We expect the official presentation of the 12th generation Intel Alder Lake-S processors for desktop computers at the end of next month. It is the manufacturer’s largest debut since the transition to the 14nm technological process and the introduction of Skylake engineering. The next generation of Alder Lake is characterized by the use of a heterogeneous architecture, in which two different types of cores will be used: performance for the highest efficiency and efficiency, which has better energy efficiency, while maintaining the Skylake-level IPC architecture. All will use the Intel 7 technology process, which is a new term for the improved 10nm SuperFin. Information about the performance of the best Intel Core i9-12900K processor appeared for a long time. After Ashes of the Singularity and Cinebench R23, it’s CPU-Z time.
The upcoming Intel Core i9-12900K processor was tested in CPU-Z. In the single-threaded test, the Alder Lake top-of-the-line chip outperformed the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X console by 27%.
Intel Alder Lake and Intel Thread Director – Details about the hybrid architecture of the 12th generation Core processors
CPU-Z is a popular program that not only detects information about individual processors, but also includes a built-in benchmark that allows you to compare the performance of both one thread and all cores. This time, an entry for the Intel Core i9-12900K processor appeared in the CPU-Z database. Although the name of the CPU itself is not clear, there are still 24 threads. So it is in line with the chipset specification, which has 16 cores (8x performance and 8x effective performance) and 24 threads (only the performance cores support multi-threading).
Intel Core i9-12900K – Alder Lake main rep slightly ahead of AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in Cinebench R23 tests
In the single-thread test, the processor scored 825, which is a 27% higher score compared to the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and AMD Ryzen 9 5900X. At the same time, this result is 20% better than the current Intel flagship in the form of the Core i9-11900K (based on the Cypress Cove architecture, as a reminder). This is another test that, after Cinebench R23, shows a noticeable increase in single-core performance. For comprehensive testing, the result of the Intel Core i9-12900K was inconspicuous, albeit with both stripes (blue for Intel, pink for AMD Ryzen 9 5950X), the score should be at least on par with the competitor based on Zen 3 architecture.
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