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

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

Processor comparisons   28-08-2022
   Let's say you are thinking about choosing a CPU, you will be able to make a decision by looking at the Intel Core i9-12950HX vs Intel Core i9-12900HK tests and see which is better for games or normal use for programming, rendering, video editing, machine learning, streaming. Here you can find all information from real video editing and streaming tests or many benchmarks. A careful analysis of all the technical characteristics, so that it can be easier to read, is summarized in the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of joint testing in special testing software like Geekbench 5.2, MATLAB, RealBench, SuperPi, PCMark 10, WPrime, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Blender, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), AIDA64, Handbrake, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, 3DMark, Gears 5, PassMark, 7zip, Dolphin Emulator, Furmark, VeraCrypt, UserBenchmark, Blender, Prime95.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Fortnite
  • Valorant
  • Borderlands 3
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Death Stranding
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Last Man Standing
  • Fallout 76
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Halo Infinite
  • Valheim
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Apex Legends
  • Overwatch

   After reading the results of parallel benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which CPU is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i9-12900HK or Intel Core i9-12950HX.


 
Intel Core i9-12950HX
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 i9-12950HX80% Core i9-12900HK75%
This value shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12950HX is 6% 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 i9-12950HX64% Core i9-12900HK60%
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 low game result, just look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of less popular games in which processors were compared: DOTA 2A, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, NBA 2K20, Metro Exodus, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Forza Horizon 4, Monster Hunter World, League of Legends (LOL), Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Ghostrunner, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Control, Hitman 3, Horizon Zero Dawn, Battlefield V, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Half-Life: Alyx.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite113.7107.2
Valorant129.2121.8
Cyberpunk 207772.468.2
Apex Legends121.5114.5
Call of Duty Warzone96.991.4
Overwatch104.798.7
Red Dead Redemption 289.284.1
DOOM Eternal64.660.9
Warzone100.895.0
Assassin's Creed108.5102.3
Valheim107.3101.1
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 computers participating in the comparing not only were the equipped with 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. 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 i9-12950HX120% Core i9-12900HK141%
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 i9-12900HK is more energy efficient than the Core i9-12950HX as it consumes less power: 55W vs. 45W. 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 machine learning, video rendering or video editing, programming, streaming, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to reach maximum performance, the CPU uses 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 program that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that 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 i9-12950HX Intel Core i9-12900HK
Cinbench 15 Single-core571479
Cinbench 15 Multi-core59685047
Cinbench 20 Single-core950800
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1326411221
Cinbench 23 Single-core33582838
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3816332291

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12950HX Intel Core i9-12900HK
Single-Core35987395
Multi-Core6543655205

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12950HX Intel Core i9-12900HK
Single-Core19911916
Multi-Core1663712420

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 later. The same can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS in new 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 i9-12950HX Intel Core i9-12900HK
Announcement dateJune 19, 2022January 07, 2022
TypeLaptopLaptop
SocketFCBGA1964FCBGA1744
Core nameAlder LakeAlder Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation1212
Turbo Frequency5 MHz5 MHz
Frequency3.6 MHz3.8 MHz
Cores1614
Threads2420
Bus rate16 GT/s16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12400 millions12400 millions
Power consumption (TDP)55 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 number
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i9-12900HK is 5% better than Core i9-12950HX in terms of CPU frequency. Another difference is that Core i9-12950HX 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 i9-12950HX is better: 27
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-12900HK is better: 3
   Although it should be understood that the summary data in the table above do not mean that taking them into account you should completely trust a simple quantitative comparison. Better to watch the testing video and read the reviews of real owners of Intel Core i9-12950HX and Intel Core i9-12900HK before deciding which processor to buy for gaming and which not.
Intel Core i9-12950HX - all data

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

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


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