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12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor

Series Use Case Claim Processor Systems Measured Measurement Measurement Period
S Productivity Up to 19% faster Windows application performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600 i5-12600

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600 processor (ADL-S), 6C12T; Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G processor , 8C 16T, Motherboard: Asus X570 Pro; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 4021

As measured bySYSmark25 overall score on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600 vs. AMD Ryzen 7 5700G As of December10, 2021
S Productivity Up to 30% faster Windows application performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 i9-12900

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor (ADL-S) , 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz ; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3080 (EVGA), Graphics driver: 94.02.42.C0.14 ; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G processor , 8C 16T, Motherboard: Asus X570 Pro; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 4021

As measured bySYSmark25 overall score on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 vs. AMD Ryzen 7 5700G As of December 10, 2021
S Productivity Up to 30% faster mainstream application performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600 i5-12600

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600 processor (ADL-S), 6C12T; Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G processor , 8C 16T, Motherboard: Asus X570 Pro; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 4021

As measured byCrossMarkoverall score on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600 vs. AMD Ryzen 7 5700G As of December 10, 2021
S Productivity Up to 44% faster mainstream application performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor i9-12900

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor (ADL-S) , 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900 processor (RKL-S), 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus Prime Z590-P; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 1017

As measured byCrossMarkoverall score on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor vs. AMD Ryzen 7 5700G As of December 10, 2021
S Productivity Up to 8% faster Office productivity performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600 processor i5-12600

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600 processor (ADL-S), 6C12T; Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G processor , 8C 16T, Motherboard: Asus X570 Pro; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 4021

As measured by UL Procyon Office Productivity Benchmark on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600 vs. AMD Ryzen 7 570 As of December 10, 2021
S Productivity Up to 23% faster Office productivity performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor i9-12900

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor (ADL-S) , 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900 processor (RKL-S), 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus Prime Z590-P; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 1017

As measured by UL Procyon Office Productivity Benchmark on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor vs. AMD Ryzen 7 5700G As of December 10, 2021
S Productivity Up to 9% faster Web browsing performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600 processor i5-12600

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600 processor (ADL-S), 6C12T; Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G processor , 8C 16T, Motherboard: Asus X570 Pro; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 4021

As measured byWebXPRT3 overall score on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600 vs. AMD Ryzen 7 5700G As of December 10, 2021
S Productivity Up to 15% faster Web browsing performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor i9-12900

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor (ADL-S) , 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900 processor (RKL-S), 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus Prime Z590-P; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 1017

As measured byWebXPRT3 overall score on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor vs. AMD Ryzen 7 5700G As of December 10, 2021
S Content Creation Up to 18% faster photo editing performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600 processor i5-12600

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600 processor (ADL-S), 6C12T; Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G processor , 8C 16T, Motherboard: Asus X570 Pro; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 4021

As measured byPugetBenchLightroom classic benchmark - Overall score on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600 vs. AMD Ryzen 7 5700G As of December 10, 2021
S Content Creation Up to 39% faster photo editing performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor i9-12900

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor (ADL-S) , 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 7 5700G processor , 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus X570 Pro; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz ; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 4021  

As measured byPugetBenchLightroom classic benchmark - Overall score on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor vs. AMD Ryzen 7 5700G As of December 10, 2021
S Content Creation Up to 31% faster video editing performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600 processor i5-12600

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600 processor (ADL-S), 6C12T; Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G processor , 8C 16T, Motherboard: Asus X570 Pro; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 4021

As measured byPugetBenchPremier Pro benchmark- Overall score on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600 vs. AMD Ryzen 7 5700G As of December 10, 2021
S Content Creation Up to 43% faster video editing performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor i9-12900

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor (ADL-S) , 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 7 5700G processor , 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus X570 Pro; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz ; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 4021  

As measured byPugetBenchPremier Pro benchmark- Overall score on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor vs. AMD Ryzen 7 5700G As of December 10, 2021
S Content Creation Up to 17% faster photo tagging performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600 processor i5-12600

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600 processor (ADL-S), 6C12T; Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G processor , 8C 16T, Motherboard: Asus X570 Pro; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 4021

As measured by Nero Score benchmark on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600 vs. AMD Ryzen 7 5700G As of December 10, 2021
S Content Creation Up to 37% faster photo tagging performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor i9-12900

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor (ADL-S) , 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 7 5700G processor , 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus X570 Pro; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz ; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 4021

As measured by Nero Score benchmark on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor vs. AMD Ryzen 7 5700G As of December 10, 2021
S Content Creation Up to 21% faster photo editing performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor i9-12900

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor (ADL-S) , 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900 processor (RKL-S), 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus Prime Z590-P; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 1017  

As measured byPugetBenchLightroom classic benchmark - Overall score on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900 As of December 10, 2021
S Content Creation Up to 55% faster video editing performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor i9-12900

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor (ADL-S) , 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900 processor (RKL-S), 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus Prime Z590-P; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 1017  

As measured byPugetBenchPremier Pro benchmark- Overall score on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900 As of December 10, 2021
S Content Creation Up to 9% faster photo tagging performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor i9-12900

