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Intel Core i9-12900K Review

Rating: 8.0.

Today is a busy day for the industry, with Intel’s 12th Gen processors now officially available, alongside new DDR5 memory kits and a whole raft of Z690 motherboards. Here we’re focusing on the CPUs though, and specifically Intel’s new consumer flagship part, the Core i9-12900K. With eight Performance cores and eight Efficiency cores, and a total of 24 threads, has Intel done enough to reclaim the desktop performance crown?

Watch via our Vimeo channel (below) or over on YouTube at 2160p HERE


00:00 Start
00:15 Introduction
01:09 Intel 12th Gen technical details
04:22 Test Setup for Core i9 12900k Review
05:50 DDR4 v DDR5 article
06:33 Windows 11 findings, so far
08:36 System build – finishing up
09:15 MSI Z690 Unify 1.0F BIOS
10:57 In Blender, what does the processor look like?
11:50 Intel Extreme Tuning Utility overclock
12:19 Automatic overclock set – hitting 100c+
13:05 Leo’s extensive test results
19:05 Gaming test results – is it King? (as Intel claim)
20:52 Performance per £
21:17 Performance per watt of power
21:38 CPU temperature comparisons
22:00 Power Consumption
22:25 Leo’s Closing Thoughts

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