24 Cores, 32 Threads @3.0GHz, Raptor Lake.
Release date: Q4 2022.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 51,811 user samples
3,158 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 135% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 5.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 121% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 121% Great: 135%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1369
Gaming 129%
Desktop 128%
Workstation 171%
48,653 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 109% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 109% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 1369
Gaming 117%
Desktop 117%
Workstation 139%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
129 % Slightly faster effective speed.
117 %
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12 % Factorio 12%, Forza5 4%, Hitm3 18%, FarC6 18%, SotTR 20%, CPunk 5%, CSGO 18%, TinTW 5%, TWarW3 2%
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Avg. Memory Latency
85.3 Pts +5% 81.5 Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed
233 Pts Faster single-core speed.
207 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed
461 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
412 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed
917 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
815 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1739 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
1525 Pts
OC Memory Latency
94.3 Pts +1% 93.8 Pts
OC Single Core Speed
244 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
219 Pts
OC Dual Core Speed
481 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
435 Pts
OC Quad Core Speed
943 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
860 Pts
OC Octa Core Speed
1851 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
1652 Pts
Market Share
Based on 57,172,616 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.53 % 0.75 % Much higher market share.
Value For Money
103 % 103 % +0%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
97 % More popular.
84 %
Price (score)
$629 $440 Much cheaper.
1 Months Hugely more recent.
13 Months
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 125 Watts
CPU Processing Cores
24 cores Much higher core count.
16 cores
CPU Processing Threads
32 threads Much higher thread count.
24 threads
Manufacturing process
10 nm 10 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3 GHz 3.2 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5.8 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
5.2 GHz
OC Multi Core Speed
4415 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
3003 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed
4194 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
2824 Pts
CPU Architecture
Raptor Lake Alder Lake
Motherboard Socket
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770 UHD 770

Intel’s 13th gen. Raptor Lake CPUs offer around 10% faster gaming and 45% faster multi-core performance than their predecessors. The new CPUs are backwards compatible with DDR4 memory and Z690/B660 ($150) motherboards. New gaming builders need look no further than the 13600K. The 13600K beats AMD’s flagship 7950X in gaming and almost matches the 7900X in multi-core performance. Extreme workstation users may find value in the 13700K or 13900K. PC builders looking for the best possible value should wait until early 2023 when Intel will launch their mid-tier CPUs (13100F, 13400F etc.). Although Ryzen 7000 has weaker multi-core, weaker single-core, higher platform costs and higher unit prices AMD have a 3D joker up their sleeve (7800X3D est. 2023). Via “advanced marketing” on youtube, forums, reddit, and twitter AMD will demonstrate that their upcoming CPU is the “best in the world” and offer “proof” by way of a small handful of obscure workloads. Games that few people play e.g. (Factorio, SOTTR) will be cherry picked, video footage of the gameplay/settings won’t be provided and frame drops will be conveniently ignored. This playbook has easily outsold Intel in recent years but with every overhyped release, consumers continue to lose trust in AMD. Based on the volume of social media/press coverage, you would never guess that the combined market share for all of AMD’s Radeon 5000 and 6000 GPUs amongst PC gamers is just 2.12% (Steam stats). Meanwhile Nvidia’s RTX 2060 alone accounts for a whopping 5.03%. Largely thanks to marketing incompetence, Intel is existentially motivated to deliver material annual performance improvements. Consumers can look forward to Meteor Lake (14th gen) in less than a years time. [Oct '22 CPUPro]


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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