IntelBX8071512900K
AMD100-100000593WOF

16 Cores, 24 Threads @3.2GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q4 2021.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @4.7GHz, Zen4.
Release date: Q3 2022.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 73,302 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: 30th / 1452
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 138%
UFO
6,311 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 120% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 101% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 101% Great: 120%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1452
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 113%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
117 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
110 %
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2 % SpiderM 6%, RiftB 13% Control 2%, CPunk 3%, TWarTroy 2%, F122 1%, DoomE 0%
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7 % Forza5 0%, AoE4 19%, Bord3 9%, FarC6 24%, WatchDL 9%, BFV 0%, CPunk 0%, EldenR 0%, RDR2 11%, Civ6 20%, DoomE 1% CSGO 9%
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FarC6 12%, MetroEx 2% 2 % RDR2 3%, F122 11%, TWarW3 11%
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Hitm3 3%, FarC6 5%, TWarW3 12% 6 % Factorio 33%, Forza5 1%, SotTR 11%, CPunk 4%, CSGO 17%, TinTW 5%
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Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80.8 Pts 81.7 Pts +1%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
207 Pts +2% 202 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
412 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+5%
392 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
814 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+9%
746 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1516 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+30%
1166 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.2 Pts +1% 91.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
218 Pts +2% 213 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
436 Pts +4% 419 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
858 Pts +5% 821 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1655 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+32%
1254 Pts
Market Share
Based on 68,076,242 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.97 % Hugely higher market share.
+259%
0.27 %
Value
Value For Money
118 % 121 % +3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
83 % +1% 82 %
Price
Price (score)
$270 $197 Cheaper.
+27%
Age
Newest
31 Months 20 Months Much more recent.
+35%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 105 Watts More energy efficient.
+16%
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 5 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 4.7 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+47%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5.2 GHz 5.3 GHz +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
2996 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+99%
1504 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
2804 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+96%
1429 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Zen4
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 AM5
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770 RDNA2
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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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Within minutes of the first, pre-release, 7000 series userbenchmark results, AMD’s marketers broadcast a 20% win over the 12900K via thousands of anonymous twitter, reddit, forum and youtube accounts. Buying new AMD products is like buying used cars: it takes time, experience and a taste for sales hype. It’s difficult for consumers to make rational choices while AMD completely dominates “sponsored news” and social media channels. Ten years ago, when AMD was the underdog, this type of marketing was understandable. Today, with a capitalization of $150 Billion USD, it’s disrespectful to AMD's own users. Even with Intel's marketing department asleep at the wheel, Ryzen will quickly end up in the same state as Radeon. Following a series of overhyped releases, consumers have little interest in the Radeon brand. The combined market share for all of AMD’s (discrete) Radeon RX 5000 and 6000 GPUs (Steam stats) is just 2%. Although the new 7000 series Zen4 CPUs are actually around 15% faster than their predecessors, they have hefty cooling requirements (TDP +60% vs 5000 series), 30 second BIOS post times, expensive DDR5 RAM requirements and only work with expensive motherboards. Despite the 7000 series struggling to match Intel’s outgoing 12th gen, AMD market it as a “future proof” platform! They want users to pay a premium for last gen performance in exchange for the shallow promise of upgrades in the future. Over the next few days, Intel’s 13th gen (Raptor Lake) will launch. Shoppers will do well to wait until then. Despite AMD’s Neanderthal marketing techniques, it’s hard not to admire their technical progress. AMD-Raptor4 and Intel-Zen13 would be better fitting product names. [Sep '22 CPUPro]

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