Intel Core i9-12900HK Review (2023)

The Core i9-12900HK is Intel's most recent and fastest CPU for laptops. In this review we'll be pitting it up against a range of other mobile products, including the beast that is the Apple M1 Pro, so we'll investigate Intel's bold claims of being the fastest mobile CPU.

We'll also compare the 12900HK to the more mainstream Core i7-12700H, which we already looked at, and the new AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS, plus many others.

Next to the i7-12700H, the Core i9-12900HK is a simple clock speed increase: same core configuration, with 6 P-cores and 8 E-cores for a total of 20 threads, but clocks are now between 100 and 300 MHz higher.

For example, the 12900HK can hit 5.0 GHz peak on the P-cores, compared to 4.7 GHz with the Core i7. In the past, we've seen Core i9s being slightly better binned than the Core i7s, so sustained performance is a little better under the same 45W power limit, but we'll have to assess that in today's testing.

The test system for today is the MSI GE76 Raider. We've tested previous iterations of this MSI laptop and it's quite clearly designed for high-end gaming on the go. It now includes not only the 12900HK but also Nvidia's flagship laptop GPU, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti with a power range of 150-175W.

Whether or not this sort of system is right for you depends on your needs, but I wouldn't say it's designed for portability. Being a 17-inch chassis that weighs over 6 pounds without factoring in the huge power brick, the GE76 is a desktop replacement intended to be hooked up to wall power at all times, and only moved occasionally.

It does have a 99.9 Wh battery, but battery life is pretty bad and I wouldn't want to use it on battery. I prefer slimmer and lighter systems when buying a laptop, but clearly these machines are also popular and aimed at different needs than daily portability.

As for other hardware, the GE76 is equipped with 32GB DDR5-4800 memory in a dual stick configuration, which is what we've seen for all 2022 gaming laptops so far. In this configuration, there's a 17.3-inch 1080p 360Hz display though it's also available in 1440p and 4K options.

Our testing today has been conducted in two power configurations: a long term PL1 power limit of 45W, Intel's default spec for these chips, as well as 75W, which is a common boosted power level seen across many laptop vendors.

These will be compared apples to apples with other laptop chips running at the same configuration, which gives us the best look at how these CPUs compare in a fair benchmark battle.

If we compared one chip at 75W to another at 60W we'd really only be comparing which specific laptop design can send the most power to the CPU, not which CPU actually performs better, which is why we test like this. Boost PL2 power is set to Intel's default of 115W in both instances.

Testing like this also gives you guys the most useful information that can be applied to a wide range of laptops. If you're buying a thinner and lighter system, the 45W numbers will be most important, while those after a beefier system with more cooling power should look at 75W.

(Video) First Intel 12th-Gen Laptop Performance Benchmarks w/ Core i9-12900HK

On to the results!

Application Benchmarks

In Cinebench R23 multi-threading, when the Core i9-12900HK is limited to its default of 45W, it is the fastest CPU in the chart, with a score of 13400 points. This does allow it to outperform the Apple M1 Pro, although Apple's chip is consuming roughly 35W of package power not 45W, which is a trend you'll see across most of the charts. Still, the 12900HK is the winner here by 8 percent, and in turn it's also faster than AMD's new 35W CPU by 15%.

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What perhaps surprised me the most was the margin between the 12900HK and 12700H. There really isn't that much separating these parts, just a 3 percent increase in performance in favor of the Core i9.

Both parts have the same core count and are operating under the same power limit, so the only difference is binning and optimization, which don't appear to be enhancing performance significantly. With that said, the performance gain compared to the 11980HK from last generation is big, a very solid 23% increase.

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At 75W, we're seeing a continuation of what was shown at 45W, however the gap between the 12900HK and 12700H has now shrunk to nothing, at least with the models we tested. This does give the Core i9 a 16% lead over the Ryzen 9 6900HS, as Alder Lake is able to deliver higher performance per watt in the high power range than Rembrandt, but it doesn't exactly scream to buyers that the Core i9 is a good value choice over the Core i7.

