More and more benchmarks that paint Intel’s upcoming “Alder-Lake-S” flagship processor in a positive light continue to hit the web. The latest comes from REHWK, who shared Cinebench numbers that suggest the Core i9-12900K will rank higher than AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X in multi-core performance. The benchmarks also suggest that Intel’s new flagship will be faster than a Ryzen Threadripper 2990X, which might be genuinely amusing if it weren’t for the fact that this SKU came out years ago. That said, red team’s chip is a relatively monstrous part with 32 cores—exactly twice the amount of cores that Intel’s latest flagship has to work with.
Per a report from Wccftech:
[…] the Intel Core i9-12900K CPU was tested within Cinebench R23 and scored an insane 30,549 points. Not only does this make the Alder Lake CPU the first mainstream chip to break the 30K barrier on Cinebench R23 but it also yields higher performance than AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX which rocks 32 Zen 2 cores. For comparison’s sake, the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X features a score of around 28,500 points which makes the Intel Alder Lake chip at least 7% faster and what’s interesting is that this might not even be the final performance that the chip has to offer.
Intel is expected to launch its 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake-S” mainstream desktop processors in November. Complementing the release will be the new Z690 platform, which boasts support for DDR5 memory.