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

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

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to figure out which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-12900K or Intel Core i9-12900T.

 
Intel Core i9-12900T
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 i9-12900T73% Core i9-12900K76%
This value shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12900K is 3% better than Core i9-12900T. The data source is several popular tests. Detailed information can be found below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12900T63% Core i9-12900K72%
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 this processor costs 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: Microsoft Flight Simulator, NBA 2K20, Half-Life: Alyx, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Forza Horizon 4, Battlefield V, Horizon Zero Dawn, Ghostrunner, Monster Hunter World, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Metro Exodus, Control, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, League of Legends (LOL), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Hitman 3, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, DOTA 2A.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite112.3127.0
Valorant127.6144.4
Cyberpunk 207771.480.8
Apex Legends119.9135.7
Call of Duty Warzone95.7108.3
Overwatch103.3116.9
Red Dead Redemption 288.099.6
DOOM Eternal63.872.2
Warzone99.5112.6
Assassin's Creed107.2121.3
Valheim105.9119.8
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 tested computers not only did they have 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. 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 i9-12900T175% Core i9-12900K97%
To make a finishing 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 i9-12900T is more energy efficient than the Core i9-12900K as it consumes less power: 35W vs. 125W. 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 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 i9-12900T Intel Core i9-12900K
Cinbench 15 Single-core436489
Cinbench 15 Multi-core45935150
Cinbench 20 Single-core728816
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1021211450
Cinbench 23 Single-core25822896
Cinbench 23 Multi-core2938532950

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900T Intel Core i9-12900K
Single-Core67307546
Multi-Core5023756332

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12900T Intel Core i9-12900K
Single-Core18473641
Multi-Core1570725262

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 you. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system in the future. 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 even in the newest games. The economy are obvious! Accordingly, you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Intel Core i9-12900T Intel Core i9-12900K
Announcement dateJuly 21, 2021July 21, 2021
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA1700FCLGA1700
Core nameAlder LakeAlder Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation1212
Turbo Frequency4.9 MHz5.2 MHz
Frequency3.6 MHz3.9 MHz
Cores1616
Threads2424
Bus rate16 GT/s16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12600 millions2950 millions
Power consumption (TDP)35 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 cache12 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. Here Core i9-12900K is 7% better than Core i9-12900T 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 i9-12900T is better: 2
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-12900K is better: 24
   However, it should be understood that all the figures in the table above do not mean that taking them into account you should entirely trust a simple quantitative comparison. Be sure to watch the video tests and read the opinion of of people who bought Intel Core i9-12900T and Intel Core i9-12900K before making a choice which processor to buy for gaming and which not.
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


Versus Battle of the Processors
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• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX
• Vs EPYC 7663
• Vs EPYC 7543P

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


Versus Battle of the Processors
• Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3990X
• Core i9-13900K Vs Core i9-12900K
• Vs EPYC 7702
• Vs EPYC 7763
• Vs EPYC 7713P
• Vs EPYC 75F3
• Vs EPYC 7713
• Vs EPYC 7742
• Vs Ryzen Threadripper 3970X
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