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A larger performance delta between the 12900HK and 12700H was observed in the single-threaded test. With the 12900HK hitting 5 GHz, it's 5 percent faster than the 12700H from a 6 percent boost clock speed difference. That's pretty much as expected. Alder Lake is quite a bit faster than the M1 Pro here, a huge 25% performance lead in single-threaded workloads like this, and 19% faster than AMD's Ryzen 9 6900HS. There's no doubting that Alder Lake's P-cores have the performance crown for single-thread this generation.

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There's a mixture of good and bad when looking at the Handbrake results for 45W class CPUs and lower. The 12900HK is faster than the 12700H in this test, but only by 2 percent, which is rather negligible. It's only able to match the Ryzen 9 6900HS as well, despite the 6900HS being a 35W CPU. However the 12900HK is clearly faster than the M1 Pro, despite our M1 testing using the native Apple Silicon version of Handbrake for CPU encoding. The M1 just isn't very good at heavy CPU encoding like this compared to Intel or AMD, which gives the 12900HK a 25 percent performance advantage.

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At 75W the results are pretty similar to with Cinebench in that the 12900HK and 12700H delivered basically the same result, and both are a similar margin faster than the 6900HS running at the same power limit (4 percent faster). High power configurations smoke the M1 Pro, at the cost of power consumption which is obviously much higher than Apple's SoC.

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Blender was a particularly strong result for Apple Silicon, and here the 12900HK is able to match that part, although at a higher power configuration, 45W vs roughly 35W.

Again we just aren't seeing a huge difference between the 12900HK and 12700H for this heavy multi-threaded test, and nothing I've seen so far suggests it makes sense to buy the Core i9 for these applications. Even at 75W, which more Core i9 laptops are going to be capable of doing, the gap is negligible for the top Intel Alder Lake parts.

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For code compilation, our advice is to buy an Alder Lake processor, because they are clearly faster than the competition and older options.

(Video) Can Intel's Fastest CPU Beat Apple? - Core i9-12900HK vs M1 Pro Benchmark Review

The 12900HK is 32 percent faster than the 11980HK in this Chromium compile, and 24 percent faster than the 6900HS - those are big margins. But once again, a very common theme of this review so far, the 12900HK and 12700H are neck and neck which makes upgrading to the Core i9 a bit pointless.

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And then once again at 75W I was seeing basically the same results with the two Alder Lake parts I've tested so far, suggesting there is no performance per watt advantage for the Core i9 at these higher power levels.

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In our Matlab testing, the 12900HK and 12700H delivered the same performance, which was a bit of a surprising result given the short timeframe of this workload but here we are, same result.

Aside from the lack of an upgrade going from Core i7 to Core i9, it's still a good result given it's 17 percent faster than the 11980HK and 23% faster than the 6900HS. The M1 Pro is in a rather forgettable position for this application given it has to be run in an emulated mode which destroys performance.

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In Microsoft Excel we see the same as before, where the 12900HK and 12700H are neck and neck. Like Matlab, this benchmark is run in the boost state, and we've seen previously that at higher power levels there's really nothing separating these two CPUs. So when both are smashing 100W plus, there's no difference. However Alder Lake is still mighty impressive here, basically destroying every other part in the chart thanks to improvements to cache and the upgrade to DDR5 memory.

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PCMark's Applications workload that tests the Microsoft Office suite is one of the strongest results for the 12900HK vs 12700H and we're finally seeing some separation there.

The Core i9 processor is 9 percent faster, which gives buyers some reason to get the Core i9 as that sort of margin is outside our usual margin of calling it a "tie". The 12900HK is also able to hold handy leads over the 6900HS (15%) and the previous 11980HK (21%).

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In 7-Zip compression we couldn't spot a difference between the 12900HK and 12700H. Intel is able to hold a performance lead over the M1 Pro, Apple Silicon is fast but the 12900HK is 7 percent faster, albeit at a much higher power level given this is run mostly in the boost state.

