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

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

Processor comparisons   28-08-2022
   If there are difficulties with the choice of a CPU, you will solve them by reading the detailed tests Intel Core i9-12950HX vs Intel Core i9-12900KF and understand which is better for games or simple use for machine learning, video editing, rendering, streaming, programming. Here is all information from several benchmarks or real streaming and video editing tests. A thorough review of all the technical characteristics, so that it can be easier to understand, is summarized in the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel examination in synthetic type tests such as VeraCrypt, WPrime, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Handbrake, Blender, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, 7zip, Blender, SuperPi, DaVinci Resolve Studio, RealBench, AIDA64, PassMark, Geekbench 5.2, Dolphin Emulator, PCMark 10, UserBenchmark, MATLAB, Furmark, Prime95, Gears 5, 3DMark.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Valheim
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Apex Legends
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Halo Infinite
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Borderlands 3
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Death Stranding
  • Overwatch
  • Valorant
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Last Man Standing
  • Fortnite
  • Fallout 76

   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 i9-12900KF or Intel Core i9-12950HX.


 
Intel Core i9-12950HX
Intel Core i9-12900KF

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 i9-12900KF75%
This shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i9-12950HX is 6% better than Core i9-12900KF. The data source is several popular tests. Detailed information can be found below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i9-12950HX64% Core i9-12900KF68%
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 run games. Because this processor costs several tens of thousands of dollars. Therefore, if you think that the selected CPU has a small game result, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the summary table below.
List of less popular games in which processors were compared: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Forza Horizon 4, Half-Life: Alyx, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Horizon Zero Dawn, Ghostrunner, Metro Exodus, Control, Battlefield V, League of Legends (LOL), Hitman 3, DOTA 2A, NBA 2K20, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Monster Hunter World, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite113.7119.7
Valorant129.2136.0
Cyberpunk 207772.476.2
Apex Legends121.5127.9
Call of Duty Warzone96.9102.0
Overwatch104.7110.2
Red Dead Redemption 289.293.9
DOOM Eternal64.668.0
Warzone100.8106.1
Assassin's Creed108.5114.3
Valheim107.3112.9
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 comparisons 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. 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 i9-12950HX120% Core i9-12900KF52%
To make a final resolution 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 i9-12950HX is more energy efficient than the Core i9-12900KF since it has less power consumption: 55W vs. 125W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. And TDP should be taken into account when choosing a processor cooling system. 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

For example you plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for machine learning, programming, video rendering or video editing, streaming, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to reach maximum performance, the processor uses all cores and threads that it has. You will find out 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 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 i9-12900KF
Cinbench 15 Single-core571474
Cinbench 15 Multi-core59684996
Cinbench 20 Single-core950792
Cinbench 20 Multi-core1326411107
Cinbench 23 Single-core33582809
Cinbench 23 Multi-core3816331962

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12950HX Intel Core i9-12900KF
Single-Core35987320
Multi-Core6543654642

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i9-12950HX Intel Core i9-12900KF
Single-Core19911967
Multi-Core1663720514

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 in the future. The same can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS even in the newest games. Accordingly, you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The savings are obvious!

Intel Core i9-12950HX Intel Core i9-12900KF
Announcement dateJune 19, 2022July 21, 2021
TypeLaptopDesktop
SocketFCBGA1964FCLGA1700
Core nameAlder LakeAlder Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation1212
Turbo Frequency5 MHz5.2 MHz
Frequency3.6 MHz3.9 MHz
Cores1616
Threads2424
Bus rate16 GT/s16 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography7 nm7 nm
Transistors count12400 millions12600 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 Frequency64006400
Memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s76.8 GB/s
L1 cache2 MB2 MB
L2 cache8 MB14 MB
L3 cache30 MB30 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 i9-12900KF is 7% 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 i9-12950HX is better: 12
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i9-12900KF is better: 16
   However, it should be realized that all the figures in the article above do not mean that taking them into account you should completely trust a simple quantitative comparison. Be sure to watch the video tests and read the opinion of real owners of Intel Core i9-12950HX and Intel Core i9-12900KF before deciding which CPU 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 i9-12900KF - all data

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


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Intel Core i9-12900KF Processor Comparisons
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• Vs EPYC 7763
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• Vs Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
• Vs EPYC 7543
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• Vs EPYC 7502
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• Vs Core i9-12900E
• Vs Core i9-12900T
• Vs Core i9-12900TE
• Vs EPYC 7443P
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• Vs Core i5-11400T
• Vs Ryzen 9 PRO 3900
• Vs Core i5-12490F
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• Vs Core i9-11900H
• Vs Core i5-12400T
• Vs Ryzen 7 5700G
• Vs Core i5-11600KF
• Vs Core i9-11900KF
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