Intel i9 12th Generation Processors

Intel has 9 processors in the i9 12th generation as of now. The processors include the processors marked for desktops, mobile i.e. notebooks, and embedded systems. We discuss the salient features of these processors and some essential characteristics that include the multi-threading capability and motherboard compatibility and chipsets. Barring two processors, all these processors have been released in Q1 2022. Intel i9-12900K is one of the finest processors for making gaming computers.

i9 12th generation Intel processors

The following processors are from the Intel i9 core family of the 12th generation:

  • Intel Core i9-12900
  • Intel Core i9-12900E
  • Intel Core i9-12900F
  • Intel Core i9-12900H
  • Intel Core i9-12900HK
  • Intel Core i9-12900K
  • Intel Core i9-12900KF
  • Intel Core i9-12900T
  • Intel Core i9-12900TE

Intel i9 12th generation processors for Desktops

  • Intel Core i9-12900
  • Intel Core i9-12900F
  • Intel Core i9-12900T
  • Intel Core i9-12900K
  • Intel Core i9-12900KF

Intel i9 12th generation processors for Mobiles (Notebooks)

  • Intel Core i9-12900H
  • Intel Core i9-12900HK

Intel i9 12th generation processors for Embedded Systems

  • Intel Core i9-12900E
  • Intel Core i9-12900TE

Does Intel i9 12th generation processors have integrated graphics?

Out of the nine processors released in the Intel i9 12th generation, there are two processors that do not support integrated graphics. The i9 12th generation processors that do not support integrated graphics are:

  • Intel i9-12900 F
  • Intel i9-12900 KF

All other Intel i9 12th generation processors support integrated graphics.

The following Intel i9 12th generation processors work with Intel UHD graphics 770:

  • Intel Core i9-12900
  • Intel Core i9-12900E
  • Intel Core i9-12900K
  • Intel Core i9-12900T
  • Intel Core i9-12900TE

These five processors work with desktops and embedded systems.

The following Intel i9 12th generation processors work with Intel Iris XE integrated graphics:

  • Intel Core i9-12900 H
  • Intel Core i9-12900 HK

Both these processors are in the mobile category and are used in laptops.

Does Intel i9 12th generation processors support multi-threading?

Yes, all the Intel i9 12th generation processors support multi-threading. We list the threads for each processor from the Intel i9 family of 12th generation processors:

Intel i9 12th generation processors with 24 threads:

The following i9 12thgeneration processors work with 24 threads:

  • Intel Core i9-12900
  • Intel Core i9-12900E
  • Intel Core i9-12900F
  • Intel Core i9-12900K
  • Intel Core i9-12900KF
  • Intel Core i9-12900T
  • Intel Core i9-12900TE

The following i9 12th generation processors work with 20 threads:

  • Intel Core i9-12900H
  • Intel Core i9-12900HK

How many cores do Intel i9 12th generation processors have?

Intel i9 12th generation processors have 14 and 16 cores across different types of processors. We list i9 12th generation processors with the cores below.

Intel i9 12th generation processors with 16 cores

The following Intel i9 12th generation processors have 16 cores:

  • Intel Core i9-12900
  • Intel Core i9-12900E
  • Intel Core i9-12900F
  • Intel Core i9-12900K
  • Intel Core i9-12900KF
  • Intel Core i9-12900T
  • Intel Core i9-12900TE

Intel i9 12th generation processors with 14 cores

The following Intel i9 12th generation processors have 14 cores:

  • Intel Core i9-12900H
  • Intel Core i9-12900HK

If you notice, these processors correspond to the laptop or mobile range of Intel i9 12th generation processors.

What is the maximum memory supported on Intel i9 12th generation processors?

Intel i9 12th generation processors allow up to 128 GB and 64 GB maximum RAM support, depending on the model of the processor.