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But for decompression the fat P-cores are able to gobble up this task nicely, beating the M1 Pro by a huge 52 percent margin. There isn't much separating the 12900HK and AMD's new Ryzen 9 6900HS processor so really all the current gen high-end chips are about equal here.

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In Acrobat PDF exporting we see the benefit of the higher single-core turbo clock the 12900HK is capable of versus the 12700H, which increases performance by 4 percent. It's not enough to take top spot off Apple though, the 12900HK comes in 8 percent slower than the M1 Pro in what is one of the strongest results for Apple that I've tested.

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Adobe Photoshop is another lightly threaded workload and it's here where the 12900HK is quite impressive, putting up the fastest score yet in the Puget Systems benchmark, 4 percent faster than the 12700H and 17 percent faster than the 6900HS. There's a big reason to upgrade from 11th-gen silicon or older as well, as the 12900HK is a sizable 36 percent faster than the 11980HK.

(Video) Review of the new Intel Core i9-12900HK Processor and the AMD Ryzen 9 6000

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In FL Studio the 12900HK is the fastest CPU I've tested as well, though it is only 5 percent faster than the 12700H, and the margins between all of these parts is quite small for exporting a track at high quality levels.

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Moving over now to some mixed workloads, in Adobe Premiere Pro there is definitely a reason to go for a 12900HK configuration over lower tier parts, especially with a high performance GPU. The GE76 was about 10% faster than the 12700H model with the same RTX 3080 Ti GPU, and this allowed for a 23 percent lead on the M1 Pro. The M1 result is extremely impressive given its overall power level and lack of high performance discrete graphics, but for the absolute best performance this generation you should be going with something Intel, especially as the 12900HK plus 3080 Ti configuration is something like 60 percent faster at exporting.

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In After Effects the 12900HK is also the fastest configuration tested and 7 percent ahead of the 12700H model using a similar GPU. That's one of the better results we've seen so far comparing the Core i9 and Core i7 models.

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Lastly, we'll look at Agisoft Metashape photogrammetry performance and there's nothing separating the Core i7 and Core i9 systems, which is in line with some of our CPU-heavy workloads in this review. Very fast performance as you'd expect (and want) from a high end system with a powerful CPU and GPU.

Power Scaling, Usage

When looking at CPU power scaling there's only one interesting observation, and that's how the 12900HK fares compared to the 12700H in performance per watt. At least with the samples we've tested so far, the 12900HK is only a very minor improvement in efficiency, and that efficiency gap tapers off at around 75 to 85 watts.

Given the actual silicon is essentially the same, the main reason for the 12900HK's improved efficiency is a better bin on those parts, but for this generation it still looks like the 12700H is receiving very good silicon.

In contrast with the 11980HK vs 11800H, there was a more substantial gap in efficiency across the power range - not a huge gap, but indicative of a greater degree of binning.

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Without a larger difference between 12700H and 12900HK performance per watt, the best Alder Lake part isn't quite as efficient as the M1 Pro. We should note that previously we had the M1 Pro at 40W, whereas its actual package power - the same measurement used for Intel and AMD CPUs - is closer to 35W, so we've corrected that here.

The M1 Pro is just 6 percent better at 35W and using a more advanced 5nm process node, so it's not exactly a stunning victory for Apple in multi-thread efficiency - but it is better.

The 12900HK is also slightly more efficient than AMD's new Ryzen 9 6900HS at the same 35W package power, though the difference is negligible.

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Where the difference isn't so negligible is in single-thread power as measured at the wall.

The M1 Pro clocking up to just 3.2 GHz is ridiculously efficient in comparison to most other processors in this chart, and that's where it's insane performance per watt and extended battery life comes from - Apple has a big advantage when tasks are lightly threaded.

In contrast, Intel is going for the win with single-thread performance, and that causes a high level of power consumption, 33W when pushing 5 GHz, which is fairly higher than the 12700H despite just a 6 percent increase in frequency.

