Intel Core i9-12900KS multi-core score leads the Ryzen 9 5950X by nearly 10%

Although Intel has yet to release the Core i9-12900KS, users have already pre-ordered it through retailers. A lucky person posted the picture on the Internet two days ago. It is understood that this is the first batch of Core i9-12900KS processors with OPN codes, and the price at that time was about $790. There seems to be more than one user with such good luck. Today, another user showed the Core i9-12900KS processor they got, and also provided the benchmark data of Cinebench R23.

In Cinebench R23, it is confirmed that the two P-Cores can reach a maximum turbo frequency of 5.5GHz, the rest to 5.2 GHz, and the E-Core seems to be able to reach 4.0GHz. Additionally, CPU-Z confirmed that the Core i9-12900KS has a PL1 of 150W, a 25W improvement over the Core i9-12900K.

The Cinebench R23 benchmark shows that the Core i9-12900KS has a single-core score of 2162 and a multi-core score of 29164. It is equipped with DDR5-6200 memory and the timing is CL32-38-38-76. To better demonstrate its performance, TomsHardware used data from an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X paired with DDR4-4400 memory (timings CL36-36-36-72) for comparison. The Core i9-12900KS was 29.6% faster than the Ryzen 9 5950X (single 1668/26582 more) in single-core benchmarks and 9.2% faster in multi-core benchmarks. To reach higher frequencies, Intel uses the exclusive Enhanced Thermal Velocity Boost (ETVB) technology on the Core i9-12900KS.