Intel Core i9-12900K Review : List of Ratings, Pros and Cons
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Intel Core i9-12900K Review : List of Ratings, Pros and Cons

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Check all the 28 reviews find on Components Intel Core i9-12900K, with the 20 ratings, comments, pros & cons from the reviewers.
Theses reviews and tests from Components magazines and websites give 20 ratings, we get this average rating to this Intel product : 4.3/5.
Intel Core i9-12900K review : With an average rating of 4.3/5, you can buy Intel Core i9-12900K with your eyes closed (or almost). The opinions of the testers seem unanimous !
NDA on Reviews ? Please note that 15 reviews were published the same day 04/11/2021.

Intel Core i9-12900K ratings

20 Ratings ranked from best to worst, green to good grades, red to bad, Average rating: 4.3/5
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9/10
4.375/5
83/100
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3/5
Preview or review without rating: Tom's Hardware, HardwareCooking, TechRadar, Gadgets360, Ubergizmo, PC Invasion

Pros and cons for Intel Core i9-12900K List of reviews and ratings

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5
5
Les Numériques

No "Pros & Cons" find for this reviewer.

[5/5] reviewed at 04/11/2021 - Test Intel Core i9-12900K : un processeur ? l'aise sur tous les fronts...[read the full review on Les Numériques]
5
5
Chip.de

No "Pros & Cons" find for this reviewer.

[5/5] reviewed at 04/11/2021 - Intel Core i9-12900K im Test...[read the full review on Chip.de]
4.5
5
Windows Central
Stunning board design
Plenty of I/O
Custom water cooling loop support
DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support
Excellent performance
Easy PCIe release button
Only 2.5Gb LAN
Pricey
Overkill for most PC builds
[4.5/5] reviewed at 04/11/2021 - Review: This ASUS motherboard is a perfect match for Intel's Core i9-12900K...[read the full review on Windows Central]
[5/5] reviewed at 04/11/2021 - Review: Intel shoots back at AMD with the impressive Core i9-12900K...[read the full review on Windows Central]
4.5
5
Allround-PC

No "Pros & Cons" find for this reviewer.

[4.5/5] reviewed at 04/11/2021 - Intel Core i9-12900K im Test: Mit Hybrid-Architektur zurück an die Spitze?...[read the full review on Allround-PC]
9
10
HardwareZone
Fantastic gaming performance
Also great at workload productivity
Innovative P-core and E-core hybrid architecture
Companion Z690 chipset offers more tangible benefits unlike previous generations
It won't be an upgrade; it will be an overhaul
Unlikely to be easy to find at retail
Requires a good quality AIO cooler
[9/10] reviewed at 04/11/2021 - Test Intel 12th Gen Core i9-12900K: Intel is back in the game, literally...[read the full review on HardwareZone]
[9/10] reviewed at 04/11/2021 - Test Intel 12th Gen Core i9-12900K: The new "best" gaming processor...[read the full review on HardwareZone]
[/] reviewed at 13/04/2022 - Test Intel Core i9-12900KS: The processor you don't need but probably want it anyway...[read the full review on HardwareZone]
4.375
5
Real Hardware

No "Pros & Cons" find for this reviewer.

