12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900K “Alder Lake” Flagship CPU Outscores AMD Ryzen 9 5950X In Cinebench Tests

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Intel’s upcoming 12th Gen flagship “Alder Lake” processor, the Core i9-12900K, will offer better performance than AMD’s best Zen 3 mainstream desktop CPU. That’s according to new Cinebench R20 benchmark scores shared by hardware leaker OneRaichu, who claims that his Core i9-12900K qualification sample managed single-thread and multi-thread scores of 810 and 11,600 respectively, without any sort of overclock. In comparison, the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X only manages a single-thread score of 643 and multi-thread score of 10,409 based on Guru3D’s rankings. OneRaichu has warned Intel fans not to get too excited however, as these are select benchmarks that likely reflect only specific workloads. Additionally, it’s theorized that Intel’s Core i9-12900K could reach up to 200 watts when its turbo mode is fully leveraged.

Intel Core i9-12900K features a hybrid architecture featuring 8 high-performance Golden Cove cores as well as 8 high-efficiency Gracemont cores. This configuration gives 16 cores and 24 threads, as the smaller cores do not support hyperthreading. In terms of clocks, the 12900K should boost up to 5.3 GHz on Golden Cove and up to 3.9 GHz with Gracemont. This processor is based on a 10nm Enhanced SuperFin fabrication process and will be the first mainstream desktop CPU to support both DDR5 memory technology as well as the latest PCIe Gen5 interface.

Sources: OneRaichu, Guru3D (via VideoCardz)

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