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Intel Alder Lake-S review: Does Intel have the fastest gaming CPU again?

Many improvements! Starting today, Intel's 12th generation of the Core processors is available for sale, seeking to attract buyers. Find out in this review what you can expect from the new processors and what to know before the purchase.
Intel Alder Lake-S (Source: Intel)
Intel Alder Lake-S (Source: Intel)
Intel Alder Lake-S new features (Source: Intel)
Intel Alder Lake-S new features (Source: Intel)
Intel Alder Lake-S new features (Source: Intel)
Intel Alder Lake-S new features (Source: Intel)
Intel Alder Lake-S even thinner die (Source: Intel)
Intel Alder Lake-S even thinner die (Source: Intel)

Intel has a lot of plans with Alder Lake-S. For years, Intel was the benchmark standard for the fastest gaming CPU, until AMD accelerated things with its Ryzen 5000 and took the crown. For the end user, this cat-and-mouse game has many advantages, since it helps to get improvements quicker to the masses.

With the newest processors for the desktop segment and the 12th generation of the Core series, Intel again introduces a change of the platform. After Comet Lake-S and Rocket Lack-S, LGA1200 is already history, and the larger LGA 1700 socket takes over. The most well-known improvements are the DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support. However, at this point there still no products available that can use this full bandwidth. This makes the investment into the platform an investment that can only be used in the future. Things look a little better in the working memory. Those want to join the newest trend and get the best performance won't get around the new DDR5 working memory. But the Intel Alder Lake-S processors also support DDR4 RAM. You can find the corresponding boards for sale also with the new high-end Z690 chipset.

With Alder Lake-S, Intel takes a large step ahead that is not just a small Rocket Lake-S refresh. The new design is divided into performance cores, the so-called P- cores, and energy efficient cores, the E-cores. This allows the top model to handle 24 threads, resulting from 8 P-cores including hyperthreading (HT) and 8 E-cores without HT. In the smaller Intel Core i5-12600K, which we are also examining in this review, it is 6 P-cores and 4 E-cores, resulting in 16 threads. The new E-cores are supposed to take some load off the P-cores, freeing them to offer sufficient computing performance for demanding applications while the E-cores handle the background processes. But the E-cores are by no means slow computing units, and their performance is at the Skylake level. The optimal management of the cores is handled by the Intel Thread Director. Windows 11 as the operating system is a requirement for optimal usage.

We collected the most important representatives of the new Alder Lake-S family for you in the list below.

The Core processors of the Alder Lake-S series at a glance

Model Cores /
Threads
Clock Speed P-Core / Turbo Turbo 3.0 Clock Speed E-Core / Turbo Cache L2 + L3 Graphics PBP MTB Price (SRP)
Core i9-12900K 16 (8P + 8E) /24 3.2 GHz / 5.1 GHz 5.2 GHz 2.4 GHz / 3.9 GHz 14 + 30 MB UHD 770 125 Watt 241 Watt $ 589
Core i9-12900KF 16 (8P + 8E) /24 3.2 GHz / 5.1 GHz 5.2 GHz 2.4 GHz / 3.9 GHz 14 + 30 MB - 125 Watt 241 Watt $ 564
Core i7-12700K 12 (8P + 4E) /20 3.6 GHz / 4.9 GHz 5.0 GHz 2.7 GHz / 3.8 GHz 12 + 25 MB UHD 770 125 Watt 190 Watt $ 409
Core i7-12700KF 12 (8P + 4E) /20 3.6 GHz / 4.9 GHz 5.0 GHz 2.7 GHz / 3.8 GHz 12 + 25 MB - 125 Watt 190 Watt $ 384
Core i5-12600K 10 (6P + 4E) /16 3.7 GHz / 4.9 GHz - 2.8 GHz / 3.6 GHz 9.5 + 20 MB UHD 770 125 Watt 150 Watt $ 289
Core i5-12600KF 10 (6P + 4E) /16 3,7 GHz / 4,9 GHz - 2,8 GHz / 3,6 GHz 9,5 + 20 MB - 125 Watt 150 Watt $ 264

Details of our Test System

We use the following system for our benchmarks and tests below:

  • Raijintek Pean Benchtable
  • Intel Core i9-12900K, Intel Core i5-12600K
  • Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero
  • Alphacool Eisbear Aurora 280 AiO
  • Nvidia Titan RTX
  • Corsair HX 1200X power supply
  • G.Skill Ripjaws S5 (2x 16GB - DDR5-5200) / Corsair Vengeance (2x 16GB - DDR5-5200)
  • Intel Optane 905p (480 GB system + benchmarks)
  • OCZ Revodrive (480 GB for games)
  • Microsoft Windows 11 Professional 64-Bit (version 21H2)

The two processors come from Intel directly. G.Skill and also Corsair provided the brand-new DDR5 working memory for us, and the new Z690 mainboard comes directly from Asus. Caseking supports us with the Raijintek Pean Showcase, and as cooling we use the Alphacool Eisbear Aurora 280 AiO that was made available to us by Alphacool.

Important Note:

All the benchmarks were run on a freshly installed Windows 11 system. The most current Bios version was provided to us by Asus. What is important to know is that with the standard settings PL1 and PL2 are equal, which means that the CPU can always take up the maximum performance without any limitations. We used the standard settings for this review. 

The Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero in Detail

Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero
Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero

Asus has provided us in time with the ROG Maximus Z690 Hero, which serves the basis for this review. We thank Asus Germany for this loaner. The Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero looks very massive, which can be traced back to the large cooling system. In total, you can fit up to five M.2 SSDs on the mainboard, but then you have to install two of the five SSDs on a separate Hyper M.2 card. This will be able to use the full bandwidth of the Gen 5 support and is included as an accessory in the box. The new LGA 1700 socket stands out with the slightly elongated design. Many LGA 1200 cooling systems are also compatible with the new LGA 1700 socket, but you should make sure to ask the manufacturer directly. Sometimes other mounting brackets are offered for the LGA 1700 in order to ensure optimal contact pressure on the CPU.