[4.375/5] reviewed at 04/11/2021 - Test Intel Core i9 12900K and i5 12600K...[read the full review on Real Hardware]
83
100
Digit
Knocks it out of the park in most benchmarks
Great for gaming
Power consumption is quite high
DDR5 is expensive
[83/100] reviewed at 04/11/2021 - Test Intel Core i9-12900K Desktop Processor: Hybrid architecture works wonders...[read the full review on Digit]
8
10
MMORPG.com
12900K offers class leading gaming performance
12600K is a great value for gamers and content creators
Support for new technologies: DDR5 and PCIe 5.0
P-core/E-core paradigm has clear benefits to system performance
High maximum power draw on 12900K
Temperatures are an issue on the 12900K
Requires a new motherboard
Thread Director is only available in Windows 11
[8/10] reviewed at 04/11/2021 - Test Intel Core i9-12900K and Core i5-12600K...[read the full review on MMORPG.com]
5
5
TechPowerUp
World's fastest gaming processor
Impressive application performance
Huge gains in low-threaded applications
Multiplier unlocked
Energy efficiency improved
Integrated graphics
Support for DDR5 and PCI-Express 5.0
10 nanometer production process
High price
Very high heat output / power usage
New LGA1700 motherboards required
Some workloads get scheduled onto wrong cores
Energy efficiency worse than AMD Zen 3
No CPU cooler included
Manual overclocking not worth it
[5/5] reviewed at 04/11/2021 - Test Intel Core i9-12900K - Fighting for the Performance Crown...[read the full review on TechPowerUp]
[5/5] reviewed at 09/11/2021 - Test DDR4 vs DDR5 on Intel Core i9-12900K Alder Lake...[read the full review on TechPowerUp]
[4/5] reviewed at 12/11/2021 - Test Windows 10 & Intel Core i9-12900K Alder Lake Performance - E Cores Causing Any Trouble?...[read the full review on TechPowerUp]
[4/5] reviewed at 19/11/2021 - Test Intel Core i9-12900K E-Cores Only Performance...[read the full review on TechPowerUp]
[5/5] reviewed at 08/12/2021 - Intel Core i9-12900K Alder Lake Tested at Power Limits between 50 W and 241 W...[read the full review on TechPowerUp]
[4/5] reviewed at 01/04/2022 - Test Intel Core i9-12900KS - The Best Just Got Better...[read the full review on TechPowerUp]
7
10
DigitalTrends
Amazing single-core and multi-core performance
DDR5 memory support
Industry-leading gaming performance
Still faster than the best AMD has to offer
Expensive
Very hot and power-hungry
[7/10] reviewed at 11/04/2022 - Test Intel Core i9-12900KS: When the best isn't enough...[read the full review on DigitalTrends]
8
10
KitGuru

No "Pros & Cons" find for this reviewer.

[8/10] reviewed at 04/11/2021 - Test Intel Core i9-12900K...[read the full review on KitGuru]
[7/10] reviewed at 29/04/2022 - Test Intel Core i9-12900KS ? Fast, Juicy, Hot and Dumb...[read the full review on KitGuru]
3
5
Club386

No "Pros & Cons" find for this reviewer.

[3/5] reviewed at 12/04/2022 - Test Intel Core i9-12900KS...[read the full review on Club386]
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Tom's Hardware

No "Pros & Cons" find for this reviewer.

[/] reviewed at 04/11/2021 - Test Intel Core i9-12900K and Core i5-12600K: Retaking the Gaming Crown...[read the full review on Tom's Hardware]
[/] reviewed at 03/04/2022 - Test Intel Core i9-12900KS: The Fastest Gaming Chip Ever...[read the full review on Tom's Hardware]
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HardwareCooking

No "Pros & Cons" find for this reviewer.

[/] reviewed at 04/11/2021 - Test : Intel Core i9-12900K, le nouveau flagship à 16 coeurs et 24 threads...[read the full review on HardwareCooking]
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TechRadar

No "Pros & Cons" find for this reviewer.

[/] reviewed at 04/11/2021 - Test Lab Notes: Intel Core i9-12900Ks are here, but what about TechRadar?...[read the full review on TechRadar]
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Gadgets360

No "Pros & Cons" find for this reviewer.

[/] reviewed at 11/11/2021 - Test Intel Core i9-12900K, Core i5-12600K, Asus TUF Gaming Z690-Plus Wifi D4...[read the full review on Gadgets360]
-
Ubergizmo

No "Pros & Cons" find for this reviewer.

[/] reviewed at 24/11/2021 - Test Intel i9-12900K and i5-12600K: The Empire Strikes Back...[read the full review on Ubergizmo]
-
PC Invasion

No "Pros & Cons" find for this reviewer.

[/] reviewed at 07/01/2022 - Test Intel Core i9-12900K gaming performance ? New highs, higher lows...[read the full review on PC Invasion]

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Reviews listed above are from Les Numériques, TechPowerUp, Digit, Chip.de, Tom's Hardware, Windows Central, Allround-PC, HardwareCooking, KitGuru, Real Hardware, HardwareZone, MMORPG.com, TechRadar, Gadgets360, Ubergizmo, PC Invasion, DigitalTrends, Club386,

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An average rating of 4.3/5 with 20 ratings. This Components got 6 times the maximum score in the reviews!

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