Intel 12th gen Core i9 vs AMD Ryzen 9 5000 series Desktop Processors Comparison Chart

Intel 12th gen Core i9 Alder Lake desktop processors are finally giving a tough fight to the AMD Ryzen 9 5000 series Vermeer desktop processors. Bear in mind that the Intel 12th gen Core i9 processors consume much more power than the Ryzen 9 5000 series processors from AMD. With the introduction of Alder Lake, Intel now packs different types of cores in processors (“P-core” and “E-core”). “P” here stands for “Performance” and “E” stands for “Efficient”. Note that E-cores don’t offer 2x threads whereas P-cores do. Below you’ll find the Intel 12th gen Core i9 vs AMD Ryzen 9 5000 series Desktop Processors comparison charts.

Intel 12th Gen Core i9 vs AMD Ryzen 9 5000 Series Desktop Processors Comparison Chart

Complete List of Intel 12th gen Core i9 Desktop Processors – Comparison Chart

ProcessorPrice & AvailabilityCores / ThreadsBase / Boost clockP-core Turbo (Max 3.0)CacheBase PowerTurbo PowerGPUGPU clock (max)PCIe LanesSocketMax MemoryLaunch Date
Core i9-12900KFCheck Price & AvailabilityP-core: 8/16
E-core:8/8
P-core: 3.2 / 5.1 GHz
E-core: 2.4 / 3.9 GHz
5.2 GHz30 MB125 W241 WN/AN/A20LGA 1700128 GB
DDR4-3200
DDR5-4800
Q4’21
Core i9-12900KCheck Price & AvailabilityP-core: 8/16
E-core:8/8
P-core: 3.2 / 5.1 GHz
E-core: 2.4 / 3.9 GHz
5.2 GHz30 MB125 W241 WUHD 7701.55 GHz20LGA 1700128 GB
DDR4-3200
DDR5-4800
Q4’21
Complete list of Intel 12th Gen Core i9 Alder Lake Desktop Processors – Comparison Chart

Complete List of AMD Ryzen 9 5000 series Desktop Processors

ProcessorPrice & AvailabilityCores / ThreadsBase / Boost clockCacheTDPGPUGPU clock (max)PCIe LanesSocketMax MemoryLaunch Date
Ryzen 9 5900XCheck Price & Availability12 / 243.7 / 4.8 GHz70 MB105 WN/AN/A24AM4128 GB
DDR4-3200
Q4’20
Ryzen 9 5950XCheck Price & Availability16 / 323.4 / 4.9 GHz72 MB105 WN/AN/A24AM4128 GB
DDR4-3200
Q4’20
Complete list of AMD Ryzen 9 5000 Series Vermeer Desktop Processors – Comparison Chart

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Ishaan Sarna

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