You can install up to 128 GB of the new DDR5 working memory. WiFi, 2.5 Gbit LAN, and a total of 20 USB ports ensure that you have sufficient connectivity.

Two 8-pin power connectors not far from the socket provide power to the CPU. The voltage transformers are covered by a very massive cooling block including a heat pipe. In addition there is an attractive Polymo lightning panel above the I/O Shield, which is quite a looker. 

Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero
Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero
Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero
Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero
Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero
Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero
Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero
Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero
Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero
Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero
Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Hero - Hyper M.2 Karte

Processor Benchmarks

Intel Core i9-12900K vs. Cinebench R15
Intel Core i9-12900K vs. Cinebench R15
Intel Core i5-12600K vs. Cinebench R15
Intel Core i5-12600K vs. Cinebench R15

Intel is able to keep the promise of a significant performance increase compared to the Rocket Lake-S processors. In the performance rating, which reflects the performance difference across all the listed benchmarks, the Intel Core i9-12900K is able to clearly place at the top. Compared to the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, which also offers 24 threads in total, the new flag ship from Intel is ahead by 13 percentage points. If we take the Intel Core i9-11900K as the reference, the Core i9-12900K runs 23% faster. While the differences vary slightly in the separate benchmarks, this is due to the corresponding CPU architecture.

We see a similar picture with the smaller Intel Core i5-12600K. If we use the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X as competitor since it has the same amounts of threads, both competitors perform at eye level in the cumulative benchmark results. On the other hand, the Zen3 processor has a tough time competing with the powerful single-core performance of the Intel. But you shouldn't write off AMD yet, since the Zen3 CPUs have already been on the market for a year and according to some rumors, the successor is already in the starting blocks. When that is available, the dies will be cast anew and Rocket Lake-S has to prove itself again.

Due to the PL1 = PL2 discussion, we took Cinebench R23 and performed another run with a PL1 value limited to 125 watts. There were no changes in the result worth mention. The differences were minimal and can be considered as being within the measurement tolerances.

It was clear that Intel would make a significant jump with the new design of the P and E-cores. With this, Intel is also able to close the gap to the 12 and 16 core processors from AMD, which was not possible with the Core i9-11900K.