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor (ADL-S) , 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900 processor (RKL-S), 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus Prime Z590-P; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Motherboard BIOS version: 1017  

As measured by Nero Score benchmark on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900
S Gaming Up to 6% more FPS on Age of Empires IV with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor i9-12900

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor (ADL-S) , 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3080 (EVGA), Graphics driver: 94.02.42.C0.14 ; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900 processor (RKL-S), 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus Prime Z590-P; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3080 (EVGA), Graphics driver: 94.02.42.C0.14 ; Motherboard BIOS version: 1017

As measured by Age of Empires IV on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900 As of December 10, 2021
S Gaming Up to 12% more FPS on Mount and Blade II:Bannerlordwith a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor i9-12900

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor (ADL-S) , 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3080 (EVGA), Graphics driver: 94.02.42.C0.14 ; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900 processor (RKL-S), 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus Prime Z590-P; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3080 (EVGA), Graphics driver: 94.02.42.C0.14 ; Motherboard BIOS version: 1017

As measured by Mount and Blade II:Bannerlordon 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900 As of December 10, 2021
S Gaming Up to 17% more FPS on Hitman 3 with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor i9-12900

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor (ADL-S) , 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3080 (EVGA), Graphics driver: 94.02.42.C0.14 ; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900 processor (RKL-S), 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus Prime Z590-P; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3080 (EVGA), Graphics driver: 94.02.42.C0.14 ; Motherboard BIOS version: 1017

As measured by Hitman 3 on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900 As of December 10, 2021
S Gaming Up to 20% more FPS on Grid 2019 with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor i9-12900

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor (ADL-S) , 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3080 (EVGA), Graphics driver: 94.02.42.C0.14 ; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900 processor (RKL-S), 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus Prime Z590-P; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3080 (EVGA), Graphics driver: 94.02.42.C0.14 ; Motherboard BIOS version: 1017

As measured by Grid 2019 on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900 As of December 10, 2021
S Gaming Up to 21% more FPS on Troy: A Total War Saga with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor i9-12900

Full Configurations:

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 processor (ADL-S) , 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Asus Prime Z690-A; Memory: Corsair DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3080 (EVGA), Graphics driver: 94.02.42.C0.14 ; Motherboard BIOS version: 703  

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900 processor (RKL-S), 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus Prime Z590-P; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Version 22000_​318 Service pack: 21H2; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3080 (EVGA), Graphics driver: 94.02.42.C0.14 ; Motherboard BIOS version: 1017

As measured by Troy: A Total War Saga on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900 vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900 As of December 10, 2021
S Series Gaming Up to 19% more FPS on Grid 2019 with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

As measured by Grid 2019 on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900K 14-Oct-21
S Series Gaming Up to 25% more FPS on Troy: A Total War Saga with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

As measured by Troy: A Total War Saga on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900K 14-Oct-21
S Series Gaming Up to 24% more FPS on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

As measured by Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900K 14-Oct-21
S Series Gaming Up to 19% more FPS on Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

As measured by Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900K 14-Oct-21
S Series Gaming Up to 28% more FPS on Hitman 3 with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

As measured by Hitman 3 on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900K 14-Oct-21
S Series Gaming Up to 17% more FPS on The Riftbreaker with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

As measured by The Riftbreaker on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900K 14-Oct-21
S Series Gaming Up to 13% more FPS on Age of Empires IV with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

As measured by Age of Empires IV on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900K 14-Oct-21
S Series Gaming Up to 26% more FPS on F1 2021 with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

As measured by F1 2021 on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900K 14-Oct-21
S Series Gaming Up to 12% more FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

As measured by Shadow of the Tomb Raider on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900K 14-Oct-21
S Series Gaming Up to 23% more FPS on Farcry 6 with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

As measured by Farcry 6 on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900K 14-Oct-21
S Series Gaming Up to 84% more FPS on Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor while Gaming, Streaming and Recording using OBS 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Watchability varies across platforms at these settings. Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

Up to 84% more FPS on Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor while Gaming, Streaming and Recording using OBS 14-Oct-21
S Series Content Creation Up to 36% faster Photo editing Performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

As measured by PugetBench Lightroom classic benchmark - Overall score on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900K 14-Oct-21
S Series Content Creation Up to 32% faster Video editing Performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

As measured by PugetBench Premier Pro benchmark- Overall score on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900K 14-Oct-21
S Series Content Creation Up to 37% faster Model creation Performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

As measured by Autodesk- Revit 2021-Model creation benchmark on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900K 14-Oct-21
S Series Content Creation Up to 22% faster Computer aided Design(CAD) performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

As measured by Cadalyst benchmark- AutoCAD 2019 -C2015 Total Index on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900K 14-Oct-21
S Series Content Creation Up to 100% faster multi frame rendering with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

As measured by Adobe After Effects Pulse benchmark on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900K 14-Oct-21
S Series Productivity Up to 15% faster Windows application performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

As measured by SYSmark 25 overall score on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900K 14-Oct-21
S Series Productivity Up to 19% faster mainstream application performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

