Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Performance Review

Rendering Performance

We will now take a look at how rendering performance compares.

Cinebench R23

Intel Core i9-12900K Cinebench R23 CPU Multi-Core Graph

In the popular Cinebench R23 benchmark we find the Intel Core i9-12900K smashes the Ryzen 9 5900X by 29%. This is significant, for this multi-threaded application, both CPUs have the same thread count, but the 12900K whoops the 5900X here.

Intel Core i9-12900K Cinebench R23 CPU Single-Core Graph

The Intel Core i9-12900K also beats the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X in single-core performance by 23%, again very significant.

Blender Open Data Benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900K Blender Open Data Benchmark Classroom Graph

Blender shows us a real-world advantage of the Intel Core i9-12900K, it renders the classroom scene in less time than the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X. It reduces the time to render by 10% which can be significant for long renders.

V-Ray 5 Benchmark

Intel Core i9-12900K V-Ray 5 Benchmark Graph

Rendering in V-Ray is also much faster on the Intel Core i9-12900K, 14% faster than the Ryzen 9 5900X.


Intel Core i9-12900K HandBrake Video Transcoding Performance Graph

The Intel Core i9-12900K responded very well to transcoding video in HandBrake. The AMD Ryzen 9 5900X took 8.28 minutes, while the Intel Core i9-12900K took only 6.1 minutes, that’s a reduction of 2 minutes and 18 seconds off the time, or a 26% performance improvement. That’s very significant for long videos to transcode. This CPU should work well for video content creators.

Brent Justice
Former managing editor of GPUs at HardOCP for 18 years, Brent Justice has been reviewing computer components since the late 90s, educated in the art and method of the computer hardware review, he brings experience, knowledge, and hands-on testing with a gamer-oriented and hardware enthusiast perspective. You can follow him on Twitter - @Brent_Justice You can sub to his YouTube channel - Justice Gaming You can check out his computer builds on KIT - @BrentJustice

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