Intel Core i5-12600K

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWiNFO

Intel Core i9-12900K

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWiNFO
Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
68.4 pt ∼68%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
65.7 pt ∼66%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X -2!
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
59.2 pt ∼59%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
59 pt ∼59%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
58 pt ∼58%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
55.9 pt ∼56%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
53.9 pt ∼54%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
52.8 pt ∼53%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
50.7 pt ∼51%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
44.6 pt ∼45%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
286 Points ∼87%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
275 Points ∼84% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
272 Points ∼83% -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
271 Points ∼83% -5%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
266 Points ∼81% -7%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
262 Points ∼80% -8%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
254 Points ∼77% -11%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
242 Points ∼74% -15%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
224 Points ∼68% -22%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
205 Points ∼63% -28%
CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
4492 Points ∼46% +11%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
4057 Points ∼42%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
3717 Points ∼38% -8%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
2620 Points ∼27% -35%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
2616 Points ∼27% -36%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
2555 Points ∼26% -37%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
2436 Points ∼25% -40%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
1968 Points ∼20% -51%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
1738 Points ∼18% -57%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
1452 Points ∼15% -64%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
766 Points ∼88%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
734 Points ∼84% -4%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
647 Points ∼74% -16%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
641 Points ∼74% -16%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
639 Points ∼73% -17%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
625 Points ∼72% -18%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
601 Points ∼69% -22%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
595 Points ∼68% -22%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
532 Points ∼61% -31%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
464 Points ∼53% -39%
CPU (Multi Core)
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
10482 Points ∼44% +2%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
10240 Points ∼43%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
8629 Points ∼37% -16%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
6692 Points ∼28% -35%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
6381 Points ∼27% -38%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
6068 Points ∼26% -41%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
5997 Points ∼25% -41%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
4567 Points ∼19% -55%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
4349 Points ∼18% -58%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
3443 Points ∼15% -66%
Cinebench R23
Single Core
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
1998 Points ∼88%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
1907 Points ∼84% -5%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
1693 Points ∼75% -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
1649 Points ∼73% -17%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
1568 Points ∼69% -22%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
1559 Points ∼69% -22%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
1554 Points ∼68% -22%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
1541 Points ∼68% -23%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
1385 Points ∼61% -31%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
1374 Points ∼60% -31%
Multi Core
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
27062 Points ∼44% 0%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
27005 Points ∼44%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
20634 Points ∼34% -24%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
17491 Points ∼29% -35%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
15821 Points ∼26% -41%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
15519 Points ∼25% -43%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
15241 Points ∼25% -44%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
11838 Points ∼19% -56%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
11311 Points ∼19% -58%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
10475 Points ∼17% -61%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
3.49 Points ∼11%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
3.31 Points ∼11% -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
3.14 Points ∼10% -10%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
3.14 Points ∼10% -10%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
3.1 Points ∼10% -11%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
3.09 Points ∼10% -11%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
2.95 Points ∼9% -15%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
2.87 Points ∼9% -18%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
2.56 Points ∼8% -27%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
2.19 Points ∼7% -37%
CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
49.6 Points ∼70% +5%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
47.06 Points ∼66%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
41.78 Points ∼59% -11%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
30.01 Points ∼42% -36%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
29.31 Points ∼41% -38%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
29.03 Points ∼41% -38%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
26.76 Points ∼38% -43%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
21.75 Points ∼31% -54%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
19.32 Points ∼27% -59%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
15.76 Points ∼22% -67%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
16144 Points ∼88%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
15180 Points ∼83% -6%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
14149 Points ∼77% -12%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
13279 Points ∼72% -18%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
13039 Points ∼71% -19%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
12957 Points ∼71% -20%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
12739 Points ∼69% -21%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
12563 Points ∼68% -22%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
10625 Points ∼58% -34%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
9594 Points ∼52% -41%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
112749 Points ∼85%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
104638 Points ∼79% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
99651 Points ∼75% -12%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
89478 Points ∼68% -21%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
83426 Points ∼63% -26%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
80613 Points ∼61% -29%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
80495 Points ∼61% -29%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
69545 Points ∼53% -38%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
64663 Points ∼49% -43%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
51816 Points ∼39% -54%
Blender - v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
302.4 Seconds * ∼2% -150%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
264.5 Seconds * ∼2% -118%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
260.2 Seconds * ∼2% -115%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
196.8 Seconds * ∼1% -63%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
190.3 Seconds * ∼1% -57%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
189.5 Seconds * ∼1% -56%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
167.3 Seconds * ∼1% -38%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
141 Seconds * ∼1% -16%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
121.1 Seconds * ∼1%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
112.8 Seconds * ∼1% +7%
wPrime 2.10
32m
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
4.924 s * ∼1%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
4.919 s * ∼1% -0%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
4.725 s * ∼1% +4%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
4.648 s * ∼1% +6%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
3.982 s * ∼1% +19%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
3.891 s * ∼1% +21%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
3.582 s * ∼1% +27%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
3.037 s * ∼1% +38%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
2.538 s * ∼1% +48%
1024m
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
202.7 s * ∼2% -6%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
190.6 s * ∼2%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
113.9 s * ∼1% +40%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
113.2 s * ∼1% +41%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
107.6 s * ∼1% +44%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
86.1 s * ∼1% +55%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
77.9 s * ∼1% +59%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
66.3 s * ∼1% +65%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
64.9 s * ∼1% +66%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 1
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
368.5 (366min - 369max) fps ∼87%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
339 (338min - 341max) fps ∼80% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
338.5 (337min - 340max) fps ∼80% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
335 (325min - 337max) fps ∼79% -9%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
333.5 (332min - 336max) fps ∼78% -9%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
320 (319min - 321max) fps ∼75% -13%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
309.5 (308min - 311max) fps ∼73% -16%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
299 (294min - 299max) fps ∼70% -19%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
289.5 (289min - 291max) fps ∼68% -21%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
251.5 (250min - 253max) fps ∼59% -32%
Pass 2
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
221 (220min - 221max) fps ∼81% +7%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
206 (206min - 206max) fps ∼75%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
191 (190min - 192max) fps ∼70% -7%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
152 (151min - 152max) fps ∼55% -26%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
149 (149min - 149max) fps ∼54% -28%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
148 (147min - 148max) fps ∼54% -28%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
137 (137min - 137max) fps ∼50% -33%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
117 (117min - 117max) fps ∼43% -43%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
101 (101min - 101max) fps ∼37% -51%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
88.2 (88min - 88.2max) fps ∼32% -57%
WinRAR - Result
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
15604 KB/s ∼90% +45%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
13361 KB/s ∼77% +24%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
13282 KB/s ∼77% +23%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
12503 KB/s ∼72% +16%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
10792 KB/s ∼62%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
9739 KB/s ∼56% -10%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
9030 KB/s ∼52% -16%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
7850 KB/s ∼45% -27%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
6536 KB/s ∼38% -39%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
6239 KB/s ∼36% -42%
TrueCrypt
AES Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
26.9 GB/s ∼0% +45%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
21.2 GB/s ∼0% +15%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
18.5 GB/s ∼0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
15 GB/s ∼0% -19%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
14.6 GB/s ∼0% -21%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
13 GB/s ∼0% -30%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
12.8 GB/s ∼0% -31%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
10.7 GB/s ∼0% -42%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
9.7 GB/s ∼0% -48%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
8 GB/s ∼0% -57%
Twofish Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
3.7 GB/s ∼0% 0%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
3.7 GB/s ∼0%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
2.9 GB/s ∼0% -22%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
2.6 GB/s ∼0% -30%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
