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It was only a few days ago that the multi-core performance of Intel’s upcoming “Alder Lake-S” flagship CPU was teased via leaked Cinebench scores, but there are now alleged single-core scores for prospective Core i9-12900K owners to gander at. According to screenshots shared by HXL, Intel’s 12th Gen flagship processor is capable of scoring over 2,000 points in Cinebench R23’s single-core test, which is significantly higher than both its Rocket Lake predecessor and AMD’s mainstream flagship, the Ryzen 9 5950X.

Cinebench R23 single-core tests shared by ComputerBase:

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Intel’s Core i9-12900K has also been spotted in a new entry on the SiSoft Sandra database coupled with one of ASRock’s upcoming Z690 motherboards, the Z690 Phantom Gaming 4. The multimedia score actually looks disappointing, but some speculate that this is because not all cores were fully utilized.

Per VideoCardz:

[…] it is clearly lower than AMD Ryzen 9 5950X which scores around 2000 Mpix/s. This is either because the CPU was not fully utilizing its frequency (reported at 4.88 GHz) while the CPU should feature 5.3 GHz Thermal Velocity Boost for up to 2 cores. APISAK also speculates that the small cores could have been disabled.

Intel will reportedly launch its 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake-S” desktop processors and complementary Z690 chipset on November 19. Official pricing and specifications are expected during the Intel Innovation event slated for October 27 to 28.

Sources: HXL, TUM_APISAK (via VideoCardz)

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