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Core i9-10900K vs Core i9-12900KF

Core i9-10900K vs Core i9-12900KF: 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 $349 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 16 minutes ago

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Intel Core i9-12900KF

3.2 GHz | 16-core

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

Buy for $419.88 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 15 minutes ago

Intel Core i9-10900K

3.7 GHz | 10-core

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

Buy for $349 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 16 minutes ago

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Intel Core i9-12900KF

3.2 GHz | 16-core

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

Buy for $419.88 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 15 minutes ago

Key Differences

In short, we have a clear winner — Core i9-12900KF outperforms the cheaper Core i9-10900K on the selected game parameters, and is also a better bang for your buck! The better performing Core i9-12900KF is 553 days newer than the cheaper Core i9-10900K.

Advantages of Intel Core i9-10900K

  • Up to 17% cheaper than Core i9-12900KF - $349.0 vs $419.88
  • Works without a dedicated GPU, while Intel Core i9-12900KF doesn't have integrated graphics

Advantages of Intel Core i9-12900KF

  • Performs up to 22% better in VALORANT than Core i9-10900K - 627 vs 514 FPS
  • Up to 1% better value when playing VALORANT than Core i9-10900K - $0.67 vs $0.68 per 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

82%

Value, $/FPS

$0.68/FPS

99%

Price, $

$349

100%

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

Buy for $349 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 16 minutes ago

Intel Core i9-12900KF Logo
Core i9-12900KF

Desktop • Nov 4th, 2021


FPS

627

100%

Value, $/FPS

$0.67/FPS

100%

Price, $

$419.88

83%

FPS and Value Winner

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

Buy for $419.88 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 15 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 i9-12900KF

Desktop • Nov 4th, 2021

Geekbench 5 Benchmarks

Intel Core i9-10900K Logo
Core i9-10900K

Desktop • Apr 30th, 2020


Single-Core

1388

71%

Multi-Core

10716

62%

Intel Core i9-12900KF Logo
Core i9-12900KF

Desktop • Nov 4th, 2021


Single-Core

1963

100%

Multi-Core

17184

100%

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Intel Core i9-10900K

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Intel Core i9-12900KF

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 630
Integrated GraphicsNone
YesOverclockableYes

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

VALORANT, 1080p, High

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