Intel Core i9 12900KF vs i7 13700K

We compared two 16-core desktop CPUs: the 3.2 GHz Intel Core i9 12900KF against the 3.4 GHz i7 13700K. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Multi-Core Performance
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of power consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating
The "iGPU" and "Power Efficiency" have a minor impact on the NanoReview Score when comparing desktop CPUs.

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 13700K and 12900KF
Advantages of Intel Core i7 13700K
  • Newer - released 11-months later
  • Around 12.8 GB/s (17%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics 770
  • 10% faster in a single-core Geekbench v6 test - 2726 vs 2489 points
  • 4% higher Turbo Boost frequency (5.3 GHz vs 5.1 GHz)

Test in Benchmarks

Comparing the performance of CPUs across various tasks

Cinebench R23

Reputable cross-platform benchmark for high-performance processors
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

GeekBench v6

The new version of this benchmark emulates common operations often used in real-world apps
Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
File compression 1220 MB/sec 1680 MB/sec
Clang compilation 139.1 Klines/sec 159.6 Klines/sec
HTML 5 Browser 392.2 pages/sec 493.6 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 446.7 Mpixels/sec 532.5 Mpixels/sec
Text processing 272 pages/sec 278.3 pages/sec
Background blur 49.1 images/sec 74.8 images/sec
Photo processing 133 images/sec 170.7 images/sec
Ray tracing 33.3 Mpixels/sec 36.6 Mpixels/sec
Sources: GeekBench [1], [2]


Synthetic test that focuses on raw computational performance for low-level functions
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Integer math 138.9 GOps/sec 156.5 GOps/sec
Floating point math 106.1 GOps/sec 116.5 GOps/sec
Find prime numbers 146M Primes/sec 202M Primes/sec
Random string sorting 57.7M Strings/sec 64.8M Strings/sec
Data encryption 29.7 GBytes/sec 33.9 GBytes/sec
Data compression 539.6 MBytes/sec 606.7 MBytes/sec
Physics 2129 Frames/sec 2731 Frames/sec
Extended instructions 33.8B Matrices/sec 37.3B Matrices/sec
Sources: PassMark [3], [4]

Value for money

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Full technical specification of Intel Core i9 12900KF and i7 13700K


Vendor Intel Intel
Released October 27, 2021 September 27, 2022
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Alder Lake Raptor Lake
Model number i9-12900KF i7-13700K
Integrated GPU No UHD Graphics 770


Performance Cores
P-Cores 8 8
P-Threads 16 16
Base Frequency (P) 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 5.1 GHz 5.3 GHz
Efficient Cores
E-Cores 8 8
E-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (E) 2.4 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (E) 3.9 GHz 4.2 GHz
Total Cores 16 16
Total Threads 24 24
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 32x 34x
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 80K (per core)
L2 Cache 14MB (shared) 2MB (per core)
L3 Cache 30MB (shared) 30MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes Yes


Fabrication process 10 nm 10 nm
TDP (PL1) 125 W 125 W
Max. Boost TDP (PL2) 241 W 253 W
Socket LGA-1700 LGA-1700
Peak temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics - Intel UHD Graphics 770
GPU Base Clock - 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock - 1600 MHz
Shading Units - 256
TMUs - 16
ROPs - 8
Execution Units - 32
TGP - 15 W

Memory Support

Memory types - DDR5-4800
- DDR4-3200
- DDR5-5600
- DDR4-3200
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 76.8 GB/s 89.6 GB/s
ECC Support Yes Yes


Official site Intel Core i9 12900KF official page Intel Core i7 13700K official page
PCI Express Version 5.0 5.0
PCI Express Lanes 20 20

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