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We were originally going to run a big section on gaming performance for the 12900HK, but the results are extremely boring. In comparison to the Core i7-12700H, the 12900HK performs basically the same across our benchmark suite.

A couple points of margins here and there using the same RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, but on the whole we'd say they perform the same at 1080p gaming, including titles played at low or competitive settings like CS:GO and Rainbow Six Siege.

We have a more detailed breakdown available in our 12700H review, but basically nothing about the 12900HK changes what was seen there. Alder Lake are currently the fastest laptop CPUs for gaming, although the exact margins in comparison to 11th-gen and Ryzen APUs vary, usually up to a 25% gain when CPU limited and much lower when GPU limited. You'll also need a high-end GPU to take advantage of these differences, and be playing at 1080p.

What We Learned

There's two ways you can look at the Core i9-12900HK. On one hand, it's just as impressive as the Core i7-12700H we looked at a few weeks back and packs all the same performance and platform advantages. It's a fast processor, the fastest on the market for multi-thread, single-thread and gaming - and it has a really robust collection of technologies including DDR5 support and PCIe 4.0.

On the other hand, like with the 11th-gen Core i9 series, the 12900HK feels a bit pointless for most buyers. The performance uplift over the 12700H is only a few percent in most cases, and can actually be the same at higher power levels, pointing to only a limited efficiency improvement.

The biggest gains were seen in single or lightly-threaded productivity apps where the boost up to a 5.0 GHz single-core turbo clock is able to deliver a 10 percent performance gain at best. Of course, if you want the best of the best, the Core i9 is that part, but like with a lot of flagship parts, you'll end up paying a hefty premium for a very small real-world upgrade.

Purely looking at Intel's line-up, right now I'd definitely be looking at laptops that use Core i7 processors instead of the Core i9-12900HK. Provided the rest of the configuration is the same, you could end up saving a few hundred dollars. But of course, not every laptop will have a Core i7 option. At times the 12900HK might be your only option, and in those situations there isn't anything wrong with the 12900HK. It very much is a fast laptop processor.

About that M1 Comparison

During Intel's launch presentation, they made a big deal about the 12900HK being the "fastest mobile processor ever," showing the slide below comparing their new part to the M1 Max and older generation parts. Given the M1 Max CPU is the same as the M1 Pro we tested, we can say this slide is partially true and partially misleading.

In this section, where Intel compares the 12900HK to M1 Max at 35W, they show the 12900HK ahead. That can be true depending on the benchmark, but there are more instances where the M1 is either on par or faster at the same power level in our testing.

We're talking small margins for the most part. The Core i9-12900HK is definitely competitive with Apple in performance per watt, but I wouldn't go as far to say it's clearly better.

Where the 12900HK clearly has an edge is in overall performance. At 45W and above, the 12900HK almost always beats the M1 Pro, and when we start pushing up to the 75W range, the Alder Lake Core i9 is a decent amount faster in a lot of heavy CPU workloads. So if you want the absolute fastest workstation laptop for stuff like code compilation, 3D rendering, video editing and so on, the 12900HK will be providing that - especially when equipped with a top end GPU.

But the way in which Intel wins is through increasing power consumption, which is only suitable for certain types of laptop. The MSI GE76 is one of those systems: it's big, it's heavy, it's designed to sit on a desk, and be plugged in most of the time. Intel won't have the same lead on Apple or AMD in thinner battery-oriented systems; performance will be competitive, but you won't see 15 or 20% better performance for CPU heavy tasks.

Which brings us the topic of battery life. We've seen some criticism about Alder Lake's battery life based on testing the GE76, but we don't see much value in that. The GE76 isn't designed with long battery life in mind.

It's clearly larger and heavier than something like the Zephyrus G14 using Ryzen 6000, and is therefore less portable and less likely to be used on battery. I certainly wouldn't want to use a 3kg laptop on the go. So if I sit here and say the GE76 has worse battery life - and let's be clear, it definitely does - I'm simply comparing apples to oranges. And battery life isn't based on the CPU alone, it's also based on the entire platform including the GPU, display and other components, so making broad statements about Alder Lake battery life based on a single system would be misleading.

