IntelBX8071512900K
IntelBX8071512400

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @2.5GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q1 2022.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 84,343 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: 29th / 1457
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 138%
UFO
17,352 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 90th / 1457
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
117 % Faster effective speed.
+19%
98.2 %
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22 % FarC6 24%, FinFant14 23%, GTAV 25%, SotTR 24%, CSGO 36%, R6S 20%, TWarW3 3%
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0 % FarC6 25%, MetroEx 0% RDR2 2%, F122 14%, TWarW3 8%
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26 % Hitm3 36%, FarC6 31%, WatchDL 21%, CPunk 20%, RDR2 13%, MSFS21 25%, F121 16%, TWarW3 46%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80.8 Pts +0% 80.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
207 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
173 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
412 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+24%
331 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
814 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+31%
621 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1516 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+56%
973 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.2 Pts +2% 90.4 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
218 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+20%
182 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
436 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+24%
353 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
858 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+27%
673 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1655 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+59%
1039 Pts
Market Share
Based on 68,217,059 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.92 % Hugely higher market share.
+104%
0.45 %
Value
Value For Money
120 % +3% 117 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
83 % 92 % More popular.
+11%
Price
Price (score)
$250 $149 Much cheaper.
+40%
Age
Newest
32 Months 30 Months Slightly more recent.
+6%
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 10 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz Faster base frequency.
+28%
2.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5.2 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+18%
4.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
2996 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+145%
1221 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
2804 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+138%
1176 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 FCLGA1700
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770 UHD 730
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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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I originally wanted an i5-12600 but unfortunately, it was not available so I settled for a 12400. It's really affordable and the performance is great. [Nov '22 arvinjason]

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