Core i9-12900T: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Core i9-12900T provides good benchmark performance at 19.46% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Summary

Intel started Core i9-12900T sales 4 January 2022. This is an Alder Lake-S architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 16 cores and 24 threads, and is based on 10 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 4900 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel Socket 1700 processor with a TDP of 35 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4, DDR5 Dual-channel memory.

Primary details

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

Place in performance ranking272
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameAlder Lake-S (2022)
Release date4 January 2022 (2 years ago)

Detailed specifications

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 speed1.4 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.9 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache80K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache1.25 MB (per core)of 96 (EPYC 9654)
L3 cache30 MB (shared)of 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography10 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size215 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplierYes

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-12900T 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
Power consumption (TDP)35 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i9-12900T. 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 i9-12900T's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4, DDR5 Dual-channel
Maximum memory bandwidth76.8 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)
ECC memory support+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Core i9-12900T.

Integrated graphics cardIntel UHD Graphics 770

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version5.0
PCI Express lanes20of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

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


Combined synthetic benchmark 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.

i9-12900T 19.46

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: 68%

i9-12900T 30093

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: 42%

i9-12900T 2332

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: 42%

i9-12900T 12205

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Core i9-12900T's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop CPUs.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core i9-12900T is Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our ranking.

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Recommended GPUs

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