To fairly compare a CPU like the Core i9-12900HK in battery life to other laptops, we'd basically need the same laptop to test, or alternatively a very similar sort of system. Hopefully that will be possible in the future, but it isn't right now. All we can tell you is the MacBook Pro has excellent battery life, the Zephyrus G14 is pretty good, and the GE76 isn't great. How Alder Lake fairs in battery efficiency overall will remain a mystery until we're able to test systems that are focused on portability first.

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Is i9 12900H any good? ›

If you are looking for the best value processor, then this Intel Core i9 12900H is the best choice. In terms of gaming, this processor performs very great with good compatibility with the Nvidia GPU and with the AMD GPU. In terms of video editing and graphics rendering this processor also shows the best performance.

Is i9-12900HK good for gaming? ›

Intel's Core i9-12900HK is the best mobile gaming processor that you can get right now, and it stacks up against the competition.

Is the i9 12900K worth it? ›

Core i9 12900K is most powerful processor available today

With eight hyperthreading-enabled performance cores, eight efficient cores, and a total of 24 threads, the Core i9 12900K is one of the most expensive processors money can buy.

How much power does 12900HK use? ›

This processor is based on 10Nm process fabrication. The TDP shows 45W of power consumption.

How fast is Core i9 12900h? ›

Intel Core i912900H Processor 24M Cache up to 5.00 GHz Product Specifications.

Is i9 12900K high-end? ›

The Core i9 12900K was the best performing CPU to launch as part of the 12th-Gen release. Aside from the 12900KS, this CPU is the cream of the crop when it comes to high intensity workloads, along with 4K gaming. If you're looking to build a high-end PC, a 12900K would not go amiss as your CPU choice.

How much RAM do I need for i9 12900K? ›

Intel Core i9-12900K Specifications
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Max Memory Size128GB
Memory TypesUp to DDR5 4800MT/s Up to DDR4 3200MT/s
Max # of Memory Channels2
Max Memory Bandwidth76.8GB/s
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Is i9 a lot better than i7? ›

“Generally speaking, Intel Core i9 processors offer higher performance because they have more cores, higher frequencies, more cache and draw more power,” Moorhead says. “If you or your users require the highest performance with single-threaded or multithreaded workloads, the i9 is the one to choose.”

How long will 12900K last? ›

How long will it last? The Core i9-12900K will last for the next several years at least. If you're buying a processor as high-end as the Core i9-12900K, you'll likely upgrade before performance becomes a major issue.

Does i9 12900K need water cooling? ›

To deal with the higher power consumption of Intel Core i9-12900K, a powerful AIO liquid cooler is strongly recommended, especially if your system is used for content creation or gaming.

What is the difference between 12900K and 12900? ›

The performance cores can clock with up to 5.2 GHz (Turbo Boost Max 3.0), the efficiency cores can clock with up to 3.9 GHz.
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Is the 12900HK overclockable? ›

Regardless, officially, Intel states that only the Core i9-12900HK will be open for overclocking. The Core i9-12900H which is pretty much identical to it won't support the feature. The same applies to the Core i7 and Core i5 stacks. It's worth noting that these processors have a maximum turbo power (PL2) of 115W.

What is the most powerful Core i9? ›

The Intel Core i9-12900KS: The World's Fastest Processor.

How many cores does i9-12900HK have? ›

Is the Intel Core i9-12900HK Good for Gaming? This is relatively new CPU that contains 14 Cores and 20 Threads. The Intel Core i9-12900HK also has reasonable threaded performance that will serve well in games.

Is the i9 faster then M1? ›

Overall, it's safe to say that the new Intel Core i9-12900HK is performing better than both M1 Pro and the M1 Max in the CPU-centric benchmarks. Even in tests involving the graphics unit, the MSI is able to hold its own against the MacBook Pro.

