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Core i9-10900K vs Core i9-12900K

Core i9-10900K vs Core i9-12900K: game performance, price, value, and specification comparison. Select comparison game parameters.

Intel Core i9-10900K

3.7 GHz | 10-core

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Intel Core i9-10900K Desktop Processor 10 Cores up to 5.3 GHz Unlocked  LGA1200 (Intel 400 Series Chipset) 125W

Buy for $389 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 18 minutes ago

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Intel Core i9-12900K

3.2 GHz | 16-core

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Intel Core i9-12900K Desktop Processor 16 (8P+8E) Cores up to 5.2 GHz Unlocked LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W

Buy for $479.99 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 17 minutes ago

Key Differences

In short — Core i9-12900K outperforms the cheaper Core i9-10900K on the selected game parameters. However, both CPUs are the same in terms of value. The better performing Core i9-12900K is 553 days newer than the cheaper Core i9-10900K.

Advantages of Intel Core i9-10900K

  • Up to 19% cheaper than Core i9-12900K - $389.0 vs $479.99

Advantages of Intel Core i9-12900K

  • Performs up to 23% better in VALORANT than Core i9-10900K - 631 vs 514 FPS

  • Can execute more multi-threaded tasks simultaneously than Intel Core i9-10900K - 24 vs 20 threads

VALORANT
VALORANT

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

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Core i9-10900K

Desktop • Apr 30th, 2020


FPS

514

81%

Value, $/FPS

$0.76/FPS

100%

Price, $

$389

100%

Intel Core i9-10900K Desktop Processor 10 Cores up to 5.3 GHz Unlocked  LGA1200 (Intel 400 Series Chipset) 125W

Buy for $389 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 18 minutes ago

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Core i9-12900K

Desktop • Nov 4th, 2021


FPS

631

100%

Value, $/FPS

$0.76/FPS

100%

Price, $

$479.99

81%

FPS Winner

Intel Core i9-12900K Desktop Processor 16 (8P+8E) Cores up to 5.2 GHz Unlocked LGA1700 600 Series Chipset 125W

Buy for $479.99 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 17 minutes ago

TOP 5 Games

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

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Core i9-10900K

Desktop • Apr 30th, 2020

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Core i9-12900K

Desktop • Nov 4th, 2021

Geekbench 5 Benchmarks

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Core i9-10900K

Desktop • Apr 30th, 2020


Single-Core

1388

70%

Multi-Core

10716

62%

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Core i9-12900K

Desktop • Nov 4th, 2021


Single-Core

1988

100%

Multi-Core

17327

100%

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Intel Core i9-10900K

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Intel Core i9-12900K

Apr 30th, 2020Release Date
Nov 4th, 2021
Core i9CollectionCore i9
Comet LakeCodenameAlder Lake
Intel Socket 1200SocketIntel Socket 1700
Desktop
Segment
Desktop
10Cores
16
20Threads
24
3.7 GHz
Base Clock Speed3.2 GHz
5.3 GHz
Turbo Clock Speed5.2 GHz
125 WTDP125 W
14 nmProcess Size
10 nm
37.0x
Multiplier32.0x
UHD Graphics 630Integrated GraphicsUHD Graphics 770
YesOverclockableYes

Builds Using Core i9-10900K or Core i9-12900K

VALORANT, 1080p, High

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