2.2 GB/s ∼0% -41%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
2 GB/s ∼0% -46%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
1.9 GB/s ∼0% -49%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
1.5 GB/s ∼0% -59%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
1.5 GB/s ∼0% -59%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
1.4 GB/s ∼0% -62%
Serpent Mean 100MB
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
2.4 GB/s ∼0% +26%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
1.9 GB/s ∼0%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
1.8 GB/s ∼0% -5%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
1.5 GB/s ∼0% -21%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
1.3 GB/s ∼0% -32%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
1.3 GB/s ∼0% -32%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
1.2 GB/s ∼0% -37%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
0.938 GB/s ∼0% -51%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
0.9 GB/s ∼0% -53%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
0.82 GB/s ∼0% -57%
Geekbench 5.4
Multi-Core
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
17854 Points ∼62%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
16891 Points ∼59% -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
12990 Points ∼45% -27%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
12797 Points ∼44% -28%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
11414 Points ∼40% -36%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
11354 Points ∼39% -36%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
11035 Points ∼38% -38%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
8980 Points ∼31% -50%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
8523 Points ∼30% -52%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
7248 Points ∼25% -59%
Single-Core
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
2042 Points ∼88%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
1904 Points ∼82% -7%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
1885 Points ∼82% -8%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
1752 Points ∼76% -14%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
1682 Points ∼73% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
1669 Points ∼72% -18%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
1665 Points ∼72% -18%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
1657 Points ∼72% -19%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
1449 Points ∼63% -29%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
1286 Points ∼56% -37%
Geekbench 5.0
5.0 Multi-Core
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
17959 Points ∼57%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
16570 Points ∼52% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
12974 Points ∼41% -28%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
12746 Points ∼40% -29%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
11407 Points ∼36% -36%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
11246 Points ∼35% -37%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
11008 Points ∼35% -39%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
8926 Points ∼28% -50%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
8542 Points ∼27% -52%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
7237 Points ∼23% -60%
5.0 Single-Core
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
1968 Points ∼47%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
1863 Points ∼45% -5%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
1821 Points ∼44% -7%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
1731 Points ∼42% -12%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
1683 Points ∼41% -14%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
1673 Points ∼40% -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
1667 Points ∼40% -15%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
1587 Points ∼38% -19%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
1440 Points ∼35% -27%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
1281 Points ∼31% -35%
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
8665 Points ∼89%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
8223 Points ∼85% -5%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
7976 Points ∼82% -8%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
7438 Points ∼77% -14%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
7333 Points ∼76% -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
7297 Points ∼75% -16%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
7216 Points ∼75% -17%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
6953 Points ∼72% -20%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
6348 Points ∼66% -27%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
5821 Points ∼60% -33%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
63583 Points ∼71%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
63233 Points ∼71% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
51794 Points ∼58% -19%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
46557 Points ∼52% -27%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
44131 Points ∼49% -31%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
43058 Points ∼48% -32%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
42329 Points ∼47% -33%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
35617 Points ∼40% -44%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
33266 Points ∼37% -48%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
28391 Points ∼32% -55%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance Physics
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
28211 Points ∼78%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
25367 Points ∼70% -10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
25017 Points ∼69% -11%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
23423 Points ∼65% -17%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
23381 Points ∼64% -17%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
22140 Points ∼61% -22%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
21175 Points ∼58% -25%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
19649 Points ∼54% -30%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
17381 Points ∼48% -38%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
15961 Points ∼44% -43%
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AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
127792 MIPS ∼79% +31%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
97671 MIPS ∼60%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
95123 MIPS ∼59% -3%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
74306 MIPS ∼46% -24%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
70968 MIPS ∼44% -27%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
64260 MIPS ∼40% -34%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
62746 MIPS ∼39% -36%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
56607 MIPS ∼35% -42%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
45322 MIPS ∼28% -54%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
40379 MIPS ∼25% -59%
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AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
6974 MIPS ∼83% +6%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
6970 MIPS ∼83% +6%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
6785 MIPS ∼81% +3%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
6652 MIPS ∼80% +1%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
6594 MIPS ∼79% 0%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
6571 MIPS ∼79%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
6136 MIPS ∼73% -7%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
5954 MIPS ∼71% -9%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
5944 MIPS ∼71% -10%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
5289 MIPS ∼63% -20%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
31.8 fps ∼68% +6%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
30.1 fps ∼65% 0%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
30 fps ∼64%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
25.5 fps ∼55% -15%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
21 fps ∼45% -30%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
20.8 fps ∼45% -31%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
19.8 fps ∼42% -34%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
15.7 fps ∼34% -48%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
14.7 fps ∼32% -51%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
12.2 fps ∼26% -59%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
0.593 sec * ∼13% -41%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
0.528 sec * ∼11% -25%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
0.506 sec * ∼11% -20%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
0.4778 sec * ∼10% -13%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
0.4733 sec * ∼10% -12%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
0.4556 sec * ∼10% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
0.4513 sec * ∼10% -7%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
0.4509 sec * ∼10% -7%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
0.4456 sec * ∼10% -6%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
0.4216 sec * ∼9%
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Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
76 s * ∼19% -87%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
72.5 s * ∼18% -79%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
71.8 s * ∼18% -77%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
47.65 s * ∼12% -17%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
46.06 s * ∼12% -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
45.97 s * ∼12% -13%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
45.14 s * ∼11% -11%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
43.31 s * ∼11% -7%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
40.6 s * ∼10%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
39.7 s * ∼10% +2%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
320 Points ∼84%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
296 Points ∼78% -7%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
293 Points ∼77% -8%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
291 Points ∼77% -9%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
286 Points ∼75% -11%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
284 Points ∼75% -11%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
280 Points ∼74% -12%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
255 Points ∼67% -20%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
239 Points ∼63% -25%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
217 Points ∼57% -32%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
760 ms * ∼1% -58%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
709 ms * ∼1% -47%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
587 ms * ∼1% -22%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
578 ms * ∼1% -20%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
566 ms * ∼1% -18%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
558 ms * ∼1% -16%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
558 ms * ∼1% -16%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
544 ms * ∼1% -13%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
511 ms * ∼1% -6%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
481 ms * ∼1%
3DMark
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Physics
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
39462 Points ∼73%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
39353 Points ∼73% 0%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
36154 Points ∼67% -8%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
31095 Points ∼57% -21%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
29443 Points ∼54% -25%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
29374 Points ∼54% -26%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
27685 Points ∼51% -30%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
26038 Points ∼48% -34%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
23190 Points ∼43% -41%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
19942 Points ∼37% -49%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
39600 Points ∼73% +1%
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
39112 Points ∼72%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
35451 Points ∼66% -9%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
30938 Points ∼57% -21%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
29805 Points ∼55% -24%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
29671 Points ∼55% -24%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
28927 Points ∼54% -26%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
25990 Points ∼48% -34%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
22631 Points ∼42% -42%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
20040 Points ∼37% -49%
2560x1440 Time Spy CPU
Intel Core i9-12900K
i9-12900K, 3200 MHz
18431 Points ∼93%
Intel Core i9-10900K
i9-10900K, 3700 MHz
14326 Points ∼72% -22%
Intel Core i5-12600K
i5-12600K, 3700 MHz
13869 Points ∼70% -25%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
R9 5950X, 3400 MHz
13650 Points ∼69% -26%
Intel Core i9-11900K
i9-11900K, 3500 MHz
13433 Points ∼67% -27%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
R9 5900X, 3700 MHz
12633 Points ∼63% -31%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
R7 5800X, 3800 MHz
11599 Points ∼58% -37%
Intel Core i5-11600K
i5-11600K, 3900 MHz
9482 Points ∼48% -49%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
R5 5600X, 3700 MHz
8911 Points ∼45% -52%
Intel Core i5-10600K
i5-10600K, 4100 MHz
8290 Points ∼42% -55%

