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

Ever since the first AMD Ryzen processors hit the market all the way back in 2017, Intel has kind of been on the defensive. It was stuck on a 14nm process for so long, and while it was able to keep up in single-core performance, it quickly lost the lead in multi-core performance – something that is getting more important every single year.

However, with its 12th-generation Alder Lake processors, led by the Intel Core i9-12900K, Intel finally gained a fighting chance against the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X – a processor that was untouchable when it came out in late 2020.

And because both processors are trying to do pretty much the same thing, albeit in very different ways, we thought it was about time to take a closer look at these two processors. After all, picking out the best processor isn’t just about the numbers on the box or the color theme of the brand.

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