Ryzen 9 5900 vs Core i9-12900KF specs and performance
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i9-12900KF performs better than the Ryzen 9 5900. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 9 5900 in all gaming tests too.
In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Core i9-12900KF has slightly more cores than the Ryzen 9 5900. Indeed, the Core i9-12900KF has 16 cores compared to 12 cores found in the Ryzen 9 5900. But they both have the same number of threads. Our comparison shows that the Core i9-12900KF has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 9 5900. Also, the Core i9-12900KF has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 9 5900 CPU outputs less heat than a Core i9-12900KF 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 Ryzen 9 5900 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.