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Intel Core i9-12900KS vs Intel Core i9-12950HX gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900KS vs Intel Core i9-12950HX

Processor comparisons   28-08-2022
   Let's say you can't decide which processor to buy, you can make a decision by looking at the Intel Core i9-12900KS vs Intel Core i9-12950HX tests and see which is better for games or simple use for machine learning, rendering, programming, streaming, video editing. Here is all information from real video editing and streaming tests or various benchmarks. A careful analysis of all the specifications, so that it can be 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 VeraCrypt, PassMark, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, Handbrake, Geekbench 5.2, MATLAB, Dolphin Emulator, AIDA64, Gears 5, Blender, 3DMark, Furmark, SuperPi, WPrime, DaVinci Resolve Studio, 7zip, Prime95, UserBenchmark, Blender, RealBench, PCMark 10, Cinebench 23 (20, 15).
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Fortnite
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Last Man Standing
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Apex Legends
  • Borderlands 3
  • Fallout 76
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Death Stranding
  • Overwatch
  • Halo Infinite
  • Valheim
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Valorant
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone

   After looking at the data of joint benchmarks and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which CPU is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-12950HX or Intel Core i9-12900KS.


 
Intel Core i9-12900KS
Intel Core i9-12950HX

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 i9-12950HX80%
This value shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900KS is 5% better than Core i9-12950HX. The data source is several popular tests. Detailed information can be found below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12900KS67% Core i9-12950HX64%
For the maximum in this test, the results of the most powerful processor in the site database are taken. And it is clear that 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 small 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: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Control, Monster Hunter World, Half-Life: Alyx, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), League of Legends (LOL), Metro Exodus, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Microsoft Flight Simulator, Horizon Zero Dawn, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Ghostrunner, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, DOTA 2A, Battlefield V, NBA 2K20, Hitman 3, Forza Horizon 4.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite119.2113.7
Valorant135.5129.2
Cyberpunk 207775.972.4
Apex Legends127.3121.5
Call of Duty Warzone101.696.9
Overwatch109.7104.7
Red Dead Redemption 293.589.2
DOOM Eternal67.764.6
Warzone105.7100.8
Assassin's Creed113.8108.5
Valheim112.4107.3
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 i9-12900KS48% Core i9-12950HX120%
To make a finishing choice 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 i9-12950HX is more energy efficient than the Core i9-12900KS as it consumes less power: 150W vs. 55W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you must 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 want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for video editing or video rendering, programming, streaming, machine learning, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the processor uses all cores and threads that it has to the maximum to reach maximum performance. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before you take into account 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 advantages 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 i9-12950HX
Cinbench 15 Single-core669571
Cinbench 15 Multi-core69845968
Cinbench 20 Single-core1113950
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1552013264
Cinbench 23 Single-core39303358
Cinbench 23 Multi-core4465238163

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12950HX
Single-Core42113598
Multi-Core7656165436

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12950HX
Single-Core21871991
Multi-Core2018916637

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most helpful will be the the possibility of overclocking it and release date of the processor. The newer the processor, the longer it will last in your computer. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system later. The same benefits from the presence of overclocking. When the processor can be overclocked, thereby increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS in the newest games. Accordingly, there is no longer a need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The savings are obvious!

Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12950HX
Announcement dateMarch 27, 2022June 19, 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 ECCYesYes
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 i9-12950HX 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: 23
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-12950HX is better: 2
   Although it should be realized that all the figures that you have looked at here do not mean that taking them into account you should fully trust a simple comparison of these figures. Be sure to watch benchmarks video and read the reviews of real owners of Intel Core i9-12900KS and Intel Core i9-12950HX before making a choice which CPU to buy for gaming and which not.
•  Cinebench r15 score
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•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


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•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


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• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX
• Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5975WX Vs Core i9-12950HX
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