Intel Core i9-12900HK
The Core i9-12900HK is a 14 core CPU from Intel released in 2022. This chip has a very good overall score at 90% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is an amazing processor for gaming, with a score of 111%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i9-12900HK scores 83% and 82% respectively. Indeed, this is a very good rating for very heavy workloads.
The Core i9-12900HK has 14 cores and 20 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 2.5 GHz and a turbo speed of 5 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has an unlocked multiplier and allows for overclocking. With adequate cooling and a good power supply, it's possible to run this CPU at a higher clock speed.
As for memory, the Core i9-12900HK makes use of DDR5-4800 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 64 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.
In terms of cache, the Core i9-12900HK has 1120 KiB of level 1 cache, 7 MiB of level 2 cache and 24 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.
It has a total of 28 PCIe lanes.
Power and thermals for the Intel Core i9-12900HK CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 45 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.
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