Average Bench: 116% (1st of 1355)

Based on 439 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00090672 Model: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-12900KS

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i9-12900KS averaged 16.2% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-12900KS near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 3,076Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 1,571Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-12900KS is 23.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-12900KS performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 81.7Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 804Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 439 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.5 Memory 81.7 93.4
183 1-Core 209 222
336 2-Core 409 439
124% 233 Pts
Min Avg Max
671 4-Core 804 849
1,096 8-Core 1,571 1,691
147% 1,188 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,303 64-Core 3,076 3,299
206% 3,076 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 221
2-Core 441
134% 251 Pts
4-Core 881
8-Core 1,698
160% 1,290 Pts
64-Core 3,028
203% 3,028 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.3
1-Core 221
2-Core 435
134% 250 Pts
4-Core 845
8-Core 1,633
153% 1,239 Pts
64-Core 3314
222% 3314 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.1
1-Core 216
2-Core 433
133% 248 Pts
4-Core 836
8-Core 1575
150% 1,206 Pts
64-Core 2,947
198% 2,947 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.5
1-Core 215
2-Core 433
132% 246 Pts
4-Core 830
8-Core 1,533
147% 1,182 Pts
64-Core 3,284
220% 3,284 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.3
1-Core 210
2-Core 416
128% 238 Pts
4-Core 799
8-Core 1,599
148% 1,199 Pts
64-Core 2936
197% 2936 Pts
LGA1700, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.2
1-Core 223
2-Core 445
135% 253 Pts
4-Core 777
8-Core 1,689
150% 1,233 Pts
64-Core 3,113
209% 3,113 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 24 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.1
1-Core 213
2-Core 413
125% 235 Pts
4-Core 838
8-Core 1672
154% 1,255 Pts
64-Core 2933
197% 2933 Pts
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Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS Z690 HERO

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The "KS" CPUs from Intel have always been overpriced for anyone other than professional or highly-competitive overclockers. With the current $200 increase in price over the 12900K/KF, the 12900KS is a foolish purchase for nearly everyone.—Apr '22


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