Intel Core i9-12900TE: specs and benchmarks

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Core i9-12900TE
2022
16 cores / 24 threads
22.89

Summary

Intel started Core i9-12900TE 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 4800 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.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 22.89% of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

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General info

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

Place in performance ranking190
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameAlder Lake-S (2022)
Release date4 January 2022 (2 years old)

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 speed1.1 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.8 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 36 (Apple M2 Max)
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 i9-12900TE 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 i9-12900TE. 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 i9-12900TE's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4, DDR5 Dual-channelof 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)

Graphics specifications

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

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 i9-12900TE. 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.

i9-12900TE 22.89

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%

i9-12900TE 35057

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%

i9-12900TE 1923

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%

i9-12900TE 11654

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

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


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core i9-12900TE is Ryzen 7 7700, which is slower by 1% and lower by 7 positions in our ranking.

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Similar processors

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Recommended GPUs

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