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Intel Core i9-12900KS vs Intel Core i9-12900HK gaming benchmark

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

Processor comparisons   28-08-2022
   If you can't decide which CPU to buy, you can make a decision by looking at the Intel Core i9-12900KS vs Intel Core i9-12900HK tests and decide which is better for games or simple use for machine learning, streaming, programming, video editing, rendering. Here is useful information from different benchmarks or real video editing and streaming tests. A careful analysis of all the technical characteristics, so that it can be easier to read, is presented in the form of the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel examination in special test applications like RealBench, Gears 5, Handbrake, DaVinci Resolve Studio, SuperPi, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Furmark, AIDA64, PassMark, Blender, MATLAB, UserBenchmark, PCMark 10, Geekbench 5.2, 3DMark, Prime95, 7zip, Blender, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, WPrime, Dolphin Emulator, VeraCrypt.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Borderlands 3
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Valheim
  • Last Man Standing
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Halo Infinite
  • Fallout 76
  • Valorant
  • Apex Legends
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Overwatch
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Death Stranding
  • Fortnite
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Cyberpunk 2077

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


 
Intel Core i9-12900KS
Intel Core i9-12900HK

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 i9-12900HK75%
This shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900KS is 11% better than Core i9-12900HK. 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 i9-12900HK60%
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. 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 summary table below.
List of other games in which CPU comparisons were performed: Control, Horizon Zero Dawn, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Battlefield V, DOTA 2A, League of Legends (LOL), PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Metro Exodus, Hitman 3, Half-Life: Alyx, NBA 2K20, Ghostrunner, Monster Hunter World, Forza Horizon 4.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite119.2107.2
Valorant135.5121.8
Cyberpunk 207775.968.2
Apex Legends127.3114.5
Call of Duty Warzone101.691.4
Overwatch109.798.7
Red Dead Redemption 293.584.1
DOOM Eternal67.760.9
Warzone105.795.0
Assassin's Creed113.8102.3
Valheim112.4101.1
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 video cards and different amounts of RAM. 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. 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 i9-12900KS48% Core i9-12900HK141%
To make a final decision 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 i9-12900HK is more energy efficient than the Core i9-12900KS as it consumes less power: 150W vs. 45W. Power consumption is particularly 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 machine learning, programming, streaming, video rendering or video editing, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the processor includes all threads and cores that it has to the maximum to achieve maximum performance. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using the data from these tests, be sure to make sure that the software that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that can use only one core to work, 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 i9-12900HK
Cinbench 15 Single-core669479
Cinbench 15 Multi-core69845047
Cinbench 20 Single-core1113800
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1552011221
Cinbench 23 Single-core39302838
Cinbench 23 Multi-core4465232291

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900HK
Single-Core42117395
Multi-Core7656155205

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900HK
Single-Core21871916
Multi-Core2018912420

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the processor release date and overclocking capability will be the most useful. 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 still be able to produce maximum FPS even in the newest games. Accordingly, you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The savings are obvious!

Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900HK
Announcement dateMarch 27, 2022January 07, 2022
TypeDesktopLaptop
SocketFCLGA1700FCBGA1744
Core nameAlder LakeAlder Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation1212
Turbo Frequency5.5 MHz5 MHz
Frequency4 MHz3.8 MHz
Cores1614
Threads2420
Bus rate16 GT/s16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12400 millions12400 millions
Power consumption (TDP)150 W45 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 Up to LPDDR5 5200 MT/s Up to LPDDR4x 4267 MT/s
Max. Memory128 Gb64 Gb
Memory Frequency64006400
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s108 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB2 MB
L2 cache8 MB8 MB
L3 cache30 MB24 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 i9-12900HK in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Core i9-12900KS has 2 more core than Core i9-12900HK. 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: 29
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-12900HK is better: 2
   However, it should be understood that all the data in the text above do not mean that taking them into account you should completely trust a simple quantitative comparison. Be sure to watch the testing video and read the reviews of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900KS and Intel Core i9-12900HK before making a choice which of the processors to buy for gaming.
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