* ... smaller is better

Alder Lake-S vs. Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

Both of our test units show a very stable performance in the load test. Compared to the Intel Core i9-11900K, the Intel Core i9-12900K is able to move into first place continuously and without any performance drops at an average of 3987 points. The Intel Core i5-12600K is also able to place stably ahead of the Intel Core i5-11600K Rocket Lake-S predecessor with a significant advantage. The higher amount of native computing cores ensures this performance difference overall. 

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Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K, Intel Core i9-12900K: Ø3987 (3920.42-4037.55)
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K, Intel Core i5-12600K: Ø2545 (2497.35-2570.36)
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K, Intel Core i5-11600K: Ø1732 (1712.77-1749.02)
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K, Intel Core i9-11900K: Ø2414 (2368.69-2445.74)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X: Ø3681 (3663.67-3707.14)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X: Ø2579 (2569.37-2596.05)

Synthetic Benchmarks and Application Performance

In the synthetic benchmarks, the new Alder Lake-S processors are ahead. Aside from few exceptions where AMD is supposed to offer the better platform, the Intel Core i9-12900K is able to achieve a solid advantage. It is not astonishing then that the two Alder Lake-S CPUs share the two top places in the two cumulative benchmark results. However, we were still a bit surprised, since we didn't expect second place for the Intel Core i5-12600K in the overall ranking

Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
97.7 pt ∼98%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
94.3 pt ∼94%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
93.7 pt ∼94%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
92.4 pt ∼92%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
92.2 pt ∼92%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
92.1 pt ∼92%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
91.5 pt ∼92%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
89.3 pt ∼89%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
89.2 pt ∼89%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
88.3 pt ∼88%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
85.4 pt ∼85%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
39600 Points ∼100% +1%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
39112 Points ∼99%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
35451 Points ∼90% -9%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
30938 Points ∼78% -21%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
29805 Points ∼75% -24%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
29671 Points ∼75% -24%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
28927 Points ∼73% -26%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
25990 Points ∼66% -34%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
24791 Points ∼63% -37%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
22631 Points ∼57% -42%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
20040 Points ∼51% -49%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
37636 Points ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
37550 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
36838 Points ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
36352 Points ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
36026 Points ∼96% -4%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
35884 Points ∼95% -4%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
35758 Points ∼95% -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
35684 Points ∼95% -5%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
35684 Points ∼95% -5%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
35545 Points ∼94% -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
34722 Points ∼92% -8%
Fire Strike Extreme Graphics
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
18251 Points ∼100% +1%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
18131 Points ∼99%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
17985 Points ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
17955 Points ∼98% -1%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
17865 Points ∼98% -1%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
17782 Points ∼97% -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
17716 Points ∼97% -2%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
17708 Points ∼97% -2%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
17438 Points ∼96% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
17176 Points ∼94% -5%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
17034 Points ∼93% -6%
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Graphics
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
9053 Points ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
9020 Points ∼100%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8995 Points ∼99% 0%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8920 Points ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8915 Points ∼98% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8870 Points ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8862 Points ∼98% -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8796 Points ∼97% -2%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8722 Points ∼96% -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8649 Points ∼96% -4%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8601 Points ∼95% -5%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance GPU
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
51700 Points ∼100% +3%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
51343 Points ∼99% +2%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
51146 Points ∼99% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
50953 Points ∼99% +1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
50397 Points ∼97% 0%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
50224 Points ∼97%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
49946 Points ∼97% -1%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
49602 Points ∼96% -1%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
49589 Points ∼96% -1%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
49388 Points ∼96% -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
48319 Points ∼93% -4%
1280x720 Performance Physics
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
28211 Points ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
25367 Points ∼90% -10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
25017 Points ∼89% -11%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
23423 Points ∼83% -17%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
23381 Points ∼83% -17%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
22140 Points ∼78% -22%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
21175 Points ∼75% -25%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
19649 Points ∼70% -30%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
18064 Points ∼64% -36%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
17381 Points ∼62% -38%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
15961 Points ∼57% -43%
PCMark 10 - Score
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8778 Points ∼100% +2%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8604 Points ∼98%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8480 Points ∼97% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8270 Points ∼94% -4%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8259 Points ∼94% -4%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
8252 Points ∼94% -4%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
7745 Points ∼88% -10%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
7740 Points ∼88% -10%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
7641 Points ∼87% -11%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
7512 Points ∼86% -13%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
7279 Points ∼83% -15%
SPECviewperf 12
1900x1060 Solidworks (sw-03)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
199.1 fps ∼100% +14%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
196.8 fps ∼99% +13%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
194 fps ∼97% +11%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
182 fps ∼91% +5%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
174.9 fps ∼88% +1%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
174 fps ∼87%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
172.2 fps ∼86% -1%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
171 fps ∼86% -2%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
168.3 fps ∼85% -3%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
164 fps ∼82% -6%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
158.2 fps ∼79% -9%
1900x1060 Siemens NX (snx-02)
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
287 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
276 fps ∼96% -4%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
274.5 fps ∼96% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
273.2 fps ∼95% -5%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
266.3 fps ∼93% -7%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
266 fps ∼93% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
264.7 fps ∼92% -8%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
263.3 fps ∼92% -8%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
259.1 fps ∼90% -10%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
251 fps ∼87% -13%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
245 fps ∼85% -15%
1900x1060 Showcase (showcase-01)
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
203 fps ∼100% +2%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
202 fps ∼100% +1%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
200 fps ∼99%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
200 fps ∼99% 0%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
196.1 fps ∼97% -2%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
194.1 fps ∼96% -3%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
192.4 fps ∼95% -4%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
191.9 fps ∼95% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
191.1 fps ∼94% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
190.8 fps ∼94% -5%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
190.6 fps ∼94% -5%
1900x1060 Medical (medical-01)
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
108 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
105 fps ∼97% -3%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
94.6 fps ∼88% -12%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
94.5 fps ∼88% -12%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
93.7 fps ∼87% -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
90.7 fps ∼84% -16%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
88.7 fps ∼82% -18%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
88.4 fps ∼82% -18%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
88.3 fps ∼82% -18%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
87.8 fps ∼81% -19%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
87.8 fps ∼81% -19%
1900x1060 Maya (maya-04)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
233.8 fps ∼100% +11%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
226 fps ∼97% +7%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
211 fps ∼90%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
199 fps ∼85% -6%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
197 fps ∼84% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
189.7 fps ∼81% -10%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
188.7 fps ∼81% -11%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
188.3 fps ∼81% -11%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
186 fps ∼80% -12%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
183 fps ∼78% -13%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
169.4 fps ∼72% -20%
1900x1060 Energy (energy-01)
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
30.1 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
