Intel Core i9-12900HK

Intel Core i9-12900HK Benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900HK Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 2 GHz 14 core Intel 12th Generation Core i9 BGA 1744 CPU rating. Is the Core i9-12900HK good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

90 %
Very Good score from 1 sample
High uncertainty
Very Good
30th of 1,233
1,171st of 1,233
1 benchmarks

CPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this CPU in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.


Very Good

90 %



111 %


Very Good

83 %

Heavy Workloads

Very Good

82 %

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Cinebench R23

Cinebench R23

Multi threaded benchmark

3DMark Physics

3DMark Physics

Physics simulation benchmark


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CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i9-12900HK compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i5-12600KF
103 %
Intel Core i5-12600K
94 %
Intel Core i9-10900KF
90 %
Intel Core i9-12900HK
90 %
Intel Core i9-10850K
85 %
Intel Core i9-11900K
85 %
Intel Xeon W-11955M
83 %


Clock Speed 2.5 GHz
Turbo Speed 5 GHz
Cores 14
Threads 20
L1 Cache 1120 KiB
L2 Cache 7680 KiB
L3 Cache 24 MiB
PCIe Lanes 28
Socket BGA 1744
Family 12th Generation Core i9
Memory Type DDR5-4800
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 64 GiB
Release Date 2022-02-01
Supports ECC Memory No
Has Unlocked Multiplier Yes
TDP 45 W

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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