Ryzen 9 5950X vs Core i9-12900KF benchmarks
In our benchmarks, the Core i9-12900KF beats the Ryzen 9 5950X in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 9 5950X in all gaming tests too.
When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores but the Ryzen 9 5950X has more threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Ryzen 9 5950X has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i9-12900KF. Despite this, the Core i9-12900KF has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Ryzen 9 5950X 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.
Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Ryzen 9 5950X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.