Reviewers Liked

  • Dominates in both single-core and multi-core workloads
  • Impressive creator app performance
  • Same pricing as the i9-12900K
  • Impressive support for fast DDR5 memory
  • Support for 600-series motherboards and DDR4

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • Runs hot and hungry at maximum load
  • Lacks AMD's 3D V-cache for gaming
  • Might not be the best choice for all games
  • Intel Z790 chipset brings minimal new features to the table
  • Small gaming performance gains