Intel Core i9-12900K Review - Fighting for the Performance Crown 388

Intel Core i9-12900K Review - Fighting for the Performance Crown

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Test Setup

  • All applications, games, and processors are tested with the drivers and hardware listed below—no performance results were recycled between test systems.
  • All games and applications are tested using the same version.
  • All games are set to their highest quality setting unless indicated otherwise.
Test System "Alder Lake"
Processor:All Intel 12th Generation processors
Motherboard:ASUS Z690 Maximus Hero
BIOS 0702
Memory:2x 16 GB G.SKILL Trident Z5 RGB DDR5-6000
36-36-36-76 2T
Gear 2
Graphics:EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra
Storage:Neo Forza NFP065 1 TB M.2 NVMe SSD
Air Cooling:Noctua NH-U14S
Water Cooling:Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360 mm
Thermal Paste:Arctic MX-5
Power Supply:Seasonic SS-860XP
Software:Windows 11 Professional 64-bit
Build 10.0.22000.282
Includes AMD L3 latency fix
Drivers:NVIDIA GeForce 496.49 WHQL



Test System "Zen 3"
Processor:All AMD Ryzen 5000
Motherboard:MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus
BIOS 7C37vAF3, AGESA 1.2.0.3c
Memory:2x 16 GB DDR4-3600
16-20-20-34 1T
Infinity Fabric @ 1800 MHz 1:1
All other specifications same as above

Test System "Rocket Lake"
Processor:All Intel 11th Generation processors
Motherboard:ASUS Z590 Maximus XIII Hero
BIOS 1007
Memory:2x 16 GB DDR4-3600
16-20-20-34 1T
Gear 1
All other specifications same as above

Test System "Comet Lake"
Processor:All Intel 10th Generation processors
Motherboard:ASUS Z490 Maximus XII Extreme
BIOS 2301
Memory:2x 16 GB DDR4-3600
16-20-20-34 1T
All other specifications same as above
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