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Intel Core i7-2600K vs Core i9-12900

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Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i9-12900 57.6 GT/s
Core i7-2600K 27.2 GT/s
Difference: 30.4 (112%)

Core Speed

Core i7-2600K 3.4 GHz
Core i9-12900 2.4 GHz
Difference: 1 (42%)


Core i9-12900 24
Core i7-2600K 8
Difference: 16 (200%)


Core i7-2600K 95 Watts
Core i9-12900 65 Watts
Difference: 30 (46%)

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Model Core i7-2600K Core i9-12900
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Sandy Bridge Alder Lake-S
Core Speed 3.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes Yes
Cores / Modules 4 16
Total Threads 8 24
Turbo 1/2/3/4 5.1
L2 Cache 4 x 256 KB 16 x 1.25MB
L3 Cache 8 MB 30 MB
GPU Model HD Graphics 3000 UHD Graphics 770
TDP 95 Watts 65 Watts
Socket LGA 1155 Socket 1700
Released 2011-01-01 January 2022