29.8 fps ∼99% -1%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.77 fps ∼96% -4%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.72 fps ∼95% -5%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.55 fps ∼95% -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.31 fps ∼94% -6%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.3 fps ∼94% -6%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
28.2 fps ∼94% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
27.88 fps ∼93% -7%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
27.85 fps ∼93% -7%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
27.75 fps ∼92% -8%
1900x1060 Creo (creo-01)
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
187 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
177 fps ∼95% -5%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
175.2 fps ∼94% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
173 fps ∼93% -7%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
173 fps ∼93% -7%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
169.7 fps ∼91% -9%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
164 fps ∼88% -12%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
157.2 fps ∼84% -16%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
153.4 fps ∼82% -18%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
142.7 fps ∼76% -24%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
141.9 fps ∼76% -24%
1900x1060 Catia (catia-04)
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
290 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
276 fps ∼95% -5%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
269 fps ∼93% -7%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
267.4 fps ∼92% -8%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
263.4 fps ∼91% -9%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
262.7 fps ∼91% -9%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
251 fps ∼87% -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
237.7 fps ∼82% -18%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
225.2 fps ∼78% -22%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
215.5 fps ∼74% -26%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
212.9 fps ∼73% -27%
1900x1060 3ds Max (3dsmax-05)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
299.9 fps ∼100% +14%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
297.4 fps ∼99% +14%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
296.9 fps ∼99% +13%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
296 fps ∼99% +13%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
293.2 fps ∼98% +12%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
292.6 fps ∼98% +12%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
291.3 fps ∼97% +11%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
289 fps ∼96% +10%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
288 fps ∼96% +10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
263 fps ∼88% 0%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
262 fps ∼87%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
199.9 fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
199 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
198 fps ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
196.4 fps ∼98% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
195.1 fps ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
187 fps ∼94% -6%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
185 fps ∼93% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
174.6 fps ∼87% -12%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
166.2 fps ∼83% -16%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
162.6 fps ∼81% -18%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
153.9 fps ∼77% -23%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
516 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
499 fps ∼97% -3%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
494.5 fps ∼96% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
493.4 fps ∼96% -4%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
481.9 fps ∼93% -7%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
480.1 fps ∼93% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
478.5 fps ∼93% -7%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
472.9 fps ∼92% -8%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
469.1 fps ∼91% -9%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
453 fps ∼88% -12%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
450 fps ∼87% -13%
Showcase (showcase-02)
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
199 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
199 fps ∼100% 0%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
195.1 fps ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
194.5 fps ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
194.1 fps ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
194 fps ∼97% -3%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
193 fps ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
192 fps ∼96% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
191.1 fps ∼96% -4%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
190.8 fps ∼96% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
190.5 fps ∼96% -4%
Medical (medical-02)
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
93.6 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
92.8 fps ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
90.8 fps ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
90.8 fps ∼97% -3%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
90.6 fps ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
90.6 fps ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
90.6 fps ∼97% -3%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
90 fps ∼96% -4%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
90 fps ∼96% -4%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
89.7 fps ∼96% -4%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
88.7 fps ∼95% -5%
Maya (maya-05)
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
505 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
487 fps ∼96% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
460.3 fps ∼91% -9%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
459.6 fps ∼91% -9%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
458 fps ∼91% -9%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
454 fps ∼90% -10%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
453.6 fps ∼90% -10%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
449 fps ∼89% -11%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
411.5 fps ∼81% -19%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
405.9 fps ∼80% -20%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
387.5 fps ∼77% -23%
Energy (energy-02)
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
53.9 fps ∼100% +2%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
53.9 fps ∼100% +2%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
53.7 fps ∼100% +2%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
53.3 fps ∼99% +1%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
53.2 fps ∼99% +1%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
52.7 fps ∼98%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
52.4 fps ∼97% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
52.3 fps ∼97% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
52.2 fps ∼97% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
52 fps ∼96% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
52 fps ∼96% -1%
Creo (creo-02)
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
389 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
380 fps ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
355 fps ∼91% -9%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
354 fps ∼91% -9%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
353.3 fps ∼91% -9%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
353.3 fps ∼91% -9%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
350 fps ∼90% -10%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
346.5 fps ∼89% -11%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
336.6 fps ∼87% -13%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
336.3 fps ∼86% -14%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
331.7 fps ∼85% -15%
Catia (catia-05)
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
467 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
433 fps ∼93% -7%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
430 fps ∼92% -8%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
427.8 fps ∼92% -8%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
415.1 fps ∼89% -11%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
415 fps ∼89% -11%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
397 fps ∼85% -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
374.8 fps ∼80% -20%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
362.1 fps ∼78% -22%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
342.8 fps ∼73% -27%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
341.7 fps ∼73% -27%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
298.8 fps ∼100% +13%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
297.6 fps ∼100% +12%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
294.4 fps ∼99% +11%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
292.5 fps ∼98% +10%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
291.3 fps ∼97% +10%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
290.8 fps ∼97% +10%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX
290.5 fps ∼97% +10%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
288 fps ∼96% +9%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
287 fps ∼96% +8%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
265 fps ∼89%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX
263 fps ∼88% -1%

Gaming Benchmarks

Intel Core i9-12900K vs. Intel Corei9-11900K vs. AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Intel Core i9-12900K vs. Intel Corei9-11900K vs. AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
Intel Core i9-12900K vs. Intel Corei9-11900K
Intel Core i9-12900K vs. Intel Corei9-11900K

Now we are getting to the most interesting benchmarks and the discipline where the new Intel Alder Lake-S processors can really show their capabilities. Compared to Rocket Lake-S, the new processors are able to increase their performance significantly, as you can see in the gaming benchmarks. In the cumulative comparison of the nine games, the Intel Core i9-12900K is able to just move ahead of the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X. You have to also know here that there are some games that harmonize better with Intel processors and others that offer the better performance with AMD processors. In the in-house competition of the two Alder Lake-S processors, the Intel Core i5-12600K loses by 8 percentage points against the flagship, ending up just barely ahead of the Intel Core i5-11600K with this.

