Finally we have the first benchmark with an overclocked Intel Core i9-12900K on top! Well, the new front runner from Intel, which already beats the Ryzen 9 5950X in single thread without any major problems, has massively beaten its competitor with an OC of 5.2 GHz. But … it reached 330W to do such a feat!
Intel Core i9-12900K reaches 330W when OC increases to 5.2 GHz
Hence, one of the great advantages of having an unlocked Intel Core Processor (K) is being able to eliminate all possible and imaginary performance drops. Well, it looks like we have a lot of juice to squeeze into the new i9-12900K. You need a good quality power adapter, as well as a cooler that can dissipate a lot of heat, because this boy gets hot and voracious.
After all, the Core i9-12900K was able to achieve 5.2 GHz in all cores in a new “leak” with the help of a Z690 motherboard and also reached the 330 W mark in power consumption. Now look at the performance of the ‘bicho’:
It is in the top 1 of all performance charts, including multi-thread, where the 5950X was king and lord so far. Specifically, we are talking about a 32% difference in performance in the single-thread test and 2% in the multi-thread test compared to the high-end CPU of the competitor AMD.
In short, Intel decided to send energy efficiency through the window to beat its competitor. If it is worth it? It’s up to you to find out.