IntelBX8071512900K
AMD100-100000065BOX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 450,411 user samples
66,991 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 107% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 107% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 26th / 1445
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 138%
UFO
383,420 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 107th / 1445
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
117 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
95.9 %
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23 % Forza5 4%, AoE4 41%, Bord3 29%, FarC6 58%, WatchDL 28%, BFV 15%, CPunk 1%, EldenR 7%, RDR2 11%, Civ6 54%, CSGO 22%, DoomE 1%
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6 % FarC6 42%, MetroEx 0%, TWarW3 0% RDR2 3%, F122 8%
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29 % Factorio 14%, Forza5 18%, Hitm3 52%, FarC6 40%, SotTR 18%, CPunk 31%, CSGO 18%, TinTW 20%, TWarW3 53%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80.8 Pts 84 Pts +4%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
207 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+28%
162 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
412 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+31%
315 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
814 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+40%
580 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1516 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+72%
883 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.2 Pts 93.8 Pts +2%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
218 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+27%
172 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
436 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+27%
342 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
858 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+29%
667 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1655 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+67%
989 Pts
Market Share
Based on 67,950,977 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.89 % 1.24 % Much higher market share.
+39%
Value
Value For Money
114 % 121 % Slightly better value.
+6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
83 % 95 % More popular.
+14%
Price
Price (score)
$297 $120 Much cheaper.
+60%
Age
Newest
30 Months More recent.
+29%
42 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
16 cores Hugely higher core count.
+167%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
24 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+30%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.7 GHz Faster base frequency.
+16%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5.2 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+13%
4.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
2996 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+158%
1160 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
2804 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+166%
1055 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Zen3
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770 None
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Intel’s 16-core flagship Alder Lake i9-12900K processor delivers a staggering performance improvement over it's predecessor (+70% 64-core). It features a new hybrid architecture which combines eight hyper-threaded performance cores with eight efficiency cores for a total of 24 threads. Alder Lake CPUs will require a new Z690 chipset which supports DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0. At an MRSP of $590 USD, the i9-12900K is aimed at power users who demand the best of the best. That said, Intel’s 10-core 12600K matches the 12900K’s performance for the majority of consumer use cases at a 50% price discount. [Nov '21 CPUPro]

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The Ryzen 5 5600X is both the entry-level and best value for money 5000 series CPU. The 5600X is a hex-core 12 thread processor with a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz boosting to 4.6 GHz. It has 35 MB of cache and a TDP rating of 65W. A cooler is included in the MSRP of $300 USD, but cheap after-market coolers (such as the $20 GAMMAXX 400) are far more effective and therefore worth the upgrade. Notably, AMD’s new Zen 3 architecture has vastly improved single-core performance and lower memory latency, which leads to a significant effective speed advantage over its predecessor, the 3600X. Last year, AMD’s class-leading marketers secured significant sales of the 3000 series CPUs despite a 15% performance deficit against lower priced Intel parts. The games, specific scenes, software/hardware settings and choice of competing hardware were often cherry picked, undisclosed and inconsistent from one product to the next. Now that AMD have actually achieved both top tier performance and market share, their marketing machinery is focused on price hikes. Users that do not wish to pay a marketing premium should investigate Intel’s 11400F, which, when paired with a 2060 Super, delivers higher EFps in four out of five of today’s most popular games, at half the MSRP. Allocating the savings to a higher tier GPU will result in a far superior gaming PC. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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