Intel Core i9-12900K Puts AMD Ryzen 9 5950X to Shame in New Single-Core and Multi-Threaded Benchmarks

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Intel fans are hoping that the company’s next flagship processor will overshadow the performance of AMD’s current champ, the Ryzen 9 5950X. Luckily for them, things definitely seem to be leaning that way.

New benchmarks for 12th Gen Core i9-12900K “Alder Lake-S” processor have appeared on Geekbench that suggest Intel’s upcoming flagship will not only perform faster than red team’s Ryzen 9 5950X, but beat it by a pretty substantial amount.

Intel’s Core i9-12900K managed a single-core score of 1,893 and multi-core score of 17,299 in the test. AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X, in comparison, only features scores of around 1,691 and 16,723 in Geekbench’s averages, respectively. The implication is that Intel’s Core i9-12900K will boast around 11 percent faster single-core performance and around 4 percent faster multi-core performance than AMD’s Zen 3 chip.

The Intel Core i9-12900K features eight Golden Cove cores and eight Gracemont cores for a total of 16 cores (8+8) and 24 threads (16+8). AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X features the same number of cores, but with a higher amount of threads (32).

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[…] this is still early performance, and the fact that the benchmark isn’t even running in Windows 11 OS, which is required for proper operation of the efficiency cores, means that we could expect even higher performance in final retail chips. It also comes down to pricing as AMD won’t sit silently while Intel launches its Alder Lake lineup.

Source: Geekbench (via Leakbench, Wccftech)

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