12th Gen Intel Core CPUs Now Dominate PassMark’s Single-Thread Performance Chart, AMD Knocked to 26th Place

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Intel’s Alder Lake platform has become one of the clear choices for users who are concerned with maximizing their systems’ single-thread performance, according to the latest rankings from PassMark, whose top positions are now dominated by 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors.

Intel’s flagship Core i9-12900KF and Core i9-12900K processors have taken the leads with single-thread performance scores of 4,246 and 4,207, respectively, and they’re trailed by not one, not two, but nine of their Alder Lake siblings, including the Core i7-12700, which edges out Apple’s M1 Pro chip with a 3,867 score. The top eleven slots in PassMark’s rankings for single-thread performance are now owned by Intel processors.

Contrastingly, AMD’s Ryzen 5000 Series processors have fallen pretty dramatically in the single-thread performance chart following Alder Lake’s arrival, with the flagship Ryzen 9 5950X now sitting in 26th place with a score of 3,500. Just below that is the Ryzen 9 5900X, with 3,495 points.

Intel is preparing an even faster flagship Alder Lake desktop CPU called the Core i9-12900KS that offers up to 5.5 GHz on a single performance core and up to 5.2 GHz on all performance cores right out of the box. That chip is due out by the end of this quarter.

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Single Thread Performance (PassMark)

  • This chart comparing the single thread performance of CPUs is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.
  • This chart compares Desktop CPUs, from high end CPUs (such as Intel Core i9, Intel Core i7 and AMD Phenom Ryzen processors) to mid-range and lower end CPUs (such as Intel Pentium 4 and AMD Athlon processors) and also Server CPUs.

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