As measured by CrossMark overall score on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900K 14-Oct-21
S Series Productivity Up to 15% faster Office productivity performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

As measured by UL Procyon Office Productivity Benchmark on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900K 14-Oct-21
S Series Multitasking Up to 47% faster concurrent content creation performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

As measured by Multitasking Content creation workflow on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900K As measured by Comparing the 12th Gen Intel Core i9- 12900K against 11th Gen Intel Core i9- 11900K the using the following operations: Video export using Adobe Premier Pro is initiated as a foreground task and later moved to background and timed - 12th Gen Intel Core i9- 12900K is 38% faster Photos were imported and edited using Adobe Lightroom as a foreground task and timed - 12th Gen Intel Core i9- 12900K is 16% faster Photos were exported using Adobe Lightroom as a foreground task and timed - 12th Gen Intel Core i9- 12900K is 98% faster The geo mean of the performance ratios of the three operations was calculated and becomes the ratio for the overall workload 14-Oct-21
S Series Multitasking Up to 29% faster sequential content creation performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

As measured by sequential Multitasking Content creation workflow on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9- 11900K on) As measured by Comparing the 12th Gen Intel Core i9- 12900K against 11th Gen Intel Core i9- 11900K the using the following operations in a sequential manner: Video export using Adobe Premier Pro is initiated timed - 12th Gen Intel Core i9- 12900K is 5% faster Photos were imported and edited using Adobe Lightroom timed - 12th Gen Intel Core i9- 12900K is 8% faster Photos were exported using Adobe Lightroom and timed - 12th Gen Intel Core i9- 12900K is 92% faster The geo mean of the performance ratios of the three operations was calculated and becomes the ratio for the overall workload 14-Oct-21
S- Series Gaming Up to 20% more FPS on Grid 2019 with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 9 5950X processor PL1=105W TDP, 16C32T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair Hero VIII; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 3801

As measured by Grid 2019 on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 14-Oct-21
S- Series Gaming Up to 30% more FPS on Troy: A Total War Saga with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 9 5950X processor PL1=105W TDP, 16C32T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair Hero VIII; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 3801

As measured by Troy: A Total War Saga on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 14-Oct-21
S- Series Gaming Up to 8% more FPS on F1 2021 with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 9 5950X processor PL1=105W TDP, 16C32T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair Hero VIII; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 3801

As measured by F1 2021 on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 14-Oct-21
S- Series Gaming Up to 16% more FPS on Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 9 5950X processor PL1=105W TDP, 16C32T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair Hero VIII; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 3801

As measured by Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 14-Oct-21
S- Series Gaming Up to 11% more FPS on Age of Empires IV with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 9 5950X processor PL1=105W TDP, 16C32T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair Hero VIII; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 3801

As measured by Age of Empires IV on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 14-Oct-21
S- Series Gaming Up to 15% more FPS on Hitman 3 with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 9 5950X processor PL1=105W TDP, 16C32T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair Hero VIII; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 3801

As measured by Hitman 3 on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 14-Oct-21
S- Series Gaming Up to 14% more FPS on Farcry 6 with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 9 5950X processor PL1=105W TDP, 16C32T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair Hero VIII; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 3801

As measured by Farcry 6 on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 14-Oct-21
S Series Multitasking Up to 30% faster concurrent content creation performance with a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 9 5950X processor PL1=105W TDP, 16C32T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair Hero VIII; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 3801

As measured by Multitasking Content creation workflow on 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K vs. AMD Ryzen 9 5950X As measured by Comparing the 12th Gen Intel Core i9- 12900K against AMD Ryzen 9 5950X the using the following operations: Video export using Adobe Premier Pro is initiated as a foreground task and later moved to background and timed - 12th Gen Intel Core i9- 12900K is 33% faster Photos were imported and edited using Adobe Lightroom as a foreground task and timed - 12th Gen Intel Core i9- 12900K is 8% faster Photos were exported using Adobe Lightroom as a foreground task and timed - 12th Gen Intel Core i9- 12900K is 51% faster The geo mean of the performance ratios of the three operations was calculated and becomes the ratio for the overall workload 14-Oct-21
S Series Multitasking The 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K is the world’s best gaming processor. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K processor (ADL-S) PL1 set to 241W TDP, 16C24T (8P + 8E); Motherboard: Pre-production Asus ROG Strix-E Z690; Memory: Sk Hynix DDR5 CL 36-36-36-70, 2X 32GB DDR5-4400MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9; Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 0007

Processor: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900K processor (RKL-S) PL1 set to 250W TDP, 8C16T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9;

Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 1007

Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 9 5950X processor PL1=105W TDP, 16C32T, Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair Hero VIII; Memory: G. Skill DDR4 CL 14-14-14-34, 4X 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz; Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1TB; Display Resolution: 1920x1080; OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 22000.9;

Graphics card: NVIDIA RTX 3090 (FTW3), Graphics driver: 471.68; Motherboard BIOS version: 3801

As measured by unique features and superior in-game benchmark mode performance (score or frames per second) on majority of the 31 game titles tested (as of Oct 14, 2021), including in comparison to AMD Ryzen 5950X. 14-Oct-21