Intel confirmed that it would be releasing an even faster Alder Lake desktop CPU called the Core i9-12900KS during this month’s CES 2022 event, and according to an alleged Cinebench R23 benchmark spotted by leaker HXL today, it’s going to be just as fast as Intel fans might have hoped.
The benchmark, which originates from a listing on China’s Taobao online shopping platform, suggests that Intel’s upcoming flagship will be able to attain scores as high as 29,519 in Cinebench R23’s multi-core test when overclocked. This is pretty impressive, as the standard Core i9-12900K hovers around 27,300 in that same test, with AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X trailing even further back with scores of around 24,000, according to benchmarks shared by outlets such as Techspot.
For those who missed it, Intel’s segment on the Core i9-12900KS can be viewed in the timestamped video below. Gregory Bryant, executive vice president and general manager of Intel’s Client Computing Group, confirmed that the processor will boast a 5.5 GHz single-core turbo right out of the box, which is a notable improvement over the standard Core i9-12900K (5.2 GHz). Intel says that it will begin shipping the Core i9-12900KS by the end of this quarter.