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

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

Processor comparisons   28-08-2022
   Perhaps you can't decide which CPU to buy, you can make a decision after reading the comprehensive tests Intel Core i9-12900KS vs Intel Core i9-12900HX and decide which is better for games or simple use for programming, machine learning, rendering, streaming, 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, to make it easier to read, is made by the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of parallel examination in synthetic type tests such as Geekbench 5.2, AIDA64, VeraCrypt, SuperPi, WPrime, Gears 5, PCMark 10, Blender, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, Furmark, Prime95, Handbrake, RealBench, PassMark, 3DMark, Dolphin Emulator, UserBenchmark, MATLAB, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Blender, 7zip.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Borderlands 3
  • Death Stranding
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Valorant
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Apex Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Fortnite
  • Last Man Standing
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Halo Infinite
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Fallout 76
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Valheim

   After looking at the data of parallel benchmarks and videos, you already be able to understand which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-12900HX or Intel Core i9-12900KS.


 
Intel Core i9-12900KS
Intel Core i9-12900HX

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 i9-12900HX80%
This parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900KS is 5% better than Core i9-12900HX. 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 i9-12900HX64%
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 little game result, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of other games in which CPU comparisons were performed: League of Legends (LOL), NBA 2K20, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Control, Ghostrunner, DOTA 2A, Forza Horizon 4, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Horizon Zero Dawn, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Monster Hunter World, Metro Exodus, Battlefield V, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Half-Life: Alyx, Hitman 3.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite119.2113.0
Valorant135.5128.4
Cyberpunk 207775.971.9
Apex Legends127.3120.7
Call of Duty Warzone101.696.3
Overwatch109.7104.0
Red Dead Redemption 293.588.6
DOOM Eternal67.764.2
Warzone105.7100.2
Assassin's Creed113.8107.9
Valheim112.4106.6
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 that were in the comparisons 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. 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 i9-12900HX118%
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 i9-12900HX is more energy efficient than the Core i9-12900KS as it consumes less power: 150W vs. 55W. 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 video editing or video rendering, streaming, programming, machine learning, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the CPU includes all threads and cores that it has to the maximum to reach maximum efficiency. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using 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 use only one core to run, 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 i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900HX
Cinbench 15 Single-core669560
Cinbench 15 Multi-core69845904
Cinbench 20 Single-core1113936
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1552013128
Cinbench 23 Single-core39303320
Cinbench 23 Multi-core4465237780

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900HX
Single-Core42113557
Multi-Core7656164783

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900HX
Single-Core21871947
Multi-Core2018916198

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most useful will be the the possibility of overclocking it and release date of the processor. The later the processor is released, the longer it will last in your computer. 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, thereby increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS in new 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 i9-12900HX
Announcement dateMarch 27, 2022June 26, 2022
TypeDesktopLaptop
SocketFCLGA1700FCBGA1964
Core nameAlder LakeAlder Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation1212
Turbo Frequency5.5 MHz5 MHz
Frequency4 MHz3.6 MHz
Cores1616
Threads2424
Bus rate16 GT/s16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12400 millions12400 millions
Power consumption (TDP)150 W55 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 MB8 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 9% better than Core i9-12900HX 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: 24
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-12900HX is better: 2
   However, it should be understood that all the data in the article above do not mean that taking them into account you should fully trust a simple quantitative comparison. Better to watch the testing video and read the opinion of of people who bought Intel Core i9-12900KS and Intel Core i9-12900HX before making a decision which of the processors to buy for gaming.
Intel Core i9-12900KS - all data

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

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


Intel Core i9-12900KS Processor Comparisons
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• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs Core i9-12950HX
• 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 Core i9-12900
• 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 i9-12900HX Processor Comparisons
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs EPYC 7702
• Vs Core i9-13900K
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX
• 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 Core i9-12900
• Vs EPYC 74F3
• Vs Core i9-12900E
• Vs Core i9-12900T
• Vs Core i9-12900TE
• Vs EPYC 7443P
• Vs EPYC 7453
• Vs EPYC 7443
• Vs Ryzen 9 5950X
• Vs EPYC 7413
• Vs EPYC 7452
• Vs Core i7-12700K
• Vs Core i7-12700KF
• Vs EPYC 7272
• Vs EPYC 73F3
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX
• Vs Core i9-12950HX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5975WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX
• 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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