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs EPYC 7343
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900X
• Vs Xeon W-3275M
• Vs Ryzen 9 3950X
• Vs EPYC 7313
• Vs Xeon Gold 6248R
• Vs EPYC 7313P
• Vs Core i7-12800H
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3945WX
• Vs Ryzen 9 5900
• Vs EPYC 72F3
• Vs Xeon Platinum 8260M
• Vs Core i9-10980XE
• Vs Ryzen 9 5800X
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900XT
• Vs Ryzen 9 3900X
• Vs Core i7-12700K
• Vs Core i7-12700KF
• Vs Core i5-12600KF
• Vs Core i5-12600K
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 6950H
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX
• Vs Core i9-12900HX
• Vs Core i9-12950HX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5975WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX
• Vs Core i7-12850HX
• Vs Ryzen 9 7900X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7700X
• Vs Ryzen 9 7600X
• Vs Core i9-13900KF
• Vs Core i7-13700K
• Vs Core i7-13700KF
• Vs Core i5-13600K
• Vs Core i5-13600KF
• Vs Core i9-13900KS
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