Intel Core i7-13700K vs Core i9-12900KS

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General info

Comparing Core i9-12900KS and Core i7-13700K processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating7366
Value for money49.3852.49
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
Seriesno dataIntel Core i7
Architecture codenameAlder Lake-S (2022)Raptor Lake, Raptor Cove, Gracemont
Release date5 April 2022
(less than a year old)
27 September 2022
(less than a year old)
Launch price (MSRP)no data$409
Current price$604 $599 (1.5x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Core i9-12900KS and Core i7-13700K basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores16 (Hexadeca-Core)16 (Hexadeca-Core)
Threads2424
Base clock speed3.4 GHz3.4 GHz
Boost clock speed5.3 GHz5.4 GHz
Bus supportno data4 × 16 GT/s
L1 cache80K (per core)80K (per core)
L2 cache1.25 MB (per core)2 MB (per core)
L3 cache30 MB (shared)30 MB (shared)
Chip lithographyIntel 7 nmIntel 7 nm
Die size215 mm2257 mm2
Maximum core temperature90 °C100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °C72 °C
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier++

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-12900KS and Core i7-13700K compatibility with other computer components: 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 configuration11
SocketFCLGA1700FCLGA1700
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Watt125 W, 253 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-12900KS and Core i7-13700K. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI++
AVX++
vProno data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Speed Shift++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX+no data
Idle States++
Thermal Monitoring++
Turbo Boost Max 3.0++

Security technologies

Core i9-12900KS and Core i7-13700K technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT++
EDB++
Secure Key++
OS Guard++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-12900KS and Core i7-13700K are enumerated here.

VT-d++
VT-x++
EPT++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i9-12900KS and Core i7-13700K. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR5-4800, DDR4-3200DDR5-5600, DDR4-3200
Maximum memory size128 GB128 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth76.8 GB/s89.6 GB/s
ECC memory support++

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardIntel UHD Graphics 770-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i9-12900KS and Core i7-13700K.

PCIe version5.0 and 4.05.0 and 4.0
PCI Express lanes2020

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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.

i9-12900KS 35.90
i7-13700K 37.83
+5.4%
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

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: 67%

i9-12900KS 44558
i7-13700K 46952
+5.4%

Core i7-13700K outperforms Core i9-12900KS by 5% in Passmark.

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i9-12900KS 2077
i7-13700K 2107
+1.4%

Core i7-13700K outperforms Core i9-12900KS by 1% in GeekBench 5 Single-Core.

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i9-12900KS 19000
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i7-13700K 18995

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 35.90 37.83
Recency 5 April 2022 27 September 2022
Boost clock speed 5500 5400
Thermal design power (TDP) 150 Watt 125 Watt

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Competitors of Core i9-12900KS by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-12900KS from AMD is Ryzen 9 5950X, which is faster by 3% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i9-12900KS:

Ryzen 9 7900X 116.88
Ryzen 9 7900 108.52
Ryzen 9 5950X 102.98
Core i9-12900KS 100

Competitors of Core i7-13700K by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-13700K by AMD is Ryzen 9 5950X, which is slower by 2% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-13700K:

Ryzen 9 7900X 110.92
Ryzen 9 7900 102.99
Core i7-13700K 100

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