Intel Core i9-12900K review: Intel. Is. Back.

Clash of the titans: Core i9-12900K vs. Ryzen 9 5950X.

Intel Core i9-12900K
  • Expert Rating

    4.00 / 5


  • Impressive application performance
  • "Best" gaming performance
  • Better value than AMD


  • DDR5 adds price premium
  • Can be a power hod under heavy loads
  • Ryzen still faster in some multi-threaded tests

Bottom Line

After a long absence, Intel's 12-gen Core i9-12900K and its hybrid design puts Intel back on top in desktop CPUs while offering next-generation technology and a big surprise: relatively good value over Ryzen.

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