The following Intel i9 12th generation processors can support up to 128 GB RAM:

  • Intel Core i9-12900
  • Intel Core i9-12900E
  • Intel Core i9-12900F
  • Intel Core i9-12900K
  • Intel Core i9-12900KF
  • Intel Core i9-12900T
  • Intel Core i9-12900TE

The following Intel i9 12th generation processors can support up to 64 GB RAM:

  • Intel Core i9-12900H
  • Intel Core i9-12900HK

In other words, the desktop and embedded processors from the Intel i9 12th generation support upto 128 GB RAM. Notebooks and laptops based on the Intel i9-12th generation processor family can support a maximum of 64 GB RAM or memory. All Intel i9 12th generation processors support 2 channels of RAM or memory.

What is the internal cache for Intel i9 12th generation processors?

Intel i9 12th generation processors have a cache of 30 MB and 24 MB across different processor models.

The following Intel i9 12th generation processors have a cache size of 30 MB:

  • Intel Core i9-12900
  • Intel Core i9-12900E
  • Intel Core i9-12900F
  • Intel Core i9-12900K
  • Intel Core i9-12900KF
  • Intel Core i9-12900T
  • Intel Core i9-12900TE

All these processors also have an L2 cache size of 14 MB.

The following Intel i9 12th generation processors have a cache size of 24 MB:

  • Intel Core i9-12900H
  • Intel Core i9-12900HK

In other words, Intel i9 12th generation processors for desktops and embedded systems support a cache size of 30 MB. Intel i9 12th generation processors for notebooks and laptops support a maximum cache size of 24 MB.

What are the number of performance cores in Intel i9 12th generation processors?

The following Intel i9 12th generation processors have 8 performance cores:

  • Intel Core i9-12900
  • Intel Core i9-12900E
  • Intel Core i9-12900F
  • Intel Core i9-12900K
  • Intel Core i9-12900KF
  • Intel Core i9-12900T
  • Intel Core i9-12900TE

The following Intel i9 12th generation processors have 6 performance cores:

  • Intel Core i9-12900H
  • Intel Core i9-12900HK

What are the number of efficient cores in Intel i9 12th generation processors?

All the Intel i9 12th generation processors have 8 efficient cores. These include the following Intel i9 12th generation processors:

  • Intel Core i9-12900
  • Intel Core i9-12900E
  • Intel Core i9-12900F
  • Intel Core i9-12900H
  • Intel Core i9-12900HK
  • Intel Core i9-12900K
  • Intel Core i9-12900KF
  • Intel Core i9-12900T
  • Intel Core i9-12900TE

You will notice that all the Intel i9 12th generation processors have 8 efficient cores. This includes desktops, embedded systems, and notebook systems.

Does Intel i9 12th generation support Windows 11?

Yes, all the Intel i9 12th generation processors are compatible with Windows 11. Generally speaking, you may get a system that comes preloaded with Windows 11 on an Intel i9 12th generation processor-based computer. However, it is possible that you may get a system with Windows 10. In case you get a new computer with Windows 10, you will get Windows 11 through the Windows Update program on your computer. So, this means that computers made of the following processors are compatible with Windows 11 and support the Windows 11 operating system:

  • Intel Core i9-12900
  • Intel Core i9-12900E
  • Intel Core i9-12900F
  • Intel Core i9-12900H
  • Intel Core i9-12900HK
  • Intel Core i9-12900K
  • Intel Core i9-12900KF
  • Intel Core i9-12900T
  • Intel Core i9-12900TE

What sockets are supported by Intel i9 12th generation processors?

The desktops and embedded systems support the FCLGA1700 socket. So, this implies that the LGA1700 socket is supported on the following Intel i9 12th generation processors:

  • Intel Core i9-12900
  • Intel Core i9-12900E
  • Intel Core i9-12900F
  • Intel Core i9-12900K
  • Intel Core i9-12900KF
  • Intel Core i9-12900T
  • Intel Core i9-12900TE

The mobile series of Intel i9 12th generation processors (notebooks) support FCBGA1744 sockets. So, this implies that the following Intel i9 12th generation processors support LGA1744 socket:

  • Intel Core i9-12900H
  • Intel Core i9-12900HK

In other words, the notebook and laptop series processors support the LGA1744 socket and the desktop series supports the LCA1700 socket.

Summary

Intel i9 12th generation processors are the latest release of processors from Intel. All these processors are compatible with Windows 11 and we have presented essential characteristics of the processors for your ready reference.

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