Nonetheless, both processors deliver a very good gaming performance. Due to the many changes in the platform and operating system, we might also be able to expect some more performance improvements in the form of updates in the future. But there is no guarantee for that. The performance in the pure CPU limit is very high and depending on the game also significantly ahead of the competitors. However, we still have to note that although Intel has the fastest gaming CPU in its portfolio here, the distance to the Zen3 processor cannot be called outstanding. In addition, all the competitors move closer together with increasing resolution, so that the CPU only plays the second fiddle behind the GPU as determining factor for FPS boosting. Those who also stream content in addition to the actual gaming will profit from the higher amount of threads, which will also make the new models very interesting for content creators. 

Performance Rating - Percent
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
97.3 pt ∼97%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X -2!
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
96.2 pt ∼96%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X -2!
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 5800X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
95.4 pt ∼95%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X -2!
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
93 pt ∼93%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X -2!
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
92.8 pt ∼93%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-11900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
92.3 pt ∼92%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
89.7 pt ∼90%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-11600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
88.1 pt ∼88%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
87.5 pt ∼88%
Intel Core i7-10700K -4!
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i7-10700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
85 pt ∼85%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K
80.1 pt ∼80%
Borderlands 3
1280x720 Very Low Overall Quality (DX11)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
229 fps ∼100% +13%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 5800X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
221 fps ∼97% +9%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
217 fps ∼95% +7%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
214 fps ∼93% +6%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
202 fps ∼88%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-11900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
200 fps ∼87% -1%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
191.1 fps ∼83% -5%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-11600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
188 fps ∼82% -7%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i7-10700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
183 fps ∼80% -9%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
175 fps ∼76% -13%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K
166 fps ∼72% -18%
1920x1080 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
124 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
119 fps ∼96% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
118 fps ∼95% -5%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-11900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
118 fps ∼95% -5%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
117 fps ∼94% -6%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i7-10700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
117 fps ∼94% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
117 fps ∼94% -6%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-11600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
117 fps ∼94% -6%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 5800X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
116 fps ∼94% -6%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
115 fps ∼93% -7%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K
114 fps ∼92% -8%
Far Cry New Dawn
1280x720 Low Preset
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
188 (143min - 280max) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-11900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
178 (137min - 252max) fps ∼95% -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
176 (124min - 274max) fps ∼94% -6%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
171 (129min - 251max) fps ∼91% -9%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-11600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
168 (127min - 244max) fps ∼89% -11%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 5800X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
166 (110min - 256max) fps ∼88% -12%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
165 (118min - 258max) fps ∼88% -12%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i7-10700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
164 (125min - 236max) fps ∼87% -13%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
164 (119min - 254max) fps ∼87% -13%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
151 (114min - 207max) fps ∼80% -20%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K
147 (112min - 212max) fps ∼78% -22%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
140 (99min - 217max) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-11900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
135 (99min - 206max) fps ∼96% -4%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
131 (89min - 206max) fps ∼94% -6%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-11600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
129 (93min - 200max) fps ∼92% -8%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i7-10700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
126 (89min - 199max) fps ∼90% -10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
126 (91min - 197max) fps ∼90% -10%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 5800X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
124 (84min - 203max) fps ∼89% -11%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
123 (82min - 202max) fps ∼88% -12%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
123 (82min - 205max) fps ∼88% -12%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K
109 (77min - 171max) fps ∼78% -22%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
98 (70min - 139max) fps ∼70% -30%
Forza Horizon 4
1280x720 Very Low Preset
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
293 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
263 fps ∼90% -10%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-11900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
251 fps ∼86% -14%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
246 fps ∼84% -16%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-11600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
236 fps ∼81% -19%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K
222 fps ∼76% -24%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:2xMS
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
193 fps ∼100% +8%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-11900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
192 fps ∼99% +8%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-11600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
189 fps ∼98% +6%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K
187 fps ∼97% +5%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
178 fps ∼92%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
178 fps ∼92% 0%
Far Cry 5
1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
220 (173min - 289max) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
212 (163min - 290max) fps ∼96% -4%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-11900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
212 (165min - 280max) fps ∼96% -4%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 5800X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
207 (163min - 285max) fps ∼94% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
201 (153min - 279max) fps ∼91% -9%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
200 (150min - 272max) fps ∼91% -9%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
200 (149min - 262max) fps ∼91% -9%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-11600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
199 (160min - 261max) fps ∼90% -10%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
193 (151min - 263max) fps ∼88% -12%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i7-10700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
193 (151min - 259max) fps ∼88% -12%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K
157 (125min - 208max) fps ∼71% -29%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
167 (125min - 223max) fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-11900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
164 (127min - 216max) fps ∼98% -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
161 (112min - 210max) fps ∼96% -4%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 5800X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
158 (119min - 208max) fps ∼95% -5%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-11600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
157 (124min - 212max) fps ∼94% -6%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
154 (110min - 211max) fps ∼92% -8%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
154 (117min - 212max) fps ∼92% -8%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
153 (111min - 205max) fps ∼92% -8%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i7-10700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
152 (117min - 205max) fps ∼91% -9%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
149 (110min - 200max) fps ∼89% -11%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K
126 (86min - 173max) fps ∼75% -25%
X-Plane 11.11
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
200 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 5800X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
178 fps ∼89% -11%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
177 fps ∼89% -11%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
172 fps ∼86% -14%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
172 fps ∼86% -14%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-11900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
170 fps ∼85% -15%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
168 fps ∼84% -16%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-11600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
157 fps ∼79% -21%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
149 fps ∼75% -25%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i7-10700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
139 fps ∼70% -30%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K
133 fps ∼67% -33%
1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
137 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
130 fps ∼95% -5%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 5800X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
128 fps ∼93% -7%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-11900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
125 fps ∼91% -9%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
123 fps ∼90% -10%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
119 fps ∼87% -13%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
117 fps ∼85% -15%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-11600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
112 fps ∼82% -18%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
106 fps ∼77% -23%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i7-10700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
102 fps ∼74% -26%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K
96.8 fps ∼71% -29%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
1280x720 Lite Quality
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
227 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
225 fps ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 5800X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
225 fps ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
225 fps ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
225 fps ∼99% -1%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
221 (135min - 247max) fps ∼97% -3%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-11900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
219 fps ∼96% -4%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
218 fps ∼96% -4%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-11600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
216 fps ∼95% -5%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K
201 (101min - 247max) fps ∼89% -11%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i7-10700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
201 fps ∼89% -11%
1920x1080 High Quality
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
144 fps ∼100%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-11900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
143 fps ∼99% -1%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
142 (88min - 220max) fps ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
141 fps ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-11600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
141 fps ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
141 fps ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K
140 (80min - 214max) fps ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 5800X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
140 fps ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
139 fps ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
138 fps ∼96% -4%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i7-10700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
134 fps ∼93% -7%
Dota 2 Reborn
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 5800X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
242.5 (205.4min) fps ∼100% +19%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
232.6 (197.1min) fps ∼96% +14%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
228.9 (193.7min) fps ∼94% +12%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
214.5 (180.7min) fps ∼88% +5%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
203.5 (168.4min) fps ∼84%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
198.8 (172min) fps ∼82% -2%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-11900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
195.1 (157.1min) fps ∼80% -4%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i7-10700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
186.9 (161.4min) fps ∼77% -8%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-11600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
184.8 (164.4min) fps ∼76% -9%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
183.7 (146.3min) fps ∼76% -10%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K
171.6 (149.6min) fps ∼71% -16%
1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
189.7 (165min) fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 5800X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
186.8 (158.3min) fps ∼98% -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
180.3 (153min) fps ∼95% -5%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
180 (150.9min) fps ∼95% -5%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
179.2 (145.5min) fps ∼94% -6%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
174.9 (151.5min) fps ∼92% -8%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
172.2 (143min) fps ∼91% -9%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-11900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
165.3 (145.1min) fps ∼87% -13%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-11600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
162.9 (142min) fps ∼86% -14%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i7-10700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
157.3 (135.9min) fps ∼83% -17%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K
148.1 (128.3min) fps ∼78% -22%
The Witcher 3
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
617 (559min - 688max) fps ∼100% +5%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 5800X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
602 (527min - 685max) fps ∼98% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
594 (520min - 656max) fps ∼96% +1%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
589 (30min, 199P0.1, 382P1 - 888max) fps ∼95%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
570 (500min - 647max) fps ∼92% -3%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
518 (463min - 597max) fps ∼84% -12%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-11900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
514 fps ∼83% -13%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
500 (57.7min, 273P0.1, 380P1 - 716max) fps ∼81% -15%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i7-10700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
468 (427min - 528max) fps ∼76% -21%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-11600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
466 fps ∼76% -21%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K
413 (379min - 462max) fps ∼67% -30%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-11600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
144 fps ∼100% +4%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
144 (65min, 91.4P0.1, 118P1 - 373max) fps ∼100% +4%
Intel Core i7-10700K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i7-10700K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
142 (128min - 155max) fps ∼99% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
141 (127min - 154max) fps ∼98% +1%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
141 (127min - 160max) fps ∼98% +1%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K
140 (126min - 155max) fps ∼97% +1%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-11900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
140 fps ∼97% +1%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
139 (129min - 151max) fps ∼97% 0%
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 5800X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
139 (126min - 154max) fps ∼97% 0%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
139 (122min - 156max) fps ∼97% 0%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
139 (35.7min, 84.3P0.1, 113P1 - 391max) fps ∼97%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1280x720 Lowest Preset
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 5800X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
230 fps ∼100% +4%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
225.1 fps ∼98% +2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
225 fps ∼98% +2%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
221 fps ∼96%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
217 fps ∼94% -2%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
204 fps ∼89% -8%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-11900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
203 fps ∼88% -8%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
195 fps ∼85% -12%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-11600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
188 fps ∼82% -15%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K
178 fps ∼77% -19%
1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R7 5800X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
170 fps ∼100% +1%
Intel Core i9-12900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-12900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
169 fps ∼99%
Intel Core i9-11900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-11900K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
168 fps ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
166.1 fps ∼98% -2%
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5900X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
166 fps ∼98% -2%
Intel Core i9-10900K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i9-10900K, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
165 fps ∼97% -2%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
165 fps ∼97% -2%
Intel Core i5-12600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-12600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
163 fps ∼96% -4%
Intel Core i5-11600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-11600K, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
158 fps ∼93% -7%
Intel Core i5-10600K
NVIDIA Titan RTX, i5-10600K
149 fps ∼88% -12%

Intel Core i9-12900K + Nvidia Titan RTX

low med. high ultraQHD4K
GTA V (2015) 187 187 185 135 123 138
The Witcher 3 (2015) 589 422 271 139 103
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 203.5 208.7 201.7 189.7 178.9
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 227 195 144 108 64.1
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 200 176 137 117
Far Cry 5 (2018) 220 191 178 167 145 83
Strange Brigade (2018) 593 371 308 266 197 115
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 221 192 183 169 124 69.3
Forza Horizon 4 (2018) 293 227 216 178 153 111
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 188 162 154 140 129 84
Borderlands 3 (2019) 202