Synthetic Benchmarks
Cinebench R23 - 7-zip - AIDA64

Cinebench R23 – Multi-Thread

Starting with the Multi-Thread results we see that when compared to the stock i9-12900K + 4800Mhz there is 9% increase in performance. The Cinebench R23 score adds an additional 2,525 for a total of 30,259.

The overclocked i9-12900K (5.2GHz) is also nearly 9% faster (8.6%) than the stock AMD Ryzen 5950X in this multi-thread benchmark. Another thing worth noting is that the ‘stock’ i9-12900K (P: 4.9Ghz – E: 3.7GHz + DDR5-4800Mhz) is less than a percent (0.45%) slower than the AMD Ryzen 5950X. This is noteworthy because the Ryzen 5950X is a 16 Core \ 32 Thread and Intel practically matches it with 8 less threads (i9-12900K 16C \ 24 Threads). As of December 2021 the average price of an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is $773.61 (Ryzen 5950X is sold directly by Amazon for $710). The i9-12900K is sold directly by Amazon for $620.

I managed to beat the referenced AMD Threadripper 2990WX – 32 Core \ 64 Thread CPU by 205 points. The Threadripper 2990WX has double the cores and 40 more threads than the i9-12900K (16C \ 24 Threads). As a reminder the the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32-Core \ 64-Thread processor average price on Amazon is $1,878.50 as of December 2021. Amazon is selling the i9-12900K for approximately $620 as of December 2021.

Cinebench R23 – Single-Thread

The Cinebench R23 single-thread benchmark shows that I increased my score from 1,954 to 2,064 which is a 6% increase. I overclocked the stock i9-12900K Performance Core from 4.9GHz to 5.2GHz, this is a 6% increase so Cinebench R23 single core results scales nearly perfectly.

The overclocked 12900K shows a 28% increase over the stock Ryzen 9 5950X.

The ‘stock’ 12900K + DDR5-4800Mhz is 21% faster than the stock Ryzen 9 5950X. The ‘stock’ 12900K is also 30% quicker than the stock Ryzen 9 5800X. The referenced AMD Threadripper 2990WX (32 Core \ 64 Threads) single core is much slower than the overclocked i9-12900K.

The ‘stock’ i9-12900K is 76% faster than the AMD Threadripper 2990WX.

I decided to throw the 1st Gen AMD Ryzen1700X 8 Core \ 16 Thread on the chart since there were plenty of samples to get a good average. The overclocked 12900K is 115% faster while the stock i9-12900K is 104% faster than the AMD Ryzen 1700X.

7-Zip v19.00

7-zip is a program I use for a lot of different reasons. With my P-Cores @ 5.2GHz, E-Cores @ 4.2GHz, Ring @ 4GHz and DDR5 overclocked to DDR5-5600Mhz I have increased my Compression results by 25% when compared to the stock 12900K.

The Decompression results show an 18% increase.

The Total Rating results have increased by 21%. This is a really nice increased in performance for only increasing the Performance Cores by 6% and the Efficient Cores by 13.5%.

7-Zip v19.00 - Real Time Benchmark

Normally you’ll only see my “Real Time Benchmarks” in my GPU reviews, but I have decided take a file on my PC to validate the performance increase that I achieved in the 7-zip benchmark. Since the decompression is usually very fast regardless of the overclock settings, I decided to focus on the longer workload which is the “Compression” stage when preparing files.

I took a 10GB file that consist of 1,317 Folders and also contains 14,159 Files. There are plenty of larger and small files throughout the directory so this should be a great representation of my performance increase during an actual file compression. I used to default 7-zip Compression settings (Compression: Normal, LZMA2, 32MB and so on). That means that my 10GB file will be compressed to only 2.6 GBs.

The stock results show that it took 3 minutes and 2 seconds to compress the 10GB file. The overclock settings show that it took only 2 minutes and 10 seconds to compress the same file. This is a 26% performance increase meaning that 7-zip’s benchmark is very accurate. The benchmarks results 25% and I was able to reach 26%.

Decompressing the files took roughly 10 secs. So I was able to decompress the 2.6GB file back into a 10GB file within a matter of seconds.