Intel Core i9-12900E: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2022
Performance 31.56

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i9-12900E sales 4 January 2022. Based on Alder Lake-S architecture, this desktop processor is primarily aimed at home systems. It has 16 cores and 24 threads, and is based on 10 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 5000 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel Socket 1700 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4, DDR5 Dual-channel memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at

31.56%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Core i9-12900E processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating127
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameAlder Lake-S (2022)
Release date4 January 2022 (less than a year ago)

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores16 (Hexadeca-Core)
Threads24
Base clock speed2.3 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed5 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
L1 cache80K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache1.25 MB (per core)of 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache30 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography10 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size215 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplier+

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-12900E compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
Socket1700
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i9-12900E. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI+
AVX+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
TSX+

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d+
VT-x+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-12900E's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4, DDR5 Dual-channelof 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i9-12900E.

Integrated graphics cardIntel UHD Graphics 770

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version5.0

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i9-12900E. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i9-12900E 31.56
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Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

i9-12900E 31815

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Relative perfomance

Overall Core i9-12900E performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-12900E by AMD is Ryzen 9 PRO 3900, which is slower by 1% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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