Is i9 much faster than i7? ›

In Intel's simple terms, the Core i9 is faster than the Core i7, which is faster than the Core i5. But faster isn't always better, and most people don't need the extra horsepower.

Is Core i9 overkill? ›

Yes, this level of computer power is overkill for most users. Is Intel i9 too much? Unless you plan on cramming multiple high-end GPUs into your PC or you also need to use some very CPU-intensive professional software, then an i9 would simply be overkill.

What is the i9-12900K good for? ›

The Intel Core i9-12900K is the fastest gaming processor on the planet while the Core i5-12600K offers unprecedented gaming performance at its price point. Whip in superior pricing and excellent performance in all other types of workloads, and both Alder Lake processors handily beat competing AMD models.

What CPU is better than the i9-12900K? ›

You can see our full results below, all of which were run with a bench test rocking DDR5-6000 memory and an RTX 3090 graphics card. In a clean head-to-head, the Ryzen 9 7950X is 36% faster than the Core i9-12900K in Cinebench R23's multi-core test.

What is the AMD equivalent of Intel i9 12th Gen 12900K? ›

The Intel Core i0-12900K is just as good as the Ryzen 9 5950X -- or even better -- in both single-threaded as well as multi-threaded applications. This is a big deal considering how AMD CPUs have been trouncing the Intel chips for the past few years. That being said, it's not all rosy for the Alder Lake champ.

What does K mean in Intel processors? ›

CPUs with the letter K: this indicates that the chips multiplier is unlocked, meaning that it can be easily overclocked if you have a similarly enabled motherboard. Non-K chips have very limited overclocking functionality, so make sure you look for that K if you want to tweak your system.

Does i9-12900K need Windows 11? ›

Intel's new Core i9-12900K has a total of 16 cores, but they're not the cores you're used to. Intel has split them into eight performance P-cores and eight efficient E-cores.
Intel Core i9-12900K benchmarks.
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What power supply do I need for i9 12900? ›

A 700W PSU will suit an i9-12900K build just fine, with the EVGA SuperNOVA P2 offering high efficiency and a fully modular design to avoid cable-related mayhem inside your case. If high-end gaming is your aim, stick to 750W and above to power some of the best graphics cards in the PC scene.

Is i9-12900KS better than i9-12900K? ›

My testing revealed only a 2.2% difference between the Core i9-12900K and Core i9-12900KS in games at 1080p. That difference actually favors the Core i9-12900K, with it putting up higher frame rates in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Assassin's Creed Valhalla, while barely lagging behind in Forza Horizon 4.

Is the i9-12900K the best? ›

Verdict. The Intel Core i9-12900K is the best processor I've tested in a relatively long time. It outmatches AMD's top-performing desktop processors by a significant margin, and its price is actually competitive.

Which generation of i9 is best? ›

The fastest CPU on the market right now is undoubtedly Intel's Core i9-13900K, and that's surprising because it's not even the most expensive.

Is i9-12900K hot? ›

The Core i9-12900KS requires incredible cooling to keep things under control, with around 240 W of power pretty much consistently when under load and sometimes more when there's enough thermal headroom to play with.

What is the difference between Intel KS and K? ›

The KS variant has a higher base power rating of 150W, 25W higher than the K variant. The real difference between the two CPUs is the clock speeds and price. The Core i9-13900KS has a maximum turbo frequency of 6GHz and an Intel Thermal Velocity Boost frequency of 6GHz.

What i9 is best for gaming? ›

The Intel Core i9 12900K is the latest and probably the best i9 processor for gaming in 2022. It has a base clock speed of 3.2 GHz and a maximum turbo frequency of 5.2 GHz.

What is the fastest Intel i9 processor? ›

Intel unveiled its 13th Gen Core desktop processor family, formerly codenamed Raptor Lake, with its new processor the Intel Core i9 13900K. It's the fastest desktop processor ever built, said Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger.


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