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Intel Core i9-12950HX vs Intel Core i7-12700KF gaming benchmark

Intel Core i9-12950HX vs Intel Core i7-12700KF

Processor comparisons   28-08-2022
   If you can't decide which processor to buy, you can make a decision after reading the full tests Intel Core i9-12950HX vs Intel Core i7-12700KF and decide which is better for games or simple use for machine learning, streaming, video editing, programming, rendering. Here is all information from several benchmarks or real video editing and streaming tests. A step-by-step analysis of all the specifications, so that it can be easier to understand, is summarized in the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of parallel examination in special test applications such as Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Furmark, AIDA64, Geekbench 5.2, UserBenchmark, WPrime, PCMark 10, 7zip, SuperPi, MATLAB, VeraCrypt, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Blender, PassMark, Prime95, RealBench, Dolphin Emulator, 3DMark, Blender, Gears 5, Handbrake, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark.
   And how good the processors are in games:
  • Borderlands 3
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Overwatch
  • Death Stranding
  • Fortnite
  • Halo Infinite
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Fallout 76
  • Valheim
  • Last Man Standing
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Apex Legends
  • Valorant
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

   After reading the results of all benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i7-12700KF or Intel Core i9-12950HX.


 
Intel Core i9-12950HX
Intel Core i7-12700KF

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
Processor Benchmark
Core i9-12950HX80% Core i7-12700KF70%
This value shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12950HX is 12% better than Core i7-12700KF. The data source is several popular tests. More detailed information of the benchmarks is below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12950HX64% Core i7-12700KF64%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor currently available. And of course, this is a server processor, on which no one will play games. Because this processor costs several tens of thousands of dollars. And if it seems to you that the selected CPU has a little game result, 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: Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, League of Legends (LOL), Half-Life: Alyx, Horizon Zero Dawn, DOTA 2A, Forza Horizon 4, Hitman 3, Ghostrunner, Control, Battlefield V, NBA 2K20, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Monster Hunter World, Microsoft Flight Simulator, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Metro Exodus.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite113.7113.9
Valorant129.2129.4
Cyberpunk 207772.472.5
Apex Legends121.5121.7
Call of Duty Warzone96.997.1
Overwatch104.7104.8
Red Dead Redemption 289.289.3
DOOM Eternal64.664.7
Warzone100.8101.0
Assassin's Creed108.5108.7
Valheim107.3107.4
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 amounts of RAM and different video cards. 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 compare it in one assembly with the video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i9-12950HX120% Core i7-12700KF57%
To make a final 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 i9-12950HX is more energy efficient than the Core i7-12700KF as it consumes less power: 55W vs. 125W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you need 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

If 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, to reach maximum efficiency, the processor includes all threads and cores that it has. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using the data from these tests, be sure to find out whether the software that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Because 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 i9-12950HX Intel Core i7-12700KF
Cinbench 15 Single-core571563
Cinbench 15 Multi-core59684104
Cinbench 20 Single-core9501344
Cinbench 20 Multi-core132649314
Cinbench 23 Single-core33583147
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3816330705

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12950HX Intel Core i7-12700KF
Single-Core35987367
Multi-Core6543642989

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12950HX Intel Core i7-12700KF
Single-Core19912161
Multi-Core1663716755

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 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. When the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS in the newest games. The economy are obvious! Accordingly, there is no longer a need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Intel Core i9-12950HX Intel Core i7-12700KF
Announcement dateJune 19, 2022January 07, 2022
TypeLaptopDesktop
SocketFCBGA1964FCLGA1700
Core nameAlder LakeAlder Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation1212
Turbo Frequency5 MHz5 MHz
Frequency3.6 MHz3.8 MHz
Cores1612
Threads2420
Bus rate16 GT/s8 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12400 millions10200 millions
Power consumption (TDP)55 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 Frequency6400
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s76.8 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB
L2 cache8 MB12 MB
L3 cache30 MB25 MB
OverclockingNoNo
Supports ECCYesNo
Part number
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i7-12700KF is 5% better than Core i9-12950HX in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Core i9-12950HX has 4 more core than Core i7-12700KF. 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 i9-12950HX is better: 16
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i7-12700KF is better: 17
   Although it should be realized that the summary data in the text above do not mean that taking them into account you should undividedly trust a simple comparison of these numbers. Better to watch benchmarks video and read the reviews of real owners of Intel Core i9-12950HX and Intel Core i7-12700KF before making a choice which CPU to buy for gaming and which not.
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