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Core i9-11900K vs Core i9-12900K

Core i9-11900K vs Core i9-12900K: game performance, price, value, and specification comparison. Select comparison game parameters.

Intel Core i9-11900K

3.5 GHz | 8-core

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Intel Core i9-11900K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.3 GHz Unlocked LGA1200 (Intel 500 Series & Select 400 Series Chipset) 125W

Buy for $371.99 on Amazon

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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

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Updated 7 minutes ago

Key Differences

In short — Core i9-12900K outperforms the cheaper Core i9-11900K on the selected game parameters. However, the worse performing Core i9-11900K is a better bang for your buck. The better performing Core i9-12900K is 233 days newer than the cheaper Core i9-11900K.

Advantages of Intel Core i9-11900K

  • Up to 23% cheaper than Core i9-12900K - $371.99 vs $479.99

  • Up to 14% better value when playing VALORANT than Core i9-12900K - $0.65 vs $0.76 per FPS

Advantages of Intel Core i9-12900K

  • Performs up to 11% better in VALORANT than Core i9-11900K - 631 vs 571 FPS

  • Can execute more multi-threaded tasks simultaneously than Intel Core i9-11900K - 24 vs 16 threads

VALORANT
VALORANT

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

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Core i9-11900K

Desktop • Mar 16th, 2021


FPS

571

90%

Value, $/FPS

$0.65/FPS

100%

Price, $

$371.99

100%

Value Winner

Intel Core i9-11900K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.3 GHz Unlocked LGA1200 (Intel 500 Series & Select 400 Series Chipset) 125W

Buy for $371.99 on Amazon

In Stock

Updated 7 minutes ago

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Core i9-12900K

Desktop • Nov 4th, 2021


FPS

631

100%

Value, $/FPS

$0.76/FPS

86%

Price, $

$479.99

77%

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 7 minutes ago

TOP 5 Games

Resolution

1920x1080

Game Graphics

High

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Core i9-11900K

Desktop • Mar 16th, 2021

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Core i9-12900K

Desktop • Nov 4th, 2021

Geekbench 5 Benchmarks

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Core i9-11900K

Desktop • Mar 16th, 2021


Single-Core

1811

91%

Multi-Core

10731

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 i9-11900K

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Intel Core i9-12900K

Mar 16th, 2021Release Date
Nov 4th, 2021
Core i9CollectionCore i9
Rocket LakeCodenameAlder Lake
Intel Socket 1200SocketIntel Socket 1700
Desktop
Segment
Desktop
8Cores
16
16Threads
24
3.5 GHz
Base Clock Speed3.2 GHz
5.3 GHz
Turbo Clock Speed5.2 GHz
125 WTDP125 W
14 nmProcess Size
10 nm
35.0x
Multiplier32.0x
UHD Graphics 750Integrated GraphicsUHD Graphics 770
YesOverclockableYes

Builds Using Core i9-11900K or Core i9-12900K

VALORANT, 1080p, High

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