Core i9-11900K vs Core i9-12900K specs and performance
In our benchmarks, the Core i9-12900K beats the Core i9-11900K in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i9-11900K in all gaming tests too.
With info from our database, we find that the Core i9-12900K has significantly more cores with 16 cores whereas the Core i9-11900K has 8 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i9-11900K. Our comparison shows that the Core i9-11900K has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i9-12900K. Also, the Core i9-11900K has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i9-11900K CPU outputs less heat than a Core i9-12900K CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Core i9-11900K has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.